The Missouri House has given initial approval to two so-called “right-to-work” proposals. One of those passed on a voice vote. The other, language in House Bills 116 & 569, was passed by the following roll call:
St. Louis Police have called in federal investigators in what they are calling a hate crime, in which a Bosnian woman was assaulted by three young black men or teenagers on Friday morning.
The attack happened in the same neighborhood in which a Bosnian man was killed with a hammer by a group of teens earlier in the week.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the woman’s car was stopped at gunpoint, she was pulled from the vehicle and kicked by the attackers who also destroyed her cell phone. She told police one of the three identified her as Bosnian and threatened, “I should just kill you now.”
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson told the Dispatch that based on that comment police have labeled the attack a hate crime.
A couple from Missouri has built their 680-thousand dollar dream home, accessable from air or the beach in a gated community in Florida, only to learn it has been built on the wrong lot.
According to TV station News 13 in Florida, Mark and Brenda Voss’ new home has been built on the lot next to the one it was supposed to be on. The lot it has been built on is valued at nearly twice as much as the one the Voss’ paid for.
Local officials say they’re working to find a solution.
A former Springfield police officer that shot an unarmed man has been sentenced to probation and can never again work in a job that involves carrying a gun.
KOLR reports Jason Shuck pleaded guilty Wednesday to unintentional use of deadly force, which is a misdemeanor. He shot Eric Butts in May as Butts was running from hum. Shuck later said he meant to use his Taser, not his gun.
Shuck was also required to resign from the police force, which he did in August.
The attempt to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of agriculture legislation narrowly failed in the state House, in the veto session that wrapped up early Thursday morning.
Republican leadership in the House left the voting board open for more than 20 minutes while it looked for the 109 votes needed to secure the override. When the tally hit 109 the direction was given to close the voting board, but one lawmaker, Barnhart Democrat Jeff Roorda, switched from a “yay” to a “nay” at the last moment, and the override attempt failed.
The state House has overridden Governor Jay Nixon’s veto on Senate Bill 656, gun legislation that allows anyone with a concealed carry permit to openly carry guns even in spite of local ordinances prohibiting it, and requires creation of a training program for teachers who could be allowed to carry guns in schools.
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The state House has voted 117-44 to overturn Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation to triple the time a woman must wait before having an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.
The measure now goes to the Senate, who would also have to vote for an override in order for the bill to become law.
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The state House has voted to restore to the state budget $1.452-million dollars vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon to pay for forensic exams for children who are victims of physical abuse. Governor Nixon says the state doesn’t have the money for this and other items he vetoed in the budget.
The Governor could withhold the money for this and other items the legislature might vote to restore to the budget.
The line-item goes next to the Senate, who must also take it up for consideration of a veto override.
The family of an Iowa college student who drowned May 31 on the Lake of the Ozarks while in the custody of the state Highway Patrol, hope a coroner’s inquest today will uncover how he died.
Brandon Ellingson’s father talks to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about the case.
Ellingson had been arrested, handcuffed and was wearing a life jacket when he went over the side of the state patrol boat and drowned. His family hopes the inquest will uncover why he went overboard and how he slipped free from the life jacket.
A convicted felon is in custody for a crime spree Tuesday in Kansas City that left three people dead and two people in a hospital in critical condition.
The charges against 34-year-old Brandon B. Howell include three counts of first-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action, and two counts of first-degree assault. Howell is accused of shooting three people dead and brutally beating a couple in the same Kansas City neighborhood. He also allegedly assaulted two people at a Northland hotel.
The Kansas City Star reports Howell was sentenced to prison for a 1999 home invasion robbery during which a pet cat was beheaded. He was paroled in 2011.