- Top Missouri senator Tom Dempsey to resign Updated: Jul-31-15 4:50 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said Friday that he is resigning from office to launch a new private-sector career and spend more time with his family.
- Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm
ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.
- Democrat Hensley enters Missouri attorney general's race Updated: Jul-31-15 3:51 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Former Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley says she's seeking the Democratic nomination for Missouri attorney general, which had briefly become a one-candidate race when Scott Sifton dropped out to seek re-election to the state Senate.
- Cierpiot elected by peers to Missouri House majority leader Updated: Jul-31-15 2:51 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri House Republicans have elected Rep. Mike Cierpiot (SEEHR'-poy) of Lee's Summit as their new majority leader.
- Trooper's lawyer makes conflict claim in personnel matter Updated: Jul-31-15 2:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A lawyer for a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, who criticized the agency after a handcuffed Iowa man fell from a patrol boat and drowned, said state Attorney General Chris Koster shouldn't represent the patrol in a personnel matter involving his client.
- Sifton drops out of race for Missouri attorney general Updated: Jul-30-15 6:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Democratic state Sen. Scott Sifton said Thursday that he's dropping out of next year's race for Missouri attorney general and instead will seek re-election to the Senate.
- Missouri lawmaker Hinson pleads guilty to DWI near Capitol Updated: Jul-30-15 5:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A state House member from eastern Missouri has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in the capital city.
- Missouri man, 55, drowns in creek Updated: Jul-30-15 1:14 pm
ROCKBRIDGE, Missouri - Authorities say a 55-year-old southern Missouri man has drowned in a creek.
- Hanaway urges stricter penalty for sale of fetal organs Updated: Jul-28-15 7:32 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway during an anti-abortion rally Tuesday said the penalty for selling aborted fetus remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.
- Nixon sets special election to fill Missouri House vacancies Updated: Jul-28-15 4:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Special elections have been scheduled to replace three Missouri lawmakers who resigned.
- Missouri patrol says accidents, drownings increased Updated: Jul-28-15 7:28 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says more people have drowned already in the state this year than in all of 2014.
- 5-year-old Missouri boy drowns after kayak accident Updated: Jul-26-15 12:58 pm
NEOSHO, Missouri - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 5-year-old boy drowned in a creek in Newton County, becoming the third drowning victim in the creek in two days.
- Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.
- Parson dropping Missouri governor's bid to seek No. 2 post Updated: Jul-25-15 7:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's crowded Republican primary for governor shrunk by one Saturday, as state Sen. Mike Parson dropped out and announced that he instead will seek the state's No. 2 post of lieutenant governor.
- Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation Updated: Jul-25-15 2:47 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.
- Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation Updated: Jul-25-15 12:11 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.
- Missouri lawmaker's aide accused of choking woman Updated: Jul-24-15 12:37 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - 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.
- GOP attorney Hawley to run for Missouri attorney general Updated: Jul-23-15 7:32 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican attorney and University of Missouri School of Law associate professor Josh Hawley announced plans Thursday to run for state attorney general.
- McCaskill weighs in on Missouri senator's alleged harassment Updated: Jul-23-15 7:31 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota needs to "seriously consider" whether he can continue to serve after claims that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns.
- Nixon: Claims against Missouri lawmaker 'deeply troubling' Updated: Jul-23-15 5:07 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has called two former interns' claims that state Sen. Paul LeVota made unwanted sexual advances toward them "deeply troubling."
- Missouri Senate to review new claims against LeVota Updated: Jul-23-15 4:59 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate will conduct a review of a second former intern's claims that Sen. Paul LeVota made sexual advances toward her.
- Missouri Senate report: Intern claims sexual harassment Updated: Jul-22-15 7:38 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - 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.
- Missouri Sen. LeVota denies sexual harassment claims Updated: Jul-22-15 4:24 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota says allegations that he sexually harassed an intern are unfounded.
- Missouri Senate announces third Planned Parenthood review Updated: Jul-21-15 2:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican-led Senate will conduct what now is the third investigation of Missouri's only abortion center.
- Recent Missouri Editorials Updated: Jul-21-15 8:05 am
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