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Attorney general backs Missouri right-to-farm measure

Koster announced his support for the amendment Wednesday at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters.

Missouri measure targets arrest mugshot websites

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation making it a misdemeanor to publish police booking photos on websites and then seek money to take the photos down.

Park Hill district reports data security breach

The district said a worker downloaded records from a work computer onto a hard drive. The worker, who left the district shortly afterward, connected the hard drive to a home network, making the data accessible online.

Missouri governor signs financial protection bills

One of the bills signed Tuesday would block arrangements in which public employees sign over their future pension rights to get an upfront lump sum of money — sort of like a payday loan.

Governor vetoes bill closing records of fraud tips

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have closed records of reports of about waste and fraud that are submitted to the lieutenant governor.

Gov. Nixon vetos bills to redefine 'livestock' to include captive deer

Gov. Nixon has vetoed two bills designed to move regulatory oversight for captive deer ranches from the Department of Conservation to the Department of Agriculture.

Missouri launches website for military voters

The website allows people to create a secure account to register to vote and to request and receive absentee ballots while stationed elsewhere.

I-44 section to close in St. Louis this weekend

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close Interstate 44 from Broadway near the Edward Jones Dome to the Poplar Street Bridge. The closure is from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Nixon leaning against right-to-farm ballot measure

The governor said that he doesn't think the amendment will have that big of an effect and that he thinks the state constitution is already pretty long.

High river levels hamper efforts to salvage sunken towboat

The Coast Guard said it may have to wait another month for the rain-swollen Mississippi River to drop to a safe level before it can attempt to salvage a towboat that sunk with thousands of gallons of diesel fuel aboard.

Wolf captured alive month after escape

One of the two wolves who escaped from an enclosure in Robertsville in June has been recovered by the animal's owner.

Ameren to close Meramec coal plant by 2022

It will shut down the 61-year-old plant in Oakville by 2022 or possibly sooner pending stricter rules on greenhouse gas emissions.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Remington rifles

This lawsuit is one of dozens over the last three decades against Remington regarding the company's Model 700 rifles.

 

UPDATE: Mississippi River's rise continues; rainfall lower

Rainfall amounts were generally less than 2 inches Tuesday. National Weather Service meteorologist Jayson Gosselin said that means the river level shouldn't go up much, if at all.

Hearing schedule changed for Missouri power line

The Missouri Public Service Commission is considering whether to grant a certificate for the transmission lines to be built and operated.

No report on train collision 13 months later

The accident happened when a 60-car Union Pacific train hit a 75-car Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Rockview on May 25, 2013.

High water leads to rescheduling of Missouri River 340

The Missouri River 340, a boat race across Missouri, has been postponed to Aug. 12 because of flooding.

Deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 election is Wednesday

The deadline to register to vote in the Aug. 5 primary election is Wednesday. Here are the registration requirements and more useful information.

Top projects for the Missouri transportation tax

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released cost estimates for more than 800 projects that could be funded by a sales tax on the Aug. 5 ballot.

Former AFL-CIO leader joins Missouri labor agency

Hugh McVey has been hired as a liaison and coordinator for the Division of Employment Security.

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