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Driver dies in Jefferson County crash
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:34:23 -0800

JEFFERSON COUNTY • Joe L. Hylton, 56, of Festus, was killed Wednesday afternoon in a crash on Route TT just south of Waggoner Road, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

St. Louis County Assessor Zimmerman to run for Missouri AG
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:39:06 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman says he is running for attorney general in 2016. Zimmerman announced his candidacy Tuesday, setting up a potential Democratic primary against state Sen. Scott Sifton of St. Louis County, who already has entered the race.

2 more cases of deadly deer disease reported in Missouri
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:20:40 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two more cases of a deadly deer disease have been found in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation on Monday reported that a Macon County adult buck and an adult doe in Adair County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. That brings the total free-ranging ...

St. Louis County Assessor Zimmerman to run for Missouri attorney general
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:35:48 -0800

Zimmerman is joining a race that already includes a Democrat and a Republican, and could prove attractive to others due to the lack of a running incumbent Read more

Proposal Would Add Human Trafficking Survivors to Missouri Protection Law
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:41:10 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A group of bi-partisan lawmakers have proposed legislation meant to help protect Missouri human trafficking survivors.  Secretary of State Jason Kander joined those legislators and members of law enforcement to announce the bill that would add those survivors to Missouri's "Safe at Home" program. The "Safe At Home" program allows survivors of domestic violence, rape ...

Two New Cases of CWD Found in Missouri
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:53:41 -0800

New cases bring statewide total of deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease to 26. Testing by Conservation Department continues.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:30:11 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY - St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman says he is running for attorney general in 2016. Zimmerman announced his candidacy Tuesday, setting up a potential Democratic primary against state Sen. Scott Sifton of St. Louis County, who already has entered the race.

Two new cases of chronic wasting disease in Adair and Macon counties
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:12:37 -0800

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that two new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) have recently been found in north-central Missouri.

Missouri car dealers sue state over Tesla's direct sales
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:29:38 -0800

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Automobile Dealers Association is suing the state revenue department for allowing electric car maker Tesla Motors to sell directly to consumers rather than using a dealership as a middleman. The car dealers, including Reuther Ford Inc. and Osage Industries Inc., filed ...

Dixon's law officer's license revoked
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:11:30 -0800

Missouri’s Public Safety department revoked Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon’s peace officer’s license Monday.