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BOONVILLE, Mo. - A former school employee has been charged with having sex with a student when he was 16. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that 27-year-old Clairyssa Lorenz, of California, Missouri, was charged Tuesday in Cooper County with sexual contact with a student. She was ...
A southern Missouri couple has been sentenced for a child abuse case involving a young girl who lived with them. March 21, 2018, at 5:32 p.m.. Missouri Couple ... Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Wednesday that a 55-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for first-degree statutory sodomy.
The family of an Iowa man who drowned to death while handcuffed is frustrated with the type of community service a former Missouri state trooper served ... that the former Missouri state trooper was allowed to do community service by helping with a live theater production after being convicted in the case.

"The methamphetamine distributed by the defendant affected the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people in southwest Missouri," the government's sentencing memorandum said, "including the addicts who used the methamphetamine sold by the defendant and his associates, as well as the ...
Over the objection of four justices, the Supreme Court tonight blocked Missouri from executing Russell Bucklew, who was scheduled to die tonight. Bucklew was convicted for the 1996 murder of Michael Sanders, who was living at the time with Bucklew's former girlfriend, Stephanie Ray. Bucklew ...
It's not every day you see the president of a university wearing fetish footwear. That day came on Wednesday in Missouri, and you could say things got a little kinky. Missouri State University president Clif Smart, a known good sport, posed in the iconic, thigh-high, high-heeled red shoes from the Broadway ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Funeral arrangements have been set for a Clinton, Missouri, police officer killed in the line of duty Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held for Ofc. Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, on Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Benson Center in Clinton. A visitation will be held Sunday, ...
KYTV reports that the fire started Thursday night at the Econo Lodge in Cuba, Missouri. The Cuba Volunteer Fire Department says nearly 100 first responders from 14 departments worked through the night to extinguish the flames. Cuba Volunteer Fire Chief Mike Plank said the response "shows the drive ...
Missouri's ability to investigate housing discrimination and enforce fair housing laws in rural areas could be at risk. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development warned Missouri lawmakers last year that Senate Bill 43's amendments to the Missouri Human Rights Act make the state unable to ...
A Swiss-based company will open an aluminum smelter in the Missouri Bootheel region, creating up to 400 jobs in one of the state's most impoverished areas. Gov. Eric Greitens, U.S. Rep. Jason Smith and other political leaders will announce details about the new Magnitude 7 Metals plant Friday in New ...
A Colorado man who traveled to Missouri to have sex with a 13-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in federal prison. Dominic Keith Pearson, 26, of Silverthorne, was sentenced in U.S. District Court where he pleaded guilty in October to charges of coercion and enticement of a minor, sexual ...
The women acknowledged they'd argued and called 911, but that call was unrelated to the Clinton shootout, Missouri Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. Collin Stosberg said Thursday. The address error was likely due to a glitch in the 911 call technology, Stosberg said, though he did not elaborate.

