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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Some fans of the St. Louis Rams are planning a weekend rally to help keep the city’s NFL team from leaving.
 
The Keep the Rams rally is scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Laclede’s Landing and comes amid growing unease over the team’s future.
 
The Rams are free to break their Edward Jones Dome lease after the 2014 season and want more upgrades to the publicly-owned stadium than local officials can afford. A company tied to team owner Stan Kroenke has purchased a prime piece of Los Angeles land, fueling speculation of a return to the city it left for the Midwest nearly two decades ago.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a group known as Save the Rams unsuccessfully fought to keep the team from leaving southern California.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:32
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal gun laws that infringe on the right to keep and bear arms would be deemed null and void under legislation passed by the Missouri House.
 
The House voted 110-41 on Thursday to send the bill to the Senate. Senators passed a similar bill earlier this year, but both chambers need to approve an identical version to send the legislation to Gov. Jay Nixon.
 
The measure would give residents the right to sue federal agents for enforcing past, present and future laws that are considered infringements by the state.
 
Courts have ruled that states cannot nullify federal laws. Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed a similar bill last year over concerns it violated a part of the U.S. Constitution that gives federal laws precedence over conflicting state laws.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:30
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri senators have passed legislation that could lead to a reduction in jobless benefits for people laid off in the future.
 
The bill would make Missouri one of only a few states to link the duration of unemployment benefits to the state's unemployment rate.
 
Missouri workers currently can receive unemployment benefits for 20 weeks.
 
Under the bill, the full 20 weeks of benefits would be available only if the state's unemployment rate is at least 9 percent. The maximum duration of jobless benefits would be cut by a week for each one-half percentage point reduction in the unemployment rate - bottoming out at 13 weeks of benefits when the unemployment rate is less than 6 percent.
 
The Senate's 24-8 vote Thursday sends the bill to the House.
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:28
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Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri on Thursday as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and flash flooding, and at least one reported tornado.

The Governor ordered activation of the State Emergency Operations Center, which has been closely monitoring the storm system.  The team includes officials from the Missouri Department of Public Safety, the State Emergency Management Agency, the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  

Gov. Nixon has also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions to provide emergency services.

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