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Program gives away diapers as anti-smoking incentive

Six sites across Missouri are participating in a new program that offers a year of free diapers to new mothers who agree to give up cigarettes.

Missouri family struggles to pay for 2 funerals

The family of an eastern Missouri man killed in flooding already was struggling to pay for another funeral.

St. Louis to hear from public on proposed $15 minimum wage

St. Louis leaders will give residents and businesses an opportunity to weigh in on whether the city should raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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Police training gets new attention after high-profile deaths

Could training stem police shootings? Las Vegas is a test

After high-profile deaths at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, Cleveland, New York and Baltimore, calls are growing to overhaul police training as experts point to widespread deficiencies.

Kansas City program helps police cope with job's traumas

The nightmares lasted a year after a Kansas City police officer rushed to help a 4-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself in the head.

KC man sentenced for killing stepdad, dumping body

A 42-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for killing his stepfather, whose body was found at the bottom of a partially filled backyard swimming pool.

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Former University of Missouri President Elson Floyd dies at 59

Elson Floyd, the popular president of Washington State University whose influence in higher education and politics spread beyond the school in rural eastern Washington, has died from complications of colon cancer. He was 59.

Report: Ex-House speaker had affair with governor’s aide

Former Missouri House Speaker John Diehl, who resigned after exchanging sexually-suggestive text messages with a Capitol intern, also had affair with a former aide to Gov. Jay Nixon, according to a newly-released police report.

Brand tarnished, Cardinals hope to avoid economic hurt

The St. Louis Cardinals have been the toast of their Midwestern city for generations, a source of civic pride as one of baseball’s most successful and cherished franchises.

MLB holds back on hacking probe while feds investigate

The case of compromised Houston Astros player intel is a federal investigation, not a baseball probe, said MLB commissioner Rob Manfred.

Sports architects Spear, Santee affect ballpark experience

They sit across a wide table from each other in a glass-walled conference room, the two men with graying hair trading barbs just as breezily as they trade praise.

With more water comes more mosquitoes

As if the rain and flooding aren’t bad enough, Missouri is now seeing an increase in mosquitoes, drawn by all the water.

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Cole County judge holds hearing in Sunshine lawsuit

Arguments presented in Senate committee recordings case

A Cole County judge on Friday gave an advocacy group and state lawyers more than a week to file orders in a lawsuit challenging restrictions on filming Missouri Senate committee hearings.

St. Louis vigils held to mourn Charleston shooting victims

People in the St. Louis area have gathered to mourn the nine people killed by a gunman at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, and to offer prayers and calls for an end to violence.

Missouri man missing along Buffalo River after swimming trip

Search crews were looking for a Missouri man missing since a trip to go swimming in the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas.

Police: Woman, adult son found shot to death

St. Louis County police say a woman and her adult son whose bodies were found in a suburban St. Louis home appear to have died during a murder-suicide.

Missouri governor releases more than $22M in blocked funding

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has released more than $22 million in previously withheld funding for job training, education and other programs.

Attorney general warns against potential flood scams

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is warning consumers to be alert for possible “storm-chasers.” Koster said storm-chasers typically go door-to-door offering to provide repair or cleanup services.

Kander, health department talk about protecting seniors’ money

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander told some senior citizens Thursday a new law may help protect their investments.

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Century-old time capsule from Missouri Capitol opened

Missouri state workers donned masks and blue gloves with the care of surgeons to cut open the Capitol’s 100-year-old time capsule Thursday, revealing relics such as a Bible, photos of the Capitol’s groundbreaking ceremony and yellowed newspapers.