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Missouri school district adopts transgender policy

A southwest Missouri school district has a new policy governing bathroom usage for transgender students that some civil rights advocates are calling discriminatory.

Multi-home Sedalia fire's cause listed as undetermined

The cause of a fire that destroyed three Sedalia homes on Thanksgiving Day isn't known.

Missouri lawmakers seek answers on funding to help refugees

Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration Monday on how the state spends money to help refugees amid concern about the resettling of Syrians in the United States following the deadly attacks in Paris.

Nixon wants settlement money sent to lead-damaged areas

Gov. Jay Nixon this week called on a state agency to use settlement funds to restore areas of southeastern Missouri that were damaged by lead contamination, a move praised by local officials and state lawmakers who for months questioned why money was going to projects in places untouched by lead.

MU regains library science program accreditation

A library science program at the University of Missouri has regained accreditation.

New park opened at St. Louis Arch grounds

The $380-million Gateway Arch grounds overhaul in St. Louis has opened its first renovated park.

South-central Missouri man charged in fatal crash

A south-central Missouri man has been charged in a deadly crash.

St. Louis ends contract after major music festivals didn't happen

St. Louis has officially canceled its contract for major music festivals that never got off the ground.

Federal funds aims to boost migrating monarch butterflies

Federal officials want landowners in Indiana and nine other states including Missouri to grow milkweed to boost the population of monarch butterflies.

Musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' hits the road

"The Bridges of Madison County," with a superb score by Jason Robert Brown, starts an eight-month U.S. tour on Saturday that features both a story about a lost soul mate and a chance at musical redemption.

Mark Twain's 180th birthday celebrated in Hannibal

Mark Twain's 180th birthday is being celebrated this weekend in his boyhood hometown.

Goodwill seeks owner of $1,200 found with donated items

Administrators of a thrift store in suburban St. Louis are trying to reunite someone with $1,200 in cash that officials say appears to have been accidentally included in donated items

House fire spreads to 2 other homes in Sedalia

A fire broke out in a Sedalia home and spread to at least two other homes.

Kansas City's World War I museum breaks attendance records

The National World War I Museum and Memorial at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City has broken its attendance record again.

$10 million push to extend Grant's Trail advances

A long-awaited extension of Grant's Trail near St. Louis is moving ahead, with the promise of what will become a continuous 17-mile route for bicyclists, walkers and runners.

Mother makes graduation request for 2011 tornado victim

A woman whose son was killed in the 2011 Joplin tornado wants him recognized with an empty seat at this spring's high school graduation.

OSHA investigates death at Carthage building site

Federal officials are investigating the death of a Texas construction worker in southwest Missouri.

Springfield police shoot, kill 23-year-old man

Springfield police say an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.

5 tons of turkey, 2K pies served at Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood has dished out more than 5 tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Arrests for drunken boating plummet on Missouri waterways

Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol in 2011.