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Senators pass bill aimed to help Missouri dairy farmers

A bill to create incentives for Missouri’s dairy farmers has won approval from state senators.

Custody dispute cited in St. Louis suburb pizzeria shooting

A man was shot several times during his granddaughter’s first birthday party at a Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant in suburban St. Louis, the consequence of a simmering custody dispute, police said.

Farming groups highlight Cuban trade possibilities

Gov. Jay Nixon says as many as 30 Missourians will accompany a trade mission in March to Cuba.

Man accused of attacking amputee with a hammer

A southeast Missouri man is facing charges for allegedly beating an amputee in the face with a hammer and stealing his prescription medications.

Suspect pleads not guilty in Springfield officer's shooting

A man charged in a shooting that seriously injured a Springfield police officer pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

A white northwest Missouri man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black waitress as she served him breakfast.

Homicide suspect gets 22 years in prison on drug convictions

A suspect in a 2006 Joplin homicide will serve 22 years in prison without parole for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring.

Case against second Saudi man provisionally dismissed

An assault and kidnapping case against two Saudi nationals in Springfield could end with no one found guilty.

St. Louis seeks more police with recent increase in crime

As St. Louis leaders make their pitch to spend nearly $10 million on an extra 160 city police officers, they often point to last summer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson as a catalyst for the recent spike in violent crime.

Senate rejects pay raise for lawmakers, officials

The Missouri Senate voted 31-3 to reject pay raises proposed last November by the Missouri Citizens Compensation Committee.

Panel hears objections to voter photo ID proposal

Missouri Republican lawmakers say requiring photo identification at the polls will prevent voter impersonation fraud.

Attorney general endorses body cameras for police

Missouri’s attorney general says police should wear body cameras more frequently but that the public and media shouldn’t have unfettered access to the recordings.

Pay hikes go into effect unless senators pass resolution today

Senate skipped vote Wednesday on rejecting own raises

Unless state Sen. Rob Schaaf changes his mind and makes another attempt this morning to get a Senate vote, Missouri’s senators have allowed pay raises for lawmakers and the six statewide elected officials to go into effect because they took no vote on Wednesday.

House to halt committee meetings at JC Country Club

The Missouri House is putting an end to committee meetings at country clubs and restaurants.

Schweich joins GOP primary for governor

Auditor denounces ‘rampant corruption’

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being “bought and paid for” by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential Democratic opponent.

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After killings by police, a debate over grand jury secrecy

For centuries, grand juries have held some of the criminal justice system’s best-kept secrets. But their private process has come under extraordinary public scrutiny after recent decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of unarmed men.

St. Louis County assessor enters attorney general race

St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman declared his candidacy for Missouri attorney general Tuesday, setting up a potential Democratic primary in 2016.

Police chief: Springfield officer shot has brain injuries

The Springfield police chief says an officer who was shot while on the job earlier this week has "career-ending injuries."

St. Louis police chief seeks Highway Patrol’s help downtown

With the city facing an increase in violent crime, including homicides, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said Wednesday that he’s asked the Missouri Highway Patrol to assist policing downtown.

KC man to spend rest of life in prison for molesting 2 girls

A 45-year-old Kansas City man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced for sexually abusing two young girls while in a relationship with their mother.