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Mother charged with drugging her baby with methadone

A Kansas City woman has been charged with drugging her baby with methadone, a painkiller known mainly for treating heroin addiction.

10-month-old baby rescued from burning vehicle in Rolla

Rolla police say a 10-month-old baby has been rescued from a burning vehicle.

Man acquitted in killings of suburban Kansas City couple

A suburban Kansas City man has been acquitted of fatally shooting a couple as their young children sat in a nearby vehicle.

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Legislators aim to curb abuse of pharmaceuticals

In 2012, Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, vowed to stand on the floor until his legs gave out in opposition of a bill that would establish a statewide program created to track prescribed controlled substances.

Missouri woman gets 14 years for 2013 slaying

A southwestern Missouri woman was ordered Friday to spend 14 years in prison after she admitted in court she had a role in killing a man whose body was found by hikers along a Table Rock Lake shore.

Kansas City district considers overseeing charter school

The Kansas City school district said Friday that it is looking into sponsoring a charter school, after state education officials gave it permission to do so.

Kansas City man gets 18 years in prison for hammer attack

A Kansas City, Missouri, man has ordered to spend 18 years in prison for pummeling his blind former girlfriend with a hammer.

KC Council approves $1.75M settlement in aviation lawsuit

The Kansas City Council has agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a lawsuit with an air cargo company.

New provost named for Saint Louis University

A Delaware university official has been chosen to serve as the new provost of Saint Louis University.

Missouri Senate OKs easing employer tip tax withholding duty

Restaurants and other businesses say they should be responsible for withholding state income taxes only from wages and the amount of tips workers report to them.

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At SXSW, folk-roots mother-son duo build buzz

Even though Madisen Ward is in a band with his mother, when the duo performs onstage he sees her as something else: a musician.

Missouri children killed by father to be buried Saturday

Two children who were killed by their father before he shot himself during a standoff in Springfield will be buried this weekend.

Heartland Institute says Missouri has lowest ‘welfare reform’ grades

Claims of ‘dreadful welfare system’

When it comes to welfare reform, the Chicago-based Heartland Institute said Thursday, Missouri earned four “F”s and two “D”s — and ranked last in the nation, down from 49th in the institute’s 2008 report.

House panel advances bill to legalize industrial hemp production

A bill to legalize the production of industrial hemp in the state and exclude the plant from the definition of marijuana passed through a House select committee Wednesday night.

Dairy industry aid sent to Nixon

Lawmakers on Thursday sent a bill aimed at spurring growth in Missouri’s dairy industry to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk, one of the first bills to make it that far this session.

Kansas City proposes new regulations for ride sharing

Uber and Lyft have expressed different reactions to new regulations for ride sharing services proposed by Kansas City.

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6-year-old heart patient's shooting death rattles St. Louis

Marcus Johnson Jr.'s parents figured a sunny day at the park was just what their son needed while recovering from heart surgery. Instead, the outing turned deadly.

Missouri House OKs notice for taxpayer-funded advertisements

Any advertisements or educational materials paid for with taxpayer funds would have to carry a notice of that fact under a bill supporters say will increase transparency.

US woman accused of supplying terrorists appears in court

An Illinois woman who federal investigators say helped five other Bosnian immigrants funnel money and military supplies to terror groups in Iraq and Syria made her first court appearance Thursday in Missouri after being arrested in Germany.

Greek Row project in Missouri continues despite objections

Plans for a new Greek housing project at Southeast Missouri State University proceed despite criticism over the demolition of historic buildings.