Jefferson City

August 27, 2019 - 7:24 pm
Several Midwestern states are joining together to try to identify bottlenecks along the Missouri River that can cause waters to back up and worsen flooding in certain areas. Dru Buntin, the deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, says the state is joining with Iowa, Kansas...
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July 03, 2019 - 6:53 pm
Missouri political aides are warning that a state income tax cut is probably off the table next year after revenues fell short of their target. Preliminary figures show tax money flowing into state coffers during the most recent fiscal year grew by just under $100 million for the second time since...
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June 05, 2019 - 6:16 pm
Missouri utility regulators have approved the acquisition of a large wind energy project by a Chicago firm. The decision Wednesday by the state Public Service Commission was a necessary step for Invenergy to buy the rights to construct the proposed Grain Belt Express power line. The project...
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May 25, 2019 - 5:17 am
The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend. John Reinhardt, 20, and Caitlin...
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May 23, 2019 - 3:52 am
A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Missouri, causing heavy damage Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The service reported that a "confirmed large and destructive tornado" was observed over Jefferson City at 11:43 p.m. Wednesday, moving northeast at 40 mph (64 kph...
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May 17, 2019 - 9:08 pm
Missouri's House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by...
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May 17, 2019 - 7:48 pm
Missouri lawmakers are renewing a truce offer with Kansas in a long-running battle over businesses in the Kansas City area. Legislation given final approval Friday would prohibit Missouri tax incentives from being used to lure businesses from the Kansas side of Kansas City to move across the state...
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April 03, 2019 - 7:22 pm
One of the nation's largest wind energy projects is facing a new obstacle from Missouri legislation that could prevent the high-voltage power line from being strung across the property of unwilling landowners. A Missouri House panel advanced legislation Wednesday that would prohibit the use of...
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March 04, 2019 - 8:09 pm
The founder of the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City is supporting legislation that would move the attraction to Jefferson City. The current museum houses a collection from a steamboat Hawley helped excavate in 1987 from a field in Kansas. David Hawley testified before the Legislature last...
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September 25, 2018 - 6:14 pm
Two Kansas men have reached plea deals in a deadly southwest Missouri robbery. Brock Robinson, 21, and Azaiah Forester, 20, agreed to testify against a third man, Erik Jones, as part of the murder plea. The plea deal says Taven Williams was killed in January 2017 when he attempted to stop the three...
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