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Credit impact unclear amid fight over new St. Louis stadium

It’s unclear whether halting payments for the current St. Louis football stadium, or refusing to make them for a potential new stadium, would hurt the state’s high credit rating, a state official told Missouri lawmakers Thursday.

New Missouri court fines, sex ed laws set to take effect

Numerous new Missouri laws are set to take effect Friday, ranging from caps on traffic fines to changes in sex education.

Missouri police training panel to hold public hearings

The public will have an opportunity to suggest changes to the training requirements of law enforcers in Missouri.

Missouri ACT scores, turnout rise

Missouri high school students who took the ACT exam in the 2014-15 school year scored higher and turned out in greater numbers than previous classes, Missouri state education officials reported Wednesday.

Woman may cast sole vote on Columbia district sales tax hike

An oversight by representatives of a business community improvement district in Columbia means a 23-year-old woman might be the only one voting on a proposed sales tax increase needed to make the district successful.

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Cities say Trump’s comments on immigrants in gangs unfounded

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says gangs in places such as Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis and Ferguson are populated with “rough dudes” in the country illegally. But officials in those cities say there’s no evidence to support him.

Lawmaker opposition casts doubt on new St. Louis stadium

Missouri's legislative budget chairmen say they don't approve of a plan to use state money for a new St. Louis football stadium.

Missouri House committee examines new Medicaid system

An increase in the Missouri’s Medicaid caseload had legislators questioning representatives from the department of social services in a Tuesday hearing.

'Americans for Prosperity' sponsoring major ad campaign

Urging legislators to override governor's veto of right-to-work bill

The group Americans for Prosperity said Tuesday it will be running new advertisements statewide starting Thursday, focusing “on the urgency of overriding Gov. Nixon’s veto of right-to-work.”

Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials

Republican senators and the Missouri health department director debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood met state requirements needed to perform abortions, an issue that has led to questions about whether the agency properly granted the clinic a license in July.

Guns stolen from vehicles increasingly used in violent crime

In what’s been a violent year in St. Louis, a common theme has emerged: The gun used in any given crime was probably stolen.

Defendant in Jewish site shootings trial seeks postponement

A white supremacist charged with killing three people last year at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City asked a judge on Tuesday to postpone the defense part of his trial until evidence he requested arrives in the mail.

Funeral Saturday for Ferguson girl killed by gunfire

Funeral arrangements are now in place for the 9-year-old girl killed when someone shot into a Ferguson home last week.

Missouri man pleads not guilty to abuse charges

A southeast Missouri man who has portrayed Santa Claus at events has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of abusing a child.

Joplin council to hold hearing on Woolston

The Joplin City Council has voted to hold a hearing to resolve ethics questions about a council member that were raised in a recent state audit.

Jury gets the case in Kansas City restaurant explosion trial

After five weeks of testimony, lawyers presented closing arguments Tuesday in the civil trial involving a fatal explosion more than two years ago at a Kansas City restaurant.

Toddler dies in St. Louis County shooting

Authorities believe a 21-month-old boy who died at a St. Louis-area hospital of a gunshot wound accidentally shot himself.

Missouri Congressman's brother reported missing

The brother of Missouri's Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Smith has been reported missing.

Eastern Missouri teenager dies after being hit by car

An eastern Missouri teenager has died after being struck by a car while walking on a highway.

Staffer re-hired after senator accused of harassment resigns

A Senate staff member is back at work, a month after being fired by a senator who was facing sexual harassment allegations.