JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri would hold its 2016 presidential primaries on March 15 of that year under legislation advanced by the state House. The elections are currently scheduled for February 2016, but the bill's supporters say keeping that date could cause Missouri to lose delegates to the national party conventions. National party rules allow only certain states to hold primaries before the March 15 date.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge has upheld a Missouri law barring protests within 300 feet of a funeral. The Missouri law creates a buffer zone around funeral sites from one hour before until one hour after a funeral. Attorney General Chris Koster says the law is now in effect as a result of a federal court ruling a day earlier.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House has approved legislation tripling the waiting time for women to get abortions after first visiting their doctors. The bill would extend the amount of time between a woman's doctor visit and her procedure to 72 hours. Missouri now has a 24-hour waiting period.
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Two motorcyclists are dead after their motorcycles were involved in an accident with a school bus in the eastern Missouri town of Wentzville. The accident happened just before 7 a.m. Tuesday on Route A, near the intersection of U.S. 61. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victims as 43-year-old Matthew Adam of Bowling Green and 22-year-old Jacob Boedeker of Warrenton. The school bus was was empty except for the driver, who was not hurt.
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