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Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit accusing a small southeast Missouri meat-processing plant of polluting a steam with slaughterhouse waste.

Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding

The Missouri Revenue Department would be blocked from considering how much a business would pay back to the state for running license offices under a proposal moving forward in the Legislature.

Missouri OKs 15-month reduction in lifetime welfare benefits

More than 3,000 low-income Missouri families could lose monthly welfare assistance under a measure heading to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for consideration, the first such bill approved by lawmakers this year among a number aimed at trimming social services.

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Senate leaders uncertain on Missouri transportation gas tax

A proposal to raise Missouri’s fuel tax for the first time in two decades appears unlikely to move forward this session, Missouri Senate leaders said Thursday, despite warnings from transportation officials about the future of the state’s infrastructure.

Woodworkers reach milestone: 40,000 toys for sick kids

The simple wooden toys range from race cars to airplanes, hummingbirds to cupcakes. For 20 years, members of the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild have provided the toys to hospitalized children.

Catholic bishops: More executions a ‘grave concern’

Missouri’s Roman Catholic leaders are pressing anew for the abolishment of the state’s “flawed” system of capital punishment, expressing concern at the rapid recent pace of executions and questioning whether last-minute clemency requests get proper consideration.

Police: Man fatally shot inside MU parking garage

Authorities say an armed man was fatally shot inside a University of Missouri parking garage.

Missouri Senate seeks right to intervene in lawsuits

A measure allowing Missouri lawmakers to hire defense attorneys for lawsuits is moving forward.

Missouri Senate approves new public safety director

Lane Roberts, a former Joplin police chief, will become the leader of Missouri's Department of Public Safety.

LGBT protections divide business interests in Missouri

It’s not often that Monsanto comes to Missouri lawmakers to support legislature-imposed mandates on businesses.

Southwest Airlines unveils 'Missouri One' jet at KCI

Southwest Airlines has unveiled a Boeing 737 jet that is painted as though it's wrapped in the Missouri state flag.

Senate OKs student transfer law fix

The Missouri Senate is sending back to the House a measure supporters say will address problems with the state’s flawed student transfer law.

St. Louis governing board to vote on police oversight panel

St. Louis' governing board signed off Wednesday on sending a much-debated measure that would allow citizens to review complaints against police officers to a final vote as early as next week, with a key sponsor promising future tweaks while welcoming "an extra set of eyes" on law enforcers.

Former youth soccer coach sentenced for videotaping girls

A former youth soccer coach in a Kansas City suburb was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for secretly videotaping young girls on his team while they changed clothes.

Bird flu outbreak could head eastward with fall migration

Eastern U.S. poultry producers are bracing for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop.

$14 million residence complex almost done at Missouri school

The construction of a $14 million residence hall complex and a field house at Missouri Southern State University are set to be completed this summer.

WireCo to move headquarters across border to Kansas

The business border wars continue between Kansas and Missouri.

Hundreds march in Kansas City for $15 an hour wages

More than 200 low-wage workers took to the streets in Kansas City in pursuit of raises to $15 an hour as part of an expanding national movement known as Flight for 15.

Mo. House backs allowing on-site brewing businesses

Missouri lawmakers say they want to regulate facilities where individuals can go and use brewing equipment to make their own alcoholic beverages, including beer, hard cider or mead.

Progress Missouri sues state Senate

Some Missouri Senate committees are violating the state’s Sunshine Law, the group Progress Missouri said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Cole County circuit court.