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5:45 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

AG Koster writes SCOTUS about federal health care law

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster
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Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an individual health insurance mandate but uphold other parts of the federal health care law. 

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Derrick Washington
4:02 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Washington pleads guilty to assault, will serve no extra time

 Former University of Missouri running back Derrick Washington has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of domestic assault against an ex-girlfriend.

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Politics
4:24 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Northwest Mo. levee districts get grants

Missouri levee
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Six levee, drainage and road districts in northwest Missouri will receive a total of about $1.2 million in community development block grants to help repair damage from flooding along the Missouri River. Gov. Jay Nixon's office said in a release that the six districts are located in Atchison and Holt counties.

Levee districts applied for the grants to cover either the 20 percent local cost share required under the Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance program, or for the entire cost if the levee district is not part of the Corps' system.

Politics
4:11 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Mo. high court to consider redistricting challenge

Mid-Missouri's portion of the new Congressional district map.
State of Missouri

The Missouri Supreme Court plans to take another look at the state's newly redrawn congressional districts.

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Education
10:25 am
Mon February 13, 2012

In harsh fiscal times, MU renovates administrative headquarters

Some MU professors have expressed concerns over renovations in the midst of budget cuts.
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The University of Missouri system is renovating its administrative headquarters at the same time officials cite nearly $37 million in critical campus repairs.

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Politics
10:16 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Nixon and lawmakers at odds over legislation

Legislators and Gov. Nixon are sparing over bills reforming voter identification and workplace discrimination.
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Missouri Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon appear headed for a debate over workplace discrimination laws and a requirement to show a photo ID at the polls.

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Weather
4:47 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

Joplin looking to get weather radios

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Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr wants the city to distribute weather radios to all Joplin homes that don't already have one.  Rohr says a survey indicated 58 percent of Joplin homes don't have a weather radio, meaning the city would have to distribute about 11 thousand radios at a cost of more than 300 thousand dollars.

The Joplin Globe reports the state denied the city's application for money to fund the project. The American Red Cross donated 50 thousand dollars and Rohr says he will ask the Joplin Tornado First Response fund for an additional 250 thousand dollars.

Crime
9:20 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Bustamante apologizes; receives life in prison for Olten murder

A Missouri teenager who had described the slaying of a young neighbor girl as an "ahmazing" thrill made an emotional apology Wednesday to the girl's family and was sentenced to a potential lifetime in prison.

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Politics
4:59 pm
Wed February 8, 2012

Missouri senator urges later candidate filing period

At the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., a senator has introduced legislation that would push back the state's time period for candidates to file for public office.
KBIA

A Missouri senator has introduced legislation that would push back the state's time period for candidates to file for public office.

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Crime
8:46 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Bustamante sentenced to life in prison

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri teenager who confessed to strangling, cutting and stabbing a 9-year-old girl because she wanted to know how it felt to kill someone was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

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Politics
3:07 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

MO House endorses voter photo ID requirement

Missouri lawmakers are trying again to require voters to show photo identification at the polls.

House members Tuesday gave first-round approval to the photo-ID requirement by a 104-54 vote. The measure needs another vote before moving to the Senate.

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Business
2:42 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Missouri to prosecute company that falsified documents

Attorney General Chris Koster, who will prosecute the case.
Attorney General's Office

The state of Missouri has filed criminal charges against a shuttered Georgia company accused of using fake signatures on phony foreclosure documents.

A Boone County grand jury on Friday issued a 136-count criminal indictment alleging forgery against DocX and its former president, Lorraine Brown. The company closed in 2010 amid criticism of mortgage companies signing legal documents not reviewed by its employees in a practice called robo-signing.

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Crime
9:05 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Drugs may have been involved in Olten slaying

Attorneys for a Missouri teenager who admitted killing a young neighbor girl are contending that a troubled childhood and an antidepressant drug may have contributed to the murder.

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Politics
5:53 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

MO bill would allow advertising on school buses

A bus with advertisement
FredCamino Flickr

A Missouri lawmaker wants to let school districts lease advertising space on buses to help cover transportation costs.

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Politics
9:41 am
Mon February 6, 2012

Missouri legislator wants drug testing for lawmakers

Rep. Rick Brattin's bill would require lawmakers to take drug testing during session.
File photo KBIA

A Missouri lawmaker has proposed legislation that would require members of the General Assembly to be subjected to random drug testing during the session.

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