- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)39
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
Committee looking at state's sheriffs' operations
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri sheriffs are seeking to address costs of housing inmates and looking to boost their own pay.
An interim Missouri House committee is studying sheriffs' operations and plans to propose legislation to be considered when lawmakers return to the Capitol in January for the 2013 session.
The committee has focused on topics that include the possibility of requiring candidates for sheriff have a peace officer's license before filing for office, sheriff salaries, mandates on sheriffs and county jails.
Republican House member Don Ruzicka, committee chairman, said it is important for state government and sheriffs to work together.