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Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal

The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors.

House votes to expand Bright Flight loans

The Missouri House gave initial approval Tuesday afternoon to a bill that would add forgivable loans to the state’s higher education scholarship program.

Locally grown foods touted for MIssouri students

More locally grown fruits, vegetables and proteins could be on the lunch tables of Missouri schools under a House bill that seeks to establish a state farm-to-school program.

St. Louis police take new approach to ‘johns’

Men who prowl the streets of St. Louis for prostitutes can expect a brightly colored postcard in the mail — from police.

Missouri chancellor vows changes after rape case

The University of Missouri’s new chancellor said Tuesday he is prepared to make the school “accountable and responsible” after an independent review faulted its response to the suicide of a former swimmer who told health professionals before her death that she had been raped by several football players.

Missouri virtual education case talks underway

Teachers who sued when a Missouri virtual education program stopped operating only four months after it began negotiating with the state and other authorities to settle the case, attorneys said.

St. Louis-area man accused of sexual torture

A St. Louis County man sexually tortured five women in his apartment at separate times over a period of several years, using threats and psychological control to keep them from leaving or going to police, the county prosecutor said Tuesday.

Missouri proposal would open office in Israel

Some Missouri lawmakers want the state to open an economic development office in Israel.

Nixon keeps pushing for expansion of Medicaid

Gov. Jay Nixon observed the nation’s income tax deadline day Tuesday by arguing, again, that Missouri lawmakers are hurting the state’s economy with their refusal to expand Medicaid, as envisioned by the federal health care law.

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Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels Kansas City show

Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.

Mo. payrolls, unemployment rates climb in March

Missouri's unemployment rate increased in March, though the size of payrolls also grew.

Mo. court expands legal rights for injured workers

The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling that gives greater legal protections to injured workers who are fired from their jobs.

Missouri House OKs limiting e-cigarettes to adults

Missouri House members have given first-round approval to legislation that seeks to prevent children and younger teens from buying electronic cigarettes and other devices.

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State Senate remembers some former members

For a little over 30 minutes Monday afternoon at the Missouri Capitol, the names of 60 former state senators were read one-by-one, in a roll call one last time.

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Designer picked for new Fulton State Hospital

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Monday that the state has selected design firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to plan and design a new Fulton State Hospital.

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Shootings labeled 'hate crime'

Shooting suspect had no record of violence; none of victims Jewish

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.

Founding osteopath will be inducted to Hall of Famous Missourians

A physician regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine will be inducted this week into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol.

Members of 37 congregations meet in Springfield

Members of three religious denominations say they are setting aside their differences to work together across the state.

Historic church collapses in north St. Louis

A St. Louis church with a long history is in ruins after a sudden collapse, and the school next door is closed for safety reasons.

Family, friends remember victims

William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.

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