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Senator: Holder will review Iowa man's drowning

At Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Opponents of new Columbia smoking law start petition drive

Opponents of three new ordinances limiting the sales and use of tobacco and e-cigarettes have launched a petition drive to erase the new laws.

Missouri man among those granted clemency

A southeast Missouri man's prison term will end April 15 after he was granted clemency this week by President Barack Obama.

State economic development ranked No. 1 agency

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the No. 1 economic development agency in the country.

New trial possible in shaken baby case

A St. Louis-area woman accused in the shaking death of a 13-month-old girl may get a new trial date.

Missouri college moves forward on Greek housing

Southeast Missouri State University is moving forward on its plans to establish a housing option specifically for students in Greek organizations.

Missouri secretary of state touts smaller budget

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says he is reducing the amount of state tax revenue needed for his office.

Stephens gives scholarship to homeless student

A homeless 14-year-old whose story was featured on NBC's "Today" show will receive a full scholarship from a central Missouri women's college.

Gold tooth dropped into Missouri donation kettle

A Salvation Army spokesman says someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.

Seibert to direct Missouri Gaming Commission

The Missouri Gaming Commission will be getting a new executive director next year.

Reformers target traffic courts after Ferguson

In the aftermath of Michael Brown's death, legal activists suggested that some of the raw anger in suburban St. Louis had its roots in an unlikely place — traffic court.

Sex offender arrested after posing as Santa Claus

Authorities say a sex offender has been arrested after performing as Santa Claus for Kansas City area children.

Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay

Gov. Jay Nixon is throwing his support behind home care workers, of which a handful caroled outside his mansion Thursday and called on him to ensure they receive a pay increase.

Missouri pares back revenue projections

Missouri officials are ratcheting back their expectations for the state's finances while forecasting modest growth for the future.

Ferguson-Florissant district faces lawsuit

One of the school districts for students from Ferguson is facing a lawsuit alleging school board elections discriminate against black residents.

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Joplin Catholic church celebrates new building

Members of a Joplin parish whose church, rectory and elementary school were destroyed in the May 2011 tornado have celebrated the first Mass at their new building.

Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

Missouri truck driver convicted of sex trafficking

A northwest Missouri commercial truck driver has been convicted of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution.

Ferguson, Dellwood host resource fair Friday

The cities of Ferguson and Dellwood are hosting a community resource fair Friday to connect residents with nonprofit service providers.

Man charged in Illinois gun theft tied to Ferguson

An Illinois parolee has been charged with helping steal assault-style rifles and other firearms from a store and plotting to sell them to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

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