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Mizzou facing image crisis after racial issues, upheaval

With changes afoot, the University of Missouri is facing an image crisis after days of protests over concerns about the administration's handling of racial issues and subsequent leadership resignations.

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Homicides of transgender women in US reach alarming high

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and mourning.

Two state senators to seek changes in death penalty laws

At least two Missouri senators will once again attempt to scrutinize or abolish the death penalty during the 2016 legislative session.

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Brent Foster — State Employee of the Month

His efforts to better the communications department of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have earned Brent Foster the recognition of State Employee of the Month for October.

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Christmas lighting contest turns 30

Since 1985, Jefferson City's Christmas Home Decorating Contest has been an official way to recognize local residents for their hard work in helping make the season bright.

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With a bit of snow, Eldon kicks off holiday season

Snow and bitter temperatures didn’t stop the community of Eldon from kicking off the holiday season this weekend, holding the first of several holiday events taking place throughout the Christmas season.

President Rome attempting to turn around Lincoln athletics

Few would envy his task of reviving a depleted athletic department. But Kevin Rome has been the president of Lincoln University since January 2013, and he has embraced the challenge.

Missouri agriculture grant to help area Hmong farmers

Fue Yang walks by rows of yu choy, an Asian green with bright yellow flowers, and rows of freshly planted garlic on the farm he runs with his parents. The Yang family farm will become a teaching farm for other farmers in the area with workshops taught in Hmong and English.

Kansas City area mail thief sentenced for crimes

A convicted mail thief has been sentenced to federal prison after trying to cash a fraudulent check at a Kansas bank and leading police on a chase.

3 die in double homicide, suicide in north-central Missouri

Three people have died in north-central Missouri in what authorities are describing as a double homicide and a suicide.

University of Central Missouri investigates 'hate speech'

Campus police at the University of Central Missouri have found what they are describing as "hate speech" on a bathroom mirror while investigating a trash can fire.

Authorities ID man killed, woman hurt when train struck them

Authorities have identified a man who was killed and a woman who was injured when a train struck them in Springfield.

Ford workers narrowly approve new contract with UAW

Ford workers narrowly approved a new four-year contract, wrapping up five months of negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and Detroit automakers.

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Conservation: No new cases of deer disease reported

With deer hunting season in full swing, officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) say there have been no new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) reported in the state.

ACLU sues ACT Missouri over Sunshine Law requests

Does Missouri’s Open Records law cover agencies that contract with the state and use state money for projects?

Humane Society: Keep pets safe at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when many overindulge, and the Humane Society of Missouri warns that dogs, cats and other pets can also become sick from what they eat over the holiday.

Mother who locked girl in closet found guilty of child abuse

A Missouri mother accused of forcing her emaciated 10-year-old daughter to eat, sleep and go to the bathroom inside a locked closet was found guilty Friday of abusing the girl.

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Interim police chief in Ferguson resigns early

The interim police chief in Ferguson is leaving the post about two months earlier than expected, citing a desire to return to his family, city officials said Friday.

Blue crab found in Mississippi River in Missouri

Scientists studying the Mississippi River got quite a surprise recently — a male blue crab.

Special prosecutor appointed in St. Louis police shooting

A special prosecutor has been appointed in a fatal police shooting in St. Louis.