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Ameren Missouri plans $135M in energy efficiency

Missouri's largest electric company says it plans to invest $135 million in energy efficiency programs for customers over a three-year period.

Audit criticizes closed accounting board meetings

An audit says the Missouri board that regulates accountants hasn't been following state law when holding closed meetings.

Resurrecting I-70 tolls may be a tough sell

Truck driver Curtis Banks Jr. traverses Missouri and Kansas on Interstate 70 every week and has no real beef with its condition.

Drury agreement may bring more diversity

Drury University anticipates a more globally diverse student body after signing an agreement streamlining the admission of graduates from a Kansas City school with international ties.

Missouri professors using 3D printers for art

As 3-D printing becomes cheaper and more widely available, some of its original adopters locally are using it to enhance their art.

Missouri trappers pursue fur-bearing bounty

When most folks in Nodaway County think about harvesting wildlife, they have in mind deer and turkey, or maybe the occasional hunter who prefers to shoot rabbits, squirrels and other small game.

Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top priority

After enacting one of the nation’s longest abortion-waiting periods, Missouri’s Republican-dominated Legislature doesn’t appear intent on pushing further abortion restrictions during its 2015 session.

Trash-can decorating contest begins

Missouri's conservation and transportation departments invite the state's public, private, and home-school students in grades K-8 to help fight litter by participating in the 2015 “Yes You Can Make Missouri Litter-Free” trash-can-decorating contest.

University of Missouri buyout offer has 110 takers

The University of Missouri's flagship campus says a buyout offer will free up about $17 million in budgeted salaries and benefits.

GM pickup production in Wentzville a boon for other plants

Production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at the General Motors plant in Wentzville is providing an economic boost not just in the eastern Missouri town but throughout the region.

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Eric Niemeyer — Helping conservation-minded landowners

As a private land conservationist, Eric Niemeyer works with landowners interested in improving habitat not only for quail, but for all of Missouri’s flora and fauna.

Workers’ compensation insurance costs to decline in 2015

Two separate analyses of the workers’ compensation climate in Missouri have returned with the same conclusion: Employers should anticipate an approximately 4 percent decline in workers’ compensation insurance rates in the coming year, according to a Missouri Chamber of Commerce news release.

Missouri exports rise in October

According to new information obtained from WISERTrade, Missouri exports have risen over the last month, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported in a news release.

Police brutality protesters attempt to block I-70 traffic

Kansas City police have made about a dozen arrests Saturday afternoon after a group protesting police brutality attempted to block traffic on Interstate 70.

Man sentenced to 25 years in home-invasion killing

A Joplin man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a home-invasion killing.

Ex-chief gets probation for stealing city money

A former police chief has been sentenced to five years of probation for stealing from the St. Louis County town of Charlack.

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US Rep. Smith asks Obama to preserve levee plan

Missouri Congressman Jason Smith has written to President Barack Obama to push for the completion of a Missouri Bootheel region levee after concerns were raised about the project.

Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor

A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he "manipulated" the grand jury in the Ferguson case. McCulloch said in a radio interview on Friday that some witnesses obviously lied to the grand jury.

Senator: Holder will review Iowa man's drowning

At Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Opponents of new Columbia smoking law start petition drive

Opponents of three new ordinances limiting the sales and use of tobacco and e-cigarettes have launched a petition drive to erase the new laws.