Stories by Bob
Lawmakers are being asked to add a third circuit judge to the 26th circuit, one of several that contains five counties.
Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.
Veteran educator starts July 1; experience includes 14 years at Missouri State.
Mike Staton, of California, filed Friday for the 58th House District seat currently held by state Rep. David Wood, R-Versailles.
Kenny Hayden, R-Barnett, filed last week for his second six-year term on the bench in Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Camden and Laclede counties.
Bill now goes back to House, which can take the changes or seek a conference committee to find a compromise.
Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."
Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.
Gov. Jay Nixon issued an executive order to close state offices.
Patrick McKenna will start Dec. 7.
Hundreds of labor union members cheered when the vote was announced — the Missouri House fell 13 votes short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a controversial right to work proposal.
Druzenko will be sentenced later this year, along with three others who pleaded guilty this month.
Missouri students did well on last spring's math and English language arts MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests.
Temporary ban will stay in place as long as lake levels are way up
Lake of the Ozarks visitors also shouldn’t count on water skiing, or ride jet skis or do anything else that causes a wake — because the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division has ordered a Lake-wide No Wake zone, thanks to the high water levels.
Moniteau County fell one bus short of having a perfect school bus safety inspection report this spring for all six public school districts based in the county.
New Auditor Nicole Galloway announced the appointment of two stop staffers to her new administration.
Has Larry Gene Welch served enough time in prison that he should be released before the end of his original sentences?
Agency accused of misspending millions meant for road work
State Transportation officials disagree strongly with a state auditor's report that MoDOT may have violated the state Constitution in some of its spending.
Audit report includes comments on conflicts of interest and campaign donations
Osage Industries of Linn and 380 Missouri auto dealers sue over Revenue department's granting dealer license to electric car maker.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Monday issued an order to keep Welch in prison until at least Jan. 23.
Tenor Ernie Haase has been singing Southern Gospel for a long time — over half his life. And he’ll celebrate his 50th birthday Friday, by singing in Jefferson City.
Temporary restraining order effective only 15 days from Nov. 25
Congressional candidate Nate Irvin announced his support Monday for the campaign to get Gov. Jay Nixon to free Jeff Mizanskey from state prison, where he’s serving a life sentence for multiple marijuana convictions.
Jefferson City police are trying to find a missing man. Christopher Cray, 23, has been missing 16 days.
Missouri's Sunshine Law requires the state Corrections department to release information about its executions, a new, nine-page lawsuit claims.
Will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017
Gov. Jay Nixon “is not going to veto” the massive bill revising and updating Missouri’s criminal code, state Sen. Jolie Justus told members of the Missouri Bar Friday.
Lawmakers approve plan to sell bonds, repay them over 25 years
Chants and prayers urged lawmakers to pass Medicaid expansion
Governor will have 15 days to sign or veto the bill after he gets it early next week.
Judge sets May hearing so attorneys can schedule trial later this year on lawsuit challenging Nixon executive order.
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem will hear arguments next Thursday afternoon on the request that he issue a restraining order in the same-sex tax returns case.
One man held for drug trafficking
Less than half of tax credits money pays for housing construction
Released money includes Capitol repairs
Federal court orders Moniteau County to issue inmate marriage licenses
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said today state employees will get Nov. 29 — the day after Thanksgiving — as an extra holiday.
Jurors recommend the death penalty for David Hosier for a Sept. 28, 2009, murder in Jefferson City.
Report also questions pay raises to lieutenant governor's staff
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder doesn’t have the legal authority to investigate public concerns about government waste, nor to create his planned “Missouri Waste Report” website, a state audit report said Thursday. Additionally, the report said, Kinder’s plans duplicate work already created by state law in other state agencies.
Koechner toured by members of MRED
Opinion agrees with governor, is at odds with supporters
Attorney General Chris Koster said today that putting the Legislature's tax-cut bill into law could result in Missourians getting tax refunds for three previous years' returns.
No ‘foul play’ suspected
Had been charged with 2011 murder
Drew Puckett was found not guilty of second-degree murder charges late Tuesday afternoon. A grand jury indicted Puckett in 2011, charging him for the shotgun killing of Caleb Crabtree.
Drew Puckett killed Caleb Crabtree on Sept. 2, 2011, and then said during a 911 call: “I told you I would (shoot him) and I don’t feel bad about it.”
State Fair functions in increasingly competitive world
State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state's payroll if lawmakers override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.
Patrol also needs better monitoring of school bus safety, money-handling.
Miller County Prosecutor Matt Howard filed a murder charge Sunday against an Iberia man whose home address is the same as the home where Macala Shelton, 13, last was seen Friday night.
State Auditor Tom Schweich rated as “poor” the work Missouri’s departments of Social Services and Elementary and Secondary Education have been doing in supervising early childhood development and education programs.
With just 2 1/2 hours to spare before the Legislature's 6 p.m. deadline, the state Senate cast the final votes needed to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill re-imposing closed-records status to security and emergency response plans for schools and other public buildings.