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Missouri lawmakers vote to eliminate required vehicle inspections

ST. LOUIS - If you own a vehicle, you’ve probably taken it to get inspected. But a Missouri lawmaker’s proposal might get rid of this state requirement. The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to end vehicle inspections on a voice vote. The plan still needs final approval before it ca


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


Master Gardener classes to be offered in area locations

The University of Missouri Extension will begin a series of Master Gardener classes in three Northwest Missouri locations in late March and early April. Extension Horticulture Specialist Tim Baker of Gallatin encourages individuals interested in gardening and who have a desire to serve their communi


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.


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


Buchanan County ranks fourth in missing persons

Each day across the state of Missouri, hundreds of people go missing, and while some are found in a matter of hours, others remain unseen for decades. While large metropolises like Kansas City and Springfield see the most missing people each year, Buchanan County, the twelfth most populated county i


Kansas man arrested after alleged DUI crash in NW Missouri

DAVIESS COUNTY, MO — A Kansas man was arrested following a two vehicle crash just after 6:30p.m. Wednesday in Daviess County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2011 Chevy Silverado driven by Edgar D. Jamie, 32, McPherson, was northbound on Interstate 35 four miles north of Winston.


Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri to hold annual meeting

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri, Incorporated’s Eighth Annual Meeting will feature a Northwest Missouri native. Radio host, author, and farmer Andrew McCrea will speak at the “Rethinking Small Town America” event at the Stoney Creek Inn of Saint Joseph February 22nd.


Nearly $1 billion worth of unclaimed property waiting to be retrieved in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- "We have over $50,000 worth of gold coins, just in this area right here. This is a one dollar bill from 1862," said Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick describing new unclaimed items found in the last year.


President Trump appointed Missouri governor to Council of Governors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump appointed Missouri Governor Mike Parson to the Council of Governors, the White House announced on Thursday night. Gov. Parson is one of 10 governors, five from each party, President Trump appointed.


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


Sheriff's Department installs prescription drug drop box

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) People with unwanted prescription drugs now have another place to get rid of them. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department recently installed a drop-box in the lobby for unused medications.


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


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.


Andrew County high school student helping to dig out

(ANDREW COUNTY, Mo.) A 14-year-old Savannah High School student is spending his snow day helping people in his subdivision dig out after this latest round of wintry weather. Haydn Richardson began early Wednesday morning shoveling and snow blowing driveways in his subdivision. He began his snow remo


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.


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.


Four compete in 1st girls state tournament

Park Hill South sophomore Finley Bickford had the longest run of the area’s four girls state qualifiers in the inaugural meet in Columbia. Bickford posted a 2-2 mark and made the consolation semifinals, where she lost to St. James’ Heather Pankey by a pin. Bickford (17-9 record) lost her opening mat


County crews deal with winter weather impacting rural roads

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.)— Winter weather is taking a toll on St. Joseph streets, as well as rural roads around Buchanan County. "We can't really do a whole lot at this point, we're going to have to wait until we get through this season and other than filling in the potholes and trying to make them a little


Vital statistics, Feb. 21

Forms to report births to the News-Press are available at Mosaic Life Care, just outside maternity. Forms are normally picked up Tuesdays and Fridays. Forms also are available at the News-Press front desk.