Category: Missouri News

Judge makes permanent ruling allowing KKK leaflets

(CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., AP) — A federal judge has made permanent an injunction allowing the Ku Klux Klan to leaflet vehicles in the southeast Missouri city of Cape Girardeau. The American Civil Liberties sued the city in September on behalf of the Traditionalist American Knights of the KKK. The suit claimed the city’s ban on… Read more »

Judge declines to block Mo. disturbing worship law

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has refused to issue a preliminary injunction against a Missouri law making it a crime to disturb worship services. The law makes it a misdemeanor to intentionally disturb or interrupt a “house of worship” with profane language, rude or indecent behavior or noise. It carries a penalty of… Read more »

Mo. effort seeks to help Alzheimer’s patients

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri State Treasurer’s office is holding nearly $700 million in unclaimed property, and Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY’-ful) is reaching out to those with Alzheimer’s disease who may be due part of that money. Zweifel was in St. Louis Tuesday to announce an initiative with the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter… Read more »

Backers of Mo. court changes drop campaign plans

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Supporters of a Missouri ballot measure changing the selection process for top judges said Tuesday that they won’t actively campaign for it because they don’t like the summary that voters will see. Proponents of the Nov. 6 ballot measure said they would not appeal a recent… Read more »

At stop with Gingrich, Akin says he’s not quitting

(KIRKWOOD, Mo., AP) — A day before the final deadline to stay in or drop out of the Missouri Senate race, congressman Todd Akin insists he’s not quitting. Akin appeared Monday with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, ahead of a fundraiser in support of Akin’s campaign…. Read more »

Ex-congressman seeks to elevate the Ozarks

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — Air Evac Lifeteam’s president, Seth Myers, helped grow the rural ambulance service from its modest roots 25 years ago into one of south-central Missouri’s largest employers, with 600 local workers and a presence in 15 states. But the demands of doing business in an isolated region… Read more »

Mountain lion confirmed in Shannon County

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed another mountain lion sighting in the state. The Springfield News Leader reports ( that the mountain lion was captured by a trail camera in Shannon County earlier this month. The photograph of a mountain lion walking in the forest at night was taken on… Read more »

Candidates for governor to debate in Columbia

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The state’s economy is expected to be prominent issue today when the candidates for Missouri governor meet for their first debate. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has traveled across the state in recent years promoting companies’ plans for adding jobs and the incentives that state government has offered to support them. But… Read more »

April trial set over Rep. Cleaver’s car wash

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A trial will get under way April 17 in Jackson County to resolve a dispute over a loan that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver used to purchase a suburban Kansas City car wash. The Kansas City Star ( reported that Bank of America has sued Cleaver’s company, Cleaver Co. The bank alleges… Read more »

U.S. reps address looming defense cuts

By ANDY LYONS (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Looming budget cuts that threaten the jobs of more than 30,000 Missouri military personnel and the impact of such cuts were the topic of a public forum hosted by two Congressional representatives Tuesday night. The cuts, due to take effect Jan. 2, 2013, are part of the Budget… Read more »