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Missouri House passes cannabis extract legislation

The Missouri House has approved legislation that would allow use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other types of treatments.

Lawmakers rewrite Missouri's criminal code

Governor will have 15 days to sign or veto the bill after he gets it early next week.

Missouri lawmakers approve local health registries

County officials could compile lists of residents with health problems under a Missouri bill intended to identify people in need of help during disasters.

Class-action lawsuit filed against Hawthorn Bank

Suit challenges policy on overdraft charges

A class-action lawsuit against Hawthorn Bank alleges the bank has illegally charged customers for overdrafting their accounts.

House panel mulls impeaching Nixon

An effort to impeach Gov. Jay Nixon over his decision to allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns received its first public hearing Wednesday in a Missouri House committee.

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'Wings over Water' to promote Earth Day

Public events on tap today, Friday

Many Earth Day celebrations this year marked the seventh anniversary of when the bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.

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Jefferson City artist featured in Parkinson's calendar

A longtime advocate for the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Judi Jecmen is one of 13 artists in the country whose artwork was selected to appear in the organization’s nationally distributed 2014 Creativity and Parkinson’s Calender.

Bill offers protection for religious rights in public school

A Potosi teacher recently told students “they were not allowed to have their Bibles out in the school,” state Rep. Elijah Haahr told Missouri senators Wednesday.

House panel advances school transfer bill

The debate over a law that allows Missouri students in unaccredited school districts to transfer to neighboring schools will soon hit the House floor, and it will likely bring a fight over sending public dollars to private schools with it.

State officials hope bill can 'fix' child-support issue

Bill focused on children in post-secondary school

State Children’s Division hearing officers tell Missouri lawmakers that about half their divorce case hearings involve child support payments for college students.

Man gets probation for burglary

A Jefferson City man, charged with attempting to break into a business in February 2013, has been placed on five years supervised probation after being found guilty by a Cole County jury in January.

Summer food program to feed Russellville students for free

Any school-aged child through the age of 18 may eat breakfast and lunch free during summer school June 2-13 at Russellville Elementary School.

Kite festival on tap Saturday

Families are invited to attend the Community Kite Festival from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds.

Chicken dinner, trivia event to benefit Heart Walk

The Jefferson City Medical Group Heart Walk team will host a chicken dinner and trivia event Saturday to benefit the American Heart Association at the American Legion Hall, 1423 Tanner Bridge Road.

JC street closure planned for Thursday

Beginning Thursday at 8:30 a.m., Andy Wilbers Plumbing will close West Main Street at 1931.

Mo. Senate backs potential for preschool ratings

Missouri senators have endorsed legislation that could lead to the development of a preschool rating system by private or nonprofit groups.

Russellville man indicted on federal drug charges

A Russellville man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for being an illegal alien in possession of firearms and for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Mo. House endorses motorcycle helmet law change

The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while traveling on the road.

Mo. House endorses June primary election date

The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

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Getting his goat not a baaaa-d deal

Eugene senior making his mark with champion goats

Trent Kempker spends more than an hour each day at his Eugene farm with Will and his other goats, which he shows at about 10 contests each year.

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