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BBB tips to avoid housing rental scams

Looking for your next apartment, condo or house rental can be a time-consuming process, and it may feel as though you’ll never find the right place at the right price. Scammers know this feeling and can use it to exploit consumers. Consumers need to take their time and do their homework before signing a lease.

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Drivers remember-watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians On Saturday Marla and I attended an Eagle Scout Honor Ceremony for Trevor Henderson. Eagle Scout is the highest advancement rank in Boy Scouting. Trevor has earned an impressive forty-one merit badges during his six years in the scouting program. I had the privilege to present a Resolution to him during

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Officer Christopher Ryan Morton Honored in D.C.

Christopher Ryan Morton, a Clinton police officer who was killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2018, was honored at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in D.C. His name was added to the memorial, commemorating the lives of all police officers who have given the ultimate sacrifice throughout American history. Young Ryan was

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BBB urges caution when buying or selling items online

Online classified ads continue to be a popular way to buy and sell items of all kinds, from baby clothing to cars. Still, some deals on sites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are too good to be true, opening up shoppers to disappointment or even danger. It’s important for consumers to research deals carefully and

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Missouri SMP issues advisory about DNA, cancer tests scam

The Missouri (SMP) Senior Medicare Patrol is advising older adults to be wary of providers who offer free DNA, genetic or cancer testing in exchange for patients’ Medicare information. The Missouri SMP, which empowers seniors to prevent Medicare fraud, has received reports of salespeople going door to door in senior housing units to offer cancer

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Please watch out for MoDOT mowing crews

A sure sign of springtime: motorists will see tractor mowers near the shoulder of interstates and other roadways. The Missouri Department of Transportation will start its annual mowing operations and is urging motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving equipment. MoDOT mows about 400,000 acres of grass each year, which is equivalent to 300,000

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Love note from Jeff City

Greetings, My Fellow Missourians Last Friday, I had an in-district opportunity to present a Resolution to Sugarfoot BBQ during the monthly Osceola Chamber Luncheon. Sugarfoot BBQ, in Osceola, was chosen as a recipient of the Restaurateur of the Year award by the Southwest Missouri Restaurant Association. They were awarded this accolade during the Southwest Missouri

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Hartzler Introduces Bipartisan Veteran Employment Bill

Measure expands veterans preference for Reserve, National Guard, and retired service members applying for federal positions Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) today introduced the bipartisan Veterans Preference Parity Act, H.R. 2433, which would allow more Reserve, National Guard, and retired service members to receive preference when competing for federal jobs. “Whether in the Reserves, National Guard

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You don’t have to wear a cape to be a hero

Youth alcohol awareness campaign encourages smart choices. You don’t have to be from another planet or have a magic transformative word to be a super hero to your friends. Just help them choose a sober ride home. So many heroic options are available to prevent the dangerous and deadly act of driving under the influence

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