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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.


Sinkhole on Missouri St. in Evansville is growing, according to neighbors

A sinkhole on Missouri St. and Baker Ave. in Evansville is getting bigger, neighbors say. One resident in the area, Megan Smith, sent us pictures of the hole taken 10 days ago.


Man gets life for killing Missouri woman Dee Dee Blanchard, who made daughter Gypsy 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 undergo unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


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


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?


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.


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.


Sedalia man to appear on Henry County stabbing charge

HENRY COUNTY, Mo. – A criminal setting is scheduled this morning in a Henry County stabbing case. Terry L. Warren, 50, of Sedalia is accused of stabbing a Clinton man in September of 2018. The probable cause statement said that Warren struck a woman during an argument and the victim was stabbed when


Hearing continued for former Windsor softball coach accused of child molestation

HENRY COUNTY, Mo. — The Henry County Prosecuting Attorney will outline a case in March against a former softball coach accused of molesting three players. At a criminal setting on Thursday, the court scheduled a March 7 preliminary hearing for Christopher A. Hidy, 43, of Windsor.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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 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.


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


Goin’ down this road

With one Polk County J-turn project under its belt, the Missouri Department of Transportation is ready to take its plans to the next level as work begins on its Mo. 13 corridor project next week.