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Mo. unveils aid effort to Ferguson businesses

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the state is committing $1 million in support to businesses affected by a St. Louis suburb's racial unrest that followed the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

Ferguson unrest could cost taxpayers millions

The cost of extra policing in Ferguson after rioting and looting that followed the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old could cost local, Missouri and federal taxpayers millions of dollars.

Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense attorney said Wednesday.

JC native’s office at center of teen’s autopsy

The St. Louis County medical examiner, whose office performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown, is a Jefferson City native and Jefferson City High School graduate.

JC faith leaders share lessons learned in Ferguson

Whether the police are right in a situation and whether one likes the police, an officer should receive respect for his position. The matter can be addressed or corrected later, if the subject complies and then walks away.

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In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.

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2 daughters see killer differently

The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she prepares to spend the rest of her life in a remote prison. The daughter of the victim was not so kind.

Appeals court: Course syllabi not public records

Course syllabi are the intellectual property of their creators and not considered public records under Missouri's Sunshine Law, a state appeals court ruled this week.

126 dogs, cats removed at Lebanon shelter

The Humane Society of Missouri is taking 126 dogs and cats from the Lebanon Humane Society in southern Missouri, at the request of that facility’s newly elected board of directors.

Hazelwood West man named state teacher of year

A high school journalism teacher in suburban St. Louis has been selected as Missouri’s teacher of the year.

Woman pleads guilty to theater embezzlement

A Branson woman has admitted that she embezzled thousands of dollars from the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, where she worked from 1992 to 2009.

Man escapes with KC police cruiser

A manhunt continued Wednesday for a northwest Missouri man suspected of overpowering a Kansas City police officer and stealing his patrol car, which was found abandoned along Interstate 35.

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Gov. Nixon names new Missouri public safety director

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

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UPDATE: Missing 3-year-old Missouri girl found

Police have canceled an Amber Alert that was issued after the suspected abduction of Ramy Angeline Demboski today in Excelsior Springs, Mo. She was found safe with her mother.

Law groups back child sexual abuse amendment

Missouri law enforcement groups are teaming up in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that they said Tuesday could make it easier to gain convictions or guilty pleas in child sexual abuse cases.

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Ferguson shooting protests move into St. Louis

Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in suburban St. Louis migrated to the city Tuesday as demonstrators pressed for broad reforms to local and federal law enforcement — including the revival of a proposed civilian police oversight board.

Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

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Study: Missouri’s anti-cancer laws insufficient

A new report has shown Missouri is one of the three worst states in the country for passing meaningful legislation to prevent cancer-related suffering and death.

Thousands comment on future Army reductions

A regional economic development group says thousands of people have commented on possible future cuts at Fort Leonard Wood.

Sheriff's Department investigating homicide at JCCC

The Cole County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide at the Jefferson City Correctional Center after an inmate died from injuries related to an assault earlier this month.