KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two guns thought to have been used by bank-robbing fugitives Bonnie and Clyde have snatched $210,000 at an auction in Kansas City, Missouri. An online bidder from the East Coast on Saturday bought the shotgun, pistol and submachine gun believed to have been seized from the outlaw couple’s Joplin hideout in 1933.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation says it wouldn’t take a public vote to rebuild Interstate 70 using tolls. Director Kevin Keith says private sector companies would fund the project and collect tolls to recoup their investment. The project could cost between $2 and $4 billion.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House is preparing to take up legislation that deals with state regulations and providing information about schools and county governments on a state website. Republican leaders say they plan to consider the two measures during floor debate this week.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials are planning to refinance more than $500 million of debt as part of Governor Jay Nixon’s plan to balance the state budget. Nixon’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year assumes the state will save $41 million from the debt restructuring.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State lawmakers are continuing to question the gubernatorial appointment of a Columbia attorney to the University of Missouri Board of Curators. Craig van Matre (MAY’-tree) was appointed last January but had to temporarily step down after the Senate didn’t take up his nomination last year. He was reappointed this summer, but had to leave the board again when no Senate confirmation occurred during last year’s special legislative session.
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Wentzville police now believe a shooting inside a church was accidental. A man was hit by a bullet Saturday night at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church during a trivia night to raise money for a woman with cancer. Police didn’t elaborate, but a man came forward yesterday and indicated the shooting was unintentional.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A former mid-Missouri Boy Scout leader suspected of exposing himself to a scout has pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and supplying intoxicants to a minor. 24-year-old John Murphy of Fulton entered the plea last week in Boone County Circuit Court. A judge sentenced him to two years of unsupervised probation and fined him $150. Police said the alleged incidents didn’t occur during scout functions.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Two people are in custody after a body was found inside a car following a gun battle in St. Louis. The shooting happened last night on the city’s north side. A caller told police that several people in a car began shooting at another group of people, who returned fire.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Mormon temple is slated to begin serving regional church members this spring. The temple north of Kansas City will be dedicated in May, but the church plans to offer non-members a tour of the structure in April. The temple will serve about 30,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Springfield church and hospital have taken in families displaced by a fire at a Springfield hotel for the homeless. About 185 people were inside the Missouri Hotel in Springfield when the fire broke out Friday afternoon. Now, 28 families are temporarily living at Cox North hospital while repairs are made.