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Missouri must notify businesses of tax changes

Missouri’s tax collection agency soon will need to notify affected businesses when there are changes in sales tax policy once a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jay Nixon takes effect.

Tentative plan to keep Amtrak running in Kansas, Missouri

Amtrak routes across Kansas and Missouri could keep running under a tentative agreement reached in a dispute over federally required safety systems, officials said Monday.

Missouri to require business notification of tax changes

A bill to require Missouri's tax collection agency to notify affected businesses of changes in tax policy has been signed into law.

Tentative plan to keep Amtrak running in Missouri and Kansas

Amtrak officials say a tentative agreement has been reached that would keep the passenger train running in Kansas and Missouri.

More spending freezes unlikely

Luebbering offers rosy forecast for state budget

After years of restrictions on spending that have frustrated lawmakers and rendered some state programs ineffective, Gov. Jay Nixon’s office says finances are in place to fully fund the new year’s budget — making further spending freezes unlikely.

St. Louis officials turn to feds for help on gun crimes

Homicides are in the rise in St. Louis, and city officials are increasingly turning to the federal government for help.

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New time capsule to house more than 30 items

Many local residents’ suggestions make final list

Missourians were encouraged to suggest items to be placed in the new Capitol time capsule, for the people of 2115 to open. A dozen of those suggestions came from Mid-Missouri residents.

Jacqueline Morrow — June State Employee of the Month

Jacqueline Morrow puts effort, initiative and caring into everything she does as a child support specialist with the Missouri Social Services Department’s Family Support Division, said Shauna Adkinson.

Women, minorities struggle on Missouri teaching exams

Women and minorities are failing Missouri exams to enter teaching programs and to gain certification at higher rates, raising concerns about bias.

At 84, Harry Truman impersonator plans to finally retire

A former history professor who has impersonated President Harry Truman more than 700 times is preparing to retire this year from his role as the 33rd president.

Wet ground in St. Louis area is a factor in toppled trees

The wettest June on record in St. Louis has caused rivers to rise and saturated farmland. It's also a factor in an unexpected problem — toppling trees.

Smoke from Canadian fires blows as far south as Tennessee

After almost of a week, smoke from Canadian wildfires continued to blanket parts of North Dakota on Saturday and some residents said they're growing tired of the hazy skies.

Armed robbers hit fireworks tent in southwest Missouri

Armed robbers have stolen from a church-run fireworks stand in southwest Missouri.

Police identify man shot dead in St. Louis

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 53-year-old man in St. Louis.

Springfield teacher charged with sexual abuse

A Springfield teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a foster child in her care.

Bicyclist dies while riding with friends in Springfield

A bicyclist has died after falling and hitting his head on the pavement on the southern edge of Springfield.

2 bodies found in rural northwest Missouri home

Authorities have found the bodies of a 72-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman in a rural northwest Missouri home.

At Eagle Bluffs, the birders count in more ways than one

The Eagle Bluffs Bird Monitoring Project is collecting information on the bird species that migrate through and inhabit the 4,431-acre Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia.

Pet behaviorist helps owners train their furry friends

During a recent summer afternoon rain shower, Lizzy — a rescued Maltese poodle — pranced around a covered porch at her Cape Girardeau home before relaxing at her favorite spot near the back door.

Historic sites in St. Joseph play big role in city's tourism

Look at any guest log at attractions in St. Joseph and you'll see them. Names of visitors from as far as Seattle to Brooklyn stand as a testament to the draw of the city to people across the country and the world.