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Missouri governor drops Cuba trip following auditor's death

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is canceling a trip to Cuba following the death of state Auditor Tom Schweich.

Nixon appoints Watson as interim state auditor

The Missouri auditor's office is carrying on its business after the death of Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk).

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Capitol remembers Schweich in brief prayer service

About 15 minutes after Auditor Tom Schweich’s office announced his death early Thursday afternoon, Gov. Jay Nixon, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, lawmakers from both parties and both houses, Capitol staff and some lobbyists gathered in the House chamber for a brief prayer service.

Governor to fill vacancy in auditor’s office

State Auditor Tom Schweich’s death Thursday means Gov. Jay Nixon soon will be naming a new auditor.

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Reactions to Schweich's death

The death of state Auditor Tom Schweich produced a flurry of statements about the Missouri public official on Twitter and government websites:

Scrambled California law hurts Missouri farmers

Kehoe resolution would send message to California, HSUS

State Sen. Mike Kehoe wants to send a message to the state of California and the Humane Society of the United States: Missourians don’t like your new regulations.

Bonds reduced for 4 accused in staged Missouri kidnapping

An eastern Missouri judge on Thursday reduced the bond for four people accused of staging a kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy in hopes of teaching the child about potential dangers.

Former US Rep. Todd Akin: I'm not running in 2016

Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is putting an end to the rumors: He will not make another run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

Lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

A Missouri lawmaker has criticized a suburban Kansas City school district after a student with Asperger’s syndrome was beaten so severely he was hospitalized.

Missouri museum to expand after receiving large donations

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science will be able to double its size after receiving an anonymous local donation.

Changes for storm sirens unveiled in southwest Missouri

Residents in a large swath of southwest Missouri should be less confused about what is happening when a severe storm siren sounds this year, thanks to a new protocol unveiled by a group of weather, emergency management and broadcasting officials.

Police: Body found in Kansas City well identified

Kansas City police say the body found last week in a city-owned well has been identified as a 27-year-old woman, though the cause of her death hasn't been released.

St. Louis schools are teaching chess to help students

More schools in the St. Louis area are introducing the game of chess to their students.

Missouri man not guilty in shooting death of son-in-law

A southeast Missouri man has been found not guilty in the shooting death of his son-in-law.

Officers seek to block release of ticket scandal records

A group of St. Louis police officers is asking a court to keep records of the 2006 World Series ticket scandal private.

Cameron man charged with murder in wife's death

Northwestern Missouri authorities have charged a 27-year-old man with murder in the shooting death of his wife.

UMKC seeks to raise $6.75M from faculty, staff by June 2016

The University of Missouri-Kansas has set a new faculty and staff fundraising goal after surpassing the old one.

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Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.

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Legislative bills pit health care professionals against each another

Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) lobbied Wednesday at the state Capitol against bills that would continue prohibiting their ability to administer certain forms of medication for pain management.

Missouri House approves annual inspection of abortion clinic

Missouri's only abortion clinic would be subject to an annual inspection by the state's health department under a bill advanced Wednesday by Missouri's Republican-led House.