• Man stabbed boyfriend with hypodermic needles Posted on 17 January 2018 at 3:19pm

    MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A man in St. Louis County is accused of jabbing his boyfriend with hypodermic needles and holding him captive.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two police officers were accidentally struck by needles while arresting the suspect, 38-year-old Brian Smith. He is charged with domestic assault, kidnapping and resisting arrest. Bond is $100,000.

  • Missouri House passes bill on human trafficking posters Posted on 17 January 2018 at 2:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has passed legislation to require some businesses to hang posters advertising the national human trafficking hotline.

    House lawmakers voted 139-5 Wednesday to send it to the Senate. It's the first measure the House passed during the 2018 legislative session.

  • School name will be revealed at JCPS groundbreaking ceremony Posted on 17 January 2018 at 1:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Officials with Jefferson City Public Schools announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the city's second high school, which will be held on Saturday, February 10 at 11 a.m.

    The school name will be revealed at this ceremony, set to be held on the north side of the school site at 2653 Creek Trail Drive.

  • Missouri House passes limits on lobbyist gifts to officials Posted on 17 January 2018 at 1:20pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri House lawmakers have approved a ban on most lobbyist gifts to themselves and other public officials.

    The House voted 134-12 to pass the bill Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate, where it's languished in past years.

  • Missouri lawmaker: 'Citizenship test' required to graduate Posted on 17 January 2018 at 12:18pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require college students to pass a citizenship test before they're issued a diploma.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Rep. Dean Dohrman (R-La Monte) introduced the bill to ensure Missouri's college graduates understand U.S. civics, citizens' rights and how the federal government functions.

  • Missouri teacher charged with sexual contact with student Posted on 17 January 2018 at 11:34am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri teacher has been charged with having sexual contact with a student.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Elizabeth Ashley Morgan, of Lebanon, has been released on $5,000 bond after the charges were filed Friday. Morgan, who previously went by the last name King, pleaded not guilty.

  • Man in custody, 3 police vehicles damaged after chase Posted on 17 January 2018 at 10:57am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — One man is in custody and three police vehicles are damaged after a pursuit ended in a crash in St. Louis.

    The chase began around 8 p.m. Tuesday when police were called to an armed robbery at the GameStop store in Jennings. Officers saw a vehicle matching the description of one seen at the robbery. The car fled when officers tried to pull it over.

  • Boy accidentally shoots, wounds girl near Springfield Posted on 17 January 2018 at 10:35am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old has accidentally shot and wounded his 7-year-old sister while playing with a gun in southwest Missouri.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the shooting happened Wednesday morning just southwest of the Springfield city limits.

  • Missouri man charged in death of woman whose body was burned Posted on 17 January 2018 at 10:29am

    GRANDVIEW (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been charged in the death of a 27-year-old woman whose body was found on fire near a burning trash bin.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Kasanova Callier was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Lynnette Williams.

  • Potential for a new trail on East Campus Posted on 17 January 2018 at 8:28am

    COLUMBIA – There may be a new way to get to MU's campus, without driving.

    The Columbia City Council has set a date for when it will vote on the Shepard Boulevard to Rollins Road Trail Project.