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Lawmakers don’t think kids should be able to legally marry

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill to ban marriages of children under 15 years old. House members voted 95-50 Monday to send the bill to the Senate. Backers say it would help stop abuse through coerced marriages, while opponents argue it would take away parents’ …

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No stomach for I -70 toll road thru Mid-Mo

Would you vote for a small gas tax hike to help pay to fix up Missouri’s roads? It’s something voters have said ‘no thanks’ to in the past. Callaway County Rep. Travis Fitzwater wants to sweeten the pot and include further tax cuts … On KWOS Open Air, Fitzwater said …

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Name of the New JC High Revealed

Through the snow and rain, the new Jefferson City High School groundbreaking ceremony carried on Saturday. The name of the school was decided by community members after a naming committee narrowed down a long list to just options, Capital City High, Mission High, and Stoneridge High. At the ceremony, it …

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Investigators hit JCMO as part of Greitens affair follow up

Jefferson City (Missourinet) – Investigators have stopped by the Capitol offices in Jefferson City of at least two legislators to reportedly question them about Governor Greitens. University City Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal told Missourinet two investigators visited her office on Tuesday while she was out for a meeting. News …

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John Joins the “Cops On Top”

John spent the Morning Newswatch and Open Air helping Randy Werner and friends raise money for Special Olympics at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. He’ll be back tomorrow. Here’s his interview with Randy during Thursday’s Open Air.  

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Trying to sort out the deadly Florida school shooting

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says the 19-year-old suspect in the deadly school shooting, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for “disciplinary reasons.” Israel says he doesn’t know the specifics of what happened. But Victoria Olvera, a 17-year-old junior, says Cruz was expelled last school …

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Independence Applebees caught up in charges of racism

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Applebee’s has temporarily closed a suburban Kansas City restaurant and fired three employees accused of falsely accusing two black women of “dining and dashing.” The Kansas City Star reports Applebee’s said in a statement that it doesn’t “tolerate racism, bigotry or harassment.” It said it’s closing the …

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The scammers don’t spend Valentines Day with their sweeties

She loves you…she loves you not. The local Better Business Bureau has put out a story warning people about online romance scams on this Valentine’s Day. Hustlers will work to build up trust via chat, emails, and texts. Then they’ll start asking for cash. The BBB says it’s an under-reported …

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