Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces transfers and promotions

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten announces the following transfer, promotions effective April 1, 2017. Major Sarah L. Eberhard will transfer to the Criminal Investigation Bureau, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO. She will have oversight responsibility for the Crime Laboratory Division, Division of Drug & Crime Control, Gaming Division, and Missouri Information Analysis Center. In addition to […]

Gavel on desk in courtroom

Missouri woman pleads guilty to stealing mail, fraud

A Marshfield, Mo., woman pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing mail and using the stolen contents to commit check and credit card fraud. Annette West, 46, of Marshfield, waived her right to a¬†grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate judge David P. Rush to a three-count information that charges her with stealing mail, […]

Hands Up Program

Missouri program helped no one in 5 years

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new report shows that withheld funding and lack of follow-through effectively killed a program aimed at allowing Missouri residents receiving child support to accept wage hikes without losing state assistance. The Hand-up Program was approved in 2012 to help lessen the so-called cliff effect of when the state cuts […]

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3-year-old twins dead after wandering into Missouri pond

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three-year-old twins are dead after apparently wandering into a pond in Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports http://bit.ly/2nDMhTZ the twins’ father woke up Monday morning and realized the children were missing from their home in Platte County. Platte County Undersheriff Maj. Erik Holland reports both toddlers were found in the […]

Fatal Fire

Missouri woman killed in house fire

ELLISVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been killed in a St. Louis County house fire. Metro West Fire Protection District spokesman Michael Thiemann says the woman was found dead in her kitchen after a fire in her Ellisville home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2mkUBYh ) reports that police were called to the […]

Officer-Involved Shooting

Police fatally shoot former Missouri police officer

AFFTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say police have shot and killed a former officer in suburban St. Louis while responding to a domestic violence report. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says that 59-year-old Clifton Knickmeyer was killed Sunday afternoon in the Affton area after grabbing a semi-automatic handgun from a bed and pointing […]

Baby Crime

Missouri couple charged in 18-month-old girl’s death

SEYMOUR, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri woman and her boyfriend are charged in the death of the woman’s 18-month-old daughter. Twenty-one-year-old Jennifer Bolin and 22-year-old Michel Perrin, of Seymour, are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on charges of child abuse resulting in death. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records. […]

University of Missouri

University of Missouri makes plan to cover budget gap

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri’s Columbia campus will cover a $17 million gap between budgeted spending and available revenue with the help of the medical school and campus operations. The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/2mWABdm ) reports the university released figures Thursday revealing how unrestricted reserve funds could make up for lost state […]