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Missouri scholarships sought for online university

When Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spearheaded the formation of a state-sanctioned online university, he envisioned that its students would eligible for the same state financial aid as those at traditional public universities.

Prosecutor releases more Ferguson documents

A prosecutor released hundreds of pages of additional documents Saturday from the investigation into the police shooting of Michael Brown, including an interview transcript of a friend who initially asserted that he had seen Brown get shot in the back.

Officer shoots woman while being dragged by car

A Kansas City police officer is recovering from his injuries from a confrontation in which he shot a woman who was dragging him around with her car.

Airplane clips cell phone tower, crashes in field

A Springfield business executive and three passengers in a small, private plane he was piloting narrowly averted disaster after the aircraft clipped a cellphone tower and continued for a mile and a half before crashing into a vacant lot.

St. Louis couple gives $25M to Genome Institute

A St. Louis couple has donated $25 million to the Washington University School of Medicine’s Genome Institute that will help pay for its research on cancer treatment and prevention.

Officers hold memorial in Illinois for veteran police dog

Missouri and Illinois police gather to bury Kof

Police officers and their canine partners gathered in Granite City, Ill., on Thursday to pay their final respects to a police dog who died at age 6 while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

10-year sentence for campus bathroom assault

A former student at St. Louis Community College's Meramec campus was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for assaulting a female student in a bathroom, a crime that led to the ouster of top officials.

Construction begins soon on Blues Museum

Construction will begin by the end of the year on the National Blues Museum in St. Louis, now that financing is in place.

Bass Pro to acquire Ranger Boats

Bass Pro of Missouri plans to acquire the Arkansas company that manufactures well-known bass boats.

Missouri Supreme Court won't hear syllabi case

The Missouri Supreme Court will not hear a public records lawsuit filed by an education advocacy group that wanted access to professors' copies of course outlines.

Proposed homeless camp in Columbia gets $1 million

Mortgage lender Veterans United Home Loans has donated $1 million for a plan to create a campus in Columbia to provide homes and services for veterans.

Train kills Missouri man sitting on railroad tracks

A 29-year-old central Missouri man is dead after being hit by a train.

Guilty verdict in crash that killed Parkville man

A Montgomery County jury has found a Jefferson City woman guilty of first-degree involuntary manslaughter in a 2012 crash that killed a 35-year-old Parkville man.

State employees' online retirement system hacked

MOSERS: Attempts to get money detected; no money was released

Missouri government retirees won’t be able to access their information online until Tuesday morning — thanks to someone who managed to gain “unauthorized access” to four MOSERS members’ home pages.

Project to provide grants for damaged Ferguson area businesses

A new initiative seeks to provide non-governmental grants for businesses in the Ferguson area that were damaged during protests that followed the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Audit: St. Louis Zoo healthy, policies need polish

The St. Louis Zoo is getting generally high marks in a new audit that did find some policies need improvement.

Judge orders limitations on police use of tear gas

A federal judge in St. Louis has issued a temporary restraining order placing certain limitations on police use of tear gas during peaceful protests.

Missouri lawmakers investigating Ferguson security

Missouri lawmakers are vowing an aggressive investigation into why Gov. Jay Nixon did not use National Guard troops to prevent angry crowds from burning and looting businesses in Ferguson when a grand jury decision was announced in the police shooting of Michael Brown.

State employees raise more than $1 million for charities

The Missouri State Employee Charitable Campaign (MSECC) raised more than $1 million for the 11th consecutive year, bringing the 30-year total to more than $27 million.

Dinner train owes nearly $12K to Columbia

The city of Columbia is ending its contract with the Columbia Star Dinner Train for not paying its bills since the summer.