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Missouri man's murder convictions in sisters' deaths tossed

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 years ago.

Missouri down to 1 abortion clinic after Columbia stops them

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing abortions, leaving only one clinic in the state still offering them.

Recording shows heated call between governor candidates

An audio recording has captured a heated phone call between two Republican candidates for Missouri governor.

Columbia police to expand community outreach unit

The Columbia Police Department is planning to cut back its traffic enforcement unit so it can expand a unit for community outreach.

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19 people ill in E. coli linked to Costco chicken salad

The strain of E. Coli linked to Costco chicken salad that has sickened 19 people in seven states is more likely to be life-threatening than a recent foodborne illness that led to the closure of some Chipotle restaurants in the Northwest

Missouri authorities identify 3 killed

Authorities have identified three people found shot to death in an apparent double-homicide and suicide at a central Missouri home.

Authorities identify Springfield homicide victim

Police have identified a Springfield homicide victim as a 48-year-old woman.

48-year-old man guilty in St. Joseph man's beating death

A 48-year-old man has been convicted in the beating death of another man in St. Joseph.

Bridge connecting St. Louis, East St. Louis set to reopen

The Martin Luther King Bridge connecting East St. Louis to St. Louis is set to reopen after being closed for construction.

Police: Autopsy findings confirm 18-year-old killed self

An autopsy report shows that an 18-year-old who exchanged gunfire with police in suburban St. Louis died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was not hit by any officer's bullets.

Source: Rams' Bailey in critical condition after shooting

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that suspended Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical, but stable condition after being shot.

Hannibal hotel closes after Legionnaires' bacteria found

A hotel in northeast Missouri's Hannibal is temporarily closed after health officials found evidence of the respiratory-related Legionnaires' disease there.

Suit seeks to restore parental rights in lost baby case

Fifty years after a St. Louis gospel singer said she was toldher daughter died at birth — a claim disputed by authorities — and months after the 76-year-old woman learned her daughter was still alive, a judge is being asked to restore the birth mother’s parental rights.

Man charged in death of trooper during chase

A 20-year-old Central Missouri man is facing several charges in the death of a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper.

Auditor: Sunshine Law violations in closed meetings

The most common Sunshine Law violations in Missouri include closed-session discussions on issues that should be open to the public, according to a report released Monday by state Auditor Nicole Galloway.

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Ferguson sees progress year after grand jury announcement

A year has passed since parts of Ferguson burned in the rage that followed a grand jury’s decision not to prosecute the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. In that time, signs of hope have emerged.

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Opponent of Japanese-Americans' treatement in WWII to be honored

Relatives of a civil rights attorney being honored posthumously this week with a Presidential Medal of Freedom for challenging the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II are alarmed by recent opposition to Syrian refugees resettling in the U.S.

Effort to get cannabis oil to Missouri residents starts slow

Efforts to make cannabis oil available to Missourians with a severe type of epilepsy are off to a slow start, mostly because neurologists are reluctant to certify patients to try a treatment that does not have federal approval.

Wildlife officials concerned with placement of wind farm

Federal wildlife officials are raising concerns about a proposed northwest Missouri wind farm they say could have an impact on the migration of birds into the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge.

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Nixon, 5 past governors talk economic development

All six of Missouri’s living governors gathered Friday to tout their administrations’ economic development accomplishments and discuss the importance of building trade relationships with foreign countries.