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Report warns of surveillance cam rise in Missouri

The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri said in a new report that surveillance devices in a part of St. Louis threaten what’s left of people’s privacy.

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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor’s budget-cutting powers.

Bonds approved for Fulton State Hospital project

A Missouri board has approved a bond issuance to finance a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital.

Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday.

Protest at Missouri State homecoming elicits slurs

Demonstrators at Missouri State University who were met with racial slurs and gun gestures during a silent march protesting fatal police shootings are receiving apologies and support from the school.

Homicides in St. Louis poised to pass 2013 total

Homicides are up more than 25 percent in St. Louis this year, and the city is already poised to surpass the total number of killings for all of 2013.

Missouri man gets 40 years for killing wife

A Kansas City-area man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing his wife with a shotgun.

Ride-sharing Lyft has agreement with Kansas City

Ride-sharing company Lyft will temporarily stop operating in Kansas City while it negotiates with the city over ways to allow it to permanently conduct business in the city.

Expert: Autopsy doesn’t show if Brown went for gun

Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him.

Republicans worry Missouri not prepared for Ebola

Some Republican lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether emergency responders have the training and resources to handle a potential Ebola outbreak in Missouri.

Man’s ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway.

2 Missouri colleges patching up relationship

The only two colleges in southeast Missouri say they’re strengthening their working relationship to provide better educational opportunities for residents in the area.

Nixon creating group to address Ferguson issues

An independent commission will be created to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday.

Columbia City Council axes marijuana measure

The Columbia City Council narrowly defeated a local attorney’s proposal to remove penalties for growing marijuana plants within city limits.

Critics: Search for education commissioner rushed

Some district-level Missouri school officials have criticized the state school board’s plan to quickly hire a new education commissioner, saying the board should first gather input on the position’s needs and conduct a national search for qualified candidates.

Judge to rule against Ameren

A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators’ permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri.

Crash kills fire chief in southern Missouri

A volunteer fire chief who also worked as a police officer in south-central Missouri has died in a crash on his way to a fire.

Kraus joins candidates getting cash from Sinquefield

Another Republican Missouri candidate has received a big check from mega-donor Rex Sinquefield.

Expert: stinging caterpillars rare in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents likely won’t encounter stinging caterpillars this fall, despite booming populations in southern states.