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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri House committee is considering legislation that would eliminate a time limit for prosecuting cases that involve sexual offenses against children or teenagers.

Currently, prosecutions must start within 30 years after the victim turns 18. It does not apply to cases of forcible rape or forcible sodomy, attempted forcible rape or attempted forcible sodomy and kidnapping.

A House public safety committee considered a proposal Monday that would repeal the time requirement for sexual offenses that involve someone age 18 or younger. The legislation also would allow child abuse cases to be prosecuted at any time.

In January, a state task force focused on preventing child sex abuse recommended eliminating the statute of limitations for first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sodomy.

   

Tuesday, 19 February 2013 06:35
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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in Creve Coeur-based Monsanto's soybean patent claim. The biotech giant will argue that the patent for Roundup Ready soybeans extends to the offspring of the beans.

The case dates back to 2007, when Monsanto sued an Indiana farmer for planting the progeny of the patented beans. Monsanto won in U.S. District Court, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals. But that farmer, 75 year old Vernon Hugh Bowman has appealed to the high court.

Court watchers say this case has implications beyond genetically modified seeds, extending to other new technologies.

Briefs from Monsanto supporters, like the University of Missouri and Microsoft argue that a decision against Monsanto would have a chilling effect on innovation. Bowman's supporters argue that that would extend patent claims to an unreasonable length.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 02:56
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Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul shouldn't be impeached for trying to have a resident removed from a recent City Council meeting. That's according to the Ellisville Charter Enforcement Commission, which unanimously voted Monday night to dismiss a complaint against the mayor.

Mayor Paul has been at odds with several City Council members over a Walmart TIF project that he had opposed. Discussion over the TIF has led to several contentious council meetings, including the meeting in which Paul had tried to have a disruptive resident removed.

Last night's commission meeting wasn't without it's own drama. At one point, Mayor Paul's attorney, Lynette Petruska was removed from the meeting for allegedly disruptive behavior.

Still, the three-member commission sided with Paul. But it might not end there. The City Council could still vote to pursue the matter at Wednesday's meeting.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 01:31
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A teenager shot and killed last week while allegedly trying to break into a south city home is the same teen charged in a "knockout game" attack that made headlines.

Fifteen year old Demetrius Murphy had been charged in the 2011 attack on Matt Quain, the man Mayor Francis Slay and his body guard had found bleeding at the curb along South Grand.

Murphy had been charged in the attack, but those charges were dropped after a young witness refused to testify in that case.

Quain spoke with Fox 2 News Monday night after learning about Murphy's death. "You know, I'm not happy that somebody died," Quain said. But he did say he wished the violence would end. "I wish there was more that people could do to put an end to it."

Murphy's alleged burglary accomplice, 17 year old Michael Bryant is facing murder charges in the 15 year old's death. The homeowner is not expected to be charged.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 00:53
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Cities and counties would be able to resume collecting taxes on cars that were not purchased at Missouri dealers under a bill passed by the Senate.

The Senate voted 28-0 to send the bill to the House on Monday.

A Missouri Supreme Court decision last year has prohibited local governments from collecting sales taxes on cars bought from out-of-state dealers or from a private sale between Missouri residents.

The legislation would allow counties and cities to immediately collect local taxes on such sales. It would also require a vote between November 2014 and November 2016 in counties and cities on whether the tax should be kept.

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a version of the bill last year that would not have required a public vote.
Monday, 18 February 2013 17:26
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Members of the Collinsville community held a vigil Monday afternoon for the victim of a fatal hit and run last week.

22-year-old Anthony Connors was found in a ditch a week ago. The Collinsville police were not available for an update today, but previously said they have narrowed their search to a pickup truck from the early 2000's. The vigil was held near the scene of the accident along Route 157 around 1PM.
Monday, 18 February 2013 15:45
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Lindenwood University's diving coach is in a bit of hot water after allegedly trying to punch a police officer during a traffic stop.

Kyle Friesenhahn was pulled over on February 3 for suspicion of DUI. After being taken to the police station, officers say he spit on an officer and threw a punch, but missed. Lindenwood placed Friesenhahn on unpaid leave last week and he was released from a part-time job as diving coach for schools in the Ft. Zumwalt School District.
Monday, 18 February 2013 15:36
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The CEO of a rural hospital is warning that its financial security could hinge on the expansion of Missouri's Medicaid health care program.

Pemiscot Memorial Hospital CEO Kerry Noble joined lawmakers at a Capitol news conference Monday as House Democrats announced legislation to expand Medicaid eligibility for low-income adults.

The federal health care law cuts payments to hospitals for treating uninsured patients on the assumption they will get more money from an expanded Medicaid program.

If Medicaid is not expanded, Nobel says his hospital system would lose around $1 million annually because of the reduced federal payments for the uninsured. He says that would eventually put the hospital at risk.

Gov. Jay Nixon also wants to expand Medicaid.

But Republican legislative leaders have expressed concerns about its potential long-term costs.
Monday, 18 February 2013 14:25
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CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on a week-long trip to the Middle East and Africa.

The assistant majority leader's office announced Monday that he was on the trip. Durbin's office said he will meet with U.S. military leaders about intelligence, training, counter-terrorism, counter-piracy and humanitarian efforts. Durbin is planning to travel to Bahrain, Djibouti and Uganda. He is scheduled to return to Illinois next weekend.

Durbin is chairman of the Senate's Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His office says one of the topics he will focus on during the trip is the increased use of drones for intelligence gathering and anti-terrorism operations.
Monday, 18 February 2013 13:23
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The city of Cape Girardeau is planning to more than double the number of emergency sirens in the city.

Emergency officials say they intend to add five sirens to the four the city already operates. Mark Hasheider, an assistant emergency management coordinator, says the sirens will be placed in heavily populated areas of the city, such as parks, or near retail establishments.

He says that will provide advanced warnings of emergencies to as many people as possible.

The Southeast Missourian reports the exact location of each siren has not been determined. Hasheider says the company that maintains the current sirens will set up "demo sirens" to determine optimal locations for the new sirens. Installation of the new sirens is tentatively set for June.
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