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Judge mulls suit’s bid to block St. Louis minimum wage boost

A judge on Tuesday began weighing a business-backed lawsuit that seeks to stop St. Louis from incrementally raising its minimum wage, ultimately deciding whether it’s legal for the city to have a wage higher than what the state commands.

Castle Doctrine protects Missouri man in 2 killings

A Missouri man who killed a former roommate and a neighbor this year was protected by a state self-defense law that gives people broad license to use deadly force to protect themselves in their home or car.

Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste

Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.

Proposed NFL stadium in St. Louis secures naming rights deal

The proposed riverfront stadium in St. Louis has a naming rights deal worth $158 million that hinges on the city having an NFL team when the facility opens.

Police: Teen killed after crawling under school bus

An 18-year-old St. Louis man is dead after crawling under a school bus and being run over.

EPA finds hazardous waste violations at Missouri-Kansas City

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will pay a $23,679 civil penalty as part of a settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal regulations involving the storage and handling of hazardous waste.

Man gets 10 years for great-grandmother's sledgehammer death

A 19-year-old Oregon man convicted of manslaughter for helping kill his great-grandmother with a sledgehammer was sentenced Tuesday to a decade in prison.

Police identify man found slain in Wellston

A suburban St. Louis man who was gunned down over the weekend had attended homecoming activities at his alma mater earlier in the day.

Atlanta man sentenced in homeless check cashing scheme

An Atlanta man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in a gang scheme that used homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.

EPA finds hazardous waste violations at UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City will pay a $23,679 civil penalty as part of a settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal regulations involving the storage and handling of hazardous waste.

House Speaker Richardson to lead Rubio’s Missouri campaign

Missouri’s Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson will lead GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio’s campaign in Missouri.

Company faces lawsuit over slur allegations

A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against a Missouri hotel management company over allegations that some of the company’s black employees were subjected to racial slurs.

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Businessman Brunner joins GOP race for governor

Retired businessman John Brunner formally entered the crowded Republican field seeking to be Missouri’s next governor, touting himself as a political outsider with the leadership experience to bring needed change to state government.

MoNG to add about 400 jobs in state

The Missouri National Guard is planning to add about 400 full- and part-time military police and transportation jobs across the state.

Missouri task force takes on human trafficking

A Missouri task force that aims to find ways to strengthen the state's laws against human trafficking begins meeting this week.

Feds sending Missouri $36.7 million to help crime victims

Missouri's governor says an annual federal grant that assists the state's crime victims will be four times larger than last year's total at $36.7 million.

Nestle Purina seeks pet food more appealing to owners

Many pet owners want their dogs and cats eating the kind of food they like. Researchers at Nestle Purina in St. Louis are doing their best to cater to that desire.

History against outsider candidates for governor

Suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner is expected to join the GOP race for governor this week with former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, meaning there’ll be two candidates who have never held public office. It’s a trait that nationally has propelled political outsiders, such as presidential hopeful Donald Trump, but is historically unpopular in Missouri.

Columbia Public Schools offers recording studio to students

A student-run recording studio is providing free access to production equipment to students in Columbia Public Schools.

St. Joseph couples prove marriage can work at young age

Although data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows people are waiting longer to wed, some couples don't see it that way, and instead feel like they are finally catching up with friends.