Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Lawsuit dismissed after Missouri changes policy on execution witnesses

The Missouri Department of Corrections has changed its execution witness-selection policy as part of a lawsuit settlement.     The change in policy led to the formal dismissal of the federal suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in 2016 on behalf of BuzzFeed News journalist Chris against former Department of Corrections Director George […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

Poverty groups in Missouri call for protection of SNAP benefits for Missouri veterans

Poverty fighting groups in Missouri are asking federal leaders to protect those who protect our country.  Congress is working on the Farm Bill, which includes funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.  Jeanette Oxford, executive director of the advocacy group Empower Missouri, explains more than 37,000 veterans in the state rely on the […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Audio: Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and GOP Senate Nominee Josh Hawley clash at final debate

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill and GOP Senate nominee Josh Hawley clashed over civility and numerous other issues during their third and final debate Thursday in Kansas City. The race’s tone was a debate topic. Hawley is concerned with what he calls a “culture of incivility”, as well as confrontation and violence.     Democratic Senator […]

Aviation Unit Receives Combat Patch

Aviation unit from Sedalia, Missouri receives combat patch

More than 40 U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers received their shoulder sleeve insignia for former wartime service, or combat patch, during a ceremony held in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter hangar at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, Sept. 11, 2018. The Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Sedalia, Missouri, arrived […]

Bethel Church

Grand River Historical Society to relocate Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1868

The Grand River Historical Society Museum of Chillicothe plans to move the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe to a location near the museum Wednesday. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman says the church was donated to the museum, and the museum has spent the last year raising funds to relocate the building with a basement […]

Civil War

Audio: Historians push to install statue of black Civil War Soldier in southeast Missouri town

(Missourinet) – Historians want to add a historical attraction to a downtown square in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau. The attraction is a limited-edition bronze statue of James Ivers, a black soldier who fought in the Civil War. Historian Steven Hoffman with Southeast Missouri State University told KFVS-TV the square’s location was a place where slaves […]

Law and Settlement scroll with gavel

Grundy County reaches out of court settlement in wrongful death of Brian Mock

An out of court settlement has been reached in a wrongful death suit involving an inmate who died nearly four years ago while in custody of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Rodney Herring confirmed a settlement was reached. However, KTTN learned terms of the attorney-client agreement prevent any other information from being revealed. A judge […]

Crime

Audio: Missouri Attorney General launches criminal investigation into Branson Duck Boat incident

(MissouriNet) – A criminal investigation has been launched into the Duck Boat mishap near Branson that killed 17 out of 31 aboard and has triggered two lawsuits.     Mary Compton of Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s Office confirmed to Missourinet that a probe is underway over the accident in which a Duck Boat sank […]