Trespassers suspected in Majestic Hotel fire
Hot Springs' fire chief says the fire that destroyed the Majestic Hotel was likely set by trespassers — but that the cause may never be determined because it wasn't safe to send investigators inside the building before it was torn down.
Fire Chief Ed Davis says investigators believe the Feb. 27 fire was likely set by either "urban explorers" or homeless people who were inside the ...
House panel endorses gun nullification bill
Federal agents would be sent to jail for enforcing some federal gun control laws under legislation endorsed by a Missouri House panel.
The House General Laws Committee advanced the measure Thursday. It passed the Missouri Senate last month.
The bill would declare federal laws that the state considers infringements on gun rights to be null and void. Federal agents enforcing those laws could face civil penalties and ...
Missouri Senate panel backs college meningitis vaccine
Students living on college campuses could be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis under legislation endorsed by a Missouri Senate committee.
The legislation would require all students in on-campus housing to have the meningococcal vaccine starting in July 2015, unless they seek a religious or medical exemption.
Meningococcal disease can cause an inflammation of the brain lining known as meningitis. It can spread among people in ...
Fire destroys barn near Fordland
Crews from three fire departments fought a losing battle against a fire in a barn on Bobcat Road near Fordland Friday morning. The Logan-Rogersville department got the call at about 4 am and found a fully involved fire. Crews from Battlefield and Marshfield pitched in, but the barn was a total loss.
The Logan-Rogersville fire chief says his crews got a slow start in the fight ...
Kansas City won't allow drunk people to carry guns
Intoxicated people still can't legally carry guns in Kansas City.
The Kansas City Council voted Thursday against a measure that would have made city law conform with the state's law on intoxicated people carrying a gun.
The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/O16vk4 ) the city currently says intoxicated people can't carry firearms. That conflicts with Missouri state law, which allows intoxicated people to carry guns unless the ...
One in custody after a fatal shooting in Phelps County
Authorities in Phelps County say they have one person in custody after a fatal shooting Wednesday night. A news release from the Rolla Police Department says officers from Rolla, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a 911 call of a shooting just outside the Rolla city limits at about 5:20 pm.
Police say the shooter ran into the woods, ...