Marion police to 29 get new squad car cameras

MARION, Ill. (AP) – A Southern Illinois police department is getting new cameras for its squad cars. The Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/26M35pL ) the Marion City Council has secured a loan for more than $100,000 to buy 29 in-car cameras. Marion Police chief Dawn Tondini says the cameras currently mounted inside squad cars are more than…

Voter ID requirement advancing in Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Republicans’ decadelong effort to require people to show photo identification when voting has cleared a major hurtle. Senate Democrats allowed a bill and a constitutional amendment to get initial approval Monday after about a month of stalling. Republicans agreed to allow people without photo ID to cast a ballot…