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Audio: Shootout with law enforcement in west-central Missouri kills drunk gunman

A 58-year-old man was killed in a shootout with law enforcement Tuesday evening near west-central Missouri’s La Monte. Pettis County Sheriff’s deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper responding to a domestic disturbance at the home reported being met by an intoxicated man armed with a shotgun. A news release says the man ignored […]

Deadly Shooting

Missouri college student dead, another student arrested in on-campus shooting

A University of Central Missouri college student in western Missouri’s Warrensburg has died from getting shot Monday afternoon at an on-campus apartment building. The school’s Twitter page says campus police responded to a report Monday afternoon of a gun accidentally firing. Stephon Abron of eastern Missouri’s St. Charles was killed. Jeremy Manley is accused of […]

Impeachment

Audio: Missouri’s delegation votes along party lines on Trump impeachment rules

Missouri’s delegation voted today along party lines in passing a resolution that lays out the process for the public phase in the impeachment investigation of President Trump. No Republicans voted in favor of the measure and two Democrats, one from Minnesota and one from New Jersey, opposed the resolution. The measure passed 232 to 196. […]

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Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

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Audio: Missouri farmers expected to benefit from signed deal between U.S. and Japan

The U.S. and Japan have sealed a deal to help farmers, including in Missouri.     President Trump says the deals will give 126 million Japanese consumers greater access to high-quality American ag products, including corn, poultry, eggs, beef, pork, and wheat. Trump says more than 90-percent of U.S. agricultural imports into Japan will be […]

Medicare

Audio: Sixty two Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions

Medicare has cut payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for having high rates of readmissions, patient infections, and injuries.     Medicare readmission and safety penalties to 62 Missouri hospitals are as much as three percent per patient, but the average is usually much lower. Kaiser Health News says they are based on Medicare patients who […]

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Open carry no longer allowed at Missouri Walmart and Sam’s Club stores

(Missourinet) – State law allows open carry without a permit, but Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Missouri will no longer allow customers to open carry guns in their stores unless the shoppers are law enforcement officers. Walmart says it will also stop selling handgun ammunition and ammunition it says is commonly used in assault-style […]

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Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

Drowning

Audio: Illinois man’s body pulled from Lake of the Ozarks; popular boat race temporarily halted

An Illinois man drowned while watching a popular boat race over the weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks.     The popular “Shootout” boat race at the Lake of the Ozarks was temporarily called off Saturday afternoon to search for a man who went missing. 23-year-old Sean Burgess of Peoria, Illinois was last seen […]