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New Missouri law expands who can get order of protection

Victims of rape and sexual assault can get orders of protection against their assailants under a new Missouri law.

Missouri awarded almost $600,000 to boost small businesses

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday that Missouri has been awarded $599,000 in funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to increase the number of Missouri small businesses that export their products, creating jobs and generating additional economic growth as a result, according to a Wednesday news release on the governor’s website.

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University of Missouri grad assistants to continue movement

A steering committee working to improve conditions of graduate assistants at the University of Missouri plans to make changes that will more effectively communicate the group's message to school officials, several committee members said.

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.

Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson

A suburban St. Louis man was charged Thursday with killing a 9-year-old girl who was sitting on her mother's bed doing her homework when shots were fired into her home.

Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted

A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.

3-year-old boy hospitalized after shooting in St. Louis

A 3-year-old St. Louis boy is expected to make a full recovery after being shot Thursday in the third shooting involving a child in the region since last week.

Medical examiner: Suspect shot by police had severed spine

The St. Louis medical examiner says the 18-year-old fatally shot by police last week suffered a severed spinal cord, prompting a lawyer for the family to further question the police contention that the suspect ran a short distance after the shooting.

Indictment accuses St. Louis man of 3 drug-related homicides

A St. Louis man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in the drug-related deaths of three people.

Police: Man posing as water worker stealing from elderly

St. Louis County police are searching for a man who is stealing from elderly residents by posing as a water company worker.

Creve Coeur man identified as victim in St. Louis shooting

A man who was found fatally shot in south St. Louis has been identified.

White supremacist to defend himself in Jewish site shootings

A Missouri man who says he killed three people in suburban Kansas City last year because he thought they were Jewish gets his chance to defend himself against a capital murder charge

No charges in accidental shooting death of toddler

The St. Louis County prosecutor's office has determined that no charges will be filed in relation to the shooting death of 21-month-old Carter Epps.

Enrollment down slightly at Southeast Missouri State

Enrollment at Southeast Missouri State University is down for the first time in 20 years.

Jury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast

Time Warner Cable must pay nearly $6 million as part of a lawsuit alleging it was largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant, jurors ruled Thursday.

Man charged in Jewish site deaths: Judge denying fair trial

A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites accused a judge on Thursday of denying him a fair trial for not allowing him to present evidence explaining his mindset at the time.

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.