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Russell: Courts' future work must include protecting seniors

State Senate Minority Leader Joe Keaveny was surprised when Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary R. Russell included “protecting our elders” in her State of the Judiciary speech last Thursday.

Nixon’s budget plan faces challenges in state legislature

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has asked lawmakers for more money this year and next, but with an even stronger grip on the Legislature and new checks on the governor’s power, Republicans are unlikely to give him what he wants.

Special prosecutor re-examining cuffed Iowa man’s Missouri drowning

A special prosecutor is taking a fresh look at the death of a handcuffed Iowa suspect who went overboard as a State Highway Patrol boat was transporting him.

1 killed, 1 wounded in northwest Missouri shooting

A 34-year-old man has been charged with killing a man and wounding a woman after driving through the closed garage door of a rural northwest Missouri home.

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Smart cars, smart roads dominate transportation conference

Upcoming technology for driverless cars and smart roads dominated discussion at the recent 2015 Missouri Chamber Conference on Transportation.

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Kehoe, Miller push back against EPA water regulation proposals

What are ‘waters of Missouri?’

Two Mid-Missouri lawmakers want the state Legislature — not the federal government — to define who owns and controls water and the nearby land in the state.

Mo. lawmakers propose civics test as high school graduation requirement

If Missouri lawmakers approve, all Show-Me State students will have to pass a civics test in order to graduate from high school or get a GED, starting Jan. 1, 2016.

Lisa Buckles — January 2015 State Employee of the Month

A registered nurse worked beyond her role with the St. Louis Region Quality Enhancement office with the Department of Mental Health to fulfill two clients’ wishes to go to camp. Lisa Buckles has worked for more than 15 years serving in consumer health, safety and rights.

Technology woes lead to low compliance on Title IX training

An online system used to train employees from the four-campus University of Missouri system to address violations of a federal law that bans gender discrimination in education has been fraught with problems.

Teacher training in Missouri facing stronger scrutiny

College programs that train Missouri's future teachers are facing an unprecedented level of scrutiny as the state overhauls how educators are certified.

2 LDS members explain their mission work in Missouri

It's a familiar sight in Maryville — a familiar sight, in fact, in thousands of towns and cities all across the United States — two lanky, clean-cut young men in dress slacks, collared shirts and neckties walk down a residential street carrying satchels, occasionally stopping to ring someone's doorbell.

Colleges react to proposed increase in higher education funding

State college and universities say they welcome the $12 million in extra funding Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is seeking in the next budget, but it’s not enough to make up for years of underfunding.

Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma.

Superintendent of Normandy district resigns

One of Missouri’s lowest-performing school districts is searching for a new superintendent.

Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation

Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday.

Man suspected in 3 St. Louis robberies

A man the FBI believes is responsible for at least three bank robberies this month in St. Louis has turned himself in after seeing his photo broadcast on the news.

ACLU says Missouri town to stop ticketing headlight flashers

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday that it has settled a lawsuit with a Kansas City suburb after the town agreed to stop ticketing drivers who flash their headlights at oncoming traffic to warn that a speed trap lies ahead.

Turkish man sentenced for counterfeit cancer drugs

A Turkish citizen has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $150,000 for smuggling misbranded and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.

Forensic group to take look at unsolved 1992 Zywicki killing

Illinois State Police say they are turning over to a private forensics group the unsolved 1992 slaying of an Iowa-bound college student from New Jersey.

St. Louis County officer dragged by car, hurt

A St. Louis County police officer is recovering from injuries after he was hit by a car and dragged down a road.