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Blunt focuses on lawmen's equipment needs

With the recent Ferguson violence — and the law enforcement response to it — still fresh on many people’s minds, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt spent Monday visiting with law enforcement officials in four Missouri cities.

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Supreme Court set to hear David Hosier death sentence appeal

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Angela and Rodney Gilpin’s murders. Thursday morning, the Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments on David Russell Hosier’s appeal of his conviction and death sentence for killing Angela, who was 45.

Central Bank looking to solidify ‘brand’

Last week’s announcement that First National Bank of St. Louis will change its name Nov. 14 to “Central Bank of St. Louis” may just be the first step in a series of changes for some of the 13 banks owned by Jefferson City-based Central Bancompany.

Central Bank’s St. Louis branches changing name this fall

St. Louis Cardinals fans hear ads for it on the radio broadcasts.

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Jefferson City couple pleased with same-sex marriage hearing

JoDe and Lisa Layton-Brinker didn’t hear anything in Thursday’s court hearing to make them less optimistic about their case.

Bar panel urges keeping judges

Missouri voters in November will be asked to retain two state Supreme Court judges and two appeals court judges for 12-year terms — and a special panel formed to study those judges recommends that voters keep them as judges.

Court upholds order for murder suspect to return part of father’s estate

The Missouri appeals court in Kansas City said Tuesday that a Lee’s Summit lawyer — charged with murdering her father and his girlfriend near Sunrise Beach nearly four years ago — can be held in the Clay County Jail until she repays at least part of her father’s estate.

Candidate backs ‘Free Mizanskey’ campaign

Congressional candidate Nate Irvin announced his support Monday for the campaign to get Gov. Jay Nixon to free Jeff Mizanskey from state prison, where he’s serving a life sentence for multiple marijuana convictions.

PSC poised to reject Noranda complaint

As early as Wednesday, Missouri’s Public Service Commission officially could reject Noranda Aluminum’s complaint that Ameren Missouri has earned more money than the PSC allowed when setting the utility’s rates almost two years ago.

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Oktoberfest returns to Old Munichburg

Starts Friday evening, not just Saturday

This year’s Old Munichburg Oktoberfest celebration in Jefferson City begins Friday, Sept. 26, instead of just happening on Saturday as in the past.

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