missouri highway patrol http://kbia.org en Annual state school bus inspection shows room for improvement http://kbia.org/post/annual-state-school-bus-inspection-shows-room-improvement <p></p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol's annual inspection report showed that the state’s school bus safety approval rating is at a four year low.</p><p></p><p>Since 2011, a yearly average of around 12% of buses statewide failed to pass initial inspections.&nbsp; This year, the number has increased to 15%. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:14:27 +0000 Conner Handel 54153 at http://kbia.org Annual state school bus inspection shows room for improvement Dozens in jail after Texas County drug sting http://kbia.org/post/dozens-jail-after-texas-county-drug-sting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dozens of Texas County residents are in jail following a massive drug sting executed by Missouri law enforcement on Monday. A grand jury issued 110 indictments for 58 individuals for mostly drug related offenses. 45 people were arrested on Monday and 4 others named in the operation were already in prison, leaving nine more at large.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:47:49 +0000 Grant Suneson 51387 at http://kbia.org Dozens in jail after Texas County drug sting Mo. traffic fatalities at lowest point since 1947 http://kbia.org/post/mo-traffic-fatalities-lowest-point-1947 <p></p><p>Last year was the safest on Missouri roads in more than six decades.</p><p>Preliminary figures released Thursday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that 741 people died in traffic crashes in 2013.</p><p>Patrol Capt. Tim Hull says that's the lowest number since 683 people died on Missouri roads in 1947. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 15:42:03 +0000 Associated Press 46133 at http://kbia.org Mo. traffic fatalities at lowest point since 1947 Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits http://kbia.org/post/same-sex-partner-missouri-state-trooper-ruled-ineligible-survivor-benefits <strong>Updated at 10:05 a.m. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:45:08 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 42923 at http://kbia.org Same-Sex Partner Of Missouri State Trooper Ruled Ineligible For Survivor Benefits Heads up, Missouri drivers: New traffic laws affect you http://kbia.org/post/heads-missouri-drivers-new-traffic-laws-affect-you <p>Several new Missouri laws regarding traffic and roadways are going into effect soon. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.</p><p>Captain Tim Hull with the Missouri State Highway Patrol just completed his annual training on the new laws.&nbsp; Each year, the patrol briefs its troopers on new laws, or changes to existing laws – and it’s also trying to educate the public about them.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:44:40 +0000 Jennifer Davidson & KSMU 39322 at http://kbia.org Heads up, Missouri drivers: New traffic laws affect you CPD: 'Clerical error' misclassifies May shooting http://kbia.org/post/cpd-clerical-error-misclassifies-may-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia police say a clerical error caused the Missouri Highway Patrol to classify an unsolved fatal shooting as a justifiable homicide.</span></p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/170soCw">reports</a> that a monthly statistical report compiled by the patrol lists a 21-year-old white male as the shooter in the May 19 death of 25-year-old Brandon Coleman.</p><p>Coleman's family and some community leaders have criticized Columbia police for not making an arrest in a case police say remains under investigation.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:53:35 +0000 Associated Press 37685 at http://kbia.org CPD: 'Clerical error' misclassifies May shooting Highway Patrol investigates threat against Governor Nixon http://kbia.org/post/highway-patrol-investigates-threat-against-governor-nixon <p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is investigating a threat reported by Springfield police against Gov. Jay Nixon. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:00:53 +0000 Associated Press 26290 at http://kbia.org Highway Patrol investigates threat against Governor Nixon