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Greitens dark money group set to attack Libla despite long record on law enforcement

Greitens dark money group set to attack Libla despite long record on law enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Springfield News-Leader reported Thursday morning that A New Missouri, Inc., a dark money nonprofit designed to further Gov. Eric Greitens agenda, would release more social media advertisements directed at senators, specifically for standing in the way of a blue alert measure meant to support law enforcement. A New Missouri has

Lt. Col. Sandy Karsten accepts the role of superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol as Gov. Eric Greitens watches Feb. 1, 2017.

MSHP honors employees at MASTERS ceremony

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Amidst the rains and floods of the past weekend, leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Missouri Association of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society (MASTERS) took time to celebrate 21 employees of the state law enforcement agency at a ceremony in Columbia. Several award recipients reportedly could not attend the

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Lawmakers call for monthly reports on state’s lawsuit settlements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With growing concerns over the amount of money being spent by Missouri each year to pay lawsuit settlements, scrutiny of the state’s legal expense fund has become a focal point for several lawmakers. The expenditures by the Attorney General’s Office from that particular fund have come under fire in the past

Lt. Col. Sandy Karsten accepts the role of superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol as Gov. Eric Greitens watches Feb. 1, 2017.

Greitens taps Karsten to become first female superintendent of Highway Patrol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lt. Col. Sandy Karsten was named the new head of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. She served as the second-in-command under former superintendent Col. Bret Johnson, who was appointed by former Gov. Jay Nixon. “She has a distinguished 30 years in service during which time she was recognized numerous times for

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Kindle’s retirement marks another leadership departure from Highway Patrol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Major Gregory Kindle announced his retirement from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Wednesday morning effective Feb. 1, 2017. Kindle, a 36-year veteran of the force, serves as the commander of the support services bureau and one of the six bureau commanders that assists the patrol superintendent, Colonel Bret Johnson. Johnson also

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Potential traffic laws weigh safety, state overreach

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While much of the focus this legislative session regarding roads has involved funding for an infrastructure most people in the building recognize needs significant funding, the Senate Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on four bills, most of them designed to make Missouri roads safer. However, the bills also

Franklin pre-files bill to re-establish water patrol

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, filed HB 1960 Monday to undo the merger that combined the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri State Water Patrol in 2011. “We need to return to the days of a focused Water Patrol mission that is fully devoted and passionate for the water and law enforcement,”

Nixon addresses Missouri floods, reports 10 have died

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon held a press conference Monday alongside members of state recovery units to detail the response from the executive branch to widespread flooding across Missouri. He declared a state of emergency Sunday, Dec. 27. Nixon noted that while the National Guard was being updated on the situation, the Missouri Department

Appropriations on Public Safety reviews water and highway patrol merger

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House Committee on Appropriations of Public Safety and Corrections met Monday afternoon for the first installment of a two-part hearing on the effects and future plans for the Missouri State Highway Patrol since it incorporated the Missouri Water Patrol into its ranks in 2011. Rep. Diane Franklin, R-Camdenton, delivered a

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