Missouri

Ann Wagner and Dick Durbin
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July 16, 2019 - 1:11 pm
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) is calling today's House resolution condemning President Trump's comments that many are calling racist, "counterproductive," saying it will only foster division, not the unity our nation needs. In a statement emailed to KMOX, Wagner says she is...
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drugs-pills
July 15, 2019 - 5:28 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to a settlement agreement for a lawsuit alleging that Missouri overmedicated children in foster care with psychotropic drugs. The agreement, which still needs final approval, calls for the state to make systemic changes...
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going to school
July 12, 2019 - 11:09 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Gov. Parson signed a bill to give some Missouri school children an extra week out of school in August next year. The new law pushes back the earliest possible start date for public schools by an extra four days, from the current 10 days before the first Monday in September ... to...
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Kansas City highway
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July 11, 2019 - 12:57 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tractor-trailer hauling pig intestine has dumped its load across a downtown highway in Kansas City, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation tweeted that at least three lanes of westbound Interstate 670 were closed Thursday because of the spill, and that an...
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car driving on road
July 11, 2019 - 10:38 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri drivers soon will no longer be required to get inspections on vehicles less than 10 years old. Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday signed legislation to change the state’s vehicle safety inspection rules. Currently, inspections are required every other year for...
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July 10, 2019 - 4:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri officials say widespread flooding has cost an estimated $29 million in damages to roads and bridges, and dozens of other sites haven’t even been evaluated yet. Missouri Department of Transportation records presented during a Wednesday commission meeting show the...
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July 10, 2019 - 1:34 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri faces a possible earthquake insurance marketplace collapse and devastating economic losses if a powerful trembler hits the New Madrid fault line anytime soon, according to a new report from the state’s insurance department. Despite the risk, the report from the...
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courtroom
July 10, 2019 - 1:17 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Older Missouri residents soon will be able to get out of jury duty, if they so choose. Legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Parson will allow anyone age 75 or older to ask a court to be excused from jury duty. The judge will have to grant the request. The exemption is...
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WEST ALTON, MISSOURI- JUNE 01: Floodwater from the Mississippi River rises up around homes on June 1, 2019 in West Alton, Illinois. The middle-section of the country has been experiencing major flooding since mid-March especially along the Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi Rivers. Towns along the Mississippi River have been experiencing the longest stretch of major flooding from the river in nearly a century. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
July 10, 2019 - 9:01 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — It's going to take up to $50 million to repair local levees on the Mississippi River after near historic flooding this year, that's just a drop in the bucket compared to what it's going to take to repair the levee systems along the Missouri River west of St. Louis and the...
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Jail cells in a city facility located in the southern United States.
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July 09, 2019 - 4:04 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed legislation that could free hundreds of prisoners who are currently serving mandatory sentences. The bill signed Tuesday exempts some nonviolent offenses from a state law requiring people to serve at least 40%, 50% or 80% of their...
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