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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CST

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NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school. Coach Levi Patterson told the Kansas City Star that the fundraiser for the third-grade team in Neosho, Missouri, had been planned before last week's shooting in Parkland, Florida.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A proposal in the Missouri Legislature seeks to give convicted felons a second chance in pursuing a career. A House committee this week approved a law that would ease restrictions on convicted felons in the workplace. Among other things, people with felony convictions aren't allowed to sell alcohol or lottery tickets. The measure has bipartisan support.

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Missouri and Kansas officials are working to designate sections of Route 66 as a national bicycle route. The Joplin Globe reports that the U.S. Bicycle Route System is the national cycling route network serviced by state and local governments. The goal of the system is to connect bicycle routes across the country for safer, long-distance cycling. The designation for portions of the Mother Road could allow each state's Department of Transportation to post signs for cyclists along the route.

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - The remaining employees at Cabela's former headquarters in western Nebraska have received buyout offers. The Omaha World-Herald reports Bass Pro Shops delivered the offers to Cabela's employees in Sidney, Nebraska, last week, but it's not clear how many positions will be eliminated.

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