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  • Missourians to decide in November on Photo ID requirement for voters
    Missouri voters will decide in November whether a the state Constitution should allow a photo ID to be required to vote in Missouri. It was up to Governor Jay Nixon (D) whether the voter photo ID constitutional amendment would go before voters in the August Primary or the November General Election, after the legislature voted […]  Tue, 24 May 2016 01:35:56 +0000

  • Missourinet 5 p.m. Newscast 5-23-2016
    Top stories: Governor Nixon says he’ll take action “relatively soon” on some of the nearly 3,000 requests for clemency. Missouri’s remaining delegates have been chosen for the Republican National Convention in July. Alisa Nelson reports.  Mon, 23 May 2016 22:26:12 +0000

  • Missouri Gov. Nixon: action on clemency requests ‘relatively soon’
    Now that the legislative session has ended, Governor Jay Nixon (D) again says he will turn more attention to requests for clemency that have come to his office. “It’s one of the issues that we’ve had a number of – over the last few weeks even. We’ve been looking at some of the cases very, […]  Mon, 23 May 2016 17:35:24 +0000

  • Missourinet Noon News 5-23-2016
    Missouri Republicans want to make Missouri a closed primary state.  Bill Wise reports  Mon, 23 May 2016 17:05:34 +0000

  • Missouri GOP leaders urge Republicans to support Trump
    State Republican Party chairman John Hancock says the weekend’s state convention showed him that the party is more unified than it was two months ago about electing Donald Trump as its nominee. About 1,300 people attended the Missouri GOP convention over the weekend in Branson. The event takes place once every four years, the same […]  Mon, 23 May 2016 12:51:44 +0000

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  • Hundreds of veterans motorcycle across Missouri
    Hundreds of veterans motorcycle across Missouri

    COLUMBIA – Hundreds of bikers made the trek through mid-Missouri Monday on their way to Washington D.C. The riders are Vietnam War veterans participating in a cross-country ride called The Run for the Wall.

    A few hundred riders stopped at Mid-America Harley Davidson in Columbia, but when the group reaches their destination, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, they estimate a total of one million bikers will finish the ride. The ride starts in California and lasts about a week.

    Patriot Guard Rider and military veteran Reed Hickam of Columbia said this is about the tenth year he and his wife have set up at Mid-America Harley Davidson to greet the riders. Each year the group of mid-Missourians grows, and this year about 50 met the veterans. They set up flags, bring snacks and water and line the road with their bikes.

    A large majority of the greeters were Patriot Guard Riders, a group of bikers, many of them veterans, whose mission is to honor America’s heroes.

    The Columbia stop lasted about an hour, and the riders’ next stop is Wentzville where they plan to spend the night.

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      Mon, 23 May 2016 8:11:25 PM

  • Imposter poses as the Boone County sheriff
    Imposter poses as the Boone County sheriff

    COLUMBIA - Several people said they received phone calls Monday from an imposter pretending to be Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey.

    The caller told victims there were outstanding warrants for their arrests to be settled over the phone. He asked for debit and credit card information or told victims to purchase pre-paid money cards and call back with the number on that card.

    Detective Tom O’Sullivan from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department said, “This is obviously a scam. That isn’t the way we operate.”

    He added the Sheriff’s Department never asks for personal information over the phone.

    This sort of scam is not uncommon, and some of the scammers can even manipulate the caller identification so it says they are calling from the sheriff’s department.

    Detective O’Sullivan said if you get a call from somebody you do not know and they ask for financial or private information, assume it is a scam and hang up. 

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      Mon, 23 May 2016 6:30:36 PM

  • Firefighters practice rescuing victims at fraternity house
    Firefighters practice rescuing victims at fraternity house

    COLUMBIA - Columbia firefighters practiced techniques in searching and removing victims from burning buildings on Monday at the Sigma Nu house. The practice specifically focused on helping people out of smoky fires.

    The Columbia Fire Department kicked off the practice session in the morning, and all 37 firefighters on duty participated in the training on Monday.

    Lisa Todd, the captain of training division of the department, said the two-day rescue intervention training is aimed at teaching the firefighters how to search in structures and move a person out in a fast and efficient fashion.

    "It's gonna be very helpful because in case someone gets hurt, one of the firefighters gets hurt," Todd said. "We found throughout the nation that most of our firefighters that are dying, seem to be dying when we know where they're at, we just can't get to them."

    The training took place at the Sigma Nu house which is about to be torn down. The department obtained permission from the property owner to use the building for training.

    The owners also allowed the firefighters to break windows and search inside for training purposes.

    "It's vital to us because we don't always get this. When we train in our facility, at the training academy, everybody knows the floor plan. So when we can put them into an environment that they're not familiar with, it gives us a very good training opportunity," Todd said.

    She said the fire department developed the rescue intervention training techniques last fall and employed the training for first time this January.

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      Mon, 23 May 2016 5:50:19 PM

  • Missouri GOP committee backs closed primaries
    Missouri GOP committee backs closed primaries

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Republican State Committee is backing closed primaries.

    Members during the state GOP convention this past week in Branson passed in a voice vote a resolution in favor of requiring primary voters to register with a party.

    Under the current system, Democrats can vote in GOP primaries and Republicans can vote in Democratic primaries.

    Missouri lawmakers would need to pass legislation to require party registration for primaries. The 2016 legislative session ended earlier this month, and the next session begins in January.

    Missouri GOP chairman John Hancock says the change would help block Democrats from tampering with Republican primaries and vice versa.

    Democratic state committee chairman Roy Temple says he hasn't heard of any formal proposals regarding registration for primaries.

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      Mon, 23 May 2016 5:45:00 PM

  • Gov. Nixon sets date for voter ID measure
    Gov. Nixon sets date for voter ID measure

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon has set a date for the vote on a constitutional amendment ballot. 

    The ballot vote is set for the general election on Nov. 8, 2016 and if approved would place additional voter-identification requirements on Missourians.

    The Missouri Supreme Court in the past has ruled against the photo ID requirements. Republicans though have argued for the use of a photo ID at the polls, saying it can prevent voter fraud. On the other side, democrats say the requirement is unfair to those who lack a driver's license or any other form of identification. 

     Missourians who are not yet registered to vote can find information on the Missouri's Secretary of State's website.

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      Mon, 23 May 2016 5:34:30 PM

  • Columbia Daily Tribune - news/local

  • Judge dismisses count in lawsuit over downtown Columbia parking garage
    A Boone County judge has dismissed one count against the city of Columbia in a lawsuit over a downtown parking garage.  Mon, 23 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • Construction of Hagan school in central Columbia delayed for second time
    Construction of the Hagan Scholarship Academy preparatory school in central Columbia has been put on hold while design plans are completed.  Mon, 23 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • Company gets $20 million contract for drug trials at Columbia site
    A $20 million federal contract for testing generic drugs at a Columbia clinic is a vote of confidence for BioPharma Services USA Inc., company officials said Monday.  Mon, 23 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • "Dogbone" interchange at Range Line Street opens
    Vehicles travel through the new “dogbone” interchange at Range Line Street and Interstate 70, which opened Monday morning. The interchange, sometimes called a double-roundabout interchange, consists o  Mon, 23 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • Officials dedicate new war memorial on courthouse lawn
    There were few dry eyes on the Boone County Courthouse lawn Saturday morning.  Sun, 22 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500


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