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TV documentary crew investigates 2003 Boone County murder

A film crew is turning the 2003 killing of a Columbia man into an episode for a true-crime cable TV series.

Missouri House panel calls to up basic K-12 spending by $76M

Missouri's K-12 public schools would get about a $76 million increase in basic funding under the budget proposed by a House panel.

Prescription drug monitoring bill on pause

Jefferson City lawmaker offers substitute version

Anticipations aside, no debate was held on the floor of the Missouri House this week over bill to establish a statewide prescription drug monitoring program.

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Nixon, Kinder commend Ferguson's efforts at police reform

Missouri's top two elected officials credited Ferguson on Thursday with pressing ahead with policing and court reforms despite a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging that the St. Louis suburb routinely violated residents' rights and misused law enforcement to generate revenue.

Missouri senators consider government role in road safety

Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety.

Autopsy shows Missouri boy, 3, likely died of hypothermia

Authorities say a 3-year-old Missouri boy who was found dead hours after he was reported missing likely died of hypothermia.

Missouri trooper's dashcam video shows burning car rescue

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper is winning praise after rescuing a driver from a burning car south of Kansas City.

Kansas City gang member sentenced to 30 years for drugs, gun

A 35-year-old Crips street gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for illegally possessing a controlled substance and firearms, but prosecutors say evidence indicates he's also responsible for killing five people.

Insurer Centene ends search for missing hard drives

Medicaid coverage provider Centene has ended a search for six hard drives that contained the personal information of roughly 950,000 customers more than a month after the equipment turned up missing.

Farm income declining in region so loan demand growing

The Federal Reserve says farm income continued to decline during the fourth quarter in Midwestern and Western states, so farmers are borrowing more.

Missouri man, Indiana man apparently shoot each other dead

Police say an Indiana man and a Missouri man have died in eastern Indiana after apparently shooting each other.

Canadian company seeks to buy Joplin utility

Missouri regulators are evaluating a Canadian company's planned purchase of a Joplin-based utility.

Group questions Peabody Energy's coal mine self-bonding

An environmental group is formally questioning Peabody Energy's ability to fully bond its coal mines in Wyoming and elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain region, saying the St. Louis-based company has insufficient funding to qualify for self-bonding.

Springfield city worker dies after accident at landfill

A 53-year-old Springfield maintenance worker has died after an accident at the city landfill.

2 children revived after St. Louis apartment fire

St. Louis fire crews rescued two young boys from a burning apartment where officials said they had been left alone.

If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in?

As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the town's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that it might someday disband its police department and cede law enforcement to another agency.

Missouri lawmakers debate proper response to opiate deaths

Missouri lawmakers are considering how to combat rising levels of opiate addiction — and while some proposals have garnered widespread support, others face challenges over funding and privacy concerns.

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Mo. man wanted on kidnapping, domestic assault charges arrested in Morgan County

Morgan County Sheriff's Office and additional jursdictions continue to investigate case for possible additional charges

A Missouri man wanted on kidnapping and domestic violence assault charges was located in Morgan County and arrested Wednesday.

House approves more lawmaker control of Missouri Capitol

Missouri lawmakers have voted to give themselves more control over the Capitol's renovations and security.

Missouri trooper arraigned on charge linked to drowning

A Missouri state trooper has waived his arraignment on an involuntary manslaughter charged linked to the drowning of an Iowa man who fell from a patrol boat while handcuffed at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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