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State political parties broke, fundraising less important

Missouri's political parties are in debt with just about a year left before the 2016 primary elections and must essentially start from scratch in terms of fundraising, recent state campaign finance reports show.

Woman sues credit reporting firms for declaring her dead

A 40-year-old St. Louis woman isn't dead, but she said she spent months trying to convince credit reporting agencies that she's alive.

Democrat Hensley enters Missouri attorney general's race

Former Cass County prosecutor Teresa Hensley says she's seeking the Democratic nomination for Missouri attorney general, which had briefly become a one-candidate race when Scott Sifton dropped out to seek re-election to the state Senate.

Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court

The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights.

Group wants KC ballot measure seeking $15 an hour minimum wage

A Kansas City coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations says the city's plan to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020 doesn't go far enough and is demanding a November vote on pushing it to $15.

23 years after Iowa student's death, mom hopes for answers

The mother of a Grinnell College student slain nearly 23 years ago says she's trying to remain optimistic that investigators will solve the case.

University City weighs contracting for ambulance service

A suburban St. Louis town is considering turning its ambulance service over to a private contractor.

TriWest Healthcare plans to hire 500 people in Kansas City

An Arizona-based health care services company for the military plans to open a service center in Kansas City and hire 500 employees.

Texas company asks Missouri to rethink power line rejection

A Houston-based company is asking Missouri utility regulators to reconsider their rejection of a proposed high-voltage power line that was planned for a multistate wind energy project.

Woman accused in antifreeze deaths wants statements tossed

Attorneys for a southwestern Missouri woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband and a son with antifreeze are asking a judge to toss out her videotaped statements to investigators.

I-70 lanes in St. Louis open again after water main break

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in St. Louis have reopened after closure for about an hour when a water main break flooded the pavement.

Cierpiot elected by peers to Missouri House majority leader

Missouri House Republicans have elected Rep. Mike Cierpiot (SEEHR'-poy) of Lee's Summit as their new majority leader.

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Top Missouri senator Tom Dempsey to resign

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said Friday that he is resigning from office to launch a new private-sector career and spend more time with his family.

Trooper seeks to block Koster's office from disciplinary hearing

Because of a conflict of interest, the attorney general’s office should not represent the Missouri Highway Patrol and Superintendent Bret Johnson in a disciplinary hearing against an officer accused of misconduct, the officer’s lawyer said in a July 2 legal filing released to the media Thursday.

Soybean crop hit hard by unusually heavy rains

Frequent and heavy rains this spring and summer have resulted in several challenges to plant, crop and animal agriculture in Missouri.

Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River

Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.

Democrats consider distance from Jefferson, Jackson

Democratic parties in the three states that start the presidential nominating process are exploring ending their association with two former White House occupants: Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.

Coleman appointed to Missouri utility regulation panel

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he'll appoint former state Sen. Maida Coleman to a panel of utility regulators.

Probation in hit-and-run case angers relatives of victim

Relatives of a suburban St. Louis man killed by a hit-and-run vehicle are angry after the driver received probation.

Charges reduced against Missouri teen in grandparents' death

A southwest Missouri prosecutor has reduced the murder charge against an 18-year-old man accused of killing his grandparents.

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