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There’s new push back against Missouri’s SAPA law

St. Louis city and county have filed a lawsuit over Missouri’s new gun law. The suit filed yesterday (mon) argues that the Republican-backed law would increase the risk of gun violence. The new law would subject law enforcement agencies to fines and legal action if they enforce federal gun rules. …

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It’s now up to Judge Beetem to rule on Medicaid

A Mid-Missouri judge is weighing whether the state should be forced to expand Medicaid health insurance coverage. A trial before Cole County judge Jon Beetem over the future of the program concluded yesterday (mon). Voters last year amended the state constitution to expand access to the federal health care program. …

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Lots of new COVID cases in parts of Missouri

Missouri is now leading the nation with the highest rate of new COVID-19 infections. Health officials say the two areas driving the surge are the north-central and southwest portions of the state. Mid-Missouri’s new case increases have stayed fairly low. Boone County had 29 new positives over the last three …

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Columbia and points – north get the worst of the storms

Some severe thunderstorms caused some damage and power outages in mid-Missouri. ABC 17 reports more than two thousand Boone Electric customers lost power last (sun) night, and some may still be without it now. One person was injured when a tree struck him on Cook Avenue in west Columbia. Some …

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Body found in river thought to be missing fisherman

KMIZ 17 – A body found Friday in the Osage River is likely that of Randall Voss who went missing Wednesday while fishing, the Miller County Sheriff’s Office said. A camper at the Osage-Tavern Conservation Area contacted the sheriff’s office Wednesday about Voss who had possibly gone missing, the sheriff’s …

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Woman dies in boating accident on Missouri River

KMIZ 17 — A little after 7:30 on Sunday morning, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F tweeted out the fatal crash report from yesterday’s boating accident, confirming one woman has died from her injuries. The report says 48-year-old Tanna Henson was thrown from the boat when it struck an unknown …

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KWOS Person You Should Know

KWOS / Jefferson Bank Person You Should Know with Austin Peterson & John Marsh Friday, June 18, 2021 This person was born and raised in Tebbetts and still resides there with his wife and daughter. This person learned how to drive big trucks and tractors while working on the family …

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Cole County Sheriff has no plans to take your guns

If the Biden Administration decides your black rifle is now illegal, the Cole County Sheriff won’t come banging on your door …    On the KWOS Morning Show, Sheriff John Wheeler says he did lobby lawmakers to clean up some of the language in the Second Amendment Preservation Act. Meanwhile, the …

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You may have today off!

All state offices will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth, according to an email sent to state employees.  President Joe Biden officially signed the bill Thursday, establishing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day.  Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. June 19, 1865 …

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McCloskeys plead in gun case

(AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at demonstrators last year have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor harassment and was fined $2,000. Her husband, Mark McCloskey, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault and was fined $750. The couple …

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