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PHOTO: The Home Visiting Coalition wants to see federal funding for programs that help struggling parents continue. Unless Congress acts, funding will expire in March. Photo credit: hotblack/morguefile.com.

Parent Support Program Supporters Seek Stable Funding

By Mona Shand Missouri News Service

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The clock is ticking on federal funding that helps struggling parents with young children.

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program expires in March, unless Congress takes action

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Margaret Vandeven
Margaret Vandeven

New Missouri Eduction Commissioner Is Named

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri education commissioner has been chosen to replace a leader who faced frequent criticism while dealing with struggling districts. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Wednesday that the State Board of Education has promoted an assistant commissioner, Margaret Vandeven, to education commissioner

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Execution Date Set For Marcellus Williams

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An execution date of January 28th has been set for a man who fatally stabbed a St. Louis County woman during a 1998 burglary. The Missouri Supreme Court yesterday set the execution date for 45-year-old Marcellus Williams

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Rick Brattin
State Rep Rick Brattin (Courtesy of rickbrattin.org)

State Rep Proposes Women Get Notarized Permission For Abortions From The Father

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Republican is proposing that women be required to get notarized permission from the father to receive an abortion. State Representative Rick Brattin of Harrisonville recently filed legislation requiring a father's consent except in cases of rape or incest

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Traffic Court Issues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger that erupted in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court

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Winter Weather Advisory Map
Winter Weather Advisory Map for Dec. 17 (Courtesy of Sedalia/Pettis County EMA)

Winter Weather Advisory In Effect Until 9 A.M. Thursday

We may finally get a little snow to get into the Christmas spirit, however some ice can come into play and make it feel frightful, according to Sedalia/Pettis County EMA Director David Clippert.

Pettis County has been placed in a Winter Weather Advisory effective from 6 PM tonight until 9 AM Thursday

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The Interview hackers
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Sony Officially Cancels the Planned Christmas Release of ‘The Interview’

Following today’s release of a message sent from the mysterious group responsible for the massive Sony hack, the company has now informed theater owners that they can opt out of screening ‘The Interview’ if they are concerned about the terrorist threat. Although the Department of Homeland Security responded by saying they could find “no credible info” on planned attacks, Sony has decided to place the decision to screen the film in the hands of theater executives.

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Snow Likely
Weather Map For Dec. 16 (Courtesy of Sedalia/Pettis County EMA)

Snow And Freezing Drizzle Predicted For West Central Missouri

The National Weather Service is calling for a chance at some snow and freezing drizzle in the next few days. We're essentially one week away from Christmas and hope that if you're traveling that you'll be safe

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Glenn Mollette
Glenn Mollette (courtesy of facebook)

Don’t Kick Santa Across The Yard, Move On, Give and Celebrate Christmas: Opinion By Glenn Mollette

By Glenn Mollette

This Christmas give somebody the gift of mercy and forgiveness. Actually be broad with your giving and generous. We all need a lot of both. For such a joyful holiday of cheer, giving and yuletide merriment there are certainly a lot of stressed out sourpuss faces and agitated people

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