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Business, farm groups question EPA rules

More than 24 representatives of Missouri business and agriculture groups met Thursday morning at the Missouri Farm Bureau headquarters, to discuss ways to get the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop trying to expand its authority over water resources.

Local lawyer faces censure

Disciplinary counsel wants Supreme Court to punish Trapp

Sam Trapp’s law license should be suspended indefinitely — at least for six months — for sloppy accounting practices and, at least in one case, misappropriating property of a client’s mother, Deputy Chief Disciplinary Counsel Sam Phillips told the Missouri Supreme Court last week.

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Leporin sentenced to 30 years for 2013 fatal accident

Leporin, then 28, had two previous DWIs at time of wrong-way, head-on collision on U.S. 54 at the Missouri 179 interchange, in wreck that killed Chelsea Fredrickson, 19, Camdenton.

JC Police search for missing man

Jefferson City police are trying to find a missing man. Christopher Cray, 23, has been missing 16 days.

ACLU, reporters sue Corrections over executions

Missouri's Sunshine Law requires the state Corrections department to release information about its executions, a new, nine-page lawsuit claims.

Nixon won't veto criminal code

Will go into effect Jan. 1, 2017

Gov. Jay Nixon “is not going to veto” the massive bill revising and updating Missouri’s criminal code, state Sen. Jolie Justus told members of the Missouri Bar Friday.

State budget package includes Fulton Hospital funding

Lawmakers approve plan to sell bonds, repay them over 25 years

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‘Rally for dignity’ disrupts Senate

Chants and prayers urged lawmakers to pass Medicaid expansion

Lawmakers rewrite Missouri's criminal code

Governor will have 15 days to sign or veto the bill after he gets it early next week.

Beetem denies restraining order in 'same sex' tax returns case

Judge sets May hearing so attorneys can schedule trial later this year on lawsuit challenging Nixon executive order.

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