Doctor with Stethascope

New website explores Missouri’s health by neighborhood

A new state website has launched, and Missourians can use it to find out about health issues in their area because it narrows them down to specific communities across the state. ExploreMOHealth.org is a joint effort of the Missouri Hospital Association and University of Missouri Extension Center that allows anyone to look up health issues, even […]

Abortion Law

Missouri House gives initial approval to ban most abortions after 20 weeks

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a proposal to ban most abortions after a fetus is 20-weeks-old.      The legislation creates the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” in which abortions are prohibited unless necessary to avoid a woman’s death or serious risk of loss of a major bodily function. A doctor who violated […]

March For Our Lives

Audio: Eight Missouri cities join in marches against gun violence in schools

Thousands are expected to march Saturday, March 24 in eight Missouri cities to demand an end to gun violence in schools. Kim Westerman with the St. Louis chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tells Missourinet the marches have been organized in response to last month’s deadly Florida school shooting.     […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Ex-husband of woman involved with Greitens seeks protection from the governor

The ex-husband of the woman Governor Eric Greitens had an affair with has filed a motion for a protective order from Governor Greitens.     The document requests that Greitens be blocked from harassing or threatening the ex-husband or from being present when the ex-husband appears in court. The document says the ex-husband is highly […]

US Capitol Building

Audio: Missouri U.S. Senators race to avoid sending federal workers home from looming shutdown

Congress has until Friday night to pass a budget to fund the government or risk putting some federal employees, in Missouri and elsewhere, out of work until the issue is resolved. On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says Congress has a lot of priorities to fund, including for education and health.     […]

Tax Form

Missouri auditor continues review of state’s issuance of income tax refunds to citizens

After an audit released in January showed state income tax refunds to Missourians have been increasingly and deliberately delayed, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today announced a new audit of the Department of Revenue’s timeliness in issuing refunds.  The Auditor said citizen feedback again will be vital as she continues efforts to determine if the […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Missouri prosecutor calls convicted murderer who escapes execution ‘a homicidal energizer bunny’

For the second time since 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked this week’s execution of convicted killer Russell Bucklew. Former Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Morley Swingle tells Missourinet Bucklew is the evilest person he’s ever prosecuted.     In 1996, Bucklew killed Michael Sanders in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau County for getting involved with […]

Indictment

Audio: Former Missouri sheriff indicted on federal charges

Federal prosecutors in St. Louis say a former southeast Missouri sheriff has been indicted on eleven counts of identity theft. Brian Hauswirth with the Missourinet has this report.     The U-S Attorney’s office in St. Louis announced Tuesday’s federal indictment, saying former Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson has pleaded NOT guilty to all charges […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Greitens’ defense team questions whether key photo exists

Defense attorneys for Governor Eric Greitens claim the grand jury that indicted him was never presented with a key photo to the charges brought against him.     KMOV-TV reports that in a seven-page motion, Greitens’ defense team argued Assistant Circuit Attorney Robert Steele mislead the grand jury when he instructed it to find probable […]

Traffic on Roadway

Audio: Missouri House will discuss transportation after the legislative Spring break

The Missouri House will tackle the transportation issue when they return from spring break. Brian Hauswirth with the Missourinet has this report.     Republicans control the Missouri House 115-47. There are two main House GOP proposals to provide funding for Missouri’s deteriorating roads and bridges. House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr’s tax legislation would […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Convicted Missouri killer’s fate still not determined day before execution

Convicted killer Russell Bucklew’s Missouri execution is scheduled for Tuesday, but his lawyer claims the act would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.     KFVS reports attorney Cheryl Pilate says the killing could be “gruesome and painful” because of a rare medical condition. Bucklew was moments away from execution in 2014 when the U.S. […]

Audit

Utility legislation moves further than previous years in Missouri with initial passage of House bill

The House has given initial approval to a utility that introduces a new accounting method. It allows power companies to depreciate costs on infrastructure upgrades they make long before they negotiate customer utility rates before state regulators. Warren Wood with Ameren Missouri says, contrary to what critics contend, the accounting method is nothing new and […]

Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Audio: New felony charge for woman at scene of deadly Missouri officer shooting

A new felony charge has been filed against a woman at the scene of a deadly police officer shooting last week in west-central Missouri.      Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields announces that he has filed an amended complaint charging 37-year-old Tammy Widger of Clinton with the added count of murder in the second […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission establishes hearing dates for KCP&L rate increase

The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the hearing schedule in electric rate cases filed by Kansas City Power and Light Company and its Greater Missouri Operations Company. Formal evidentiary hearings will be held in Room 310 of the Governor Office Building in Jefferson City September 17th through 21st and September 24th through 28th. The […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation moves live auctions to 24/7 online auctions

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces it now offers used Department vehicles, boats, motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, office equipment, and other items for sale through the online auction website Govdeals.com. GovDeals.com is an online auction exclusively for government and educational agencies. MDC’s new online auction is available 24/7 from the convenience of a computer […]

Missouri state capitol

Senate Bill 1060 would bring transparency to awarding of state contracts

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today said that a bill pending in the General Assembly would bring greater transparency to the awarding of state contracts. Senate Bill 1060, sponsored by state Sen. Scott Sifton, of Affton, requires individuals and entities entering into state contracts of more than $5,000 to disclose any payments of $500 or more […]

Share The Harvest

Missourians donate almost 300,000 pounds of venison to MDC’s “Share the Harvest” program

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 289,292 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season. The donated deer meat will help feed hungry Missourians all around the state. This season’s total of 289,292 pounds of […]

MO Universities View National School Walkout as Civic Engagement

Missouri universities view national school walkout as civic engagement

Several universities across Missouri have said they will overlook disciplinary actions against any prospective student who is punished by his or her high school for participating in next week’s national walkout to protest gun violence.  The walkout comes a month after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Thousands […]