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Hollywood inserting itself into Missouri Prop A measure

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Hollywood is inserting itself into Missouri’s Aug. 7 election as Unions attempt to repeal the state’s Right to Work law by opposing Proposition A. Actor John Goodman of “Roseanne” fame and a ...

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New law will let counties tax cell phones for 911 service

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A law beginning in August is meant to let Missouri counties collect a fee from cell phone users for local 911 services. If approved by a state 911 oversight board and local ...

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Memorial held for Ride the Ducks victims

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The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on Lake Taneycomo outside Branson were remembered Sunday during a memorial service attended by around 200 people in the tourism community of Branson. ...

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UPDATE: Death toll rises in Duck Boat accident, children among victims

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At least 13 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in that slammed into Branson, Mo. authorities said Friday. The “duck” ...

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Duck Boat accident leaves 17 dead, others missing in Branson

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Seventeen people are dead and numerous people are injured after a tourist duck boat capsized on Table Rock Lake on Thursday night, the Stone County sheriff said. Eleven people on the boat ...

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New Missouri budget includes jump in public school safety funds, but state still lags behind

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The new state budget signed into law dedicates $300,000 to address school safety demands within Missouri’s K-12 public districts. Details are still being worked out about the best way the funds will ...

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Missouri ‘bullseye’ in this year’s drought

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University of Missouri Extension climatologist Pat Guinan says 2012’s drought was far more devastating and widespread – from Utah to Ohio – but this year’s drought conditions are different. He calls Missouri ...

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Missouri Democrats battle over admitting pro-life voters

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After a publicly painful battle, the Missouri Democrat Party narrowly approved a new platform — one including a last-minute amendment welcoming “a diversity of views” on abortion. “We respect the conscience of ...

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Church elder steals up to $750,000 then may have torched building

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A church treasurer in Missouri has been arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury after it was alleged that he stole between $300,000 to $750,000 from his congregation, which suffered the ...

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Senator Blunt on Meet the Press

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Missouri Republican U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is becoming a favorite guest on Sunday news shows as he appeared on Meet the Press. Yesterday marked at least his third appearance in 2018 on ...

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Residents shaken after fireworks company explosion

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An explosion at a pyrotechnic company in southwest Missouri’s Polk County Tuesday night left one woman in serious condition at a hospital after she was trapped inside. There’s more information about that ...

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Missouri town designated National Historic Park

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President Trump is being thanked this week after he designated St. Genevieve, Mo. as a national historic park. The town is a favorite attraction for visitors and boasts many buildings dating to ...

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Hawley challenges McCaskill to debate

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Supporters were not in short supply this week in Springfield to welcome Attorney General Josh Hawley and hear him lay down a debate challenge for his 2018 U.S. Senate race. The popular ...

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Little House on the Prairie controversy has Missouri connection

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When you think of Little House on the Prairie, you normally wouldn’t think of Missouri or racism. Now the legendary author who wrote those books has had her name stripped from a ...

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Attorney General Hawley fights to get rape kits tested

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The almost 4,890 Missouri rape kits sitting in police evidence lockers or hospital storage likely represent only a fraction of the untested evidence across the state, according to the state Attorney General’s ...

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Small businesses celebrate court ruling on sales tax

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If you shop online, you may notice something extra when you check out. The United States Supreme Court made the decision for states to be able to charge online sales tax in ...

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Dog stays by 3-year-old’s side overnight until rescued

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Just as the weekend was about to begin, a family in southeast Missouri had reason to celebrate. Three-year-old Remington “Remy” Elliott and her dog, Fat Heath, were found safe and sound after ...

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New Governor says infrastructure is priority

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COLUMBIA– Missouri’s new governor said this week in Columbia that infrastructure must be a top priority. Governor Mike Parson (R) briefed reporters at the University of Missouri-Columbia’s campus. “We cannot keep kicking ...

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New governor earns praise from Congressional delegation

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One of the first acts of Missouri’s new governor resulted in bipartisan support and praise from the state’s congressional delegation. Republican Gov. Mike Parson, a strong Christian, called a rare meeting yesterday ...

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New governor to speak to rare joint session of legislature

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In a rare joint session of the Legislature, Missouri’s new governor is expected to speak today in Jeff City. Governor Mike Parson (R) will speak around 5:05 p.m State Rep. Travis Fitzwater, ...

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Kansas City surgeon stormed Normandy, treated Truman

A little boy from Doniphan County, Kansas, is the last person one might expect to be responsible for the lives of the President and First Lady. But that became the case for ...

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Missouri’s new governor to be sworn-in tonight

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Missouri’s 57th governor will be sworn-in Friday evening in a private ceremony at the Statehouse in Jefferson City. Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, says Parson will attend a prayer service ...

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Governor Greitens to resign though he remains defiant

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Missouri’s Republican Governor Eric Greitens is bowing to pressure from both sides of the political aisle and now says he’ll resign from off on June 1.  Greitens made the announcement at his ...

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Greitens launches TV ad in bid to keep job

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Governor Eric Greitens’ campaign has launched a television ad across Missouri by touting the dismissal of the governor’s felony invasion of privacy case. The commercial goes on to call St. Louis Circuit ...

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Higher fuel tax to fund improved highways, bridges

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Missouri drivers, tired of having some of the nation’s worst roads, have been less resistant recently to increased taxes to improve them. Part of the lack of resistance could be the booming ...

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