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Child sex abuse suspects in custody

A suburban St. Louis woman charged this summer with sexually abusing a toddler, and her boyfriend who is accused of videotaping the abuse, are now in custody.

11 tons of prescription drugs removed in take-back effort

A drug take-back effort in the St. Louis and southern Illinois areas has removed more than 11 tons of unused prescription drugs.

St. Charles County teenager dies in St. Louis shooting

A St. Charles County teenager is dead after a fatal shooting in north St. Louis.

Ex-deputy facing sex charges sued in federal court

A former east-central Missouri sheriff’s deputy facing statutory rape and corruption charges now is being sued in federal court by a woman who claims he drugged her in a hotel room and sexually assaulted her in 2012.

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Missouri governor commutes sentence for condemned man

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday spared the life of a death row inmate four days before the scheduled execution, saying he did so after "significant consideration" of the circumstances but without explaining further.

Missouri prepares for earthquake drill

State officials are encouraging schools, families and businesses to participate in the annual “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut” on Oct. 15.

Survey gives another sign of Midwest economic slowdown

A second straight monthly survey of nine Midwest and Plains states shows signs that the regional economy is slowing down, according to a report issued Thursday.

Missouri gets bigger federal grant to assist crime victims

An annual federal grant recently awarded to Missouri that assists the state’s crime victims will be four times larger than last year’s total, according to a press release from Gov. Jay Nixon’s office.

Judge awards St. Louis Co. woman $17.8 million

A judge has ordered Wells Fargo to pay another $17.8 million to a suburban St. Louis woman who claimed the family trusts were mismanaged.

Nonprofit no longer wants old picture tube TVs

It looks like you may have to find another way to get rid of that old picture tube TV taking up space in your basement.

Tractor-trailer strikes, kills pedestrian in Blue Springs

An Independence woman has died after walking in front of a tractor-trailer in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs.

St. Louis names first-ever bike/pedestrian coordinator

The city of St. Louis has its first-ever bike and pedestrian coordinator.

Kansas City Zoo announces addition of young male elephant

Kansas City Zoo officials say the facility is acquiring a bull African elephant sometime in October.

Pedestrian struck and killed in north St. Louis County

Police in north St. Louis County are investigating after a person was fatally struck while apparently walking in the roadway.

St. Louis VA mental health records questioned

A federal watchdog says it has confirmed a whistleblower’s claims Veterans Affairs sites in St. Louis marked appointments for mental health patients as completed before they were seen, effectively boosting the appearance of the sites’ productivity.

Rail corridor to be bought to connect with Katy Trail

The Kansas City area would be closer to connecting to Missouri’s cross-state Katy Trail under a newly announced plan.

MU joins effort to ease applications

The University of Missouri has joined a nationwide coalition dedicated to making it easier for high school students to apply for college.

Beetem orders new hearings in Sheriff Dixon case

‘Procedural irregularities’ by commission cited

Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem ruled officials didn't follow the required procedures to discipline Dixon's peace officer's license.

Former longtime Missouri state Sen. Harold Caskey dies at 77

Former longtime Missouri state Sen. Harold Caskey has died following complications related to Parkinson's disease.

House leaders urge Nixon to support state employees’ pay raise

Gov. Jay Nixon should work with lawmakers next year to find the money needed to give state employees a pay raise, House Speaker Todd Richardson and Budget Chairman Tom Flanigan said Wednesday.