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. […]

Spreadsheet, audit, magnifying glass news graphic

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 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 […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

State Auditor releases report on law enforcement federal forfeiture reports

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office’s compilation of 2017 federal forfeiture reports. Law enforcement agencies that participate in a federal asset forfeiture program must file an annual report with both the Department of Public Safety and the State Auditor’s Office. Law enforcement agencies can seize money and property from individuals and organizations […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Over 105,000 rural Missouri homes and businesses could get access to high-speed internet service

Over 105,500 rural homes and businesses in Missouri that are currently unserved by high-speed Internet service could get connectivity in the near future. These homes and businesses are in unserved areas of Missouri eligible for financial support from the next phase of FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF), which helps offset the high cost of extending […]

Guilty plea

Missouri nurse, business owner pleads guilty to fraudulent prescriptions

A Columbia, Mo., nurse and business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally obtaining prescription drugs. Elisabeth Joan Trumbower, 41, of Columbia, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr., to a federal information that charges her with obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Missouri House launches investigation about governor’s revenge porn allegation

The Missouri House has unanimously voted to launch an investigation about Governor Greitens allegedly taking a violating photo of his mistress in 2015. Jefferson City Republican State Rep. Jay Barnes, who is heading the investigative committee, says the panel hopes to finish its investigation in 40 days and submit its recommendations.     A St. […]

LGBT Equal People Equal Rights

Contentious 2016 gay wedding measure part of far reaching Missouri Senate bill

A far-reaching proposal in the Missouri Senate would change laws on how religious beliefs are governed in public settings.     The bill from Republican Senator Bob Dixon of Springfield requires public colleges and universities to offer religious student groups the same benefits as other student organizations. The intent could be similar to legislation currently […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Governor Greitens’ legal team receives evidence, questions opposition’s choice of investigators

Governor Eric Greitens legal team has received evidence being used against it and has questions about the prosecution’s procedures. Bill Wise from Missourinet reports.     St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner met defense lawyers for Governor Eric Greitens in court to turn over the first round of evidence Tuesday. KMOV-TV reports the evidence includes […]