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Missouri to offer limited state tax amnesty program

A law that became official Friday allows many Missourians who owe back taxes to pay those taxes without additional penalties, under a three-month state amnesty program that begins Tuesday.

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Henry argues ‘whistleblower’ status in Lake drowning case

Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Henry’s lawyer told a hearing officer Friday that the Missouri attorney general’s office has a conflict of interest in the case, the hearing officer should remove himself from the case because of another conflict, and misconduct charges leveled against Henry should be dropped because he’s protected by the state’s “whistleblower” law.

Henry argues ‘whistleblower’ status in Lake drowning case

Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Henry’s lawyer told a hearing officer Friday that the Missouri attorney general’s office has a conflict of interest in the case, the hearing officer should remove himself from the case because of another conflict, and misconduct charges leveled against Henry should be dropped because he’s protected by the state’s “whistleblower” law.

Druzenko last person to plead guilty in marriage frauds case

Druzenko will be sentenced later this year, along with three others who pleaded guilty this month.

DESE releases statewide MAP scores

Missouri students did well on last spring's math and English language arts MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests.

Even in 'modern technology' era, State Fair's focus still agriculture

Since the Missouri State Fair began 113 years ago, “It was the centerpiece of training, information and education for farmers,” State Fair Commission Chairman Lowell Mohler, Jefferson City, said last month. “That really hasn’t changed a lot.”

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Missouri State Fair has 'a little bit for everybody'

Missouri’s State Fair continues each year with its main mission “to promote agriculture,” Fair Director Mark Wolfe said in a recent interview. But it also exists to entertain, with a variety of contests, competitions, exhibits and carnival rides.

Trooper seeks to block Koster's office from disciplinary hearing

Because of a conflict of interest, the attorney general’s office should not represent the Missouri Highway Patrol and Superintendent Bret Johnson in a disciplinary hearing against an officer accused of misconduct, the officer’s lawyer said in a July 2 legal filing released to the media Thursday.

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State orders no-wake zone on Lake of the Ozarks

Unless the water levels drop, it will be slow boating on the Lake of the Ozarks this holiday weekend.

Riddle’s child-on-child abuse bill sent to governor

Lawmakers sent Sen. Jeanie Riddle’s bill to let the state investigate complaints of children being abused by other children to Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday.

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