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Plans for Kemper Arena focus on youth sports

Two competing plans for the future of Kansas City’s Kemper Arena place a big emphasis on the burgeoning youth sports industry, but significant funding questions for both remain unanswered.

Man tried on charges of setting wife on fire

A central Missouri man has gone on trial for a second time on charges of setting fire to his wife and their house.

Springfield approves nondiscrimination ordinance

After years of debate, the Springfield City Council has approved a bill that expands the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance to include protections for sexual orientation and gender identity.

Opponents seek to overturn Missouri right to farm

Opponents of a new Missouri constitutional farming right asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn the close election results, asserting that some voters were misled to support it.

Lab tests show gunshot residue on Vonderrit Myers

Lab tests by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show gunshot residue was on the hand, waistband and shirt of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer.

Mummy getting a closer look in St. Louis

A team of experts in St. Louis is examining an Egyptian mummy to determine what killed him 3,000 years ago.

Review of Missouri water patrol merger continues

A member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says trooper training was deficient before the May drowning of a man under arrest in the Lake of the Ozarks.

State lawmakers could debate prosecutors’ role

Following a fatal police shooting that has fueled weeks of protests, Missouri lawmakers could consider legislation that would remove local prosecutors from decisions about whether to charge police involved in deadly shootings.

More than 50 arrested in Ferguson protests

Pounding rain and tornado watches didn’t deter hundreds of protesters Monday outside Ferguson police headquarters, where they stayed for almost four hours to mark how long 18-year-old Michael Brown’s body was left in a street after he was fatally shot by police.

Columbia panel endorses marijuana cultivation

A bill that would decriminalize the cultivation of small amounts of marijuana in Columbia has been endorsed by one city panel after two other commissions withheld their support.

Six days of early voting up for Missouri vote

Voters could have an extra six days to cast ballots during the 2016 presidential election if a proposal to change the Missouri Constitution gets enough support on Election Day.

Ebola puts WU research on hold

Several Washington University doctors who have abandoned their work in parts of West Africa because of an Ebola outbreak have found alternative ways to help.

2 colleges to benefit from sale of trust assets

The University of Missouri’s flagship campus in Columbia and Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff will share more than $1.5 million through an agreement in a mismanaged trust case.

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Some St. Louis arrests at Brown shooting protests

Seventeen people were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly, St. Louis police said Sunday, and more protests are planned over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson this summer.

6 days of early voting up for Missouri vote

Voters could have an extra six days to cast ballots during the 2016 presidential election if a proposal to change the Missouri Constitution gets enough support on Election Day.

Pig farms rebound from virus; meat prices may drop

A virus that killed millions of baby pigs in the last year and led to higher pork prices has waned thanks to warmer weather and farmers' efforts to sterilize their operations. And as pigs' numbers increase, sticker shock on things like bacon should ease.

Missouri city plans shoot to curb geese population

Officials in an eastern Missouri city are planning a "goose shoot" at a city park where they say the geese population is out of control.

Ebola puts Washington University research on hold

Several Washington University doctors who have abandoned their work in parts of West Africa because of an Ebola outbreak have found alternative ways to help.

Police identify man killed by Kansas City officer

Police have released the name of a Kansas City man who was killed during an altercation with officers.

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Thousands protest police shootings in St. Louis

More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere.