Baby Crime

St. Joseph teen sentenced to probation in baby’s death

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A St. Joseph teenager whose infant died after she fell asleep with the child has been sentenced to five years of supervised probation. Eighteen-year-old Kyla Watson was sentenced Tuesday for endangering the welfare of a child. The St. Joseph News-Press reports Watson admitted in September that on June 1 she used Xanax […]

Missouri Attorney General expands opioid investigation to include three distributors

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley continues to widen his fight against the ongoing opioid crisis announcing the issuance of civil investigative demands to three major opioid distributors. These investigative demands, the equivalent of a subpoena, require the distributors to provide documents and information relevant to the Attorney General Office’s ongoing investigation into the pharmaceutical industry’s […]

Hypodermic Needles

Audio: Missouri Legislature will be asked to legalize needle exchange programs

State Rep. Holly Rehder wants to make it legal for organizations to provide clean needles and syringes to drug users. She is proposing again next year to create so-called needle exchange programs that would make the organizations exempt from drug paraphernalia laws.     One argument raised is that addicts could be more likely to […]

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway

Missouri State Auditor releases monthly reports on local government and special district financial information

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway issued monthly reports detailing the compliance of local governments and other political subdivisions with financial reporting laws. One report includes cities, towns, and villages while the other lists political subdivisions such as water, fire protection and taxing districts.  These entities are required to file annual financial reports with the State […]