missouri state highway patrol http://kbia.org en It's that time of year to look out for deer on the road http://kbia.org/post/its-time-year-look-out-deer-road <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">November is deer-mating season, and as the deer mate -- drivers are at a higher risk of hitting them.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:12:30 +0000 Shale Remien 43380 at http://kbia.org It's that time of year to look out for deer on the road Holiday weekend causes increased traffic throughout Missouri http://kbia.org/post/holiday-weekend-causes-increased-traffic-throughout-missouri <p>Missouri recorded an increase in highway and waterway traffic and fatalities over Labor Day weekend. There were seven fatalities in car accidents in Missouri over the holiday weekend from a total of 248 traffic crashes.</p><p>Although the number of deaths matched the number from last year’s holiday, it was still an increase over a typical weekend. State Highway Patrol officers said that most accidents occurred on state highways, which saw the biggest increase in traffic due to the holiday. There were many factors that caused heavy traffic and accidents over the weekend.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:13:05 +0000 Beth Anne Carroll 39897 at http://kbia.org Holiday weekend causes increased traffic throughout Missouri New Mo. law to limit patrol vehicle purchases http://kbia.org/post/new-mo-law-limit-patrol-vehicle-purchases <p>State lawmakers have curtailed the spending authority of the Missouri State Highway Patrol because of frustration over the purchase of a new airplane frequently used by the governor.</p><p>A new law that will take effect Aug. 28 will require the patrol to get legislative approval before spending more than $100,000 from a special state fund on any vehicle.</p><p>Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon announced this past week that he will allow the measure passed by the Republican-led Legislature to take effect without his signature.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:00:59 +0000 Associated Press 37122 at http://kbia.org New Mo. law to limit patrol vehicle purchases Lawmakers limit State Highway Patrol's spending power http://kbia.org/post/lawmakers-limit-state-highway-patrols-spending-power <p>State lawmakers have limited the spending authority of the Missouri State Highway Patrol over frustration concerning the purchase of a new airplane frequently used by the governor.</p><p>A new law taking effect Aug. 28 will require the patrol to get legislative approval before spending more than $100,000 from a special state fund on any vehicle.</p><p>The new restrictions come after lawmakers complained that they were not told in advance about the patrol's purchase last December of a new $5.6 million airplane. Records show that Nixon has flown on the plane frequently.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:27:46 +0000 Associated Press 37076 at http://kbia.org Lawmakers limit State Highway Patrol's spending power Audit questions Missouri State Highway Patrol's purchase of new airplane http://kbia.org/post/audit-questions-missouri-state-highway-patrols-purchase-new-airplane <p style="background:white">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="background:white"><span style="font-size:14.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:windowtext">The Missouri State Highway Patrol is getting mixed reviews in an audit released Tuesday.&nbsp; The law enforcement agency is being criticized for spending 5-point-6 million dollars on a new airplane.</span></p><p style="background:white"> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:46:22 +0000 Marshall Griffin 36044 at http://kbia.org Audit questions Missouri State Highway Patrol's purchase of new airplane How safe are Columbia's school buses? http://kbia.org/post/how-safe-are-columbias-school-buses <p></p><p>In a new annual report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Columbia Public School District’s bus fleet comes in just below the state average on school bus maintenance standards. The report looks for defects in school buses and deems them approved, defective, or out-of-service. Columbia Public School district had 23 buses ruled defective and four put out of service, meaning that 85 percent of the district’s 188 buses were approved as up to standard. The state average for approved buses is 89 percent.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:57:00 +0000 Janet Saidi 35311 at http://kbia.org How safe are Columbia's school buses? Mo. bill would limit Highway Patrol purchases http://kbia.org/post/mo-bill-would-limit-highway-patrol-purchases <p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol would need to ask lawmakers for permission to purchase vehicles that cost more than $100,000 under a bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:21:02 +0000 Associated Press 33745 at http://kbia.org Mo. bill would limit Highway Patrol purchases Luetkemeyer: Feds assure Mo. gun info wasn't used http://kbia.org/post/luetkemeyer-feds-assure-mo-gun-info-wasnt-used <p>Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says he was assured by a top federal official that an electronic list of people with Missouri concealed gun permits never was used by any federal agency.</p><p>Luetkemeyer says he spoke with Patrick O'Carroll, the inspector general of the U.S. Social Security Administration. He says O'Carroll confirmed that a Missouri-based investigator recently asked for and received a list of more than 160,000 concealed gun permit holders from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 13:10:39 +0000 Associated Press 32044 at http://kbia.org Luetkemeyer: Feds assure Mo. gun info wasn't used Solving crimes in the real world http://kbia.org/post/solving-crimes-real-world <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:30:17 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30607 at http://kbia.org Solving crimes in the real world Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases http://kbia.org/post/mo-supreme-court-hear-2-prominent-court-cases <p>The state Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments this week in cases involving school transfers and survivor's benefits for the gay partner of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper.</p><p>Both cases are to be argued before the high court Wednesday.</p><p>Cpl. Dennis Engelhard was killed in 2009 while investigating a Christmas Day accident on Interstate 44 southwest of St. Louis. His partner sued for survivor's benefits, but their 15-year relationship is not recognized by the state.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:57:44 +0000 Associated Press 29428 at http://kbia.org Mo. Supreme Court to hear 2 prominent court cases Gov. Nixon defends purchase of new airplane http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-defends-purchase-new-airplane <p></p><p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is defending the purchase of a new state airplane that can be used by the governor, other state officials and law enforcement officers.</p><p>Nixon says the $5.6 million airplane bought by the Missouri State Highway Patrol was a good long-term investment for law enforcement and safety.</p><p>The Democratic governor already has flown on the new King Air 250.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:30:03 +0000 Associated Press 28016 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon defends purchase of new airplane Instructor acuses Missouri State Highway Patrol of underpaying senior officers http://kbia.org/post/instructor-acuses-missouri-state-highway-patrol-underpaying-senior-officers <p>An instructor with the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s training academy has filed a lawsuit accusing the law enforcement agency of violating its pay plan.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 13:20:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 23199 at http://kbia.org Instructor acuses Missouri State Highway Patrol of underpaying senior officers Mo. drunk driving case headed to U.S. Supreme Court http://kbia.org/post/mo-drunk-driving-case-headed-us-supreme-court <p>A Cape Girardeau drunk driving case is going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.</p><p>The court will decide if police can give a blood test without a warrant.</p><p>After Tyler McNeely failed a field sobriety check and refused the breath test, a Missouri State Highway Patrol Officer took him to hospital where he had a blood test.</p><p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri represents McNeely. Legal director Tony Rothert says the officer infringed upon McNeely’s fourth amendment protection from unreasonable search by drawing his blood without a warrant.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:28:20 +0000 Jacob McCleland 21814 at http://kbia.org Mo. drunk driving case headed to U.S. Supreme Court Three hospitalized after Missouri State Fair accident http://kbia.org/post/three-hospitalized-after-missouri-state-fair-accident <p>Three people are hospitalized and two others have suffered minor injuries after an accident during a charity race at the Missouri State Fair.</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:50:26 +0000 Associated Press 19694 at http://kbia.org Three hospitalized after Missouri State Fair accident