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Sen. Riddle proposes tracking system for rape kits

Published Feb. 23 2018

In some states, thousands of rape kits lie forgotten on shelves.

Missouri lawmakers react to governor's indictment

Published Feb. 23 2018

Missouri lawmakers reacted to news of Gov. Eric Greitens' St. Louis indictment on a felony invasion of privacy charge Thursday...

Capitol renovations begin next week

Published Feb. 23 2018

Missouri's Capitol grounds will become a major construction site beginning March 2.

Missouri Senate approves drug take-back program

Published Feb. 22 2018

The Missouri Senate has passed a bill that would create a drug take-back program in the state.

Grand jury indicts Gov. Greitens on felony invasion of privacy charges

Published Feb. 22 2018

A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for...

McCaskill, O'Dear favor assault weapons bans, Hawley doesn't

Published Feb. 22 2018

Incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and one of her opponents in the November election support assault weapons bans to stifle...

Missouri lawmaker to go unpunished for hanging comment

Published Feb. 22 2018

A Missouri lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged won't be punished.

House budget leader proposes reduced higher education cuts

Published Feb. 22 2018

The chairman of the Missouri House Budget Committee is announcing a proposal to reduce the financial hit to higher education...

Iowa congressman failed to disclose new company

Published Feb. 22 2018

A congressman from Iowa violated House ethics rules by failing to disclose his role in a company that he formed,...

'Do something!' Trump hears emotional students, parents

Published Feb. 22 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen safety, students with quavering voices and parents shaking...

Advocates lobby to help prevent suicides in Missouri

Published Feb. 22 2018

Becca Pamperl's voice, normally steady, breaks a little bit when she begins to talk about her brother.

Missouri Legislature moves forward on drug take-back program

Published Feb. 21 2018

Amid a nationwide opioid crisis, Missouri lawmakers advanced proposals Wednesday to make it easier for people to get rid of...

Missouri Senate bill could boost payments to nursing homes

Published Feb. 21 2018

The Missouri Senate has endorsed a bill that could boost Medicaid payments for nursing homes.

Missouri House pushes back against 'revenge porn'

Published Feb. 21 2018

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn."

Missouri bill could take licenses from some teen drivers

Published Feb. 21 2018

A Missouri bill would confiscate licenses from teenagers accused of unlawful driving.

Illinois megadonor jumps into Missouri right-to-work fight

Published Feb. 21 2018

An Illinois megadonor is contributing $500,000 to the effort to make Missouri a right-to-work state.

Cole County collector files for re-election

Published Feb. 21 2018

Larry Vincent announced Tuesday he plans to file for re-election as Cole County collector.

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

Published Feb. 20 2018

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he has signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban...

Judge denies preliminary injunction in state Board of Education case

Published Feb. 20 2018

Cole County Senior Judge Richard Callahan has denied Laurie Sullivan's request for an injunction that would have overturned the State...

Missouri House gives initial approval to industrial hemp

Published Feb. 20 2018

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill legalizing industrial hemp.

Rural Missouri county going to privatized public defenders

Published Feb. 20 2018

One rural Missouri county is moving to a privatized system for public defenders, a system that some advocates would like...

Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

Published Feb. 20 2018

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as the Trump administration again points to mental illness in response to yet...

Firearms bill hearings delayed a week

Published Feb. 20 2018

Missouri Republican leadership said it wanted to be fair to colleagues across the aisle when it postponed hearings on firearms...