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9:12 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Newscast for May 31, 2012

The 2012 Missouri legislative session officially ended on Wednesday.

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Politics
8:20 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Columbia group aims to recall first ward councilman

A Columbia group wants to collect signatures on a petition to remove First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt from his post.
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The group Keep Columbia Free has started a campaign to recall First Ward Representative Fred Schmidt.

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Business
9:03 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Columbia poverty rate above national average as Matthes delivers state of the city report

Columbia's poverty rate stands at 23 percent--nine percent above the national average.
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The latest Columbia state of the city address reports mixed emotions about the city’s economic situation.

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Politics
8:26 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Bill before Nixon criminalizes disturbing religious services

Nixon needs to sign the legislation before it becomes state law.
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Among the 115 bills sent to Governor Jay Nixon this year is one that would make it a crime to deliberately disturb worship services in Missouri.

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8:18 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Newscast for May 30, 2012

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9:18 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Newscast for May 29, 2012

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9:00 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Newscast for May 24, 2012

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Politics
9:11 am
Wed May 23, 2012

One year on, Joplin remembers tornado

Joplin was devastated by an EF-5 tornado in May 2011, killing 161.
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Much of Joplin fell silent to mark the precise moment the city was hit by a tornado one year ago.

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Politics
9:08 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Jefferson City to vote on tax measures

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A measure that would reduce property taxes and slightly increase sales tax is going to Jefferson City voters this August.

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AM Newscasts
8:58 am
Tue May 22, 2012

Newscast for May 22, 2012

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Politics
9:12 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Lawmakers approve bill allowing early morning alcohol at Lambert International Airport

The bill would allow alcohol to be served earlier at Lambert International Airport.
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If the governor signs the bill into law, alcohol sales would begin two hours earlier - at 4 a.m. - at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport.

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AM Newscasts
9:01 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Newscast for May 21, 2012

The EF-5 twister killed 161 people in Joplin.
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Politics
8:16 am
Fri May 18, 2012

State Supreme Court urged to set dates for 19 death sentences

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 8:28 am

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is urging the State Supreme Court to set execution dates for 19 death sentences. Koster says no legal barrier is barring the high court from moving forward with the executions. 

Koster says 10 cases of capital punishment have already been awaiting execution dates for over 3 years. He gave the court an additional 9 names today and says there is no legal ground for delaying punishment.

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Politics
7:36 am
Fri May 18, 2012

End of session will lack drama, but not fireworks

Originally published on Fri May 18, 2012 6:34 am

It's the final day of the regular legislative session for the Missouri General Assembly.

Lawmakers have spent the past week clearing a backlog of bills that accumulated during a showdown over the state budget.

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AM Newscasts
8:25 am
Thu May 17, 2012

Newscast for May 17, 2012

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