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- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
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- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
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- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
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Jobless benefits available because of Missouri storms
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians in 28 counties who lost work because of last month's severe storms now are eligible to apply for up to 26 weeks of jobless benefits.
A person must be unemployed as a direct result of storms, tornadoes and flooding that hit parts of Missouri from May 8 through May 16.
Included are the self-employed; those who lost work because they couldn't travel through an affected area; and those whose businesses lost a majority of their income from an entity that was damaged.
Assistance also is available to people who cannot work because of a storm-related injury.
The storm-related unemployment benefits are available to individuals in 28 counties, because President Barack Obama declared a major disaster from the storms.