Patricia Derges State Representative

Audio: Missouri House Speaker is asking state lawmaker under federal indictment to resign

The Missouri House Speaker is asking a fellow GOP House member to resign her seat after she was indicted by a federal grand jury in Springfield for an alleged stem cell fraud scheme. The indictment was unsealed and made public on Monday. House Speaker Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold, announced Wednesday that he’s removed State Rep. Tricia Derges, […]

Springfield Public Schools

Audio: Missouri’s largest school district goes to in-person classes four days a week for high schools

Missouri’s largest school district has switched Monday from two to four days of in-person learning, for high-school students. KOLR-10’s David Chasanov reports from Springfield’s Central High School.     Wednesday will be a virtual learning day for high school students. Springfield is Missouri’s largest district, with more than 25,000 students. Parent Ashley McGuire tells our […]

Audio: Suspects charged with torturing and killing 4-year-old child in Missouri held without bond

A man and woman from western Missouri’s Lincoln are jailed without bond Tuesday, after being charged with murder for the torture and killing of a four-year-old child. Reporter David Oliver from our Springfield television partner KOLR-10 says the child was beaten, submerged in a pond, and left to freeze on the bank, before being taken […]

Healthcare

Audio: Missouri prepares to launch new program to help rural hospitals with covid struggles

On Tuesday, Missouri is launching a program focused on helping rural hospitals with their problems of limited staffing, bed capacity, and equipment during the pandemic. In southwest Missouri’s Appleton City, many low-income families are waiting for care. Jamie O’Farrell tells Springfield television station KOLR she treats patients at Ellett Memorial Hospital’s clinic.     Through […]

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Missouri’s new Cold Case Unit has filed its first charges in 1986 murder case

The new cold case unit in Missouri has already charged its first murder case. The Missouri Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit will take a fresh look at cold cases across the state and work to investigate and charge those cases.   “Since entering office, I’ve made it one of my missions to prosecute the state’s […]

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Biden wants mask mandates nationwide: ‘We can save tens of thousands of lives’

(Missouri Independent) – President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus response plan seeks to put a national mask mandate in place by calling on all governors to require face coverings in their states. It’s a move that public health experts say could dramatically reduce the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths. But putting wider mask laws in place […]

Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Blunt says final election results unlikely to change enough to make a difference

National media reports Democrat Joe Biden has captured more than the required 270 electoral votes to become the next president, but President Donald Trump is not going down without a fight. Trump, a Republican, Trump has claimed widespread election fraud, a “mail-in ballot hoax”, and his campaign is suing. On Saturday, Trump also said on […]

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Missouri’s governor releases $133 million in funding; says he’d pardon the McCloskeys

Missouri’s governor has announced that he is releasing about $133 million in funding that was previously withheld, saying the state’s unemployment rate has improved and state revenues outpaced expectations. Governor Mike Parson (R) made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson City while addressing Capitol reporters. He’s releasing $95 million in CARES Act funding and $40 million […]

Election 2020

Audio: Arrowhead Stadium to be used as voting site in November General Election

Another major sports venue in Missouri will be used as a voting site in November’s General Election. Kris Ketz reports from Missourinet television partner station KMBC in Kansas City.     The Kansas City, Missouri Board of Elections says Arrowhead Stadium will be a centralized polling place for voters living in Kansas City, Missouri within […]