A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia is due back in court after an earlier delay.
Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 1 death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. His attorney, David Tyson Smith, says Perez is schizophrenic.
The Camden County Commission voted to table the revisions to Article 600 proposed by the county’s Planning and Zoning Commission. Article 600 specifies the enforcement of county zoning codes.
The Planning and Zoning Commission changed the wording of the zoning code and the possible fines in Article 600 in efforts to modernize the code. These revisions have sparked public debate and scrutiny due to vague language and concern that such ambiguity will result in a violation of their fourth amendment rights.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is suing a southwest Missouri company for allegedly dumping tornado waste from Joplin into an abandoned mine shaft.
Koster on Monday announced the suit against Bryan Weldon and Weldon Contractors and Construction LLC of Joplin. It alleges that Weldon dumped about 100 cubic yards of demolition waste from the 2011 Joplin tornado into an abandoned mine shaft near Neck City in Jasper County.
The suit seeks an injunction against further dumping as well as a civil penalty.
The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to approve AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon for the U.S. market.
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These fillets are from genetically engineered salmon.
These pig cells are part of the research being done by University of Missouri genetic engineer Kevin Wells. Wells, a national expert on the genetic engineering of animals, prefers not to have his photo taken because his work is so controversial.
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Kevin Wells has been genetically engineering animals for 24 years.
“It’s sort of like a jigsaw puzzle,” said Wells recently as he walked through his lab at the University of Missouri - Columbia. “You take DNA apart and put it back together in different orders, different orientations.”
Incumbent Bill Luebbert and City Council Administrator Carlos Graham are running for office in Jefferson City’s 4th Ward in the upcoming April 2 election.
Luebbert is up for re-election. He says his main priorities are public safety, commercial development and infrastructure. As a member of the public works committee, the incumbent said he has also utilized his experience in civil service, business and engineering.
The Missouri State Archives is working on a project that could allow people to look up old marriage records online.
Secretary of State Jason Kander says the online database will include more than 3 million Missouri marriage records from the territorial period through 1969.
Those records already are available at county courthouses and on microfilm at the State Archives in Jefferson City. But Kander says this will mark the first time they can be searched through a free state website.