Lee’s Summit

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Cierpiot Elected by Peers to Missouri House Majority Leader

Missouri House Republicans have elected Rep. Mike Cierpiot (SEEHR’-poy) of Lee’s Summit as their new majority leader.


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Flooding, Power Outages in St. Louis, a Tornado in Lee’s Summit

A tornado has touched down in suburban Kansas City, but there are no immediate reports of injuries.


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Sheriff: Sex Offender Failed to Register New Job as Santa Claus

A 50-year-old sex offender working as a meet-and-greet Santa Claus was arrested after failing to register his new employment to authorities.


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Nixon Again Calls For Mo. Campaign Contribution Limits

Missouri’s campaign finance limits were eliminated by legislation passed in the closing hours of the 2008 session.


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Missouri Seeks Retrial in ’83 Prison Stabbing

A Lee’s Summit man whose life sentence and murder conviction in a 1983 prison stabbing were overturned by the state Supreme Court after another inmate confessed is firing back against state prosecutors he says are withholding evidence as they press for a new trial.


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Vatterott College Told to Pay Woman $13 Million

A Missouri woman has won a $13 million judgment against Vatterott College in a lawsuit over advice she was given during enrollment.


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After Late-Night Filibuster, Mo. Senate Ready to Move on Tax Overhaul

The measure would decrease both corporate and personal income tax rates in phases over the next 10 years.


Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (www.senate.mo.gov)

University City Sen. Takes On Welfare Misuse

The bill sponsored by Chappelle-Nadal would not allow recipients to use public assistant to buy tobacco, alcohol, or go to games or strip clubs.


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Mo. Senator Rolls Out New Tax Overhaul Proposal

The proposal would gradually reduce the state’s income tax rate by 1 percent while gradually increasing the state sales tax by one-half percent.


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Student’s “Kill List” Found at School

list had names along with pictures of guns and knives



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