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Police station, city hall and former mayor's house burn in small Missouri town

JEFFERSON CITY • The police station, city hall and the former mayor’s house in the small town of Parma, Mo., all burned Tuesday night after the swearing in of a new mayor and new city council member, according to the state auditor’s office.


Coalition to pursue "butterfly highway" designation for Missouri 13

LEXINGTON – The Missouri Highway 13 Corridor Coalition is considering a proposal to develop Missouri Highway 13 as a butterfly trail. A delegation from Caldwell County ”planted the idea” at the coalition’s meeting on Monday, April 8, noting the corridor is a natural migration path for monarch and ot


Excelsior Springs man sentenced to prison for child pornography

An Excelsior Springs, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography. Gabriel Valencia, Jr., 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 10 years in federal prison without parole.


Lexington beats West Virginia 2-1

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Jeison Guzman scored on an error in the eighth inning, leading the Lexington Legends to a 2-1 win over the West Virginia Power on Wednesday. Guzman scored on the play after he led off the inning with a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and then went to third on an


“Breakthrough” movie a Missouri story, but Missouri couldn’t compete to be a film site

The newly-released feature film, “Breakthrough,” premiered in St. Louis Wednesday. That’s good news for the Missouri family upon which the inspirational film is based, but the film industry and site developers in the Show-Me State wish the production had happened here instead of Manitoba, Canada.


Missouri could be forced to sell a state park

OREGON COUNTY, Mo. (KOLR10) - The state of Missouri could be forced to sell a new state park that hasn't even opened yet. Eleven-Point State Park was created back in 2016. It's a nearly 4,200-acre park in Oregon County in southern Missouri.


Missouri State Fair announces next concert

The Missouri State Fair has announced another concert in its 2019 lineup. Chicks with Hits featuring Terri Clark, Pam Tillis and Suzy Bogguss will perform on the Grandstand Stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.


Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association whe


Clarifying medical marijuana usage throughout Missouri

April 20, better known as 4-20 in certain circles, may pass without fanfare this year. The unofficial National Cannabis Holiday is not a day of celebration for Missourians yet. Amendment 2, the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative, which became law in 2018, will not result in


Parents call for better anti-bullying efforts after Missouri boy’s attack caught on camera

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Patrick Vining calls it “very disturbing.” A video that’s been shared on social media shows his son being repeatedly struck inside a classroom at Wentzville Middle School.


KC woman charged with fatally stabbing Ashley Thomas on front porch

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- A 38-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of Ashley Thomas in September of 2018. Tanishia N. Shannon faces charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.


Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.”


I-70 Motorsports Park earns conditional use permit to reopen in Odessa

LEXINGTON, Mo. -- Planning commissioners gave developers the green flag Wednesday night to start finalizing plans to reopen the old I-70 Speedway. At a meeting last month in Odessa in front of hundreds of racing fans, commissioners asked the county attorney to draw up the conditions a developer woul


Missouri student caught passing out fake $100 bills at high school

NIXA, Mo. — Officials say a student was caught passing out fake $100 bills at a southwest Missouri high school. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Nixa Public Schools is cautioning the community to be extra cautious because not all of the bills that were handed at Tuesday were collected.


Missouri Congressional members react to Mueller report

A report has been released today about Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump’s campaign and Russia’s attempted interference in America’s 2016 election. Western Missouri Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver tells Missourinet Congressional committees must review the report and continue t


Teen slaps 70-year-old parking cop who cited her in handicap spot, Texas cops say

An 18-year-old woman was arrested in Houston on Tuesday after local authorities said she slapped the 70-year-old parking officer who ticketed her. Deputies took Jade Williams of Richmond into custody on misdemeanor assault charges around 2:30 p.m., Constable Ted Heap’s Office said in a Facebook post


New lawsuit filed against Jackson County over hiking and biking trail

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. — Three more landowners have filed a new lawsuit against Jackson County over a hiking and biking trail. They join six other landowners who also have a pending suit against the county, claiming property obtained for the Rock Island Rail Corridor Recreational Trail should either be r


Missouri hospital tries to regain Medicare funding after owner enters bankruptcy

CMS ended its provider agreement with I-70 Community Hospital in Sweet Springs, Mo., on March 7. Now, the hospital is fighting to get its funding back, according to The Concordian.


Jackson County police request public's help in locating convicted child rapist

JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – Police are requesting the public’s help in locating a convicted child rapist. 51-year-old Clarence Hamilton is currently wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office for failing to report as a sex offender.


Missing Jackson County sex offender arrested in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Jackson County sex offender is in custody after failing to register, according to the sheriff’s office. Clarence Hamilton Jr., 51, was arrested Thursday morning by the U.S. Marshals Office after an anonymous tipster said Hamilton was in the area of 7000 Walrond.