Missouri News

Bullfrog jumping into a pond
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Dan Weinbaum
September 23, 2019 - 6:59 am
There is a lingering effect of all the flooding earlier this year, lots and lots of frogs. If your evening serenade was a bit louder this summer, you can thank springtime flooding along the Missouri River. "It created a lot of water on the surface for a lot of our amphibians, especially frogs, to...
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Man blows steam from an e-cigarette device
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AP News Staff
September 20, 2019 - 8:36 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri health officials say the state has recorded its first vaping-related death. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Thursday a man in his mid-40s died this week of an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Health officials said lung...
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Mayor Jim Lovern talks to KMBC Channel 9 News
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Marc LaVoie
September 17, 2019 - 8:51 am
Kansas City, Mo - Town leaders in Henrietta, Missouri may have to wait before impeaching the town's mayor. The talk of Henrietta, population 350, is Mayor Jim Lovern, who is accused of going for his gun during a dispute when a man had blocked his driveway with snow while plowing. "He's bull-headed...
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Crime scene with shell casing marker and small child's shoes
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AP News Staff
September 06, 2019 - 7:50 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is pledging more resources and help from the Missouri State Highway Patrol to counteract a rash of gun violence and child murders that have shaken St. Louis, but he remains noncommittal on whether cities should be able to enact their own gun control laws...
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Marc LaVoie
August 29, 2019 - 6:54 am
There will be a special veto session for Missouri legislators Sept. 9-13, but gun violence is not on the agenda, which bothers some state lawmakers. Governor Mike Parson is against an emergency session, and does not support changing gun laws for individual cities. "You see Chicago does that, and it...
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Missouri Department of Transportation
AP News Staff
July 23, 2019 - 6:55 am
ROCHPORT, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Department of Transportation will receive an $81 million federal grant to help pay for replacement of the Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport. Republican members of Missouri's congressional delegation announced Monday the state will receive...
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AP News Staff
July 03, 2019 - 6:21 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Schmitt has settled a lawsuit against a southwestern Missouri city that his office alleges used traffic ticket quotas to generate revenue. Schmitt on Tuesday announced that the City of Diamond agreed to immediately stop the practice. The settlement...
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AP News Staff
July 01, 2019 - 4:40 am
MILLER COUNTY, Mo. (AP) - A 39-year-old man is dead and five others are injured after two boats collided at the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend. Fox4KC reports the two boats crashed around 10 p.m. Saturday in the Osage Arm area of the lake. The Missouri State Patrol says one boat was headed...
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Marc LaVoie
June 27, 2019 - 7:34 am
The mayor of Lexington, Mo. wrote an open letter to the city that cited hateful social media posts as his reason for resigning immediately. "I did not sign up for this mess," Fred Wiedner wrote in his letter. "Or, possibly I did and just didn't realize how mean people could be. Either way it is no...
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Rebecca Crockett
June 25, 2019 - 7:18 am
Construction is underway on an apartment complex in Springfield, Missouri to help children in the foster care system transition into adulthood. The Good Samaritan Boys Ranch is working with the state to help equip young people in a way they have not done before. A dorm-like group home and rental...
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