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Man draws life sentence for triple homicide

A Kansas City man has been sentenced to life without parole for the fatal shootings of three people, including his estranged girlfriend.

Nestle Purina expands suit against Blue Buffalo

St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is expanding its lawsuit against Blue Buffalo Co. to include additional allegations of false advertising.

Kansas man accused of airport bomb hoax

A Kansas man who investigators say made comments about a bomb at Kansas City International Airport is facing federal charges.

Missouri income growth among tops in 2013

A new report ranks Missouri among the national leaders in the growth of household income, even though it remains below the national average.

Missouri officer smelled pot before Taser incident

A Missouri police officer said he smelled marijuana inside a car during a weekend traffic stop and used his Taser on the teenage driver only after the boy became combative when ordered out of the vehicle, according to court documents.

Nixon revamps Missouri Lottery Commission

Sales record followed by drop in funds to schools

Gov. Jay Nixon replaced most of the members of the Missouri Lottery Commission on Thursday as he released a report recommending the agency review its policies on prizes and advertising in a quest to route more money to education.

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Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis.

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Missouri creates office to address racial issues

Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Sierra Club backs power line across Missouri

The Missouri Chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed the construction of a proposed high-voltage wind energy transmission line that would stretch across a section of the state, saying it would reduce the state’s reliance on coal.

More farmers markets taking food stamps

Farmers markets are a new target for promoting healthy eating in low-income communities. While fewer than 1 percent of federal food stamp dollars go to farmers markets, the numbers are rising.

Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury

A prosecutor says he’ll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn’t indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him.

Judges seek St. Louis County court reforms

A newly formed group of municipal judges, lawyers and court administrators is pushing for reforms in St. Louis County’s 81 local courts in an effort to lower the financial burden of fines and court fees on residents and reduce the county’s reliance on those revenues.

Man charged in vandalism at congressman’s office

A Kansas City man was charged Wednesday with throwing two Molotov cocktails at U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver’s office on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Court ruling causes reprinting of Missouri ballots

Missouri election officials are scrambling to reprint ballots and reprogram computers after an appeals court ordered a change to an early voting proposal that will appear on the November ballot.

Main break dumps 11 million gallons of sewage

A main break that dumped 11 million gallons of sewage in the Chesterfield area did not pose a public health threat, according to water officials.

Port of Kansas City to reopen for barge traffic

The port of Kansas City's barge-shipping terminal will reopen after being closed since 2007.

Fire shutters Garden City school; classes canceled

Classes are temporarily canceled at a Garden City school after a fire forced an evacuation.

Missouri mayor accused of stealing from town

The mayor and treasurer of a tiny southwest Missouri town is accused of writing checks on a village account for more than $9,000 worth of personal expenses.

Citizenship test proposed for Missouri students

Some former Missouri officials are backing a proposal to require high school students to pass a test used for immigrants applying for citizenship.

Drowning leads to review of Patrol merger

Missouri lawmakers are calling for a review of the state’s Water Patrol Division after a man drowned this year while in trooper custody.