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Highway penalties among new Missouri laws taking effect

The new law allows an additional fine for violations that occur close to where law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel or tow-truck operators are responding to a roadside issue.

In 1963, local media didn't send reporters to historic March on Washington

The Columbia Missourian, the Columbia Daily Tribune and radio station KFRU/1400 AM did not send reporters to the March on Washington, but they all gave it attention in their coverage.

Stephens College women's soccer has goal in mind: 'To score'

Scoreless through its inaugural season, the Stephens College women's soccer team is looking to change its track record this fall.

Missouri judge blocks laws on cellphone towers

Six western Missouri cities sued, arguing that the laws would violate various provisions of the Missouri Constitution by imposing an unfunded mandate on local governments, applying retroactively and infringing on judicial authority, among other things. The lawsuit, which was filed last week, also alleged constitutional flaws in the way that lawmakers drafted the laws.

DNR wants more monitors at Bridgeton Landfill

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources calls for three additional temperature monitors at Bridgeton Landfill to track movement of the underground fire that may be moving in the direction of buried nuclear material.

Nixon fights back against Perry radio ad

In the minute-long ad, Gov. Jay Nixon defends Missouri as a better place to do business than Texas and concludes: "As for the governor of Texas, he'll learn you don't mess with folks here in the Show-Me State."

St. Louis police prepare to crack down on Streetfighterz stunt cyclists

Hundreds of motorcyclists from across the country will be under tight scrutiny at the Ride of the Century this weekend. After complaints of dangerous stunts last year, the St. Louis-area police and Missouri State Highway Patrol are prepared to go to strict measures to keep roadways safe.

Northwest Missouri man sentenced to 70 years for child porn

Federal prosecutors called the acts of 35-year-old Jeffrey Dale Wiederholt "unusually vicious."

Officials urge caution for boaters over holiday

The Army Corps of Engineers said there have been 14 water-related deaths this year at the 18 lakes it manages in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska.

Nixon touting overhaul of Missouri business incentives

A law that takes effect Wednesday consolidates four existing incentives into a new program dubbed "Missouri Works."

Nixon seeks disaster declaration for Missouri flooding

The floods that resulted from nearly two weeks of heavy rain caused widespread damage across the southern tier and left at least three people dead.

Nebraskan sues Wal-Mart over plastic bag's failure

Lynette Freis died in 2011 of an infection that spread through her body after she was injured while exiting a Walmart store in Lincoln. A St. Louis-based company is also included in the lawsuit.

Missouri football's Boehm taking after Elvis Fisher

Now a sophomore, Missouri offensive lineman Evan Boehm has taken on some of the qualities of his former mentor, Elvis Fisher, according to teammates.

ROSE NOLEN: Americans should trust one another more

I don’t think we will become a stronger people through the use of guns. I can only hope we will become a wiser people through knowledge and understanding.

Q&A: Summit helps explain health insurance marketplace

Tuesday's event drew health care providers, as well as academic, civic and nonprofit representatives who have a role in educating the public about the new insurance exchange.

Lee Henson, Nov. 11, 1940 - Aug. 24, 2013

Lee was highly involved in the Columbia community and helped make MU's campus accessible to people with disabilities.

Missouri attorney general sues Walgreen Co. over price discrepancies

Investigators found discrepancies between the price charged at the register and the price marked on tags at eight Walgreens stores in Missouri.

 

Eileen Hargraves, December 28, 1922-August 26, 2013

Gerald 'Jerry' Kramer, Aug. 24, 1940 — Aug. 26, 2013

17-year-old arrested in sexual assault of child

Cody Riley of North Columbia is being held in the Boone County Jail. The victim was younger than 14, a sheriff's deputy said.

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