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Nixon sets special election to fill Missouri House vacancies

Special elections have been scheduled to replace three Missouri lawmakers who resigned.

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Hanaway says to up Missouri penalty for sale of fetal organs

Republican candidate for Missouri governor Catherine Hanaway says the penalty for selling aborted fetal remains should be a felony, not a misdemeanor.

2 meetings held by panel examining Ferguson decisions

A legislative panel that said it would investigate Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's decisions involving the state's response to protests that followed a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown has met just twice since December, with the chairman citing difficulty in coordinating members' schedules.

Missouri patrol says accidents, drownings increased

Officials with the Missouri Highway Patrol announced this week that Missouri has experienced an increase in traffic fatalities and drowning’s so far in 2015.

Extension Service says wheat disease hurting Missouri crops

The University of Missouri Extension Service says continued wet weather has led to serious problems in the state's wheat fields.

6 University of Missouri students confirmed with mumps

Lab results have confirmed that six University of Missouri students came down with the mumps, while a seventh suspected case came back negative.

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March, civil disobedience planned next month in Ferguson

A silent march and a day of civil disobedience are among the events being planned for next month in Ferguson to mark the first anniversary of the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, an event that galvanized the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Flooding looses hatchery trout in southwest Missouri river

Recent flooding in southwest Missouri has been a boon for anglers because it forced trout out of a large hatchery pool and into publicly accessible areas of a popular trout stream.

Movie critic dies in -cara accident

The longtime movie critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has died in a one-car accident.

Program offers look at model aimed at ending homelessness

One year after 51 homeless veterans were given free housing for up to a year, the program has offered a glimpse into the challenges and successes of the “rapid rehousing” model that’s aimed at ending homelessness.

Some immigrant students face doubt over state college aid

With the fall semester set to begin in weeks for many Missouri colleges and universities, students whose parents brought them illegally to the U.S. still face uncertainty regarding financial aid for the upcoming school year.

March, civil disobedience planned in Ferguson

Several groups are joining together for events in Ferguson, Missouri, for the anniversary of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Sedalia teen shot, killed

Sedalia police are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.

University of Missouri loses library science accreditation

University of Missouri officials will appeal a loss of accreditation for the school’s master’s program in library science.

Governor’s race not a mirror of White House contest

A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri’s next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.

Film looks back at 1974 Sedalia rock festival

The Ozark Music Festival of 1974 was three days of drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll in a land of jam judging, tractor pulls and 4-H lambs. The Woodstock generation throwing a final blowout in a small Missouri town.

New child-on-child sex abuse law in the works

In just under five weeks, the Missouri Children’s Division will have new legal authority to investigate complaints that a child under 14 sexually abused another child.

Distressed property investor capitalizes on tax auctions

Four times a year, the city of St. Louis auctions hundreds of properties with delinquent taxes at the civil courts building downtown. In the lobby, a sheriff's deputy reads from a list of parcels, many of which are vacant lots and deteriorating homes that draw little interest from the crowd of prospective buyers.

Webb City Farmers Market offers free meals for children

When Levi Jennings was asked his opinion of the free meal provided this month at the Webb City Farmers Market, he looked at his plate, picked up an heirloom cherry tomato the size of a pingpong ball, popped it into his mouth and gave an emphatic thumbs-up.

Bass Pro lays off employees in Springfield, Nixa

Bass Pro Shops has laid off "fewer than 60" employees at its corporate headquarters in Springfield and at a woodworking shop in Nixa.