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Mo. Auditor finds weaknesses in state’s accounting, payroll system

More than 200 new Illinois laws take effect at start of 2020

Employment in Mo. increases during November

Missouri proposal to expand access to voting goes to court

Missouri Botanical Garden getting new $92 million center

Kentucky State Police hiring victim’s advocates in new initiative

Auditor: Missouri needs to save more for a recession

Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says the state doesn't have enough savings to avoid having to cut spending or raise taxes if there were another recession

Bevin encourages Kentucky students to participate in Bring Your Bible To School Day

Thursday is Bring Your Bible To School Day, and Gov. Matt Bevin is doing his part to make sure Kentucky students are aware.

Mo. Back the Blue license plate unveiled

The Back the Blue license plates were unveiled on Sept. 10.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Kentucky to announce law enforcement education initiative

  Senator Rand Paul has part of lung removed in surgery

Shots fired at Mammoth Cave over an alleged bigfoot sighting

  Ill. Governor signs laws protecting immigrant youth

  Breakout Games plans mad dash for $2,000 cash around Louisville

  New program offered for Mo. small business, farmers affected by natural disasters

Cost of getting driver’s license will rise soon in Missouri

It's about to cost more for Missouri motorists to renew their driver's licenses and license plates

Additions made to Ill. health care community map

IDPH has added maternal and child health data to the Public Health Community Map.

Ill. Gov. reacts to immigration raids with commitment to ‘protect Illinois’ immigrant families'

The Governor has directed all state agencies not to coordinate with ICE

Gov. Bevin continues fight against ‘grotesque’ abortion procedure

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s team defended HB 454 to the U.S. Court of Appeals

  KSP: Man in custody, human remains found in connection with Savannah Spurlock investigation

The remains are believed to be connected to the search for Savannah Spurlock

Man in custody after human remains found in connection to Savannah Spurlock case

Investigators believe the young mother was last seen going with a group of men to a home in Garrard County.

Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell’s US Senate seat

Marine combat aviator Amy McGrath, who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on a more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Public meeting to be held on Johnson’s Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk and Jay Nixon state parks

The public meeting is scheduled for Saturday, July 20.

New cell phone bill to take effect July 1 in Tennessee

When July 1st hits if you’re behind the wheel in Tennessee you cannot grab your phone with any part of your body.

Ill. Gov. signs 3 immigrant protection bills

The bills take effect immediately.

Police need help finding Kentucky mother with warrant, young child

Amanda Otero, 32, failed to show up at an emergency custody hearing involving her three-year-old.

Illinois governor activating National Guard amid flooding

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is activating the Illinois National Guard to respond to recent severe flooding

Morganza Spillway will be opened next week

A rare opening of the Morganza Spillway will happen this Sunday to prevent the flood structure from over topping.

1 killed, 2 injured in Jeffersonville, Indiana home explosion

The extent of any injuries is unknown.

Planned Parenthood condemns abortion ban approved by Mo Senate

The organization called the bill dangerous and extreme.

1 adult, 4 children killed in crash in central MO

The single-vehicle crash was between MO Highway 52 and MO Highway 87.

  IL Governor declares May 14 Fallen Firefighter Memorial Day

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker declared the memorial day Tuesday morning.

History and hauntings at former tuberculosis hospital draws in thousands each year

The paranormal and the history at Waverly Hills are intertwined, drawing around 35,000 people in every year.

American Airlines pilot arrested at Louisville airport, charged in 2015 triple homicide

An American Airlines pilot was removed from a flight in Louisville and charged in connection with a 2015 triple homicide.

Man charged with attacking 9-year-old with machete in NKY

Esteban Portugues, 35, was charged with assault and is jailed at the Kenton County Detention Center.

  VIDEO: Package with $200 worth of merchandise taken from porch

Police said there was more than $200 of merchandise inside the box.

Ohio, it seems, is one of the best places in the U.S. to spot Bigfoot

So where is the best spot in the U.S. to catch a glimpse?

MO Capitol to turn blue in honor of fallen law enforcement officers

The lights will shine throughout the next week.

KY Teacher of the Year skips White House ceremony to protest Trump administration’s policies

Two state teachers of the year, including one from Louisville, have skipped a White House ceremony to protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s education policies.

Missing Florida child in need of life-saving treatment found with parents at KY hotel

Police searched the state of Florida for a toddler who needs life-saving medical treatment, but the three-year-old boy was found in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Man charged with killing infant after finding out he’s not the father

A Memphis man is behind bars, accused of killing a four-month-old after learning he was not the boy's father.

