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Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation

Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, the chamber's top leader said.

Missouri lawmaker's aide accused of choking woman

A Missouri lawmaker's legislative aide was charged with domestic assault this week after a woman claimed he placed a chemical-smelling rag to her nose and mouth, then choked her until she lost consciousness.

Nixon: Claims against LeVota ‘deeply troubling’

Gov. Jay Nixon called claims a state senator from his own party made unwanted sexual advances toward interns “deeply troubling” on Thursday and said they raise questions about his ability to serve in office.

McCaskill weighs in on Missouri senator's alleged harassment

Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday that a state senator from her own party needs to "seriously consider" whether he can continue to serve following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns.

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Young and old team up for aerial adventure with drones

Safety goggles on, the motor hums and then the blue tarps on the Jason Gymnasium floor flap as the four wings of handmade drones force air down for liftoff Thursday morning in Jefferson City.

Remembering 'Greasy Bob' of Pizza Kwik

Owner Bob Huber was the real flavor of the hangout

Jefferson City said goodbye to a 40-year fixture and a beloved community member when Robert “Greasy Bob” Huber, the longtime owner of Pizza Kwik, died on Tuesday.

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Report: Missouri ranks 26th in child well-being

A new national report places Missouri in the middle when it comes to child well-being. The Kids Count Data Book, an annual report conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, measures four indicators within four domains.

Unilever to fix leak after creek tainted

Soap got into stormwater

Jefferson City’s public works officials say Unilever plans to have a problem with their stormwater system fixed by today.

Zweifel seeks more ‘transparency’ in MOSERS investments

Director supports idea

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel says the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) needs a better system for measuring the total cost of fees from private equity investments.

GOP attorney Hawley to run for attorney general

Republican attorney and University of Missouri School of Law associate professor Josh Hawley announced plans Thursday to run for state attorney general.

Woman pleads guilty to federal meth charges after chase arrest

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possessing methamphetamine for distribution, following a high-speed police chase in Osage Beach.

Callaway nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

Woman pleads guilty to federal meth charge after chase in Osage Beach

A Springfield woman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to possessing methamphetamine for distribution, following a high-speed police chase in Osage Beach.

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Performance offers Special Learning Center students therapeutic opportunity

Spinning around in his wheelchair, 7-year-old Taylor Surprenant smiled as he and 10 other children danced inside the Special Learning Center. Though his movement is limited due to cerebral palsy, the sounds of music and children made Surprenant grin.

Supreme Court: AG, Patrol should be part of sex offender case

Missouri’s attorney general and the Highway Patrol should not have been blocked from being part of a sex offender registry case, a unanimous state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Ameren closes floodgates at Bagnell Dam

The floodgates at Bagnell Dam have been closed, and the Lake of the Ozarks is now at its typical seasonal level, Ameren officials said Wednesday.

Columbia reports 7 suspected mumps cases

Health officials in Boone County says seven suspected cases of mumps have been reported in the Columbia area.

Changes in railroad crossing replacements in Jefferson City

Union Pacific has changed the scheduled on when they'll do work on two railroad crossings in Jefferson City.

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Workers return after bomb threat forces Truman Building evacuation

Capitol Police and Highway Patrol officers were investigating a bomb threat at the Truman State Office Building this afternoon.

Missouri Senate report: Intern claims sexual harassment

Sen. LeVota denies intern's allegations

A former Missouri legislative intern claims a Democratic state senator sexually harassed her, made what she felt was a request for sex and retaliated when she refused, according to a Senate report released Wednesday. The lawmaker denied any inappropriate behavior.