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Rival resumes campaign after Missouri auditor’s suicide

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign Friday after taking a month-long hiatus because of the suicide of Republican rival Tom Schweich, and she pledged her consultants would no longer be involved in the type of negative attacks that had targeted Schweich.

Michael Barrett named state public defender

Michael Barrett, of Columbia, will be Missouri’s next state public defender, Doug Copeland, Public Defender Commission chairman, announced Friday.

Missouri churches threatened over same-sex marriage approval

Several churches in Missouri have received threatening letters after the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) voted to approve same-sex marriage.

Man charged after allegedly punching ex-Cardinal Ford

Prosecutors say a white St. Louis-area man was driven by racism when he allegedly punched former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford.

Columbia College may split into schools

The Columbia College Board of Trustees will vote in April on a proposal to split the college into separate schools.

Settlement reached in suit filed by Ferguson protesters

Three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six Ferguson protesters, according to court documents released Thursday.

Boy dies in collision between Amish carriage, vehicle

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 10-year-old boy died when a sports utility vehicle hit an Amish horse-drawn carriage in northwest Missouri.

Carl Vogel has 'good attitude' about cancer

Vogel, 60, is undergoing chemotherapy and has 'confidence' in his doctors

Republicans split on possible expert witness change

Legislation that would impose new requirements for expert testimony in Missouri court cases has run into opposition from two Republican senators who are lawyers and running for statewide office.

Woman's body found in office complex

Police in the St. Louis County town of University City are investigating after the body of a woman was found in an office complex building.

Headless body found in 1987 exhumed in eastern Missouri

Authorities in eastern Missouri’s Warren County west of St. Louis have exhumed the remains of a headless, handless man in hopes of identifying him 28 years after his body was found.

Woman pleads guilty to threatening doorbell pranksters

A Springfield woman could get a 10-year prison sentencing for threatening boys who rang her doorbell and ran away.

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Tale of 2 Ferguson deaths: 1 well known, 1 anonymous

Along a short stretch of winding road through a non-descript apartment complex, two memorials of stuffed animals mark the spots where young men died.

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Lawyer: Suspect didn’t fire gun in Ferguson

The man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson this month had nothing to do with the incident, his attorney said Wednesday, adding police should be searching for the real shooter.

Thousands of customers to see higher charges on St. Louis sewer bills

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will ask thousands of customers to pay extra on their sewer bill for services that were not shown on their monthly statements before.

Kansas high court hears serial killer's appeal; no decision

An attorney for a condemned serial killer who stuffed several victims' bodies into barrels urged Kansas' highest court Tuesday to throw out the convictions and death sentences, pressing issues varying from prosecutorial misconduct to a Bible used during jury deliberations.

State Medicaid program lost out on $27M from estates

Missouri’s Medicaid program could have recovered as much as $27 million from more than 30,000 estates of deceased patients but did not file claims in time, according to a statewide audit of federal programs released Tuesday.

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Trial set for videographer arrested covering Ferguson

A video journalist arrested while covering the unrest in Ferguson, after Michael Brown was fatally shot last summer plans to fight the charges at trial.

Auditor questions AG financial procedures

Audit report includes comments on conflicts of interest and campaign donations

Missouri Republican wants gun ban for ‘violent’ felons only

A Republican lawmaker wants to tweak Missouri’s gun laws to keep firearms out of the hands of certain felons following a St. Louis judge’s ruling that jeopardizes the state’s current ban on convicted felons possessing guns.