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Nixon cites concerns about welfare-cut measure on children

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he has concerns about a bill passed by lawmakers that would reduce how long people can receive welfare benefits.

Coalition changes tactics in clean energy effort

The Sierra Club and more than 20 other Missouri organizations will band together to form the Missouri Clean Energy Coalition, environmental activists announced Wednesday during an Earth Day rally in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Mo. House advances cellphone charge for 911 services

Emergency 911 systems in Missouri would get a new funding stream under a measure supporters said Wednesday is needed to enhance outdated services across the state.

House sends medical malpractice caps to Gov. Nixon

A measure to reinstate limits on lawsuit awards for pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases is heading to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk three years after the state Supreme Court overturned lower caps.

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House OKs limiting access to police camera video

Public access to video from police cameras in Missouri would be restricted under a measure that’s part of the legislative response to the events surrounding the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old by a police officer in Ferguson.

Student arrested in connection to anti-Semitic graffiti

A University of Missouri freshman has been arrested for his suspected involvement with anti-Semitic graffiti discovered inside a dormitory’s stairwell.

Missouri corn planting pushed back by wet conditions

Wet conditions across Missouri have pushed corn planting back and could result in possible yield loss in the southern part of the state.

8 area residents hurt in 3 wrecks

A Holts Summit woman was treated for serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Callaway County.

Two serious accidents in Callaway County

A Holts Summit woman was treated for serious injuries after a two vehicle crash Tuesday night in Callaway County.

Part of Monroe Street to close for utility work

Ameren Missouri will close Monroe Street, between Hickory and Woodlawn.

Serve Jeff City slated for this Saturday

The fourth annual Serve Jeff City community service event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Ellis-Porter Riverside Park. Volunteer registration is open now at for individuals and families, as well as groups.

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Renowned butterfly species draws new attention on Earth Day

Nature’s monarchy

Renowned butterfly species draws new attention on Earth Day

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MRRL continues to examine master plan

The Missouri River Regional Library (MRRL) Board is still exploring its options for a master facilities plan.

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Schaaf proposes toll road option for I-70

Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, thinks making Interstate 70 into a toll road is a better transportation improvement option than raising Missouri’s fuel tax by 2 cents a gallon.

JC man arrested for break-in at Holts Summit business

A 26-year-old Jefferson City resident was arrested Tuesday in connection with a break-in at a Holts Summit business earlier in the day.

Callaway man sentenced for robbing postal employee

Lucas Wayne Branstetter, 39, Kingdom City, will spend the next seven years in federal prison, after pleading guilty last year to robbing a postal employee.

Chamber task force still looking for St. Mary’s options

It’s been six months since St. Mary’s Hospital moved to its new home on Mission Drive just east of Missouri 179.

Campaign finance supporters promise appeal

The St. Louis County group Returning Government to the People said Tuesday it is appealing last week’s Cole County circuit court ruling blocking its proposed campaign finance reform amendment.

County inks deal on Ebola monitoring pay

The Cole County Commission on Tuesday signed a retroactive contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services allowing for reimbursement from the Centers for Disease Control for Ebola monitoring in Cole County from Dec. 22, 2014, through May 15.

House sends unemployment benefit cuts to governor

The Missouri House sent a top business priority for Republicans to Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk Tuesday, but the measure doesn’t have enough votes to override a potential veto.