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Missouri/Kansas See Increase in Drowning Deaths

Water patrol officials in Kansas and Missouri say a combination of factors has led to more drownings so far this year than in all of 2012. In Missouri, 24 drownings were reported before the weekend, four more than last year. …

More Than 6,300 Claims Filed After St. Louis Tornadoes

Insurance companies serving the St. Louis area have received more than 6,300 claims from residents with damage from tornadoes that struck the area on May 31, according to the Missouri Department of Insurance. One insurer reported more than 2,200 claims, …

Missouri to Test Slip Resistant Road Treatment

Missouri has received a federal grant to test a new type of road treatment intended to keep cars from slipping off highways when it rains or snows. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will apply the “high friction surface …

NTSB: Missouri Derailment Investigation Could Take a Year

The investigation into the cause of a southeast Missouri cargo train crash that injured seven people and destroyed a highway overpass could take up to a year. The accident happened about 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Rockview, Mo., when a Union …

Missouri Bill Allows Adults to Forgo Motorcycle Helmets

The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists to forgo wearing helmets on the road. HB 555 was given first-round approval Tuesday would allow riders over the age of 21 to not wear a helmet when travelling. …

Missouri House OKs Bill Focused on Injured Worker Fund

Missouri House members advanced legislation Thursday that seeks to replenish an insolvent fund for disabled workers while also preventing people who experience job-related illnesses from filing civil lawsuits. Both elements are designed to address consequences from a 2005 overhaul to …

Debate Stalls on Missouri Liability Limits Legislation

An effort to reinstate Missouri’s cap on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits stumbled Tuesday in the state Senate. Senators discussed the legislation for about eight hours and worked into night but did not reach a vote. Sen. Dan Brown, …

Sixteen People Arrested on Federal Indictment Involving Multi-State Car Theft Conspiracy

Sixteen people have been arrested on a federal indictment charging twenty-one defendants involved in a multi-state car theft conspiracy. The conspiracy is alleged to have utilized several different schemes to steal and misappropriate vehicles, commit bank fraud in order to …

Missouri Driver’s License Photo Biometrics Plan in Limbo

Missouri appears to have slowed work on a high-tech computer program that would conduct a biometric analysis of photos taken for state driver’s licenses and identification cards. The Associated Press has obtained an email sent last week from the manager …

Missouri Auger Accident Victim is Walking Miracle

When Josh Blankenship reported for work the morning of Dec. 13 at MFA Agri Services in Advance, he had no idea that his life would be forever altered. It was about 9 a.m., and Blankenship and his longtime friend, J.D. …