FDA weighs new restrictions on liquid nicotine packets

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are considering new warnings and child-resistant packaging on liquid nicotine packets used with e-cigarettes and other next-generation tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration says it is responding to an uptick in nicotine poisonings reported by emergency rooms and poison centers nationwide. Liquid nicotine is primarily used to refill […]

Body pulled from Missouri River near Kansas City

Police Body found Murder

SUGAR CREEK, Mo. (AP) — Crews from the Missouri State Highway Patrol have pulled a body from the Missouri River near Sugar Creek. The Kansas City Star reports a person noticed what appeared to be a body and reported it to authorities early Tuesday. Patrol spokesman Sgt. Bill Lowe says water patrol officers found the […]

Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms. The judges on Tuesday issued an opinion saying that summaries of the proposals on ballots last year were fair. Critics complained that the measures misled voters and would have unintended consequences. […]

Kansas AG joins lawsuit to overturn “Waters of the US” rule


Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today that he has joined eight other state attorneys general in a lawsuit asking a federal court to overturn new water regulations. The regulations, known generally as the “Waters of the U.S.” rule, would have significant consequences for homeowners, farmers and other entities, Schmidt says. Opponents say the rules […]

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest


FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says police responded to unrest in Ferguson in a way that antagonized crowds, violated free-speech right and made it difficult to hold officers accountable. The summary cited “vague and arbitrary” orders to keep protesters moving that violated their […]

Mystery items in Missouri State Capitol time capsule (Videos)

A time capsule from 1915 was extracted from the Missouri State Capitol Cornerstone on June 9th, 2015. (Courtesy Missourinet)

By Mike Lear (Missourinet) – The conservators at the Missouri State Archives have finished reviewing the contents of the Missouri State Capitol time capsule. One item that has caught the public’s attention is a brass tube, placed in the capsule by the masons and not on the list of items expected to be inside. Director […]

30 Missouri counties still not issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples

PROMO Licensing Tracker for Same Sex Marriages (Photo courtesy Missourinet)

By Alisa Nelson (Missourinet) – There is disagreement over when Missouri counties should begin issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. The Missouri Recorder of Deeds Association has released a statement saying counties have 25 days after Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling to start issuing marriage licenses for same sex couples, although recorders may begin […]