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  1. cole judge throws out freedom of information case

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    A Cole County judge has dismissed the lawsuit alleging the state Senate was violating Missouri’s open records and meetings law.
    The suit accused the Senate and three senators of violating the sunshine law by keeping Progress Missouri from videotaping some Senate hearings. The Senate countered that the state Constitution gives it the authority to set rules for its hearings, including rules to control who records.
    Cole County Judge Jon Beetem said the Senate is operating within the powers granted to it by the state Constitution, and it is up to the courts to protect that authority.
    Beetem further said there is no right granted by the U.S. Constitution for a public entity to record or photograph open government meetings.
    Progress Missouri is considering whether to appeal the ruling.

    Credit – Missourinet

  2. one dead in cole county crash

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    A Mid-Missouri man dies in a Cole County crash. Troopers say 21 – year old Jude Koenigsfeld was a passenger in a car that ran off Highway – 179 north of Elston near the Route ‘T’ intersection. The car ran off the road and overturned.

    Koenigsfeld was thrown out. Three others were injured as well. The driver was 19 – year old Gabriel Urbina of Jefferson City.

  3. cole county recorder still waiting for first same sex couple

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    Ralph Bray is ready to issue his first same – sex marriage license in Cole County. But so far no couples have come forward. Bray adds there might be a wait for a civil ceremony …

    Bray says his staff was prepared Friday to issue licenses as soon as the Supreme Court ruling came down. Boone County has had several same – sex couples get married.

  4. a little too quiet in camdenton during sunday storm

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    Folks in Camdenton didn’t hear the sirens sound Sunday. Crews tried to sound the sirens during a tornado warning but they wouldn’t work. A possible funnel cloud had been spotted prompting the alert.Sirens did sound in Osage Beach and Linn Creek but not Camdenton. A repair crew is looking at the equipment. No one was hurt and there was no damage from Sunday’s storm.


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    You won’t just see Jefferson City firefighters coming by to make the neighbor kids stop shooting off fireworks this week. Chief Matt Schofield says they also have some duties with the event downtown …

    Schofield adds they will also inspect the fireworks being used in the show on the 4th of July. It is illegal for you to set off any fireworks inside the city limits.

  6. two suspected drug dealers busted after chase

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    A couple possible heroin dealers are arrested after a wild Highway 54 chase. The pursuit last (sun) night started near Jefferson City, and at one point the car went east in the westbound lanes. It finally crashed on an I-70 outer road. 22-year-old Joseph Paul of Jefferson City, and 18-year-old Antonio Green of Saint Louis, were arrested. Deputies found a gun and suspected heroin in the car.

  7. callaway county mini – twister

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    An apparent tornado touches down near New Bloomfield Sunday afternoon. The twister did only minor damage .. knocking down some trees. No one was injured. Other small tornadoes were confirmed near St. Louis County and in Pike County.

  8. missing woman’s body found in moniteau county

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    Cooper County Sheriff’s Department began looking for 31-year-old Sarah Nicholls, of Boonville, Saturday at noon. After nearly five hours of search efforts, the woman’s body was recovered just before 5 p.m. near Red Bud Road in Moniteau County. Nicholls was reported missing Friday morning by her family. She had been camping with her male friend in Prairie Home along the Moniteau Creek Thursday night.  Authorities believe she may have been swept away by flash flood waters.
    ABC – 17 reports no foul play appears to be involved.