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Ozark allows city attorney to carry gun at meetings

The Ozark Board of Alderman voted in favor of allowing the city attorney to carry a city-issued concealed weapon during its meetings. Previously,  state law only allowed council members and alderman to carry a weapon in public meetings, not into a courtroom or council meeting.

Energy-efficient traffic lights can't melt snow

Bulbs in energy-efficient traffic lights don't burn hot enough to melt snow, which has caused some people to blame the lights for dozens of accidents. Many communities have switched to LED bulbs because they use 90 percent less energy than the incandescent variety.

UPDATE: Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in Calif. at age 91

Oral Roberts, the evangelist who helped bring spirit-filled charismatic Christianity into the mainstream through television, died Tuesday at the age of 91.

Bipartisan ethics bill filed

Reps. Tim Flook, R-Liberty, and Jason Kander, D-Jackson County, worked together to file a bipartisan ethics bill that aims to create harsher penalties for obstructing ethics investigations. It would also change who would be considered a lobbyist.

Missouri received $14 million in food stamp bonuses on faulty figures

The state Department of Social Services said Tuesday that Missouri got federal bonuses because of the state's high participation rates in the food stamp program. The agency said a computer programming error inflated the numbers reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The North Face follows through with South Butt lawsuit

The North Face is suing The South Butt, a clothing company started by MU freshman Jimmy Winkelmann, for damages and a halt of production. Winkelmann's The South Butt sells parody merchandise.

House majority floor leader proposes ethics overhaul

House Majority Floor Leader Steven Tilley, R-Perryville, proposed banning gifts and meals from lobbyists to individual legislators and requiring former legislators to wait 180 days before becoming lobbyists.

Missouri tax commission raises value for best farmland

The Missouri State Tax Commission set new values for agricultural land, which are used for calculating property taxes. The changes will take effect in January unless lawmakers reject them.

UPDATE: Police release information about vehicle in Walmart shooting

The possible suspects were believed to be driving a vehicle resembling a Dodge Intrepid or Chrysler Concorde.

Nixon backs plan for biotechnology incentive fund

The proposed fund would be used to provide incentives to entrepreneurs or out-of-state firms.

Evangelist Oral Roberts dies in California at age 91

Evangelist Oral Roberts, who rose from tent revivals to found a multimillion-dollar organization and an Oklahoma university bearing his name, has died. He was 91.

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