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Audio: Former Missouri corrections employee convicted of killing his secret fiancee to be sentenced today

A northern Missouri man convicted of the high-profile 2018 murder of his secret fiancee will be sentenced this (Monday) morning in Jefferson City.     Fifty-four-year-old James Addie of Mexico, Missouri has been convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the 2018 death of Molly Watson, his secret fiancee. Watson was shot to […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Audio: Missouri ranks third for most coronavirus cases in last seven days

Another national ranking is out about Missouri’s coronavirus case count. Alisa Nelson reports.     The New York Times’ nationwide coronavirus tracker ranks Missouri third among all states for the most COVID-19 cases per 100-thousand residents in the last seven days. Four Missouri counties with a population of more than 10-thousand are in the top […]

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Audio: Trenton student to compete in national spelling bee on Saturday

The word “volition” comes from Latin and French roots meaning “wish” or “will.” Titus Kottwitz, a seventh-grader at Trenton Middle School in northwest Missouri, got his wish when he spelled the word “volition” correctly to earn a spot in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee.     “I’m excited that I got this far because […]

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Audio: Closing arguments set for Thursday in high-profile Addie Murder trial; Court TV has live coverage

Closing arguments are set for Thursday in Jefferson City in a high-profile northern Missouri murder trial that’s being broadcast live nationwide on Court TV.     54-year-old James Addie is charged with first-degree murder for the 2018 death of Molly Watson, his fiance. Addie and Watson both worked at the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC). The case was […]

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Audio: Jury hears opening statements in northern Missouri murder trial; Court TV airing live coverage

A jury listened to two vastly different stories during opening statements Monday in Jefferson City, in a high-profile northern Missouri murder case. 54-year-old James Addie’s murder trial is being broadcast live nationwide on Court TV.     Addie and the victim, Molly Watson, both worked at the Moberly Correctional Center. The case has been moved from […]

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Video: Hawley says “Antifa scumbags terrorized his family”; video shows different story

Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley says “Antifa scumbags terrorized his family” last night at his Virginia home while he was away in Missouri. Alisa Nelson reports.     On Twitter, Senator Hawley says the group screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open the door to his home with his wife and baby inside. The […]

Audio: Missouri Senator proposes bill that aims to keep kids away from porn sites

A state Senate committee is considering legislation that aims to keep kids away from pornographic websites.  Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this reports.     Some internet company representatives say such a law could be an additional cost to customers. Under the measure, internet companies that purposely fail to block the content or are made […]

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Audio: Additional details released on proposed shuttering of Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron

Story by Alisa Nelson of Missourinet The Crossroads Correctional Center in northwest Missouri’s Cameron could be closing. Governor Mike Parson’s state budget proposal includes shuttering the prison and moving the inmates and many of the workers to the other prison in town – the Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC).     “As governor, I am […]

Right To Work

Audio: Right to Work proposal will return to the Missouri Legislature in 2019

Despite the failure of a Right-to-Work ballot measure this year, a bill will return to the Missouri Legislature in 2019.      The state legislature will be asked next year whether to bar Missouri businesses from requiring workers to pay mandatory union fees. The bill is being sponsored by Republican Senator-Elect Eric Burlison of Springfield. […]

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Audio: Missouri legislator pre-files bill again in response to 2017 education chief shakeup

A Republican legislator from southeast Missouri’s Farmington has pre-filed a bill again in response to last year’s state education commissioner shakeup. Alisa Nelson reports.     State Senator Gary Romine is proposing to clarify the Senate’s confirmation process of gubernatorial appointments when his chamber is not in session. Former Governor Eric Greitens, a Republican, fired […]

Black Friday

Audio: WalletHub releases list of “Best Stores for Black Friday”

WalletHub has released it’s “Best Stores for Black Friday” list. Alisa Nelson from Missourinet files this report.     The personal finance website surveyed nearly 7,000 deals from 35 of the largest U.S. retailers’ Black Friday ad scans to identify which ones are offering the deepest discounts. It examined various product categories including appliances, jewelry, […]

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Audio: Finalists to interview today for Missouri Education Commissioner’s job

Finalists are being interviewed today for a top Missouri education spot. Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.     The Missouri Board of Education is interviewing the four finalists today for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commissioner job. The identities of the candidates are unknown. In September, the board launched its search […]

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Audio: Missouri public education wins big in this week’s Mega Millions lottery

Missouri public education wins big in this week’s Mega Millions lottery.  Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.     Missourians dished out nearly 36 million dollars to try and win the record 1.5 billion dollar Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night. About 13.5 million of the ticket sales goes to Missouri’s public education programs. […]

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Audio: New report ranks Missouri 26th in overall child well-being

(Missourinet) – A new report ranks Missouri 26th in overall child well-being. Alisa Nelson with Missourinet files this report.     The 2018 Kids Count Data Book from a national child welfare organization shows Missouri has slightly improved in most areas from the previous analysis. The evaluation from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks Missouri […]

Crowded field of candidates seeking Missouri first congressional seat in Tuesday primary

(Missourinet) – A crowded field of candidates is running for a St. Louis area congressional seat. Alisa Nelson with the  Missourinet files this report.     Eight people are seeking Missouri’s first congressional seat currently held by Democratic Congressman Lacy Clay. He is seeking his tenth term in the U.S. House. Clay’s heavily Democratic district […]