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Critics of Missouri abortion law sue over referendum failure

Critics of Missouri abortion law sue over referendum failure

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri’s top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied them the right to put one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote. No Bans on Choice Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union sought to put the law on the…

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Lawyers seek exam for man charged in Ole Miss student death

Lawyers seek exam for man charged in Ole Miss student death

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing a University of Mississippi student withdrew their request Thursday for a judge to set bail, instead seeking a psychiatric evaluation. Defense lawyer Tony Farese said after the brief hearing that lawyers had obtained new information Wednesday about Brandon Theesfeld. The Fort Worth, Texas man…

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Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Metro-Area

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Metro-Area

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) A flash flood watch is in effect. The National Weather Service says some areas could see 2 – 4 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts possible. Flood waters temporarily closed both directions of Highway 141 at I-44 Wednesday night, leaving multiple vehicles stranded. No injuries were reported. Ameren says that…

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Missouri governor calls special session on car sales taxes

Missouri governor calls special session on car sales taxes

Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson is calling a special legislative session to undo a court ruling on vehicle sales taxes. Parson on Wednesday announced he’s directing lawmakers to work on the issue beginning Sept. 9. That’s the same week as lawmakers’ scheduled short session to consider overriding vetoes. A June Missouri Supreme Court ruling says people can only count…

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St. Louis BOA finds $23M Surplus – President Pushes for Body Cameras

St. Louis BOA finds $23M Surplus – President Pushes for Body Cameras

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) St. Louis Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed says funds from a recently discovered budget surplus should be used to purchase body cameras for city police officers. The $23-million surplus was discovered by city leaders in the year-end budget. While an ordinance requires that half of that money go to the…

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