Month: June 2016

Falcon Gets New Wings

The Air Force mantra Fly, Fight and Win holds true at the Wolf Pack every day. Whether it’s real world or exercise time 8th Fighter Wing Airmen work hard to keep jets in the air. MSgt Trevor Pedro hit the flightline and met up with an Airman who’s living...

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Visual Cloud Computing Methods Could Help First Responders in Disaster Scenarios

Algorithms developed by MU researchers could provide critical data for quick decisions COLUMBIA, Mo. – In natural or man-made disasters, the ability to process massive amounts of visual electronic data quickly and efficiently could mean the difference between life and death for survivors. Visual data created by numerous security cameras, personal mobile devices and aerial video provide useful data for first responders and law enforcement. That data can be critical in terms of knowing where to send emergency personnel and resources, tracking suspects in man-made disasters, or detecting hazardous materials. Recently, a group of computer science researchers from the...

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Gov. Nixon vetoes bill that would have imposed new fees on Missourians at local license offices

Governor also signs four bills, including new insurance requirements for ride-sharing companies and drivers Jefferson City, MO Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed Senate Bill 867, which would have imposed new fees on Missourians at local license offices and violated the constitutional requirement that legislation be limited to its original purpose. In addition to a new $2.00 notary fee, the bill would have allowed license offices to charge $2.00 for each “electronic transmission” and each “electronic look-up.” For example, all these $2.00 fees could have been imposed on top of the $3.50 fee currently charged by license offices for motor...

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Captain Matthew C. Walz is being designated director of the Water Patrol Division

Captain Matthew C. Walz is being designated director of the Water Patrol Division effective July 1, 2016. As the director, he will serve as Missouri’s state boating law administrator. Walz was appointed to the Missouri State Water Patrol on April 30, 1990, as a communications operator. He entered the Water Patrol Academy on January 2, 1994. After graduating, Walz was assigned to Lake of the Ozarks. He transferred to Table Rock Lake on February 3, 1997. On May 1, 2000, he was promoted to corporal and assigned to St. Louis County. Walz was promoted to sergeant on September 1,...

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