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Missouri House passes tax break for restaurants, grocers

Restaurants wouldn't have to pay sales and use taxes on electricity and other utilities used to prepare food under a measure headed to the Missouri Senate.

Teacher residency program comes to KC-area

A group of nearly 40 men and women will join Kansas City area students in the classroom this fall as part of a new program designed to prepare aspiring teachers be effective urban educators.

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FBI agent wounded in Kansas gunfight still hospitalized

One of three federal agents injured during a fiery weekend shootout at a Kansas motel remained hospitalized Monday as investigators sought to identify the body found inside the suspect’s charred motel room.

State pays millions to bar Medicaid from Planned Parenthood

Missouri lawmakers passed a budget last week that spends millions in state money to block Planned Parenthood from accessing federal funding.

Tax credit discussion looks to maintain Capitol

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard acknowledged last week he was talking about a bill that really won’t be debated until next year.

Law professors question religious liberty proposal

A group of Missouri law professors has questioned the impact of the proposed religious liberty amendment to the Missouri Constitution, generally known as Senate Joint Resolution 39 or SJR 39.

Easier to fully fund school formula but districts have mixed emotions

A double-edged sword?

The Missouri Legislature passed a bill that will make it easier to fully fund the K-12 state basic aid, but local schools have mixed feelings about it.

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Corrections officer named state employee of the month

Matt Raymond of the Missouri Department of Corrections is the State Employee of the Month for April.

Dog trained by prisoners a big help to student with disorder

A dog left abandoned, then trained by prisoners, is now helping a Southeast Missouri State University student deal with an often-debilitating disorder.

Woman found dead in remains of Missouri fire

Authorities in southwest Missouri are investigating after a woman's body was found in the remains of a brush fire.

Twins, 16, killed in southern Missouri crash

Twin teenagers were killed in a crash in southwest Missouri.

3-month-old boy shot in hand while in car in Kansas City

Kansas City police are looking for suspects after a 3-month-old baby was shot in the hand while he was in a car with his mother.

Lawsuit: Former student ousted over gay couple counseling

A former Missouri State University graduate student says in a federal lawsuit that the school kicked him out of a master's program three years after he said counseling gay couples violated his religious beliefs.

Whiteman drone pilots receive new, more prestigious title

The Air Force will now recognize drone pilots who conduct remote military strikes from Whiteman Air Force Base as “attack squadrons,” a designation with more prestige that could help with retention and recruitment.

5-year prison term recommended for woman in toddler's death

A jury has recommended a five-year prison term for a former eastern Missouri day care provider found guilty in the death of an 18-month-old child.

Prince planned pop-up concerts in St. Louis this week

If not for illness, Prince would have performed a surprise set of shows in St. Louis this week.

Kansas City man charged after child, 2, fatally shot

A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of his 2-year-old daughter.

Illinois leaders seek meeting over US spy agency location

A group of U.S. senators and representatives from Illinois wants to meet with the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which favors a St. Louis site over relocating to Illinois for a new headquarters.

Faith leaders, activists seek answers in police shooting

Faith leaders and protesters are calling for answers in the wake of a fatal police shooting in St. Louis.

Prosecutor finds justification for shooting of bondswoman

A southwest Missouri prosecutor has ruled that an officer was justified in fatally shooting a bail bondwoman who fired at other bonding employees and police.