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Missouri bill could eliminate inspections for non-commercial vehicles

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Vehicle inspections could be a thing of the past for Missouri drivers, as some lawmakers want to do away with the requirement. At Sallas Auto Repair, they check parts around the wheel and tires. They even check the car for leaks. However, if Missouri lawmakers eliminate ins


Medical Marijuana Hopefuls Have Already Earned Missouri $3 Million

Missouri’s health department has already fielded more than 400 pre-applications from potential marijuana growers and sellers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which will administer the state’s medical marijuana program, won’t begin accepting formal applications for dispensaries


Former Catholic priest faces new charges after abusing boys in Illinois, Missouri and California

CLAYTON, Mo. -- A former Catholic priest is facing new charges a decade after being declared sexually violent and admitting he abused about 30 boys in Illinois, California and Missouri.


Utility-backed push to steer Missouri coal ash oversight away from EPA raises alarm among citizen, watchdog groups

After decades of filling leak-prone storage ponds along major rivers with it, coal-burning utilities like Ameren are in the midst of changing how they dispose of coal ash — a byproduct of coal combustion laced with harmful chemicals including arsenic, mercury and lead. The St. Louis-based utility, f


A miscalculation in the Missouri tax table is going to cost some taxpayers this tax season

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Special Committee on Government Oversight heard testimony on Wednesday from Director of Revenue, Joel Walters, on a 15-year-old miscalculation in the state’s tax table and how it is going to impact Missouri taxpayers.


Decades later, brothers who served together will be laid to rest together

Decades after Kirby Stapleton died during the attack on Pearl Harbor, he will be laid to rest with his younger brother and shipmate, Delbert. The two brothers heroically served their country aboard the USS Oklahoma during the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. During the attack Kirby was killed


Man arrested after confrontation outside Jefferson City bar

A New Bloomfield man has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault following a confrontation outside a Jefferson City bar Thursday night. David Cigala Jr., 35, is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, armed criminal action and possession of a defaced firearm.


Woman gets probation for stealing from Moniteau County Sheriff's Office

A former employee at the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office will spend time on probation for stealing from the department. Jessica Lamble, 31, of Tipton, was sentenced to five years of probation last week after pleading down to felony stealing and tampering with physical evidence.


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Religious studies in public schools? One Missouri lawmaker wants high school Bible classes

JEFFERSON CITY • A state lawmaker who is a minister and dean of students at a southwest Missouri religious college wants public high school students to learn more about the Bible.


Jefferson City crash sends one person to hospital

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - One person suffered injuries in a crash Friday afternoon, according to the Jefferson City Police Department. A news release said the wreck happened as traffic slowed around 3:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of eastbound U.S. 50/63.


Pintos lose dramatic game vs. Blair Oaks

WARDSVILLE, Mo.—- For the second straight year the game between the California Pintos girls team (17-7) and the Blair Oaks Falcons (19-6) went down to the final seconds. This year, it was the Pintos who came up just short, as they lost the Falcons 45-44, Feb. 14.


Missouri Cannabis Industry Association holds business seminar

ST. CHARLES, Mo. - - The Missouri Cannabis Industry Association is holding its first business seminar of 2019 since Amendment 2 was passed. Dr. Randall Williams, the director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, will be one of the speakers at the event.


Girls Basketball: South Callaway 57, California 48

LINN — The South Callaway Lady Bulldogs overcame an early deficit Thursday to beat the California Lady Pintos 57-48 in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 9 Tournament. California held a 15-13 advantage after one quarter, but South Callaway outscored the Lady Pintos 16-10 in the second quarter to


Cannabis conundrum: Missouri banks already turning away marijuana-related businesses

ST CHARLES, Mo. — You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the bank you expect it to stay there. But what if your bank shut down your account with little to no warning?


Missing Sedalia teen spotted in Jefferson City

A Pettis County girl who's been missing for more than a month could be in Cole County. Karizma Norman, 16, of Sedalia, has been missing since Jan. 14. Police originally suspected Norman was on her way to Kansas City, but recent reports indicate she may have been spotted in the Jefferson City area.


Missouri Hyperloop talk turns to motion sickness, comfort at high-speeds

With the feasibility of a high-speed Missouri Hyperloop route connecting Kansas City to St. Louis in about 30 minutes now established, the conversation has shifted tracks to ergonomics, said Diana Zhou.


A private school turns charter, 20 years after the first charter schools opened in Missouri

ST. LOUIS • At the Soulard School, students practice yoga to start their day. They leave their shoes off for math, English and science lessons. They raise chickens, learn to play the violin and make lunch for each other.


Humane Society of Southwest Missouri prepares for rabies and vaccination event

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri is one of the few states that does not require all domestic animals to be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals, and helping with that prevention is the Southwest Missouri Humane Society. It is taking part in its annual Rabies and Va


Number of Hate Groups in Missouri Rises

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of hate groups in Missouri is growing. That's according to new numbers from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The nonprofit group found 24 hate groups in Missouri in 2018.