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Newscast for October 29, 2012

Oct 29, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Senator Claire McCaskill's mother passes away
  • MU School of Professional Health Dean to step down at end of academic year
  • Some students question university police marijuana arrest policy
  • Ameren Missouri and Illinois send crew members to East Coast
  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed involving Bustamante case

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The arrests of three Missouri football players accused of smoking marijuana on campus has some students questioning how the school handles what is a fairly routine university infraction.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • 25 percent voter turnout expected for Mo. primaries
  • Missouri's elite athletes compete in London Olympics
  • Springfield OKs marijuana ballot

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Springfield officials have certified the signatures on a petition that seeks to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in the city.

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Supporters of a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Springfield are running out of time to collect enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.

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Activists have submitted a petition that seeks to decriminalize marijuana in Springfield.

The Springfield News-Leader reported that petitions with more than 2,500 signatures were submitted Friday to the Springfield city clerk.

Assistant City Clerk Anita Cotter says about 2,100 valid signatures are needed to move the petition forward to City Council, which could pass the petition or submit it to a vote.

Show-Me Cannabis Regulation board member Maranda Reynolds says the group continues collecting signatures in case some of the ones it submitted aren't useable.

A group that advocates relaxing marijuana laws is considering broadening its campaign to Kansas City and Springfield.

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