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Piercy pleads not guilty in drowning case

Missouri Trooper Anthony Piercy pleaded not guilty Thursday to the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of Brandon Ellingson.

TV documentary crew investigates 2003 Boone County murder

A film crew is turning the 2003 killing of a Columbia man into an episode for a true-crime cable TV series.

Missouri House panel calls to up basic K-12 spending by $76M

Missouri's K-12 public schools would get about a $76 million increase in basic funding under the budget proposed by a House panel.

Prescription drug monitoring bill on pause

Jefferson City lawmaker offers substitute version

Anticipations aside, no debate was held on the floor of the Missouri House this week over bill to establish a statewide prescription drug monitoring program.

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District eyes citizens panel

Presentation: Expiring TIFs could give schools a boost

The Board of Education for District 58 in Fulton will proceed with implementing a Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) for strategic planning.

FORAG keeps up Sunshine Law fight against hog farm

Friends of Responsible Agriculture (FORAG) made a motion to file another Sunshine Law violation with regard to information garnered during tours of several concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that could determine the construction of a hog CAFO in Kingdom City Monday.

Missouri senators consider government role in road safety

Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety.

Welfare reform bill passes through House

A bill designed to cut welfare fraud passed through the Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday.

Missouri lawmakers debate proper response to opiate deaths

Missouri lawmakers are considering how to combat rising levels of opiate addiction — and while some proposals have garnered widespread support, others face challenges over funding and privacy concerns.

House approves more lawmaker control of Missouri Capitol

Missouri lawmakers have voted to give themselves more control over the Capitol's renovations and security.

Measure would deny University of Missouri system funds boost

The University of Missouri system would be nixed from a higher education funding boost under action taken by a House committee, and the system's handling of race-related protests is being blamed.

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.

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Facebook page targets South Callaway students, staff

Investigators with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a Facebook page that sexually objectified students and staff of South Callaway High School.

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Westminster dedicates Admission Center

The Westminster College community celebrated last Friday the dedication of the William D. and Katherine C. Felder Center for Admissions and Student Financial Planning.

Holts Summit board to refund sewer bond

The Board of Aldermen agreed to refund the revenue bond for another two years as a part of the city’s sewer update project at its regular meeting Monday.

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