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Newspaper Story - A bill to legalize prevention of flag desecration could include assault
Radio Story - MoSTA has asked lawmakers for a salary increase in order to retain experienced troopers
Radio Story - Missouri Senator Marvin Singleton says he wants to change the statute of limitations on Missouri rape law
Radio Story - Legislation is filed to let people beat up those who burn the flag.
Newspaper Story - While many Missourians will be home or visiting loved ones for Thanksgiving dinner, the aromas of holiday cooking will be wafting through the wards of the state institutions as well.
Newspaper Story - A House committee formed to evaluate solutions to the rising number of repeat offenders met for the last time today. The committee will present its recommendations to the next legislative session.
Radio Story - More than five thousand Missoruians were allegedly charged 96 dollars a year for a "free" trial membership with the buying clubs.
Radio Story - Homeland Security Advisor Tim Daniel says his job will be easier because of natural disaster coordination steps already in place.
Radio Story - The Governor of Kansas blocked all incoming mail to his capitol office while a spokesman from Governor Holden's office said he doesn't want to take that route.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Revenue has not changed security at offices that issue state IDs, even after some equipment was stolen last month.
Radio Story - The thirty cases of suspected Anthrax have tested negative for the disease.
Radio Story - The State Health Lab is testing about 30 samples for anthrax.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Bob Holden said Tuesday that state buildings across Missouri will have more armed officers, bag checks, metal detectors, and restrictions on vehicles and visitors at loading docks and in mail rooms.
Radio Story - The State Capitol has armed guards and a metal detector at the door.
Newspaper Story - A metal detector and three highway patrol officers greeted visitors and workers alike at the Capitol doors on Tuesday, bringing a new visibility to security concerns around the state.
Newspaper Story - Security for Hazardous Waste Transport Beefed Up
Radio Story - The FBI wants all international student records from the University of Missouri and Columbia College.
Radio Story - More than half the members of the Missouri Corrections Officers Association have signed a petition to decertify from the AFL-CIO affiliated government worker's union.
Newspaper Story - Missouri is gearing up for the second weekend under a new alcohol policy, although officials agree the new law has not yet had a major impact.
Missouri's Health Department is stepping up security measures in response to Gov. Bob Holden's proclamation of Missouri's vulnerability as a terrorist target.
Radio Story - Governor Holden has hired a new terrorism czar to oversee Missouri's preparation for terrorist activities.
Radio Story - Materials used to make drivers licenses was stolen from a fee office in Overland, MO. Authorites are worried the equipment can be used in conncection to further terrorist attacks in the US.
Newspaper Story - After a Sunday break-in that resulted in the theft of ID-making equipment, burglar alarms are still not mandatory for licensing centers.
Radio Story - The FAA lifted its flying restriction on crop-dusters Tuesday, but the temporary grounding may have caused trouble for cotton farmers.
Radio Story - A new law goes into effect Saturday that lowers the legal blood alcohol content for driving from .10% to .08%.
Radio Story - A little more than a week after one of the bloodiest terrorist attacks in our nation's history, Missouri got a new leader of its National Guard.
Newspaper Story - The attorney general demanded Wednesday that some of the gas stations involved in price gouging on Sept. 11 pay $1,000 or face law suits
Newspaper Story - A spokesman with the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed a report from the Boston Globe that law enforcement officials believe Columbia, Missouri is one of six U.S. cities with ties to Osama bin Laden.
Radio Story - The St. Louis Salvation Army has helped St. Louis residents through this tragedy by comforting stranded travelers at Lambert airport on Tuesday and establishing a phone network for residents to reach family members in New York.
Radio Story - The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms reports that there is a group of Osama bin Laden sympathizers in Columbia, Missouri.
Radio Story - Missouri's Highway Patrol confirms a national report that sympathizers of Osama bin Laden are located in Columbia, Mo.
Radio Story - Missouri State Agencies have offered assistance to rescue efforts in New York. Lists of volunteers and firefighters are ready to work if more workers are needed.
Radio Story - With prices as high as five dollars per gallon in some parts of the state, the Missouri Attorney General launched an investigation.
Newspaper Story - One day after the nation's greatest terrorist attack, Missouri government officials vowed the business of government would continue today. The legislature's special session plans to keep its schedule.
