State Senators approved a measure that overhauls Missouri’s domestic violence laws for the first time in over thirty years. The bill would require state prosecutors to handle cases of repeat offenders, rather than local authorities. And, victims would not have to pay fees when they [...]
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School of the Osage has joined other lake-area schools in putting in place a student drug testing policy that covers alcohol, illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs. The new policy takes effect with the start of the 2011-12 school year. The goal of the testing is to [...]
A Dallas County teacher’s was charged yesterday with felony child molestation. Prosecutors say 29-year old Ralph “Gene” Moyle’s alleged to have taken 2-boys, on separate occasions, to an area near his classroom and put his hands down their pants and fondled them. School Superintendent Robin [...]
State regulators have a new scam warning for area consumers… Some area homeowners have received mailings inviting them to join a nonexistent class-action lawsuit. The Missouri Division of Finance says the letters are bogus and should be avoided. The letter states that other homeowners have [...]
Two of three so-called stacked taxes have been approved by Linn Creek voters. Mayor Jack Thornhill is pleased with the outcome of the vote. He says, quote, “We’re certainly grateful to get the final two parts of the stacked taxes, it’ll make a big difference [...]
Governor Nixon won’t say what will become of Senate Bill 113. That’s the bill that would revise what voters voted for with respect to dog breeder regulations. He’s chosen to talk about a compromise. The governor said he likes what animal rights groups have come [...]
Missouri’s education system would get little new money – and in some cases, less – under a budget plan passed Wednesday. The proposed $23.2 billion operating budget for next fiscal year is about the same size as the plan lawmakers had approved for the current [...]