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Missouri House intern policy under review following scandal

A group has been formed to review the Missouri House's intern policy after the former speaker admitted to exchanging sexually suggestive texts with an intern.

Missouri governor delays state energy plan deadline

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has pushed back the deadline to craft a comprehensive statewide energy plan by a few months, easing the concerns of one Republican lawmaker who said the Legislature needed to have more input.

Court denies early release in 2 cases

Chronic offenders must stay behind bars

People determined to be “chronic offenders” under Missouri law must spend at least two years in prison before they can be released on parole, a unanimous Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Otto to run for US Congress

Democratic state House Rep. Bill Otto announced Tuesday he’s running to represent Missouri's 2nd Congressional District in suburban St. Louis, a seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner since 2013.

Webster University students in London in financial limbo

Several Webster University students studying abroad in London unexpectedly lost their federal financial aid this past school year due to the school’s violation of Department of Education regulations.

$2M upaid bills for sweetener plant leave sour taste

Contractors get hearing on leins against Mamtek

Construction contractors who haven’t been paid for work on a failed artificial sweetener plant in Moberly will be in court this week to try to enforce liens on almost $2 million in unpaid bills.

Man charged with homicide in central Missouri man's death

A 27-year-old man is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of a central Missouri man.

Body found in Missouri River

Man's body believed to be the same as officials searched for near Rocheport Monday night.

Missouri Senate hires attorney for 'harassment complaint'

The Missouri Senate has hired a lawyer in response to a "workplace harassment complaint."

Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for state officials

Like most years, Missouri state lawmakers in the 2015 legislative session introduced a number of bills aimed at clamping down on ethics laws considered some of the loosest in the nation.

Family will ask feds to investigate fatal police shooting

The family of a man who was shot and killed by a Springfield police officer plans to ask the federal government to investigate the case.

Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers

Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.

Interns program to be studied for possible improvements

They’ve come to Missouri's Capitol for years. But events of the past couple weeks have put the legislative interns program in a spotlight few wanted to see or experience.

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Joseph Simmons — State Employee of the Month

In the face of a dangerous situation, Security Officer Joseph Simmons performed his duties exemplarily.

Deadline is near for USDA certification form

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is reminding farmers and ranchers seeking federal crop insurance they must have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification form, commonly called form AD-1026, on file with their local USDA service center by June 1.

Hospice training offered in prison

Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Corrections, has launched a comprehensive hospice training that will positively impact those approaching end of life in the prison population.

Senior pranks usually harmless, until they're not

Like prom, homecoming and commencement, the senior prank has become part of life in high school. Administrators typically accommodate a little teenage silliness, as long as it doesn't cross the line into property destruction.

Clock running out for Missouri transportation funding fix

Missouri lawmakers finished their annual session without action on transportation funding, a priority of Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. But both sides say they will look to address any potential shortfalls next year.

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A guide to bluegrass festivals in Mid-America

Strummin' & pickin' & singin'

Not every concert requires you to pack in your own lawn chairs and lodging. But if you’re willing to cart the extra gear, you could set up camp at some of the richest musical experiences to be had in Middle America.

Federal court cites Kansas City foundry for contempt

A federal judge has found the owner of a Kansas City foundry in criminal contempt of court for refusing to allow a federal inspection required after a worker was found to have high blood lead levels, the U.S. Department of Labor said.

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