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20th Anniversary of 351st Missle Wing Deactivation
A quiet anniversary passed on Friday (July 31). If you were to ask many people around here, they may not be aware of the date, but they would be aware of the days of seeing missle silos, missle convoys across West Central Missouri. Those days have been replaced by the buzz in the air of the B-2 Stea…
Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Appeals Demotion
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lawyer for a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, who criticized the agency after a handcuffed man fell from a patrol boat and drowned, said it's a conflict for state Attorney General Chris Koster to represent police in a personnel matter involving his client..…
Mike Cierpiot Elected Missouri House Majority Leader
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Republicans have elected Representative Mike Cierpiot (SEEHR'-poy) of Lee's Summit as their new majority leader. Cierpiot told the Associated Press that he was elected Thursday during a closed-door meeting of the House GOP...
Columbia Offering Electronic Device Recharge On Bench
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia is offering the public an unusual way to charge their electronic devices. A wood and metal bench in front of City Hall has an attachment that will charge devices through two USB ports. Public Works Director John Glasscock says the bench cost $4,100...
State Senator Paul LeVota Resigns
The Missouri State Senator Paul LeVota, from Independence, resigned today (July 24) after an investigation on his conduct involving an intern.  Senator LeVota issued this statement:
JEFFERSON CITY — State Senator Paul LeVota, D-Independence, has released the following statement:
My conduct has been ca…

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