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Missouri executes inmate for 1998 hammer death

A Missouri inmate has been executed for beating a 63-year-old woman to death with a hammer in 1998.

Kinder plans re-election bid; possible opponent gets $1M

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder plans to run for re-election in 2016, a campaign spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

US Supreme Court won't stop Missouri execution

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down two petitions that sought to spare the life of a Missouri inmate Tuesday night, hours before his scheduled execution.

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Hallmark pulls gift wrap after complaint about swastika

Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

Bill would require child-safe packaging

Electronic cigarettes would have to be wrapped in child-safe packaging under a bill proposed by a Missouri House member.

Bill would give leave for abuse victims

A Missouri lawmaker is proposing some victims of domestic violence get two weeks of unpaid leave from work.

Top 5 competing to lead education in Missouri

Five finalists are vying to be chosen as the next Missouri commissioner of education.

Nixon asks for analysis of tolls on I-70

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is asking state highway officials to analyze the potential of turning Interstate 70 into a toll road.

Missouri judges question felon's claim to guns

Judges on the Missouri Supreme Court are questioning assertions that a new state constitutional amendment means a felon can now carry guns.

Deadly deer disease reported in northern Missouri

A deadly deer disease has been found for the first time in a northern Missouri county.

Missouri bill would give leave for abuse victims

A Missouri lawmaker is proposing some victims of domestic violence get two weeks of unpaid leave from work.

Key interview missing from Ferguson documents

Former LU student still wanted in JC stealing case

A law enforcement interview with a key witness doesn’t appear to be included with thousands of pages of documents released after a grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Uber drivers getting tickets in Columbia

Plainclothes Columbia police officers have started issuing tickets to drivers with Internet ride-sharing company Uber.

Missouri readies for 10th execution of 2014

Missouri is preparing for its final execution of 2014, a year in which the state has rivaled Texas with its use of the death penalty.

Koster denies lobbyist influence

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Monday denied claims that he was influenced by campaign contributions and lobbyist perks while tackling consumer fraud issues, an argument strong enough to convince lawmakers tasked with investigating him that his actions led only to an appearance of misconduct.

Missouri's Koster denies lobbyist influence

Some lawmakers investigating claims of lobbyist influence on Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster say he acted appropriately.

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Statistics lacking in debate over police behavior

Ferguson, Missouri. Cleveland, Ohio. Staten Island, New York. Eutawville, South Carolina. In each place, individuals — all unarmed except for a child carrying a pellet gun — died at the hands of police officers. All of the dead were black. The officers involved, white.

Missouri high court to hear felon gun-rights case

Just months after Missouri voters approved stronger constitutional gun rights, the new amendment is being put to the test by a convicted drug dealer who is citing it as a reason why his former felony shouldn’t disqualify him from carrying a gun.

Missouri’s cost for Ferguson security near $12M

The Missouri National Guard and State Highway Patrol have racked up nearly $12 million of costs while providing security stemming from protests in Ferguson and the St. Louis area.

Bill would set deadline to finish ballots

A Missouri lawmaker has filed legislation intended save the state thousands of dollars on elections by setting deadlines for altering proposals on the ballot.