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The state Senate has advanced a photo ID requirement. Â Bill Wise reports. Tue, 03 May 2016 12:05:34 +0000
As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a woman has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $1.5 million, claiming that Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez passed on at least one sexually transmitted disease. Â Martinez’s attorney Ruben Scolavino told the website TMZ, the allegations are not true. “I can tell you most assuredly the allegations are 100% […] Tue, 03 May 2016 12:01:38 +0000
Adam Wainwright doubled, then hit a three-run homer to jump start the offense and support his first win of the 2016 season with a 10-3 final over the Phillies. He had that bases-clearing triple in Arizona last Wednesday Then put one in the Â third-deck off Jeremy Hellickson. “Every time I’ve come to the plate since […] Tue, 03 May 2016 09:34:38 +0000
The Washington Nationals continue their beat down on Missouri teams as they shut out the Royals 2-0 to win their fourth straight game in the Show-Me State. The Royals managed just five hits off starter Gio Gonzalez and the Washington bullpen. All the damage was done in the first inning off Edinson Volquez. Â He allowed […] Tue, 03 May 2016 09:17:49 +0000
The House handler of a proposed Constitutional amendment to bar penalties or lawsuits against businesses and religious organizations who refuse services in same-sex marriages has until the end of House business on Tuesday to try to resurrect it. The proposed amendment failed on a tie vote in a House committee last week, but under House […] Tue, 03 May 2016 08:35:22 +0000
COLUMBIA – A driver escaped injury Tuesday after a car lost control and landed on top of two parked cars.
The Columbia Police Department said officers responded to the Domain apartment complex at the corner of Stadium Boulevard and U.S. 63 just before 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The Columbia Fire Department said a car had been coming off the ramp when the driver lost control and rolled over onto three parked cars in the Domain parking lot.
The fire department said the driver was out of the car by the time crews got to the scene. The driver was not hurt.
The police department said the car was towed from the scene. There was no damage estimate for the cars.
Tue, 3 May 2016 9:03:23 AM
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Police are investigating a Springfield man's death earlier this year as a homicide.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that 43-year-old Neal Williams was stabbed in late January. His injuries were initially believed to be non-life threatening.
But Springfield police said in a news release that he died more than a week later from complications following an operation.
The Greene County Medical Examiner's Office ruled his death a homicide in April. The release says a suspect has been identified, and the investigation is ongoing.
Tue, 3 May 2016 7:46:57 AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A jury in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who claimed the company's talcum powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.
Court records show the jury returned the verdict in favor of plaintiff Gloria Ristesund on Monday. It comes after a St. Louis jury in February awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who sued Johnson & Johnson over ovarian cancer she said was caused by using its baby powder and other products containing talcum.
A Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman says the New Jersey-based company is beginning the process to appeal the Monday ruling.
Spokeswoman Carol Goodrich says the decision goes against decades of research that supports the safety of cosmetic talc.
Tue, 3 May 2016 4:38:29 AM
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has passed a bill to bar cities, counties and law enforcement agencies from setting traffic-ticket quotas.
House members tacked on a number of additional provisions to the bill before voting 86-59 Monday to pass it. That means it will head back to the Senate.
The bill is aimed at stopping public officials from requiring police to write a certain number of citations. It also would prohibit supervisors from suggesting their subordinates issue more tickets.
The bill continues efforts to change ticketing and fine policies following the unrest in Ferguson.
House members also previously added a provision that would make footage from police body cameras recorded in nonpublic places be closed records. Judges could order that footage be made public.
Lawmakers face a May 13 deadline to pass the legislation before session ends.
Tue, 3 May 2016 4:34:55 AM
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri students in private schools would be eligible for the state's A+ Scholarship under a bill advancing in the Legislature.
House members added the provision to legislation passed Monday that's aimed at ensuring students who study abroad also are eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship now goes to students at participating public schools who meet GPA, attendance and community service requirements. It covers two years of community college tuition.
The bill would waive a requirement that students attend a public school in Missouri the three years before graduation. The goal is to help study abroad students.
The provision added by the House also would expand the scholarship to students in private schools that choose to participate.
The bill is headed back to the Senate because of the House changes.
Tue, 3 May 2016 4:31:01 AM
Columbia Daily Tribune - news/local
The Boone County Sheriffâ€™s Department collected almost 900 pounds in unwanted prescription medication over the weekend. Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500
All westbound traffic has been routed to the eastbound Highway 54/63 bridge at Jefferson City, the Missouri Department of Transportation said in a news release. Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500
A Columbia native who died in World War II is among more than 10,000 U.S. soldiers being honored this week in the American War Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten, Netherlands. Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500
Transportation officials are asking drivers who use Range Line Street to seek alternate routes when the street closes Tuesday morning beneath Interstate 70 for 20 days as part of an $18 million projec Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500
Two women were injured â€” one seriously â€” early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 in Cooper County. Mon, 02 May 2016 14:00:00 -0500