Former university student pleads guilty in threat case

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) – One of the men accused of threatening violence during racial unrest at the University of Missouri has pleaded guilty. Conner Stottlemyre, of Blue Springs, admitted Monday in Nodaway County District Court to making a terrorist threat. The 19-year-old was attending Northwest Missouri State University in November when he was accused of…

Illinois lawmakers will return to ongoing budget crisis

(KTRS) – In Illinois lawmakers have their own crisis to face–the state has been operating without a budget since July. The budget battle stands poised to throw the rest of the legislative agenda into disarray. Political analysts say that upcoming elections could add even more tension to budget discussions. Primaries in Illinois are March 15,…

MoDOT receives unexpected bump in funding

(KTRS) – The Missouri Department of Transportation is sharing some good news about the agency’s budget forecast. MoDOT previously said that by 2017 they would not have the money to fully maintain three-quarters of the state’s roads. But that is changing, the latest reports reveal a new picture. MoDOT says that tax revenue is up…

Missouri House panel OKs cooling-off period for lawmakers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A bill that would delay when lawmakers and other state elected officials can lobby after leaving office is advancing in the Missouri House. A House committee voted 7-1 in favor of a bill that would require officials to wait one legislative session before becoming lobbyists. Lawmakers and other elected officials…

Mayor Slay Establishes 15 Member Crime Commission

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  St. Louis is taking a new approach to addressing the city’s crime problem. A news conference was held on Monday, where Mayor Francis Slay announced his executive order of establishing a community Crime Commission.  The fifteen member body is designed to provide an additional level of oversight and expertise as the City…