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Senator McCaskill Says She Will Vote Against Kavanaugh

Senator McCaskill Says She Will Vote Against Kavanaugh

By SUMMER BALLENTINE , Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill announced Wednesday she will vote against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing his positions on “dark money” issues. McCaskill said in a statement that the recent sexual assault allegations against him…

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Three Separate Accidents On I-55 In Jeffco Result In 30 Car Pileup

Three Separate Accidents On I-55 In Jeffco Result In 30 Car Pileup

Jefferson County, MO (KTRS)  Three separate accidents resulted in a 30 car pileup in Jefferson County, snarling rush hour traffic Wednesday afternoon. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that both accidents happened along southbound I-55 near Imperial at around 4 p.m. This resulted in the highway being shut down at Vogel Road. Seven people were taken…

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Newest Microsoft Technology Center Opens In St. Louis

Newest Microsoft Technology Center Opens In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  St. Louis is home to the newest Microsoft Technology Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for the state of the art facility in the Cortex District in the Central West End. Governor Mike Parson was among the honorary guests in attendance. Parson says he believes this new center is among…

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Former Top Missouri Democrat Sentenced to Federal Prison

Former Top Missouri Democrat Sentenced to Federal Prison

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) — A former prosecutor and chairman of Missouri’s Democratic Party has been sentence to two years and three months in federal prison for misusing campaign funds for personal expenses and vacations. Mike Sanders also was ordered Wednesday to forfeit $40,000. He pleaded guilty earlier this year conspiracy to commit wire fraud.…

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Failed Efforts to Authenticate Lincoln Stovepipe Were Secret

Failed Efforts to Authenticate Lincoln Stovepipe Were Secret

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) — Failed efforts to authenticate Abraham Lincoln’s ownership of a stovepipe hat were kept secret for years by the nonprofit group that owns the hat. WBEZ Chicago reports that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation sought national museum experts’ review in 2013 and an FBI DNA analysis in 2015 to prove Lincoln’s link to the…

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