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Bill would add boat docks to trespassing law

For Lake of the Ozarks property owners and law officers, it’s a growing problem — people getting on boat docks that aren’t theirs.

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Franklin files bill to re-establish State Water Patrol

If state Rep. Diane Franklin has her way, Missouri once again will have a separate Water Patrol.

Missouri's Catholic bishops support Syrian refugees

Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."

GOP candidates to Nixon: Say No to Syrian refugees

Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.

Day-after-Thanksgiving declared state holiday

Gov. Jay Nixon issued an executive order to close state offices.

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MoDOT tabs New Hampshire man for director's job

Patrick McKenna will start Dec. 7.

Complaint dropped; Randy Henry retires from Patrol

Sgt. Randy Henry, a 29-year veteran of the state Water and Highway patrols, has retired. Henry had challenged the Patrol's plan to discipline him for "misconduct," based on a complaint from Osage County Prosecutor Amanda Grellner.

Attorney general sues Illinois telemarketers

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s office filed a federal lawsuit Thursday charging the Automated Professional Marketing LLC and Safety Publications companies of Illinois with violating state and federal laws,when their employees called numerous Missouri residents who already were on the state’s No-Call list, or who asked the company not to call again.

Owner of 2 Lake area businesses pleads guilty to federal money laundering charge

The owner of Puff N Snuff LLC, with locations in Camdenton and Eldon, pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in a money-laundering conspiracy related to the distribution of synthetic marijuana, commonly known as "K2."

Joyce issues written order in Miller County sodomy case

Cole County Presiding Circuit Judge Pat Joyce ordered Aaron Fisher’s release last Friday because “the State has failed to bring (him) to trial without any reason,” she said in a four-page written order released Tuesday.

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