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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.

Warrants sought for cellphone tracking

Lawmaker wants to limit police use of cell tower simulators

Some law officers have special devices that can track cellphone usage.

Callaway County again seeks additional marshal for court

Callaway County needs another marshal for its circuit court, Sen. Jeanie Riddle told the Senate’s Judiciary committee members Tuesday.

Missouri Legislature eyes expanding Conservation Commission

Proposed constitutional amendment would add 2 members

Missouri voters could be asked this fall to expand the Missouri Conservation Commission from four members to six.

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Nixon says South American trip yields results for Missouri

Claims $1 billion in new business

Gov. Jay Nixon is returning from South America today with agreements promising more than $1 billion in new business for Missouri businesses.

Changes eyed to state worker health plan operations

State Sen. Rob Schaaf thinks Missouri government can save money by changing the way it runs its employees’ health care plan.

Senate backs Conservation Commission changes

State Sen. Brian Munzlinger thinks the Missouri Conservation Commission needs to represent the entire state better than it does now.

Senators asked to update Missouri's deadly force laws

When is it appropriate for a law officer to use “deadly force” against someone?

Senate panel hears passion about sentencing teen criminals

A St. Louis woman urged Missouri senators Tuesday afternoon not to be too lenient when it comes to requiring a prison sentence for teen killers.

Photo voter ID arguments renewed

In August 2010, current Missouri House Majority Whip John J. Rizzo, D-Kansas City, won his primary election by one vote.

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