Missouri

Missouri

Judge in Brandon Ellingson civil case rejects claims of Highway Patrol conspiracy

The ruling means that counts against individual commanders won’t proceed to trial in federal court. But several counts against Trooper Anthony Piercy are still set for trial in October.

Elections 2016

Sen. Blunt prods challenger Kander with Jayhawk mascot

Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is using a Kansas Jayhawk to take a political swipe at Democratic challenger Jason Kander. When Kander made a campaign stop Tuesday in Jefferson City, the applauding audience included someone dressed like a Kansas Jayhawk mascot. A Blunt spokesman said later that it was a campaign volunteer. Blunt’s campaign is trying to make an issue of Kander’s assertion that he is a fifth-generation Missourian.

Missouri

A reminder of a painful heritage, slave cabin in Sedalia is shunned

Marge Harlan, who started the town’s black history library, had the cabin built to help people make peace with their past. Despite her good intentions, she’s found that nobody much likes it — it’s too much a reminder of a painful heritage. People think her heart is in the right place, even if her slave cabin isn’t.

Videos

Police brief the media on shooting of Ballwin officer

Police officials from St. Louis County and Ballwin, along with local elected officials, discuss the details of the shooting of a Ballwin police officer Friday afternoon.
Jason Hancock The Kansas City Star
Police brief the media on shooting of Ballwin officer 0:27

Police brief the media on shooting of Ballwin officer

Bear makes mad dash across Missouri highway, crashes into pickup 0:48

Bear makes mad dash across Missouri highway, crashes into pickup

A look at the Missouri Prairie Foundation-preserved Snowball Hill 1:20

A look at the Missouri Prairie Foundation-preserved Snowball Hill

Amy Thompson run honoree discusses brain injury recovery 0:48

Amy Thompson run honoree discusses brain injury recovery