(AP) – State Stories – February 1st

| February 1, 2013
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure pending the Missouri House would outlaw abortions that are performed solely because of the sex or potential genetic abnormality of the fetus. The bill would allow criminal charges and civil lawsuits against doctors for performing the procedure if they know a woman’s trying to end a pregnancy solely based on gender or potential physical or mental disabilities.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is confirming two new appointees to the University of Missouri system Board of Curators. Senators voted yesterday to confirm former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Ann Covington and Kansas City attorney John Phillips to the nine-member board.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An anti-war group plans to protest at the University of Missouri today over the potential hiring of a retired Army psychologist who faced abuse accusations at the Guantanamo Bay military prison. Larry James is one of two finalists to lead the school’s College of Education.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say thieves are increasingly stealing car license plates. Thefts of the plates are up 130 percent compared to last year.

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man has been convicted of killing his mother’s boyfriend and attacking another man who tried to intervene. Jasper County jurors yesterday found 46-year-old William Laramore guilty of first-degree murder and assault. Prosecutors say Laramore killed 46-year-old Sean French in November 2010 by beating him and dropping furniture on him.

GALENA, Mo. (AP) — Stone County authorities have arrested two suspects in the deaths of an elderly couple. Sheriff Doug Rader says his deputies found the couple dead last night in their Trace Hollow-area home. Rader says the couple wasn’t shot to death, but wouldn’t comment on how they were killed.

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County is asking the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to test the air around a burning landfill in Bridgeton. Residents are complaining about a foul smell from the Bridgeton Sanitary Landfill. The DNR has said it supports a plan to let the landfill owner hire a consultant to test the air.

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