JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Applications for concealed carry permits in Missouri are dropping after passage last year of a law making them unnecessary in many places.
Missouri State Fire Marshal J. Tim Bean is advising Missourians to exercise caution during the dry and windy conditions.
The Missouri House has passed two bills increasing protections for police officers. Representatives on Thursday voted 120-35 in favor of a bill that would increase penalties for those who assault law enforcement officers. They also approved legislation with a 146-6 vote to create a "Blue Alert System" that would notify people when an officer has been shot or assaulted. Both proposals now move to the Senate. Proponents of increasing the penalties for assaulting officers said in a debate...
UPDATE 2/16: Family members tell us Brice Key has been found safe. They say he's getting checked out at the hospital as a precaution.