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July 10, 2019 - 1:24 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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July 09, 2019 - 4:03 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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July 08, 2019 - 12:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An appellate court panel ruled Monday that the American Civil Liberties Union can soon begin collecting signatures that would put a new Missouri law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy to a public vote. A three-judge panel of the state’s Court of Appeals found that...
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July 08, 2019 - 12:16 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri agency is gathering public feedback on a proposed hike in hunting and fishing fees. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday that the Conservation Department wants to raise nonresident deer hunting licenses from $225 to $265 starting next year. Nonresidents...
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tuskegee airmen
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July 02, 2019 - 12:05 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who was unable to finish high school but went on to serve as crew chief for the famed Tuskegee Airman has received an honorary diploma nearly 80 years after leaving high school. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that James Shipley got the diploma in a...
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Planned Parenthood prolife protestors
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June 28, 2019 - 12:21 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri commissioner on Friday ruled that the state’s only abortion clinic can continue providing the service at least until August as a fight over its license plays out, adding that there’s a “likelihood” that the clinic will succeed in the dispute. Administrative Hearing...
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Wentzville Fire Department
Wentzville Fire Department
June 25, 2019 - 3:03 pm
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KFTK) — A few Wentzville firefighters are being lauded for their extra effort in helping a resident in need. The Wentzville Fire Protection District shared photos on social media of three firefighters helping cook breakfast for an elderly man who needed assistance after he fell. "...
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Bucklew Russell
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June 25, 2019 - 1:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri death row inmate who has received last-minute reprieves twice before over concerns about a rare medical condition is now scheduled to die in October. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday set an Oct. 1 execution date for Russell Bucklew, who was convicted in the 1996...
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flooded Mississippi Riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri in June 2019
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June 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding...
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Planned Parenthood prolife protestors
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June 21, 2019 - 10:36 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision Friday morning before a court...
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