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Continuation granted in Ray County child abuse case

RAY COUNTY, Mo. — Ray County Prosecuting Attorney Camille Alexandra Johnston asked for a continuation ahead of Thursday’s preliminary hearing in a child abuse case. Johnson filed an amended affidavit of complaint against 32-year-old Gary Matthew Wyant, of Lawson.


Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrests (Feb. 10-16)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following arrests in Ste. Genevieve County or involving county residents from February 10 through February 16:. Bradley G. Halencak, 40, male, of O’Fallon, Missouri, was arrested at noon on February 12 in Ste. Genevieve County on a Wentzville Police Dep


Two ejected from overturning vehicle in Ray County; passenger arrested

An accident Monday morning in Ray County resulted in two occupants being ejected from an overturning vehicle. A vehicle was westbound when it ran off Highway 10 and overturned ejecting both occupants. The vehicle came to a stop on its passenger side and was demolished.


Investigation continues into report of person falling into Missouri River

SIOUX CITY -- An investigation continues into a report of a person who may have jumped or fallen into the Missouri River on Tuesday. At approximately 11:15 a.m., a southbound motorist on I-29 witnessed what he believed to be a person or object jumping into the water from the railroad bridge that goe


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.


First responders search Missouri River for person that may have gone into river

(KTIV) – First responders Tuesday afternoon were on the scene where a person may have jumped into the Missouri River. It happened at the railroad bridge that goes from Sioux City to South Sioux City, Nebraska, just around 11 a.m.


Raytown broke Missouri Sunshine Law, refused to provide records after fatal crash

The city of Raytown has been ordered to pay $42,000 in legal fees after a judge ruled the city violated the Missouri Sunshine Law when it denied a public records request about a fatal traffic wreck.


Three arrested on drug allegations in Lafayette County

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. — Three local residents were jailed in Lafayette County Tuesday morning accused of drug possession by the Missouri Highway Patrol. 38-year-old James L. Lowery and 33-year-old Richy L. Mallot, both of Richmond, and 51-year-old James L. Lowery, of Lincoln, were each arrested just


Missouri City Taking Part In 2019 Warrant Round Up

MISSOURI CITY, TX — Residents Missouri City, and other surrounding communities, who have warrants have until March 9 to pay their fines, or they could risk an embarrassing arrest.


Debtors' prison debate lands in front of Missouri Supeme Court

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether counties can threaten defendants with jail time if a defendant fails to pay bills charged for any previous stays in a county jail.


State Farm reducing auto policy rates in Missouri

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest auto insurer in Missouri and in the nation, is cutting its rates in Missouri. As a result, its overall personal auto rate will drop by 3.9 percent. The total statewide expected impact for State Farm Mutual by this rate decrease in Missouri


Suspect thought dog was spying for police, charges in Missouri animal abuse case say

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Missouri -- A man who authorities say bound a small dog with tape and threw him in a rural Missouri ditch last week believed the dog was spying on him for the police, charging documents say.


Fire destroys Missouri home where homicide had been reported

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a Springfield home where a homicide was reported earlier this month. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 45-year-old David Edwards was found stabbed to death on Feb. 1 in the home where the blaze started Monday. No arrests h


Cass County crash closes Missouri Highway 7

HARRISONVILLE, MO (KCTV) -- Missouri Highway patrol is responding to a crash at Route P in Cass County. The crash involved at least a pick-up truck and a semi that rolled over on its side.


Snow and ice heading for much of Missouri (AUDIO)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Pleasant Hill and the state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are warning about possible white out conditions across parts of Missouri on Tuesday evening.


Marijuana brick worth $3K found in Missouri donation bin

SPRINGFIELD, MO (AP) -- Big Brothers Big Sisters is hoping that some good can come from the cellophane-wrapped marijuana brick that was dropped in a Springfield donation bin. The Springfield News-Leader reports that responding officers estimated that the pot had a street value of $3,000. Big Brother


Missouri Legislators discuss provisions of medical marijuana in Jefferson City

More discussion on Amendment 2 is taking place in Jefferson City. Placed on the November ballot last year, this Amendment permits state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana for medical purposes to patients with serious illnesses and medical conditions, taxing marijuana sales at four percent, w


Arraignment delayed by storm scheduled today in Lafayette County

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Mo. – An arraignment postponed due to inclement weather might take place this afternoon in Lafayette County. of Lexington is scheduled to appear at 1:00 p.m. this afternoon for an amended information charging him with trafficking drugs in the first degree, two counts of delivery of


Kansas City man charged in 39th Street carjacking

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A 36-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with a 39th Street carjacking. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said an accomplice is also charged with trying to drive the stolen vehicle away from police vehicles trying to stop it.


Missouri Legislature Weighs Whether To Extend State Funding For Truman Sports Complex, Bartle Halll

A Missouri House committee heard testimony Monday evening on a bill that would extend annual state appropriations for the Truman Sports Complex and the Kansas City Convention Center, better known as Bartle Hall. Without action from legislators, the funding expires this year.