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8:57 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Mizzou's Sheldon Richardson picked in 1st round of NFL draft

Sheldon Richardson
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The New York Jets picked Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.

The Jets and coach Rex Ryan loaded up on defense in the first round after also taking Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the No. 9 pick. New York acquired the 13th pick from Tampa Bay for cornerback Darrelle Revis on Sunday.

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Politics
2:55 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

$1.2 billion bonding measure for college campus projects gets Mo. House panel approval

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The Missouri House Budget Committee has endorsed a proposed $1.2 billion state bonding proposal that could pay for projects on college campuses, state parks and state facilities.

The budget panel endorsed the revised bonding proposal Thursday after the full House voted to send the measure back to committee for some adjustments.

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Politics
3:36 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. bill seeks to put photo on welfare cards

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The Missouri House has passed a bill that would require the state to seek a federal waiver to put photo IDs on electronic benefits cards.

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Politics
1:49 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. House bill bars copying death scene photos

Jacob Fenston KBIA

The Missouri House has passed legislation that would bar the public from making copies of gruesome crime scene photos and videos.

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Politics
10:29 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. House tries to outlaw federal gun laws

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The Missouri House has passed legislation attempting to make criminals out of U.S. authorities who enforce federal firearm laws in Missouri.

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Politics
9:14 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. bill lets state workers carry guns in car

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State employees could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill heard by a Missouri Senate committee.

The measure considered Tuesday by the Senate General Laws Committee would allow those employees to have a firearm in their car if it is locked and the gun is not visible.

The legislation would also increase penalties for convicted felons who use an illegal firearm while committing another crime. But the committee's chairman, Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, said he wants to take that provision out of the bill.

Politics
9:09 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Bill to fund construction projects at colleges, parks sent back to Mo. house committee

A Cole Co. judge declared lawmakers' inability to pass tax credit legislation in the fall rendered a Missouri science investment bill unconstitutional.
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The Missouri House has sent back to a committee a proposal to issue $1.2 billion in bonds to fund construction projects at college campuses, parks and other state facilities.

House member Chris Kelly, a Democrat from Columbia, says the proposal needs adjustment and that working it out at the committee level would save time.

The bonding package would need voter approval if it clears the Legislature, which adjourns May 17. The House Budget Committee will re-examine the bonding measure, and Kelly says the full chamber could vote on it next week.

Politics
8:20 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Mo. Senate budget cut may miss target

Missouri senators trying to target budget cuts at the agency that issues driver's licenses may have instead blocked funding for the registration of boats and mobile homes.

The Senate passed a budget plan late Monday that eliminates the entire $3.5 million allotment for the Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing Division.

During debate, senators said the proposed cut could halt the issuance of driver's licenses. They described it as negotiating leverage to get additional information from state officials about the data collected from driver's license applicants.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Missouri slows progress on software for IDs

Missouri slows work on biometric analysis for state driver's licenses and identification cards.
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Missouri appears to have slowed work on a high-tech computer program that would conduct a biometric analysis of photos taken for state driver's licenses and identification cards.

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Business
4:12 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Monsanto plans $400M expansion in Chesterfield

Monsanto looks to expand its St. Louis facilities, adding more jobs, greenhouses and laboratories.
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Monsanto Co. plans a $400 million expansion at its suburban St. Louis research center that could add 675 jobs over the next three years.

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Business
5:27 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Columbia pays $0 out of Airline Guarantee Fund for March

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American Airlines and the City of Columbia announced today that it didn’t have to pay any money out of the Air Service Revenue Guarantee fund in March 20-13.

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Weather
4:54 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Mississippi River crests at some hard-hit towns

A coalition of environmental groups has filed two lawsuits against the EPA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, seeking to limit nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico.
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The Mississippi River is on the way down at some hard-hit Midwestern towns.

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Politics
4:50 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Mo. Senate budget plan notable for zeros

Republicans in the Missouri Senate want to make sure the governor doesn't create a health care exchange without their consent.
Jacob Fenston KBIA

Missouri senators are considering a roughly $25 billion budget plan that may be most notable for what it doesn't contain.

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Crime
9:29 am
Mon April 22, 2013

KC area runner shaken by photo of marathon bombers

A suburban Kansas City woman says a photo of her daughter taken at the Boston Marathon is a creepy reminder of how close family members were to a bombing that killed three people and injured more than 150 others.

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Arts and Culture
9:06 am
Mon April 22, 2013

'Angels in America' playwright Kushner at MU

Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner comes to the University of Missouri this week as part of a conference on gays and lesbians in the theater.

Kushner's play "Angels in America" chronicles the early AIDS crisis in New York City and won both a Tony and Pulitzer Prize in 1993.

Theater professor David Crespy will interview Kushner at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the university's Rhynsberger Theatre.

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