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Nixon OKs savings accounts for Missourians with disabilities

A new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.

State changes insurance requirements for eating disorders

Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.

Pilot dies from injuries sustained in Missouri airshow crash

A pilot has died from injuries sustained when his biplane crashed as he was performing at a northwest Missouri airshow, authorities said Sunday.

Pallid sturgeon tagged in effort to save species

An annual effort to help save the endangered pallid sturgeon brought biologists from across the state to Neosho, where they tagged 3,300 of the fish to prepare them for release into the Missouri River.

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Capitol time capsule contained unexpected glimpse into past

Many of the items will be shown in some kind of permanent display — probably in the Missouri Capitol Museum. But those decisions still are being made.

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Schafer leaving DMH for retirement

Keith Schafer is leaving the Missouri Department of Mental Health for the second time — retiring this week after a combined 16 years as DMH director.

Biplane crashes during northwest Missouri airshow

Authorities say a biplane has crashed during an air show in northwest Missouri. No information on the condition of the pilot was immediately available.

Man pleads guilty in death of Missouri couple

An eastern Missouri man is the first of four suspects to plead guilty in the killing of a couple.

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Graduation day for 32 state troopers

The 32 members of the 100th recruit class of the Missouri Highway Patrol entered Rackers Fieldhouse at Helias Catholic High School on Friday morning, chanting a cadence as they completed their graduating ceremonies.

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Show-Me State political reactions varied to same-sex marriage ruling

Within hours of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-gender marriages throughout the nation, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster moved to dismiss two lawsuit appeals pending in state and federal courts.

Man to stay on billboard until murder-free week

A man says he plans to live on top of a St. Louis billboard until the city can go seven days without a homicide.

Empire set to increase utility rates for Missouri customers

The Empire District Electric Company has permission to increase rates by what amounts to about $7 a month for some southwest Missouri residential customers.

Nixon vetoes Missouri student transfers legislation

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer system.

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Power out, trees down after storm hits much of Missouri

Storms with wind gusts up to 80 mph and torrential rains swept across Missouri overnight into Friday morning, leaving more than 150,000 homes and businesses without power and forcing dozens of water rescues.

Nixon to veto student transfers bill

Gov. Jay Nixon will veto a bill to revamp the state’s system allowing students to transfer from failing schools, two Missouri lawmakers who took a lead in crafting the legislation said on Thursday.

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Missouri advocates praise ruling; opponents still unhappy

Missouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, while Republican leaders continued to call the health care law flawed and renewed calls to ax it.

Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force

Ferguson's mostly white police force, widely maligned after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer last summer, is trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies, the interim police chief said.

Missouri man sentenced to 60 years for producing child porn

A Springfield man was sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole for using two children to produce child pornography.

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Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

Vandals have targeted monuments dedicated to the leaders and soldiers of the Confederacy, painting the slogan "Black lives matter" on memorials in a half-dozen states where the landmarks stand tall in parks and outside government buildings.

Preliminary test results good news for Kansas City schools

Kansas City Public Schools leaders say preliminary high school test results from the spring make them optimistic about the district's chances of receiving full accreditation.