Check out the most famous heists by state

Check out the most infamous heists by state, from American gangster John Dillinger to the disappearance of 300,000 packages of ramen.

Four teens shot in car on I-264 in west Louisville

It happened around 8:20 p.m. on Interstate 264 near the Bells Lane exit, MetroSafe confirmed. The interstate reopened at 10:30 p.m.

Louisville doctor among 60 listed in seven-state opioid fraud allegations

Dr. Christopher Nelson with Bluegrass Pain Consultants has been accused of taking kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company in Florida.

MO Gov. administration makes effort to comply with audit recommendations

Governor Parsons’ administration is taking steps to comply with audit recommendations after being aware of unlawful withholdings for at least a month.

KY Governor requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for counties impacted by flooding

Three Kentucky residents also lost their lives during the weather event.

Missouri House advances bill to collect online sales taxes

A bill advancing in the Missouri House would require out-of-state retailers to collect taxes on online sales to Missourians

Pregnant woman shot, killed in apparent home invasion in Anderson County

A pregnant woman and her unborn baby have died after being shot in Anderson County.

IL National Guard welcomes new leader

Neely replaces Maj. Gen. Richard J. Hayes who is retiring after 33 years of service.

  Residents concerned about DNA-for-cash transactions in Louisville

People are giving DNA samples to a guy in a white van for $20.

KY ranked highest in child abuse in the country

After a new study Kentucky is ranked first in child abuse in the country. Indiana is second.

14-year-old shoots classmate at SW AR school

At least one person has been struck by gunfire at a Nevada County school on Monday morning.

  Marshall County School shooting victims remembered as SB 1 signed into law

The law encourages more SRO's in schools and increases the amount of mental health professionals required to help students.

Body of woman found in woods near Dyersburg

The Dyer County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was found in the woods near Dyersburg.

KY law to soon require everyone convicted of DUI to install ignition interlock

The law stiffens the penalty for first time DUI offenders.

  Shaquille O’Neal named new Papa John’s spokesman

The pizza giant issued a statement Friday morning announcing that the four-time NBA champion will join the company’s board of directors, invest in nine stores in the Atlanta area and “be an ambassador for the Papa John’s brand.”

Legal gun owners learn safety through virtual reality training

During training, each person goes through a simulated situation that portrays reality.

HempWood Operation coming to Murray, KY

A relationship established with Murray State University led to the facility choosing the city as a location.

  Protecting yourself from scams, fraud after flooding

The Missouri Attorney General’s office released a few tips on keeping yourself safe from scams and fraud

Gov. Parson warns Missourians about future flooding

Governor Mike Parson is warning Missourians to use caution around floodwater as rivers in some communities rise toward major flood stage.

Hopkinsville man identified as victim from deadly shooting

Owensboro Police are working a homicide investigation after they say someone was shot in the face.

  Missouri state auditor starts audit on Pemiscot County

An audit involving Pemiscot County government has begun, with Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway saying she is hopeful local officials have learned from recent issues found in audits.

  Legislation would protect minors from internet spying

Lawmakers said the legislation strengthens privacy protections for children

Virginia school system bans ‘clothing associated with hate groups’

The revised policy will now cover imagery associated with organizations promoting white supremacy, racial division, hatred or violence.

Man arrested after police say he stabbed another man in head at West Buechel Walmart

A man is in critical condition after police stay he was stabbed during a fight on Bardstown Road.

Charleston Robotics Team to compete against national, international teams

They call themselves the Mechanical Mettle

ISP announces improvements to the enforcement of existing gun laws

The state is taking steps to improve the enforcement of current gun laws.

Students’ testimony revives effort to restrict vaping

A push to ban e-cigarettes and other vaping products for people under 21 has been resurrected in Kentucky after some heart-felt testimony from a group of middle school students

Dyersburg woman goes missing; leaves keys, purse at home

The search for 24-year-old Shelby Hubbard began Friday morning when her mother called police. Hubbard was missing, but her purse and keys were still at home.

  Sec. of State: Alabama woman who joined ISIS, wants to return home is no longer US citizen; cannot return

Local woman who joined ISIS, now wants to return to the US.

Missouri utility program to build more electric car chargers

A Missouri utility is planning to spend more than $4 million over five years to offer incentives to groups looking to build more charging stations for electric cars

Smaller income tax refunds leave some taxpayers miffed

Some taxpayers who have already filed their 2018 federal tax returns are shocked by the amount of their tax refund.

“Heaven Has A Wall” grocery store ad ignites controversy

A family-owned Christian grocery store with locations across several states in the Southeast is dealing with backlash as customers argue a weekly ad mailer included a controversial political message.