California Democrat Breaking News


Jury finds Joseph Spencer not guilty

Joseph Spencer, 39, formerly of California, was been found not guilty of murder by a Laclede County jury after less than two hours of deliberation.

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Ray Price to leave state Supreme Court

To resign effective Aug. 1

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Fatal collision mars holiday weekend

Highway 50 was blocked for several hours in the aftermath of a fatal collision on Memorial Day.

Conference Committee recommends House pay raise plan

A final committee vote still must be taken.

Pamida Pharmacy to close May 18

The Pamida Pharmacy will close Friday, May 18, according to Tara Zeller, speaking for Shopko from Green Bay, Wisc.

Senate keeps pay raise plan on first test-vote

Nine senators want to cancel pay raises; got 15 votes

Missouri Guard agriculture team reports no fatalities after attack

The Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team VI is reporting no fatalities or life-threatening injuries after an attack on the forward operating base where they are stationed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.

High Point, Morgan County R-2 classes to dismiss due to flu

Due to recent outbreaks of flu and strep throat, the Morgan County R-2 School District will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. today and will be out of school Thursday and Friday. High Point R-3 School will have school today, but will be closed Thursday and Friday to fumigate and disinfect the school from the flu virus.

Candidate filing begins Tuesday morning

Lawmakers on Monday fail to pass bill delaying start date.

Koster to appeal MOSIRA ruling

Attorney General Chris Koster said this morning he will appeal Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green's Monday ruling that the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, known as "MOSIRA," is unconstitutional.

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Bustamante sentencing expected Wednesday morning

A Boston psychiatrist told Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce this morning that no scientific study has shown a connection between the anti-depressant drug Prozac and an increased incidents of suicides or violence, including murder.

Enhanced Enterprize Zone approved

The Enhanced Enterprize Zone (EEZ) for Moniteau County has been approved, according to information received Friday by Ken Parrett, executive director of Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED).

Prescription drug part of Bustamante defense

Alyssa Bustamante’s prescription for Prozac may have helped lead her to killing Elizabeth Olten, 9, a consulting psychiatrist testified Monday afternoon.

Ameren files plan to resolve shoreline issue

Ameren Missouri has filed a shoreline management plan that the utility says will ensure that most of the 1,600 homes along the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline are not threatened with removal.

'Target' stickers placed on Capitol doors

Capitol Police investigating 'target' stickers placed on Capitol doors.