• SEMO dorm to allow dogs Posted on 19 August 2018 at 4:09pm

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Students in one Southeast Missouri State University who don't want to leave their dogs or cats at home won't have to.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that the university this fall is allowing students in Myers Hall to live with their pets during a one-year pilot program.

  • Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms Posted on 19 August 2018 at 3:47pm

    NORTH KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations.

    The individual bathroom stalls at Rising Hill Elementary and Northview Elementary in the North Kansas City School District two new elementary schools are enclosed with floor-to-ceiling walls and lockable doors, the Kansas City Star reported. The restrooms still have an open alcove area with a common trough sink. Both male and female symbols adorn the same sign on the wall outside the bathrooms.

  • UPDATE: MUPD searching for suspect in sex offense case Posted on 19 August 2018 at 1:42pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department is investigating a sex offense report on Saturday.

    According to a press release sent out to students, a female subject reported that she was at a concert on the Carnahan Quadrangle with friends at 10:15 p.m. Friday night when a suspect rubbed her in a sexual manner. 

  • Kansas and Missouri hope to attract nearly 700 USDA jobs Posted on 19 August 2018 at 1:17pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri officials hope to attract the nearly 700 well-paying USDA jobs that are being moved out of Washington D.C.

    The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas and Missouri hope to land the jobs for the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture when they move as part of a reorganization announced this month. All those jobs pay more than $100,000 annually.

  • Death penalty sought for man accused in 3 St. Louis killings Posted on 19 August 2018 at 12:50pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a St. Louis man charged with killing three people in two separate shootings last year.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that prosecutors have filed notice that they will seek to have 26-year-old Ollie Lynch Jr. put to death if he's convicted.

  • Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle Posted on 19 August 2018 at 12:44pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say.

    Missouri has had below-average rainfall since winter. The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that nearly all of Missouri is experiencing drought, with several counties in the northwestern part of the state facing "exceptional" conditions — the most dire classification assigned by the monitor. Conditions were nearly as bad elsewhere along the northern tier and in southwestern Missouri.

  • Construction worker injured at Sedalia worksite dies Posted on 19 August 2018 at 10:01am

    SEDALIA (AP) — Officials say a worker injured near Sedalia in west-central Missouri has died.

    The Sedalia Democrat reports that 52-year-old Filipe' Murano died late Wednesday afternoon at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

  • UPDATE: Miller County shooting suspect in custody Posted on 18 August 2018 at 11:36pm

    MILLER COUNTY - The Miller County Sheriff's Office reported that suspected shooter Devin Mckie is in custody after being arrested in Jefferson City without incident on August 18th.

    Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire said two people suffered gunshot wounds Friday August 17 due to a shooting with Mckie involved. 

  • Bikers contribute to raise funds for art festival, riding in two wheels Posted on 18 August 2018 at 3:23pm

    BOONVILLE – About 100 people rode their bikes early Saturday to help raise funds for the 43rd annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts.

    Bike rider Helen Tergin Anderson came from Columbia to take part in the Missouri River Festival Bike Ride.

  • Missouri deputies seize nearly $1M worth of marijuana Posted on 18 August 2018 at 2:48pm

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in northwestern Missouri's Platte County say they've seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a van that led them on a chase.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the incident happened Friday afternoon when a white van refused to pull over, despite a squad car's lights and sirens behind it.