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2011 Safety Stories
Newspaper Story - A federal ban on cellphone use while driving a commercial vehicle takes effect Jan. 3
Radio Story - Both the highway patrol and one trucking company are ready to enforce a new commercial driving ban.
Newspaper Story - A prominent researcher says suicides are least likely to occur during the holiday season
Radio Story - St. Louis Senator wants to change state's child abuse law in upcoming legislative session.
Radio Story - The Missouri Capitol held a memorial service to address the importance of driving sober.
Newspaper Story - The state Capitol held a memorial service to remember victims of drunk drivers and promote sober driving.
Radio Story - Missouri's Department of Transportation is cutting costs of snow removal this year with new changes.
Radio Story - MU football coach, Gary Pinkel, was arrested Wednesday night for DWI.
Radio Story - Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel suspended for one week along with other consequences.
Radio Story - Missouri has the same child abuse laws as Pennsylvania, and there's been no talk of changing them.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation launches
Radio Story - Gov. Nixon awarded eight Missouri law enforcement officers with Medals of Valor.
Newspaper Story - Attorneys argue whether the legislature can cap high-dollar damages for medical malpractice.
Radio Story - Missouri Attorney General asks for federal funding to stop human and sex trafficking.
Radio Story - Missouri is cracking down on exotic animal regulations to prevent an incident like in Ohio.
Radio Story - On the mind of some Missouri lawmakers Tuesday-sex. Representatives work to reform sex offender registration.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Lawmakers work towards legislation to improve corrections
Newspaper Story - A St. Louis firefighter with three kids in private school asks lawmakers to find an alternative.
Radio Story - Lawmakers urged to place unaccredited school district students in charter schools.
Radio Story - A brain-eating amoeba in freshwater kills a Kansas resident less than 200 miles away from Missouri.
Radio Story - With the support of the STL Police Association, the Local Control Bill passes through the House committee.
Newspaper Story - A House Committee passes the bill allowing local control of the St. Louis Police Department.
Radio Story - Senate and education organizations agree on compromise language in the controversial
Newspaper Story - Deaths on Missouri roadways and waterways remained constant from Labor Day Weekend 2010 to 2011.
Radio Story - The Highway Patrol saw no increase in the number of deaths during the holiday weekend from last year.
Newspaper Story - Highway Patrol Increases Law Enforcement to Keep Boaters and Drivers Safe
Radio Story - FEMA tells disaster areas like Joplin seeking relief to wait for funding
Radio Story - Two major Missouri police associations say an East Coast lineup ruling won't change things here in Missouri.
Newspaper Story - Lawmakers collaborate to develop a plan to streamline the state's corrections system.
Radio Story - A new bipartisan task force seeks ways to reduce the number of repeat offenders in the state's prisons.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate approved a plan lowering the age of conceal and carry while also allowing legislative staff to conceal and carry in the Capitol.
Radio Story - Missouri's House is sending a bill banning fake cocaine and fake pot onto Gov. Jay Nixon.
Radio Story - Representatives are looking to make the sale of synthetic drugs, sold as bath salts, illegal.
Radio Story - Senate committee hears testimony on House-passed youth head injury bills
Radio Story - House passed bill that would prevent the government from limiting a citizen's right to purchase and possess gun ammunition
Radio Story - Governor Nixon signs off on the repeal of Proposition B restrictions, going against voters' decision last November.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon signs his dog-breeding bill in a late press conference Wednesday.
Radio Story - The Missouri legislature returned from Easter weekend with one natural disaster over and another one on its way.
Radio Story - Governor signs executive order that would help expedite tornado cleanup.
Newspaper Story - Nixon calls in National Guard to help southern Missouri with flooding.
Radio Story - Post-tornado damage leaves many Missouri communities under threat of major flooding.
Radio Story - Governor Nixon has proclaimed next week as Rail Safety Week in Missouri.
Radio Story - The Senate passes a bill to expand the diseases firefighters are presumed to have caught in the line of duty.
Radio Story - Bill to ban bath salts still undergoing lengthy process
Radio Story - In a Senate hearing, Missouri's Senate Committee deliberated bill to reduce bullying in state schools
Radio Story - Despite the nuclear meltdown in Japan, radiation is not a concern for Missouri and its residents.
Newspaper Story - The debate over localized control of the St. Louis Police Department continues in a Senate hearing.
Radio Story - Missouri's House and Senate looks at two bills to expand the texting while driving ban to all drivers regardless of their age.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation faces a dilemma as federal funding has run out for highways.
Radio Story - Missouri still hasn't gotten word from the White house on snowstorm relief dollars
Radio Story - A bill requiring Missouri law enforcement agents to perform citizenship checks on sexual offenders passed first-round approval in the House.
Radio Story - Missouri's House passes legislation that expands the rights of gun owners.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's House forces Highway Patrol to check citizenship status of sexual offenders.
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmakers hold steady on plans to pursue a second nuclear power plant, despite three explosions at a Japanese nuclear plant
Radio Story - Missouri Senators worked for over four hours Tuesday to finish work on an amendment to the workers' compensation plan
Newspaper Story - Missouri's Highway Patrol urges lawmakers to let police penalize adult drivers for texting.
Newspaper Story - House committee considers a bill which would eliminate having a disability as a reason to remove a child from a home
Newspaper Story - A head injury educational requirement for coaches is being considered by a House committee.
Newspaper Story - The House Judiciary Committee might abolish the Sentencing Advisory Commission
Newspaper Story - The House Rules Committee has passed a bill requiring driver's tests be taken in English.
Radio Story - Missouri's House votes to give St. Louis City control over its own police department.
Radio Story - Bill calling for Silver Alert System to become a part of the Amber Alert System
Radio Story - House reviews new bill to strengthen law against human traffickers.
Radio Story - Missouri's Chief Justice delivers annual speech to state legislators
Radio Story - The Missouri House of Representatives approves one amendment to workers compensation bill while another amendment fails to garner enough support.
Radio Story - Internet security has become an issue in the Missouri Legislature after 4 Facebook hackings have occurred within the past couple of weeks
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers trapped in the Capitol by more than a foot of snow passed the time playing poker and sleeping with emergency relief blankets.
Radio Story - Missouri Highway Patrol leaders have pleaded with people to stay off the roads, but the state is giving little advice to its employees whether to come to work or stay home.
Newspaper Story - As winter weather approaches, MoDOT urges the public to stay off the roads.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon calls the National Guard into duty to help with expected blizzard
Radio Story - The Senate Progress and Development Committee heard testimonies of proponents and opponents of the St. Louis Police Control Bill.
Newspaper Story - St. Louis Police Department issue of local control fires up residents, police officers
Radio Story - Missouri's Attorney General released a report outlining twelve ways to clean up the Lake of the Ozarks
Newspaper Story - The Missouri Transportation Commission imposes restrictions for automatic traffic enforcement.
Radio Story - The Missouri Department of Transportation has added restrictions to all Red Light Cameras around the state
Newspaper Story - Inciting rhetoric and security issues make conversation in Missouri statehouse after Saturday's shooting in Arizona.
Radio Story - Senator Mike Kehoe and Minority House Leader Mike Talboy give their reaction to the Arizona shooting.
Radio Story - Representative Tim Meadows is sponsoring House Bill which he hopes will lead to the banning of all red light cameras in Missouri.
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