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Lawmaker accuses Ameren of hurting schools with assessment complaints

A state lawmaker thinks Ameren Missouri’s complaint about assessed property values will hurt schools and county governments.

Lawyers to defend Boone County in Ferguson case

A central Missouri county has hired four outside attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars.

Settlement reached in suit over Bridgeton Landfill

The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire lowered property values and harmed their quality of life.

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Police search home of KC highway shooting suspect

Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.

Missouri House approves early voting measures

Missouri House members have approved a pair of measures allowing early voting, though some lawmakers contend it would be too limited.

Missouri lawmakers pass e-cigarette legislation

The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.

Missouri Senate confirms Social Services director

The Missouri Senate has confirmed a longtime employee of the Missouri Department of Social Services to be the agency's new director.

New state education standards would be developed under legislation

Missouri lawmakers are beginning to coalesce around legislation to do away with the controversial Common Core standards, while also establishing a process to develop new state education standards.

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Senate panel eyes transportation sales tax idea

Missouri Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Mike Kehoe expects his committee this morning will endorse two proposed constitutional amendments to improve state funding for transportation improvements.

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First osteopath named to Missouri's hall

Andrew Taylor Still — the founder of osteopathic medicine — was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians Wednesday at the state Capitol.

House endorses early voting measures

The Republican-controlled Missouri House endorsed a pair of measures Wednesday that would expand early voting, though Democratic critics called it a “sham” that could circumvent a separate voting initiative that would go further.

ICE arrests 24 in Missouri, Illinois

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 24 men in Missouri and Illinois for what officials call “egregious” immigration violations, including individuals who entered the country illegally and committed crimes.

Ex-SW Missouri teacher charged with statutory rape

A former southwest Missouri teacher is facing three counts of statutory rape involving a former 16-year-old student.

House OKs notification for ending fluoridation

Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water.

Fingerprint required for Six Flags season tickets

A fingerprint is now required for season pass holders at Six Flags St. Louis.

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Bluesman apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad

Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.

Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut; veto possible

Setting up a likely veto showdown, the Republican-led Missouri Legislature gave final approval Wednesday to an income tax cut for millions of individuals and thousands of business owners that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon warned could imperil funding for public schools and services.

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Armed robber was never told to report to prison

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. So Anderson didn't report.

Farm Bureau opposing multi-state transmission line

The Missouri Farm Bureau has voted to act as an intervener in a case before the state's utility commission involving the Grain Belt Express electric transmission line.

Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal

The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors.