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Governor douses Viking funeral bill with veto

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Those looking for a Viking funeral as a form of cremation may be burning with anger after a bill allowing it was vetoed. Legislation that would have allowed outdoor funeral pyres was ...

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Cyclists with Journey of Hope passing through Missouri, Kansas on 4,350-mile trip

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Cyclists with Journey of Hope are on a trans-continental ride that includes stops across the nation. The participants are completing a 4,350-mile event across the country. This group of cyclists and crew ...

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Hawley to YouTube: stop catering to pedophiles

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YouTube refuses to stop automatically recommending footage of kids to pedophiles. U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, says the video-hosting website YouTube must stop the practice. Dallas-based AT&T Corp. and several other major companies ...

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Sliced bread festival brings Republicans, Democrats together

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It’s the best thing since sliced bread! Really! Seven thousand people are expected to turn out for this weekend’s “Sliced Bread Days” event in northwest Missouri’s Chillicothe. State Rep. Rusty Black, R-Chillicothe, ...

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Sen. Hawley takes on Nike for dissing Betsy Ross flag

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U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has some strong word for the international shoe giant Nike after its much-criticized decision to pull shoes from stores that bore the original 13 star American flag. NFL ...

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Abortions will continue through August at Missouri Planned Parenthood

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Missouri’s last abortion clinic will be allowed to operate until August after a decision today by the Administrative Hearing Commission.  The Planned Parenthood clinic has injured at least 74 women in botched ...

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Bridges across nation will sport pro-life signs June 28

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Over 50 communities across the nation will make a pro-life statement for National Pro-Life Bridges Day make a Friday, June 28. Missouri cities participating include Jefferson City, St. Charles and Springfield. In ...

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No more abortions by Planned Parenthood in Missouri

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The last abortion clinic in the state of Missouri has again lost its license and cannot perform the procedure. The current license for the abortion center expired Friday and the Missouri Department ...

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I-29 re-opens after flooding forced closure

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Motorists will welcome the news that Interstate 29 has reopened north of St. Joseph even with floodwaters lapping at its shoulders in southwest Iowa. Adam Watson, an engineer with the Northwest District ...

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Armed citizens take down inmate who shot Missouri officer

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An innocent bystander armed with a gun and several other witnesses helped to take down a shackled inmate last week for allegedly shooting a northwest Missouri police officer. Trenton, Mo. police officer ...

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USS Missouri honored with postage stamp

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is honoring the battleship USS Missouri with a forever postage stamp, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of her commissioning. Celebrations this week honored the 75th anniversary: ...

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Missouri aims to end economic ‘border war’ with Kansas

Legislation aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas has been signed into law this week by Governor Mike Parson in Kansas City. The Bolivar Republican notes the legislation, ...

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Flood waters rise as more rain expected across Missouri

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Rain is expected across Missouri the next 10 days just as rivers are cresting along the eastern side of the state. Rivers and lakes continued to fill and crest, breaking years of ...

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Missouri Secretary of State says abortion referendum effort is unlawful

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has denied two pro-abortion referendum petitions today aimed at blocking sweeping pro-life legislation from becoming law. Ashcroft says the efforts are unconstitutional because part of the ...

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West Quincy evacuated as levee breaches

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Residents continue to flee West Quincy, Mo. this morning as part of a mandatory evacuation, following a levee breach along the Durgens Creek. State Rep. Louis Riggs, R-Hannibal, says a levee from ...

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Missouri road closures from flooding near record levels

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As levees breach in Northeastern Missouri, officials now say 300 road and highway closures are in effect across the state. The Missouri Department of Transportation says that the closures include a 67-mile ...

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MO Governor reports on storm recovery

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Governor Parson reports on storm recovery and urges Missourians to be prepared to take protective actions over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in which severe weather and flooding continue across the state. ...

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Missouri Gov. signs bill that protects babies after 8 weeks

Governor Mike Parson has signed the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” bill. Pro-life organizations say this is groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nationwide. ...

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Eye witness accounts of Jeff City tornado sought

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The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says the Wednesday night tornado that struck Jefferson City appears to be an EF-3 but eye witness accounts could raise that category. NWS St. ...

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Photos show devastation in Jefferson City

Missouri’s state capitol of Jefferson City remains stunned by the devastation today after what some say may be categorized as an F-5 tornado hit the city. At least 12 other tornadoes tore ...

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‘Catastrophic’ tornado hits Jefferson City, other Missouri communities

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A major and catastrophic tornado has hit Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City. Gov. Mike Parson has issued a state-wide emergency saying that at least 13 tornadoes have touched down causing widespread destruction and ...

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MO Attorney General Schmitt, FBI prioritize child trafficking

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says human trafficking is an epidemic. He made the statement at a press conference Monday on Kansas City.  Now, the FBI’s Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task ...

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Missouri House passes fetal heartbeat bill

Missouri’s pro-life Heartbeat Bill is headed to the Governor’s desk after it was approved in the Missouri House today. The House vote was 110-44, and happened after about two hours of emotional ...

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Missouri Senate votes to end most abortions after heartbeat detected

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The Missouri Senate passed a bill early Thursday to protect babies from abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy. The Republican-led Senate approved the legislation 24-10. It needs at least another vote of approval in the House of Representatives before it can head to Republican Gov. Mike ...

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Area State Rep. will need to learn to walk again after head-on accident

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State Rep. Rebecca Roeber, of Lee’s Summit, will need to learn to walk again after a head-on collision at the end of March. Missouri House Speaker Elijah Haahr says Roeber continues to ...

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