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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Buying an older car could become more economical in Missouri.
A state senator filed a bill Thursday that would exempt decade-old cars from sales taxes on the titling of the motor vehicle.
Under the bill, a 2004 model bought in 2014 would be exempted from sales taxes.
The measure is sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Parson, of Bolivar. He says that some people can't afford new cars, and that vehicles in service for 10 years have already had taxes paid on them.
It has not yet been referred to a Senate committee

Cop Shooter Sentenced

Friday, 10 January 2014 07:39 Published in Local News
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A burglar who shot an off-duty St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.
Sgt. Rick Lingard was off-duty and alone in a home on March 22, 2012, when the burglary occurred. Two men who were 19 at the time, Christopher Gales and Montez Thomas, were accused of shooting Lingard during the crime. 
Gales, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty earlier this week in St. Louis County Circuit Court to several charges. He was sentenced Thursday.  The case against Thomas is still pending.
 

Halak, Blues shut out Flames 5-0, win 7th straight

Thursday, 09 January 2014 23:19 Published in Sports
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Jaroslav Halak made 33 saves for his 28th career shutout and third this season to lead the St. Louis Blues to their seventh straight victory with a 5-0 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.
 
Chris Stewart, Vladimir Sobotka, Ian Cole, Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko each scored goal for St. Louis, which hasn't been defeated since losing in a shootout to the Flames on Dec. 23.
 
Calgary has lost six of seven since, and it's also the fifth time in seven games the Flames have been shut out.
 
The Blues pulled even in points with Chicago atop the Central Division - although St. Louis has three games in hand.
 
Calgary has lost five home games in a row in regulation for the first time since March 7-31, 2000.
 

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