Jackson Co. won't prosecute most marijuana possession cases
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 4:19pm
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says her office will not prosecute most marijuana possession cases.
Voters last week overwhelmingly approved amending the Missouri constitution to allow medical marijuana.
Columbia preschool that went to Supreme Court for playground receives it
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 2:46pm
COLUMBIA – After several years of legal battles that culminated in $884,000 worth of legal fees, Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated the opening of the new playground it constructed with a state grant.
Trinity Lutheran held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new, rubber playground surface Tuesday. The church used funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material grant.
Two men charged in burglary of Lange Middle School in Columbia
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 2:29pm
COLUMBIA - Two men were arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and stealing from Lange Middle School in Columbia.
According to the probable cause statements, William Doolady and Wyatt Paulson entered the middle school from the roof on October 29 and stole items, including three safes.
Mother said she plans to hire lawyer after son broke his arm at Fulton school
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 2:16pm
FULTON - A woman said she plans to hire a lawyer to investigate an incident at Bush Elementary School in Fulton that left her son with a broken arm.
In a Facebook post, Lisa Butler Hosenfelt, who called the boy, Triston, her "grandson at heart," said he came home from school with a broken arm. The post has more than 300 shares and 100 comments.
Jefferson City bishop 'shocked' after Vatican delays action against sex abuse
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 11:40am
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Catholic Church's leader said Tuesday he wanted to set a code of conduct for American bishops,but due to a last-minute announcement from the Vatican, he cannot.
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight said he wanted to accomplish three things at this year's U.S. Conference for Catholic Bishops in Baltimore: represent his people, set a standard of accountability for bishops and a commitment to studying the root of sexual abuse within the Catholic church.
Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 11:29am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday named fellow Republican state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect Josh Hawley as the state's next attorney general.
Schmitt was elected treasurer in 2016 after serving as a state senator representing suburban St. Louis. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill during the Nov. 6 election, and he's set to be sworn in as the state's next U.S. senator in January.
Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 10:59am
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A southern Missouri school district has suspended a teacher who oversaw a class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Poplar Bluff district superintendent Scott Dill visited the American History class Monday to read the suspended teacher's letter of apology.
Amazon picks New York and Northern Virginia for its new headquarters after year-long search
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 10:31am
(CNN) -- After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters.
On Tuesday, Amazon announced it has chosen New York's Long Island City and Virginia's Arlington for HQ2.
New physical activity guidelines say to move more, sit less
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 8:15am
COLUMBIA – New federal guidelines stress that any type of physical activity helps improve health.
The new guidelines are the first update in nearly a decade when the last of guidelines were released. The three main focuses are to move more, sit less, and get kids active as young as age 3.
One woman dead after "weather-related" crash
Posted on 13 November 2018 at 7:10am
AUDRAIN COUNTY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported one woman was killed Monday after a weather-related crash on Highway 54.
The patrol tweeted Monday night that officials were working to notify the victim's family.