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State appeals court upholds sheriff’s retirement fund charges

A state appeals court ruled Tuesday that Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem correctly dismissed a lawsuit challenging a state requirement for municipal courts to collect a $3 fee for the sheriff’s retirement fund.

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Blind runner includes Mid-Missouri in solo run from L.A. to Boston

Jason Romero, of Denver, is running to provide some education — to help people understand “blind people are capable of anything, if just given the chance.”

6 arraigned in federal K-2 conspiracy case

It took 90 minutes Friday morning in Jefferson City for U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to handle all the procedures for six of the 13 people indicted by a federal grand jury on a conspiracy to sell synthetic drugs.

Kelley wants sex offenders to know when they must register

State Rep. Mike Kelley wants to make sure people expected to be listed on the sex offender registry know they must register.

Law professors question religious liberty proposal

A group of Missouri law professors has questioned the impact of the proposed religious liberty amendment to the Missouri Constitution, generally known as Senate Joint Resolution 39 or SJR 39.

Proposed law to raise age of ‘juveniles’ in court

Missouri should join 40 other states and raise the age for juveniles being handled by adult courts, as proposed in a Senate bill.

Appeals court upholds Hutson convictions, sentences

For murder of Holts Summit man

Almost 18 months after Calvin Hutson was sentenced to life in prison, plus 15 years, plus another 15 years for murder and other charges, a three-judge panel of the state appeals court upheld the jury verdicts and sentences.

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House bill aims to shorten paid leave times

A Jefferson County lawmaker thinks too many public employees are getting paid for not working because they’ve been put on administrative leave.

Lawmaker: Impeach Attorney General Koster

Resolutions focus on lack of same-sex marriage appeal, influence of contributions

With four weeks to go in this year’s legislative session, a southwest Missouri state representative wants his House colleagues to impeach Attorney General Chris Koster.

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Carl Vogel dies after cancer fight

Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.

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