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Missouri House approves annual inspection of abortion clinic

Missouri's only abortion clinic would be subject to an annual inspection by the state's health department under a bill advanced Wednesday by Missouri's Republican-led House.

Missouri's farming, gun rights challenged

Supreme Court asked to order new elections on 2 amendments passed last August

Missouri’s Supreme Court judges were asked Wednesday to order new elections, with new ballot language, for two constitutional amendments voters approved last August.

Missouri Chamber offers long-term plan to rev up economy

Plan seeks to reverse the state's slide

Missouri is falling behind, according to research from the past year.

House budget panel wants more for K-12 education

Missouri’s public schools and community colleges would receive larger funding increases than recommended by Gov. Jay Nixon, under a budget plan presented Wednesday to a House committee.

Appeals court ruling explains prison release calculations

Missouri state probation officials must make different calculations for determining when an inmate is eligible for conditional release or parole from a prison sentence, the state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Execution date set for Missouri inmate Andre Cole

The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set an April execution date for 52-year-old Andre Cole, who killed a man in 1998 out of anger over a child support payment.

Missouri traffic stop yields 400 pounds of pot-laced chocolate bars

A California man has pleaded not guilty to Missouri charges that he planned to deal 400 pounds of edible marijuana chocolate bars allegedly found in his car during a traffic stop.

Neighbors responsible for 3 bank robberies, police say

Two unemployed men who live next to each other are suspected of three bank robberies in the St. Louis area.

Missouri man convicted of wife's death gets legal victory

A man serving a life sentence for killing his wife in 2011 has won a legal victory in his quest for a retrial.

St. Louis musician faces federal theft charges

Federal authorities are searching for a St. Louis musician accused of identity theft.

Missouri man gets federal prison for bid to kill informant

A Kansas City-area man has been ordered to spend roughly six years in federal prison for trying to kill a police informant.

Man sentenced to 25 years in Kansas City shooting death

A Kansas City man has been ordered to spend 25 years in Missouri prison for a 2013 shooting death at his home.

Springfield tries out pit bull adoptions from public shelter

Springfield is testing a new policy that allows some pit bulls and pit-bull mixes in the city shelter to be adopted by rescue groups.

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Missouri public safety director resigns 6 months into job

Missouri’s public safety director, appointed amid fallout from the fatal Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, on Wednesday announced plans to resign only six months into the job.

Prescription drug database bill endorsed by Missouri House

A measure to create a database to monitor the prescription of drugs such as addictive pain killers is moving forward in the Missouri House.

Green blocks state Common Core payments to consortium

Missouri government cannot make any payments to the California-based Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) because it is “an unlawful interstate compact to which the U.S. Congress has never consented,” Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Tuesday.

Senate committee hears 2 proposals on sentencing juvenile killers

Nearly everyone agrees that, when it comes to sentencing teens convicted of first-degree murder, Missouri’s sentencing law is unconstitutional, because of a couple of U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

Missouri Senate panel considers change to deadly force law

Law enforcement leaders from around the state voiced support Tuesday for proposals to update Missouri’s deadly force law after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a Ferguson police officer sparked national protests.

Missouri House endorses bill to authorize emergency spending

Missouri's local governments and school districts are closer to getting federal funds for storm shelters and disaster repairs.

Senate ethics bill on the way to House floor

An ethics reform bill that started in the Senate has been voted out of the House’s committee, and is ready for its debut on the House floor.