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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?


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


Southeast Missouri could see severe weather Saturday; snow expected in far northwest Missouri (AUDIO)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday and Saturday night across parts of southeast Missouri. NWS meteorologist Melissa Byrd expects wind gusts of close to 40 miles per hour in places.


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.


Somebody Discovered a Saturn Rocket Motor Just Sitting in a Missouri Junkyard

Whenever I drive past a junkyard, it’s always a struggle to keep my focus on driving and not crane my neck sideways to scrutinize every interesting bit of twisted metal rusting in the yard. Sometimes, though, that instinct can pay off in big, unexpected ways. Like how this guy happened to notice a r


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


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.


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.


U.S., China trade war hits Missouri soybean farmers

CENTRALIA — New numbers released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggest soybean farmers in mid-Missouri and elsewhere might be hurting this year. A graphic released by the USDA said total soybean exports for the 2018-19 marketing year are 13.5 million metric tons behind last year's pace. Expo


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fraud.


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


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


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.


Arkansas county sells alcohol after 70-year ban

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — Alcohol sales are now legal in a northeastern Arkansas county after residents approved a measure to lift a 70-year-old ban on sales. Randolph County, which banned the sale of alcohol in the early 1940s, began selling alcohol this week after voters in November approved a measu


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


1 of 2 men sought in Poplar Bluff shooting arrested

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - One of the two men of interest wanted by authorities in connection with a shooting in Poplar Bluff on Saturday, Feb. 16 has been arrested. According to Poplar Bluff Police Department, Michael Melvin was arrested at 4 a.m. in Ripley County, Missouri on Thursday, Feb. 21.


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.


Local hospital merges with St. Bernards

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - A special called meeting on Friday discussed the town’s hospital merger with St. Bernards. The local hospital, Five Rivers Medical Center, is now joined with St. Bernards to improve the hospital’s quality of care.


Bill could let Missouri inmates serving life get hearing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Missouri inmates sentenced to life without parole could get a shot at a parole hearing under a criminal justice reform bill being considered by state lawmakers.


Restroom replacement project to shift to Powder Mill Campground

VAN BUREN, MO (KFVS) - A new vault restroom facility planned for the Rymers Access was canceled and it will be shifted to the another campground. According to the National Park Service release, plans for the new facility at Rymers Access was canceled due to the inability to get heavy equipment trans