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Appeals court rejects attempt to get court documents

The legal battle began when K. Patrick Douglas, Bolivar, wanted to get some records from the Office of State Courts Administrator in 2012 — but OSCA told him the information he wanted wasn’t available on any existing document.

Judge: Right-to-farm doesn’t protect marijuana growers

Missouri’s now year-old right-to-farm amendment won’t help a Cole County woman avoid a drug charge, Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Tuesday.

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Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades — a period in which the nation’s attitudes toward pot steadily softened.

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School split over transgender student using girls bathroom

An effort by a transgender student to use the girls bathroom has split Hillsboro High School, with some of her peers walking out in protest and others holding a counter demonstration to show their support.

Missouri Corrections converting Kansas City center

The Missouri Department of Corrections is converting a Kansas City prison release center into a new type of facility.

Attorneys file arguments over scope of water rule injunction

Attorneys who have been debating state and federal powers regarding small waterways filed written arguments Tuesday over whether a judge's decision to block a new Obama administration water rule applies nationwide.

Missouri court throws out dispute over Ferguson prosecution

A Missouri appeals panel has dismissed a man's case arguing that a lower court wrongly threw out his affidavit claiming Ferguson officer Darren Wilson assaulted Michael Brown before fatally shooting him.

SSM plans to build new SLU Hospital within 5 years

SSM Health plans to spend $500 million to replace the aging Saint Louis University Hospital and build an outpatient care center within the next five years, the not-for-profit Catholic health system said Tuesday.

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Supremacist rambles about motive for Jewish site murders

Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites heard more of his anti-Semitic ramblings Tuesday as they prepared to weigh whether to sentence him to life in prison or death.

Southeast Missouri man wins half of $1.1 million jackpot

A southeast Missouri man has claimed half the prize in a $1.1 million Missouri Lottery jackpot.

78 animals removed from property in Warren County

Nearly 80 animals are now being cared for at the Humane Society of Missouri facilities in St. Louis and Union after being rescued from a property in Warren County.

Chillicothe man faces 17 counts of child abuse

A northern Missouri man faces several charges accusing him of sexually abusing a child.

Gorilla at St. Louis Zoo collapses, dies

A popular gorilla who spent his entire life at the St. Louis Zoo has died, and a heart condition is suspected.

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Missouri executes Nunley for girl's 1989 kidnapping, rape, death

A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row has been executed for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of a 15-year-old Kansas City girl.

Man sentenced to life with no parole walks free in Missouri

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge walked out of a Missouri prison a free man on Tuesday, after spending two decades behind bars.

Investigation continues into trooper’s death last week

Funeral planned for Friday in O’Fallon

Highway Patrol Trooper James Bava, 25, of Mexico, was killed Friday as he was trying to stop a motorcycle he had observed violating traffic laws, Cpl. Scott White said Monday.

Missouri Lottery warns of mail scam

The Missouri Lottery is reminding players not to fall for a recent national mail scam.

State Tech moves closer to choosing presidential search firm

By the time the board of regents meets again in late January, their search for a new State Technical College of Missouri president could be underway.

New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to common drugstore treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the minuscule bugs.

Governor’s son cited for driving while intoxicated

The 25-year-old son of Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.

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