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After drowning of Brandon Ellingson, Missouri House committee to review merger of Water Patrol into Highway Patrol

The announcement comes after mounting questions regarding training since Brandon Ellingson drowned while handcuffed and in the custody of a veteran highway trooper who was starting his second summer helping on the Lake of the Ozarks. The state Water Patrol was merged into the Missouri Highway Patrol in January 2011.


Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of increasingly complex vehicles.


U.S. ambassador to receive MRIGlobal award

Robert Mikulak will be presented the MRIGlobal Board of Directors and Trustees 2014 Citation Award during MRIGlobal’s annual dinner Oct. 14 at the Westin Crown Center hotel in Kansas City. The citation is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies leadership in science, business, academia or the humanities.

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