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Lincoln University marks 150 years since founding

Ceremony revives wreath-laying at founder’s grave

Lincoln University celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

Lawmakers asked to allow sheriff’s deputies to work other counties

Would let deputies temporarily help out

When there’s a major fire, surrounding fire departments are ready to move in and help the local department both fight the major fire and answer other calls. Missouri sheriffs want the General Assembly to give them power to do the same thing, Cole County Sheriff Greg White said Wednesday.

Barnes, Peters launch funding push for LU land grant match

State Reps. Jay Barnes and Joshua Peters said Wednesday they’re working to boost the state’s financial support for Lincoln University’s federal land grant program.

Luetkemeyer unhappy with IRS answer

Lone employee’s training closes local tax office

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer the agency closed its Jefferson City tax office last month because its one employee currently is in the middle of basic training.

Warrants sought for cellphone tracking

Lawmaker wants to limit police use of cell tower simulators

Some law officers have special devices that can track cellphone usage.

New hearing ordered in Columbia PD case

Fifty weeks after Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce ordered the Columbia Police department to reinstate Officer Rob Sanders “as if he had never been terminated,” a state appeals court panel told Sanders he has to fight for his job in another court proceeding.

Callaway County again seeks additional marshal for court

Callaway County needs another marshal for its circuit court, Sen. Jeanie Riddle told the Senate’s Judiciary committee members Tuesday.

Bill adds boat docks to trespassing law

For Lake of the Ozarks property owners and law officers, it’s a growing problem — people getting on boat docks that aren’t theirs.

Missouri Legislature eyes expanding Conservation Commission

Proposed constitutional amendment would add 2 members

Missouri voters could be asked this fall to expand the Missouri Conservation Commission from four members to six.

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VFW praises Blunt’s support for veterans

Missouri’s Veterans of Foreign Wars gave U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, their 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Saturday.

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