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Missouri legislator’s daughter and husband killed by gangs in Haiti

(KWTO) — A politician from Neosho, who represents the area in the Missouri House of Representatives, says his daughter and son-in-law were killed in Haiti. State Rep. Ben Baker revealed on Facebook Friday morning that his daughter Natalie and son-in-law Davy were missionaries in the Caribbean country for Nonprofit Mission …

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Storms are back in the picture today

The ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team has issued a Weather Alert Day for the potential of severe storms today. We may see strong winds and hail by mid-late morning. we could see a few more severe storms redevelop in the afternoon. The threat will come to an end by early …

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Teen marriage bill doesn’t make it across the finish line

Senator Holly Rehder says she still doesn’t understand the logic of some lawmakers who were opposed to her bill that sought to stop 16 and 17 – year olds from getting married in Missouri … Some GOP House members questioned the failed legislation, saying it would conflict with parental rights. …

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Mid – Missouri cop shoots blind and deaf dog

The man who owned a blind and deaf dog who was shot and killed by a Sturgeon police officer says the dog was friendly. Police thought the dog was rabid and shot it Sunday. The dog Teddy was a 13-pound Shih Tzu about 5 years old. Officers say it’s behavior …

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New law gives State Auditor more power

Not every piece of legislation went down in the flames in the just – completed Missouri legislative session. Auditor Scott Fitzpatrick is excited that his auditors can now do financial probes of cities and counties without prior approval from those entities … A similar bill failed last year.

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Columbia violence leaves one dead, more injured

Columbia Police are sorting through the latest fatal shooting in the city along with other incidents involving guns. A man was killed at White Castle on Friday and others were hit by gunfire on Paris Road and at Ninth and Broadway over the weekend. Mayor Barbara Buffaloe would like to …

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Thunderstorms are in the forecast for this afternoon and evening

Our ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team has issued a Weather Alert Day for this afternoon and evening ahead of the potential for severe thunderstorms. Isolated storms could start popping up as early as about 3:00 p.m., and these storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. …

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