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Man loses control of skateboard, killed in crash

A suburban Kansas City man is dead after crashing his skateboard over the weekend just weeks before he was to graduate from college.

Nixon signs bill for amnesty on back taxes

Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that will grant amnesty to some delinquent taxpayers.

Missouri Gov. Nixon signs bill for amnesty on back taxes

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that will grant amnesty to some delinquent taxpayers.

Insider dispute? Future of Legislative Research modified in budget

State Sen. Bob Dixon is concerned for the future of Legislative Research — and told his colleagues last week its budget changes could affect the Legislature’s operations.

Analysis: Lawmakers opt for privacy in budget deals

As the clock winds down for Missouri lawmakers to compromise on some of the most contentious bills of the legislative session, questions are being raised about closed-doors negotiations that allow a few key players to shape state policy out of the public’s sight.

University looks at gun violence as public health issue

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are hoping that a unique approach to addressing gun violence will help put a dent in one of the country's most vexing problems.

Students rally around teen hunter who brought gun to school

A southwest Missouri school district is struggling to figure out how to deal with a high school senior who left an unloaded, disassembled shotgun under the seat of his pickup truck parked on school grounds.

Visual history of Columbia captured by student

A University of Missouri-Columbia photojournalism student has reshot a well-known series of photos from 1949 to capture changes at the school.

8 high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

Eight suburban Kansas City boys have been suspended from school because of nude pictures of female schoolmates found on their cellphones.

Missouri House OKs allowing aspiring doctors to retake exam

A Republican lawmaker who is an orthopedic surgeon said a measure moving forward in the Legislature would help alleviate the shortage of physicians in the state.

PSC leaning toward Noranda subsidy

Lawmakers complain Nixon backing compromise at expense of consumers

The five-member PSC tentatively voted last Wednesday to give Noranda Aluminum Co. another break in the rates it pays for the electricity to operate its aluminum smelter in the Missouri Bootheel, potentially leading to higher rates for other Ameren customers.

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St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

Leaders of the effort to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis said Friday they remain optimistic about a plan they say would retain a team and help redevelop a blighted part of the city.

Activists seek probe of prosecutor’s role in Ferguson case

A Missouri judge gave strong indications Friday that he might toss a lawsuit by four activists seeking an independent investigation of a prosecutor’s handling of grand jury proceedings in the Michael Brown shooting case.

Man admits setting fire after Ferguson grand jury decision

A St. Louis County man could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting to setting fire to a Ferguson business following a grand jury announcement that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

No state employees’ pay raise in new budget

Most Missouri state government employees got a pay raise on Jan. 1 , but they won’t be getting another in the new budget the Legislature sent Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday.

Missouri Legislature passes $26 billion spending plan

Missouri lawmakers passed a $26 billion budget plan on Thursday for the next fiscal year that would increase basic aid for K-12 public schools while holding spending for social services stagnant — a sticking point that garnered criticism from lawmakers concerned it could hurt services for low-income families and others.

A look at Missouri's $26 billion budget passed by lawmakers

A look at the department spending totals authorized in the 2016 fiscal year budget passed Thursday by the Missouri Legislature, compared with the amounts included in the 2015 budget.

Mo. House OKs changes to municipal court practices

Missouri lawmakers moved forward Wednesday with changes to municipal court practices, lower limits on revenues from traffic violations and restrictions on public access to police camera footage as part of a legislative response to unrest in Ferguson.

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50-year-old plant preparing for show before it dies

A giant plant that has been at Truman State University for roughly five decades is getting ready to put on the show of its life before succumbing to its inevitable fate.

Remains of Centralia soldier killed in 1970 return home

The remains of a Missouri soldier killed more than four decades ago when his Army helicopter crashed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War are back home.