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Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near

A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.

Murder charge filed in death of Springfield woman

A southwest Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old Springfield woman.

Missouri man serving life for marijuana offenses gets relief

A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.

Chronic offenders seek early release

Missuri Supreme Court hears 2 cases on same issue

Lawyers for two prison inmates told the Missouri Supreme Court this week their clients should be released from prison now that they successfully completed a state-run one-year treatment program — even though a different law says they must stay in prison at least two years.

Credit agency settlement nets $150K for state

Missouri will receive more than $150,000 in a settlement agreement with the three major credit reporting agencies.

Secretary of State candidate files voter ID measure

A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state on Thursday filed an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

Ferguson suffers budget fallout from Michael Brown shooting

Ferguson city leaders project a $2.5 million budget shortfall during the current fiscal year and a similar shortage in fiscal 2016, largely due to the unrest and fallout after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, the town’s mayor said Thursday.

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Permanent Brown plaque installed in Ferguson

A plaque and metallic likeness of a dove have been installed in Michael Brown’s memory near the spot where the unarmed, black 18-year-old was shot and killed last summer by a white Ferguson police officer.

Economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 states

A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

St. Louis man halts trial, pleads guilty to murder charge

Prosecutors say they'll seek 17 years in prison for a man who halted his trial and pleaded guilty to a reduced murder charge linked to a 2013 drug-related killing.

Missouri college breaks ground on innovation campus

Construction has begun on the Northland Innovation Campus that will expand the presence of Northwest Missouri State University in the Kansas City area.

Motorcyclists to gather around US for Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders.

Homeless man sentenced to life in prison for homicide

A homeless man has been sentenced to life in prison for shooting a man to death at an Independence motel in 2013.

Cornejo enters race for Missouri House majority leader

St. Peters Rep. Robert Cornejo (kohr-NAY'-hoh) has entered what could be a crowded race for Missouri House majority leader.

Missouri secretary of state candidate files voter ID measure

A Republican candidate for Missouri secretary of state is pushing an initiative petition that would allow the Legislature to require voters to present photo identification at the polls.

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Home care workers want Nixon to activate contract

Missouri Home Care Union members and their supporters stood outside Gov. Jay Nixon’s Capitol office for more than an hour Wednesday, urging him to order their new contract be put in place.

Lawmakers send fewer tax changes to Nixon

The Republican-controlled Legislature sent narrowly targeted tax-code changes to Gov. Jay Nixon this year hoping to avoid a repeat of last year, when the Democrat vetoed numerous tax measures he said were special-interest giveaways not accounted for in the budget.

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Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site

The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday — what would have been his 19th birthday — amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby.

Maplewood rejects license for company that sells snuggling

A St. Louis suburb is giving the cold shoulder to a business where people pay for snuggling.

Minor flooding on the Missouri River; minimal damage

Recent heavy rains have pushed the Missouri River above flood stage at several locations in Missouri.