The principle concern is whether Missouri's juvenile system can successfully absorb the hundreds of 17-year-olds currently overseen by adult courts. From fiscal years 2015 to 2017, the Department of Corrections admitted almost 1,000 17-year-olds into adult prisons, according to a financial estimate of the ...
But it is looking like Missouri's lawmakers will probably pass it. Eighteen is already the law of the land for most of the U.S. The idea has taken a little longer to settle in here. Missouri, where 50 representatives recently voted against tougher child marriage laws, was one of just five states who still pushed ...
When the call came in, a news release from the Missouri Highway Patrol said no one spoke to emergency personnel but two women could be heard arguing in the background. Sgt. Bill Lowe told reporters that authorities are investigating why the officers were sent to a house in Clinton when they should ...
Yes, Missouri State's president put on those 'Kinky Boots' ... Missouri State University president Clif Smart literally wore kinky boots for a social media promotion that appeared Wednesday. ... Smart has a track record of playing dress-up to promote cultural performances at Missouri State University venues.
ST. LOUIS • Two leaders of a Phoenix-based telemarketing fraud that targeted St. Louis area residents and others have been sentenced to prison, the U.S. Attorney's office said Tuesday. Michael McNeill, 48, of Phoenix, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and Joshua Flynn, 36, of Chandler, Ariz., got seven ...
Some of the photo entries in this volume of Missouri military history may prove surprising to those unaware of the state's connection to American history before Missouri became a state in 1821. There are photos and explanations of monuments and memorials ranging from the American Revolution, through ...
PETERS, Mo. — An Amazon fulfillment center will bring more than 1,500 jobs to St. Charles County, the company announced Wednesday. The fulfillment center, which will be the first Amazon facility in Missouri, will bring thousands of full-time jobs with benefits at the more than 800,000 square foot location.
"I want to make sure that if we're putting that money back, it's going to result in holding down the cost of college for Missouri students," he said. Fitzpatrick's plan also includes $48 million more than the governor's request for preschool education programs. The move would fulfill promises made by lawmakers ...
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Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Collin Stosberg said the officers went to the home in Clinton on Tuesday night in response to a 911 call in which no one was on the line but a disturbance could be heard in the background.The patrol said shots were fired at the Clinton officers soon after they arrived at the home ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri House bill is seen as either a way to end human trafficking or an overreach of Big Brother — it just depends on who you ask. HB 2422, sponsored by Jim Neely (R-Cameron) would force distributors that sell phones and computers to put porn-blocking software on devices to ...
Missouri men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin thinks that Missouri head football coach Barry Odom should travel the country as a speaker. “I'm not joking, I'm serious,” Martin said. “He should go around speaking around the country on how his team turned it around. That is an extremely hard thing to do ...
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. • Applebee's has closed a Kansas City-area restaurant where two black women, including one from St. Louis, said they were falsely accused of not paying for meals in an earlier visit. The Kansas City Star reports that it's unclear whether if the closure was directly related to the racial ...
A Missouri bill would put a blanket ban on using devices like cell phones and GPS receivers while driving. The Columbia Missourian reports that the bill proposed by Republican Sen. Bob Dixon was heard Thursday by the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee. Current state law ...
Every Missouri car owner knows the drill: When it comes time to renew your license plates you first have to get one of those white slips of paper that says the car passed inspection. That'll be $12. But there is an effort afoot in the General Assembly to do away with that requirement. Missouri House Bill 1444 ...
The project is funded by National Geographic and the Missouri Geographic Alliance and aims to teach children of all ages about cardinal points, navigation and geographic features of Missouri. The map is housed at the University of Missouri in Columbia and can be borrowed by schools and organizations.
Gordon wants Autumn to be able to try an oil derived from cannabis that, in states where it's legal, has helped some kids have fewer seizures. Kansas law doesn't allow the use of marijuana in any form for any reason. But there are some people who can get the oil in Missouri, and by the end of the year it ...
Other solutions have been proposed, including transferring $100 million from the general revenue to create an emergency bridge repair fund and creating a 4 cent sales tax that would go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and it would free up funds that MoDOT currently provides to the department.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri House of Representatives approved a needle-exchange program Thursday that would allow state-approved health clinics to give free needles to drug users. The next step for the measure is the Missouri Senate. Supporters of the measure are facing criticism from people ...
The Parkland massacre seems unlikely to spur action in Missouri, where the laws are thought to be weak by proponents of more stringent gun control and strong by advocates for lawful firearms ownership. State lawmakers' answers to questions about the problem tend to differ by party line and personal ...
TEMPE, Ariz. — Gina Fogue knows what it takes to win big, and the new Missouri interim softball coach saw enough positive signs from her team to feel good about its showing in the desert. The Tigers went 2-3 in the season-opening Kajikawa Classic at Arizona State University, finishing up on Sunday ...
No. 15 Missouri was set to play Sunday against Arkansas, however, the game had to be rescheduled. By Rene' Kennedy Feb 11, 2018, 5:05pm EST. Share Tweet Share. Share. Bad roads postpone Missouri-Arkansas game. tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email. Allison Long/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images.
For the third consecutive year, the Missouri Tigers not only won on #RallyForRhyan day at Mizzou Arena, but they set a new bar for pediatric cancer research donations. According to Missouri's major gifts officer Brad Loos — the father of Rhyan Loos, for whom the game is named — Saturday's basketball ...
Missouri got a poor grade and Illinois a middle-of-the-pack ranking in a recently released rating of state laws by a national traffic safety group. The organization, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, said Missouri, along with Arizona and Montana, has on the books only four of the 16 laws the group ...
The Missouri Legislature is again bracing for a battle over an effort to protect the rights of the LGBT community. Feb. 11, 2018, at 1:33 p.m. ... Greg Razer believes his bill known as the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act would have enough support to pass this year, he told the Kansas City Star . "LGBT people deserve the same ...
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow universities designate full-time faculty as "campus protection officers" who can carry concealed weapons. Republican Rep. Dean Dohrman introduced the bill to the House Higher Education Committee Wednesday with ...
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Disposal kiosks for unused medication would be allowed in Missouri under a bill designed to fight the opioid crisis. The Columbia Missourian reports that state law currently doesn't permit the types of kiosks that are being installed in Walgreens and CVS stores around the country.
Missouri lawmakers are considering whether to mark an official day to celebrate sliced bread. A bill pending in the state House would designate July 7 as Missouri Sliced Bread Day. Supporters say the bill is needed to promote tourism in the northern Missouri city of Chillicothe, where the first commercially ...
The Ducks entered the season ranked No. 3 in the nation. Their play on the field hasn't shied away from meeting those expectations. That continued on Saturday, in which the Ducks pummeled Missouri 14-2, followed by a 14-0 victory over UTEP in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Arizona. Oregon (5-0) ...
LOUIS • A federal judge here ruled Friday that the Missouri prison system must provide hormone therapy for a transgender inmate serving a murder sentence. The ruling came in a lawsuit challenging the system's policy barring the treatment for inmates who weren't receiving hormone therapy before they ...
Biologists with the Missouri Department of Conservation say they have been receiving more reports of black bear sightings throughout the state in the last 10 years. The department reported sightings in western Shelby County in 2016 and Macon County in 2017. | Photo courtesy of the Missouri Department ...
Missouri is neglecting its most vulnerable citizens by refusing to provide adequate reimbursement for care and services provided under Medicaid. As a result, the care provided to our state's oldest citizens at skilled nursing centers is being threatened today. And if this trend continues, that care may not be ...
In December, the ACLU of Missouri submitted a petition for a writ of certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court. It argues that Bostic's sentence violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. In its 2010 ruling in Graham v. Florida, the court prohibited life without parole sentences for ...




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