Cold Weather

Most Missouri schools close during frigid weather, some in hardest hit areas tough it out

School districts across Missouri are closed today because of excessively cold weather.     After much of the state received one-to-three inches of snow on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, temperatures began to dive and continued to drop overnight Tuesday morning. Wind chill values reached minus-10, and in some cases, minus-25. The only part […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Missouri governor’s speech overshadowed by admission of extra-marital affair and blackmail accusation

On a night when Missouri Governor Eric Gretiens was set to display leadership and strength, a salacious story overtook his message.     Shortly after delivering his State of the State address calling for tax cuts and ethics reform, Greitens, his wife, and their attorney released a Facebook statement confirming an extramarital affair on the […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Boonville woman pleads guilty to firing shots during pursuit

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Boonville, Mo., woman who fired at law enforcement officers and other motorists during a high-speed pursuit pleaded guilty in federal court. Victoria Ann Buol, 25, of Boonville, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to the charges […]

Missouri State Treasurer returns $45 million of Unclaimed Property in first year as treasurer

Missouri State Treasurer returns $45 million of unclaimed property in first year as treasurer

State Treasurer Eric Schmitt has made history by returning more Unclaimed Property in his first year than any previous treasurer in Missouri history. Treasurer Schmitt today announced he returned $45 million in Unclaimed Property during his first year in office, surpassing the previous record of $29 million. “I’m proud of our team for breaking yet […]

Farmers Market

Doubling food stamp benefits at Missouri farmers’ markets

Farmers’ markets are pulling out all of the stops as a guilt-free alternative as many people stuff themselves silly during the holidays.  Known for their fresh produce, meats, and dairy, farmers’ markets are now attracting lower-income families with incentives through various government food-aid programs such as SNAP and WIC.  Corrina Smith, executive director of Columbia […]

Crime

Missouri gets more dollars to help reduce violent crime

The eastern district of Missouri is getting additional resources to help reduce violent crime. With a report on the story, here is Jill Enders.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has selected the Eastern District of Missouri to receive additional resources to tackle violent crime. The district will receive two additional Assistant U.S. Attorneys to focus […]

Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD

Audio: Missouri high court to hear regulation case as state reports increase in deadly deer disease

The Missouri Department of Conservation has reported numerous new cases of a deadly disease in deer just as its attempted regulations are being litigated.     The state agency says 15 free-ranging Missouri deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of nearly 18,400 tests of the animals so far in the current hunting […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

Missouri State Auditor finds increasing number of taxpayers receiving late tax refunds

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the timeliness of income tax refunds by the Department of Revenue that revealed refunds to taxpayers have been increasingly delayed at the direction of the Department of Revenue and the Office of Administration. Auditor Galloway issued the report despite unprecedented attempts by the current Governor’s administration […]

Sam Graves announces nominations to U.S. Military Academies

U.S. Representative Sam Graves announced the United States Military Service Academy nominations for students in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. Each year, members of Congress are tasked with selecting qualified students from their respective districts to attend one of America’s prestigious military academies. “North Missouri year in and year out has produced impressive candidates for our nation’s military […]

Guilty logo

Former administrator pleads guilty to stealing $227,000 from Pettis County Ambulance District

The former administrator of the Pettis County Ambulance District pleaded guilty in federal court today to embezzling more than $227,000 from the district. Michael Paul Gardner, 62, of Sedalia, Mo., waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to a federal information that charges him […]

ShowMeMoney.com website

Missouri’s unclaimed property a great place to look for holiday cash

Missourians looking for extra cash this holiday season may be in luck if they have Unclaimed Property waiting to be claimed on ShowMeMoney.com. Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt safeguards more than $900 million in unclaimed funds that have been turned over to the State Treasurer’s Office from abandoned bank accounts, unclaimed insurance proceeds, uncollected utility […]

Missouri Economic Dashboard

Government transparency group applauds Treasurer Schmitt’s Missouri Economic Dashboard

Only a few months after launching the Missouri Economic Dashboard, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt is already garnering national recognition for his work to make economic data more easily accessible to the public. Truth in Accounting, a national watchdog group that advocates for state government transparency, supports this effort. “The Missouri Economic Dashboard is a helpful […]

Missouri Industrial Hemp Legislation to be re-filed

The Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman plans to file industrial hemp legislation again in 2018. Brian Hauswirth reports.     Williamstown State Senator Brian Munzlinger says Missouri “is missing the boat.” December 1, which was the first day bills can be pre-filed for the 2018 session. Munzlinger, who represents northeast Missouri, will file a bill […]

Baby Crime

Missouri prosecutor says baby allegedly microwaved ‘one of worst cases he’s seen’

A couple from eastern Missouri’s Park Hills is accused of heating up their baby in a microwave and dropping the baby while trying to imitate a TV commercial. St. Francois County Prosecuting Attorney Jerrod Mahurin says this is one of the worst child abuse cases that he’s seen as a prosecutor.     The child […]

Rainbow Trout Courtesy MDC

Catch and Release Trout Season Underway at Missouri’s Trout Parks

The Catch and Release Trout Fishing Program is underway at the 4 Missouri trout parks and runs on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of each weekend. Bennett Springs Hatchery Manager Ben Havens says the daily tag is not required, but there are other rules.     The four Missouri trout parks are Bennett Springs State […]

Legislation

Missouri State Representative Nick Schroer Files “Raise the Age” Legislation

Legislation requiring children under the age of 18 to be prosecuted for most criminal offenses in juvenile court has been filed by a Missouri lawmaker. Brian Hauswirth has the story.     State Representative Nick Schroer has filed the bill, which is called “Raise the Age.” The O’Fallon Republican tells the Capitol Press Corps that […]

Real ID

Missouri granted extension to implement Real ID

The Department of Homeland Security has granted Missouri an extension to implement REAL ID compliant drivers licenses. Third District State Representative Nate Walker reports the extension means Missourians will be able to use their current forms of identification to fly domestically and enter federal facilities until October 10th, 2018. He says the Missouri General Assembly […]

Missouri State Treasurer holds unclaimed property auction

Unclaimed property auction to be held in Columbia

Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt today announced the Fall 2017 Unclaimed Property Auction will be held November 29 and 30 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Columbia. Items up for auction include coins, jewelry, stamps, sports memorabilia and a variety of other items. A list of all auction items is available at treasurer.mo.gov/auction. […]