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9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation aims to limit sexual orientation discussion in public schools

The Missouri House is looking at a bill that limits discussion of sexual orientation in schools.
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Republican leaders in the Missouri House are backing legislation that would limit the discussion of people's sexual orientation in public schools.

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Politics
9:09 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Mo. legislation would reduce licensing fees

The Missouri House is considering legislation reducing the fees placed on animal shelters.
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Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state licensing fees for dog breeders and animal shelters.

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Crime
8:59 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Officials investigate Monday morning explosion at St. Louis federal building

St. Louis police and federal officials are looking for a man who threw an explosive device at a federal building in downtown St. Louis.

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Politics
5:28 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mo. House, Senate pass versions of day care law

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Missouri lawmakers want to bar anyone accused in the death or abuse of a child from running a day care center while the criminal charges are pending.

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Business
4:37 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mo. offering tax break on Energy Star appliances

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Shoppers have a few days to save a few dollars on appliances bought in Missouri, thanks to temporary state tax break.

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Politics
3:53 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mo. auditor halts fiscal estimates for initiatives

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) has instructed his staff to stop doing financial estimates for ballot initiatives because of several recent court decisions.

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Politics
8:57 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Legislation addresses impact of foreclosure on neighbors

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County assessors would have to consider the impact of foreclosures and bank sales on the real estate market when they set the value of a property, under legislation that has passed the Missouri Senate.

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4:38 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Ex-prosecutor denies telling witnesses what to say

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A Missouri judge denies telling witnesses what they needed to say when he was a prosecutor pursuing a conviction in the 2001 murder of a newspaper editor.

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Education
4:22 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation

The Missouri Senate has passed bills that would allow for more charter schools in the state and would also allow the state to take over failing school districts more quickly.

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Business
9:13 am
Wed April 18, 2012

March Missouri unemployment numbers steady

Missouri added about 4,800 jobs in March as its unemployment rate remained steady.

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Politics
2:46 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Mo. bill criminalizes undercover videos at farms

The Missouri House has endorsed legislation seeking to make it a crime for undercover activists to produce videos portraying poor conditions at agricultural facilities.

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Crime
2:43 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Forensic expert questions motive in Heitholt death

An expert witness hired by convicted murderer Ryan Ferguson is questioning a police theory that former Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt was killed during an attempted robbery.

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Crime
9:00 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Witnesses raise more questions about Heitholt death

Two more witnesses are raising questions about evidence that helped convict a Missouri man in the 2001 death of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.

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Politics
8:52 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Boone Co. officials discuss renaming government center

Officials are mulling over whether to change the name of the Boone Co. Gov. Center.
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Boone County officials have yet to decide whether to remove the name of former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson from the county government center.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

State representatives push bills to help seniors

Tax Day can be a tough time for anyone, but it’s especially hard for seniors facing rising personal property taxes on a fixed income. That’s according to some local lawmakers who are asking the state to give seniors a break.

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Politics
4:41 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Reps. Carnahan, Clay both report more than $400K

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Congressmen Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay are on similar financial footing heading into a Democratic primary in St. Louis.

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Politics
3:00 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Mo. Gov. Nixon raises $1.7M to start 2012

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon raised $1.7 million this past quarter, helping build a campaign account of more than $6 million for his re-election bid.

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Politics
8:49 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Very low voter turnout for Mo. GOP caucuses

Fighting between legislators and Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon marred the GOP caucuses.
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Less than one-half of 1 percent of Missouri's registered voters participated in the Republican caucuses that served as the first step in the presidential selection process.

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Weather
8:46 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Alert systems help avoid severe weather damage

Storms caused multiple outbreaks of severe weather most of Sunday from Kansas to Minnesota.

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Crime
8:27 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Hearing to review new Ferguson murder trial evidence

A Columbia man convicted nearly seven years ago for killing a newspaper sports editor in 2001 returns to court Monday in his latest bid for a new trial.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

St. Louis lawyer joins former Governor Wilson in guilty plea

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A St. Louis attorney pleaded guilty to misusing money from an insurance company to funnel contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party.

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Politics
9:04 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Mo. House passes legislation placing cellphones on No Call Lists

Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cellphone numbers on the state's telemarketing No Call List is moving forward.

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Politics
5:48 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Ex-Missouri governor pleads guilty to federal indictment

Former Missouri Governor Roger Wilson has pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to an illegal political donation made after he left office. 

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Science, Health and Technology
5:27 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

New judge sought in Missouri Medicaid contract lawsuit

The Missouri Supreme Court has been asked to appoint a new judge to hear a lawsuit challenging a state Medicaid contract.

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Politics
4:52 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Missouri House approves adding cellphones to No Call List

Legislation allowing Missourians to place their cell phone numbers on the state's telemarketing No Call List is moving forward.

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Politics
4:20 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Judge Quigless appointed to Missouri appeals court

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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a St. Louis trial judge to serve on the state Court of Appeals.

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Politics
4:15 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Missouri Senate panel endorses roughly $24 billion budget plan

 

A Missouri Senate committee has approved a budget plan that cuts funding for social services but not education.

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Politics
8:59 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Mo. House approves new voter ID bill language

Missouri House members have rewritten the ballot language for a proposed constitutional amendment clearing the way for someday requiring voters to show photo identification.

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Science
8:57 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Reasons behind deaths of thousands of fish remain elusive

Thousands of fish were found dead in Columbia's Flat Branch Creek.
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Conservation officials are still trying to determine what killed an estimated 14,000 fish in a central Missouri creek.

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Politics
2:34 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Mo. Attorney General Koster reports raising more than $890,000

Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than $890,000 for his re-election campaign during the past three months.
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Democratic Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster reports raising more than $890,000 for his re-election campaign during the past three months.

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