Missouri lawmakers are trying to give prosecutors more options for charging people for carjackings. House lawmakers gave initial approval to the proposal yesterday. Prosecutors now charge people with robbery or other related crimes. The House bill would create a specific carjacking law. The bill would make carjacking a felony punishable by five to 15 years […]
Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her St. Louis home are facing criminal charges. An adult female and adult male are charged with child endangerment. A 17-year-old male is charged with incest as well as statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a child younger than 12. All three […]
Missouri’s Republican-led state Senate is advancing a plan to revamp key parts of a ballot initiative on redistricting that was approved by voters just two years ago. Senators gave initial approval Tuesday to a plan to lower “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness” to the least important factors among criteria used to draw state House and Senate […]
A cleanup effort is underway in Jefferson City after about 1,100 gallons of a mud that is used to lubricate and cool cutting tools spilled into a storm water culvert that feeds into the Moreau River. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the spill happened on Jan. 27 during the ongoing replacement of about 30 […]
Southeast Missouri native host Rush Limbaugh has announced that he is starting treatment for lung cancer. Brian Hauswirth has more.
Authorities are trying to identify human remains found in a rural area of Washington County. KTVI-TV reported yesterday that the skeletal remains appeared to have been the area for a long time, possibly years. The remains were found over the weekend in the Potosi area. Sheriff Zach Jacobsen said the remains were sent to a […]
An open records dispute over whether the state can charge fees for the time officials spend redacting documents is headed to an appellate court. At issue is a lawsuit filed by St. Louis attorney Elad Gross against Gov. Mike Parson’s administration. The lawsuit challenges a $3,618 bill he received last year to process an open […]
Government funding for Planned Parenthood is at stake in a lawsuit before the Missouri Supreme Court. Today state attorneys will ask Supreme Court judges to back the Republican-led Legislature’s decision to block funding from going to Planned Parenthood clinics. A lower court previously ruled that the move was unconstitutional. Planned Parenthood argues that some of […]