Radio Story - The violence in New York and Washington D.C. have increased security throughout the United States and in Missouri. While Govenor Holden announced to keep the capital open, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder decided to let Senators leave for the day.
Radio Story - Lawmakers give their responses to the events of New York and Washington D.C.
Newspaper Story - Missouri would suspend the driver licenses of those convicted of driving away from a gas station without paying.
Newspaper Story - The House approved a plan Thursday to protect animals from sexual abuse and theft. They also designated March 21 as "Bird Appreciation Day."
Radio Story - A proposed bill outlaws using capitol punishment on the mentally retarded.
Radio Story - The Senate approved the House .08 bill Wednesday.
Radio Story - With new programs, women in prison will learn how to better take care of children and how to cope with life outside of jail.
Radio Story - Guns could be hidden in auto glove compartments under a measure approved by Missouri's House.
Newspaper Story - Alarmed by the spread of methamphetamines, some lawmakers and police are pushing for harsher penalties aimed at sources of the illegal drug.
Radio Story - The bill would increase penalties on those trying to steal ingredients used in the production of meth.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Senate gave initial approval to stiffer penalties for meth producers.
Radio Story - Lawmakers gave preliminary approval to a measure designed to crack down on elder abuse in nursing homes.
Newspaper Story - A proposal to stiffen penalties for health and safety violations at nursing homes gained preliminary approval Tuesday in the state House despite objections that the bill would hurt even the best facilities.
Newspaper Story - Sister Helen Prejean spoke out against the death penalty Tuesday in Jefferson City.
Newspaper Story - Two top leaders of the Missouri House are working to revive the issue of allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon two years after voters rejected a ballot issue to do just that.
Radio Story - Sen. Anita Yeckel proposes a bill to stop methamphetamine production.
Newspaper Story - Sen. Anita Yeckel would limit sales of cold medicine to three packages per visit, as an attempt to prevent the production of methemphetimine.
Radio Story - A Missouri Senate Committee looked at a concealed weapons law, that would require registration with the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Radio Story - In the same week a Missouri man had his execution stayed by the Supreme Court over concerns of his mental capabilities the Missouri House passed a bill to ban those executions.
Newspaper Story - Vicky Riback-Wilson is sponsoring one bill to abolish the death penalty in Missouri
Radio Story - The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill that would exclude mentally retarded people from the death penalty.
Newspaper Story - A campaign to allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons found a surprise, but accidental supporter from one of the leading concealed weapons opponents.
Radio Story - An anti-gun senator is sponsoring a bill that would bring the issue of carry concealed weapons back to Missouri voters.
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers were set to consider legislation that would exempt the mentally retarded from the death penalty. Meanwhile, the governor was expected to decide whether to go ahead with the scheduled execution of a mentally retarded man currently on death row.
Newspaper Story - Firearm legislation dominated the attention in the state Wednesday as the Senate debates shutting down the St. Louis lawsuit against the firmearms industry.
Newspaper Story - A bill in the house would give state police mandatory jurisdiction over crime scenes in which seizure occurs. This will help allocate more forfeiture funds into education.
Radio Story - Protestors gathered at the Missouri capitol to protest the execution of Antonio Richardson.
Radio Story - A proposal in the Missouri Senate would help make the training of corrections officers more consistent.
Newspaper Story - Under the bill, sponsored by Sen. Larry Rohrbach, the state will perform DNA tests in cases where prisoners can prove it may make a difference in their finding of guilt
Radio Story - Missouri's Senate gave first-round approval to .08 Wednesday.
Radio Story - On Tuesday Missouri's House perfected the bill that would lower the legal blood alcohol content to .08.
Radio Story - When criminals are released, police officers face the prospect of retaliation. But a new bill may allow officers to breathe easier at home.
Radio Story - Concerned that Internet crime is on the rise, a Democratic lawmaker has proposed adding online crime to the Attorney General's job description.
Radio Story - The president of the Fraternal Order of Police testified in front of the Senate Transportation Committee to try and get a bill protecting police officers' privacy.
Newspaper Story - Amnesty International urges Missouri's governor to halt the first execution since Bob Holden became governor.
Radio Story - Amnesty International urges Missouri's governor to spare the life of the first death-row inmate to face execution since Bob Holden took office.
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