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Missouri lawmakers looking to eliminate vehicle inspection requirement
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would eliminate inspections for commercial vehicles. Representative J. Eggleston stated after researching this issue, he found that the checks don't necessarily keep the roads more safe.
Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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 fr
Separate crashes send two to hospital
DUNKLIN COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - Two people were seriously injured in separate crashes Tuesday in Dunklin County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The first crash happened at 11:15 a.m. on County Road 229, two miles north of Campbell.
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.
Blytheville police investigating fourth homicide this year
The Blytheville Police Department are investigating after a young man was killed, officers said. Download the FOX13 Memphis app to receive alerts from breaking news in your neighborhood.
Man killed after gunfire erupts in local neighborhood
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. - A man died after being shot in an Arkansas neighborhood, and family members believe he was targetted. Blytheville police officers heard gunshots around 6:15 Wednesday evening while in the area of South 1st Street, according to Chief of Police Ross Thompson.They then received a 91
Dunklin County Genealogical Society to meet
The next meeting of the Dunklin County Genealogical Society will be held this Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. We meet in the Genealogy room of the Dunklin County Library, 209 North Main Street in Kennett.
Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV, then offering to pay for her silence
A Missouri man was charged Wednesday for allegedly infecting an unsuspecting woman with HIV and then offering to pay her for her silence once police became involved. Marcus Price, 36, is facing two felony charges and the possibility of life in prison after authorities say he had unprotected sex with
Missouri hospitals’ community benefit exceeded $3.3 billion In 2017
New data from the Missouri Hospital Association reveals that in 2017, the state’s hospitals provided more than $1.4 billion in uncompensated care and exceeded $3.3 billion in total community benefit — record totals for both categories. The report and hospital-specific data are available on the assoc
Missouri bill on minimum prison sentences heads to Senate
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Judges could ignore mandatory minimum sentencing laws for some nonviolent offenders under a bill passed Thursday by Missouri's Republican-led House, a move that's part of a broader push to revamp the state's criminal justice system.
Police responding to crash on Highway 412 East
GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police and the Greene County Sheriff’s Office are responding to a crash on Highway 412 East. The crash happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. near the Arkansas-Missouri state line, according to a spokesperson with GCSO.
Missouri Governor appointed by President Trump to Council of Governors
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) – On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced he had appointed Governor Mike Parson to the Council of Governors. The council is a panel of U.S. governors who advise the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Counci
Group reports number of hate groups climb in Missouri
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a national legal advocacy group specializing in civil rights, says it has found 24 hate groups in the Show-Me State in 2018. The previous year, the organization found 18. The nonprofit shows Missouri has hate groups including two anti-Muslim, three neo-Nazi, one Ku K
Officer-involved shooting in SE Missouri under investigation
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a suspect in Cape Girardeau. Police were called to a domestic incident Tuesday night. Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott says arriving officers found an armed man identified as 56-year-old Hubert Ray sta
Missouri’s feral hog problem
POTOSI, Mo. – Feral hogs are causing massive problems for farmers and others in multiple states including Missouri. An organized effort is underway in the Show Me State to try and wipe them out.
First Ever Missouri Earthquake Summit in Sikeston
SIKESTON, Mo. - The State-Emergency Management Agency hosted it's first ever Missouri Earthquake Summit in Sikeston to discuss the risks presented by the New Madrid Seismic Zone, earthquake response planning and capabilities, and how to strengthen community preparedness.
Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook
MISSOURI, Feb. 18 –– Gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,940 stations in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.3
One dead in Blytheville shooting
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT)- Blytheville Police say one man is dead after a shooting Wednesday night. KAIT Region 8 News in Jonesboro reports the Blytheville police chief said the shooting happened on East Cherry, and the victim and suspects had an exchange of violence for over a year.
Bill to ban fetal heartbeat abortion in Missouri goes to House next
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bill to ban fetal heartbeat abortion will go to the Missouri House next. The rules committee met Thursday morning. HB 126 would require the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Homicide stemmed from feud, police say
A man who was found fatally shot Wednesday in Mississippi County was involved in a yearlong exchange of violence among a group of people, Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson said.