Audio: Missouri House expected to give final approval this week to Fentanyl and date rape drug legislation

Legislation to increase penalties for trafficking fentanyl could go before the Missouri House Monday afternoon for a final vote. The House gave initial approval to O’Fallon State Representative Nick Schroer’s bipartisan bill last week.     The Missouri Police Chiefs Association and the Missouri State Troopers Association are backing legislation to increase criminal penalties for […]

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Audio: Pre-filed bill in Missouri legislature would be among the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation

Missouri lawmakers could be considering a far-reaching abortion restriction in the upcoming legislative session.     Republican state Representative Nick Schroer of O’Fallon pre-filed a bill this week that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure, which allows for exceptions in medical emergencies, would ban most abortions after […]

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Brookfield man involved in big rig crash on I-70

A traffic accident involving two-tractor trailer units and a car in eastern Jackson County injured two eastern Missouri residents. The driver of the car, 18-year-old Elizabeth Greiner of O’Fallon, and a passenger in the car, 19-year-old Sophia Otten of Florrisant, were taken to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence with minor injuries. The two truck drivers, 57-year-old Roger […]

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Brookfield man escapes injury after 3-car crash

The Highway Patrol reports a Brookfield man did not receive any injuries as the result of a three-vehicle accident in Jackson County early Friday afternoon. Traffic was slowed in front of the vehicles on eastbound Interstate 70 near mile marker 27 when the Freightliner driven by 57-year-old Roger Neal struck the back of a car […]