Missouri Rep. Dennis Fowler has been appointed by the governor to the state Board of Probation and Parole.
Gov. Jay Nixon announced Fowler's appointment Friday — the same day that he also appointed state Sen. Ryan McKenna to a spot in his administration as the labor department director.
Fowler is a Navy veteran who worked in law enforcement for 38 years before winning election to the House in 2012. The Republican from the rural town of Advance represented the 151st District in southeast Missouri.
Missourians now can donate unclaimed property held by state government directly to charities that support military veterans, medical research, children's education and other causes.
Treasurer Clint Zweifel announced the donation program Wednesday at the state Capitol. He says people regularly have asked to donate their unclaimed property and that the new program gives Missourians a "quick, easy and simple" way to do so.
E.W. Scripps announced Tuesday it has acquiring Columbia-based Newsy for $35 million. Newsy is best known for its short online videos that aggregate news from multiple sources. The five-year-old company has 35 full-time employees. It has had a relationship with the Reynolds Journalism Institute and the MU School of Journalism since relocating to Columbia in 2008.
Just hours away from his scheduled execution, Missouri death row inmate Allen Nicklasson is optimistic that his life will be spared.
Nicklasson is scheduled to die by injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for the 1994 murder of Richard Drummond, a businessman killed by Nicklasson and two other men after Drummond stopped to offer assistance when Nicklasson's car stalled on Interstate 70 in mid-Missouri.