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Marchers maintain high spirits

Thursday’s march through Central Missouri was much calmer — albeit with mixed reactions from spectators — than the racial slurs and waving Confederate flags that “Journey for Justice” marchers faced the day before as they walked through the Rosebud community.

Nixon traveling today, will miss protest

Organizers of the NAACP’s “Journey for Justice” march from Ferguson to Jefferson City have said they want state leaders, including Gov. Jay Nixon, to hear their message of a need for change to end police brutality and racial profiling.

Millions spent to amend Missouri Constitution

Millions were spent successfully advertising for and against hot-topic proposed amendments to the Missouri Constitution during an election cycle unusually devoid of high-profile campaigns for office.

Mizzou hires Florida State provost for same role

The University of Missouri has hired the provost of Florida State University for a similar role at the flagship Columbia campus.

Post-Dispatch sports columnist Burwell dies

Bryan Burwell, a longtime sports columnist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, died Thursday after a short battle with cancer. He was 59.

Man pleads guilty in shooting death in Joplin

A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a 2012 shooting outside a popular Joplin dance club.

Songwriter Bob Montgomery dies at age 77

A songwriter and producer who wrote hits for pop and country artists from Buddy Holly to Eddy Arnold has died.

Missouri couple sentenced in $1 million scheme

A Kansas City couple will serve nine years in federal prison without parole for a scheme that targeted financially struggling clients.

Man pleads guilty to selling false ID documents

A Mexican national living in Missouri has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to sell thousands of fake identifications to people who are in the U.S. illegally.

ACLU sues over Missouri headlight-flashing ticket

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing a Kansas City suburb for pulling over a driver for flashing his headlights at oncoming drivers to warn that a speed trap was ahead.

Grueling rescue saves Ozark man from cliff

A southwest Missouri man broke two vertebrae but survived a harrowing fall off a cliff while hiking in northern Arkansas.

O’Fallon enacts broad distracted driving ordinance

Officials in an eastern Missouri city have approved an ordinance that prohibits distracted driving practices such as fixing hair and makeup and programming GPS devices.

Missouri man denied a same-sex divorce appeals

A lawyer for a man seeking a divorce from his husband argued Wednesday before the Missouri Supreme Court that the state should dissolve the union, even though the state constitution doesn’t allow same-sex partners to wed.

Michael Brown's stepfather apologizes for comments

The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson, but said his remarks had nothing to do with the arson and looting that ravaged Ferguson and the surrounding area.

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Veteran voice of Missouri Capitol press corps retires

Had a front seat to witness Missouri history for 40 years on the beat

Even outside the recording booth, Bob Priddy’s voice is smooth and deep, perfect for radio. On Monday, he retired as Missourinet’s news director after spending 40 years covering the legislature, crusading for open government and becoming an authority on state history.

MU official urges end to students' racist comments on anonymous media

University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin issued a public statement Tuesday night responding to racist comments allegedly being made by MU students on social media where they can stay anonymous.

Michael Brown’s stepdad investigated for comments

Police are investigating Michael Brown’s stepfather for angry comments on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who fatally shot his stepson, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Educator refuses to leave Common Core panel

A member of a group working on revisions to Missouri’s Common Core education standards said Tuesday he won’t resign, bucking the direction of House Speaker Tim Jones, who appointed him.

St. Louis Bosnians on edge after hammer death

A recent hammer attack that killed a 32-year-old immigrant has members of St. Louis’ sizable Bosnian community embracing some of the same tactics as Ferguson protesters — albeit in hopes of attracting a stronger police presence rather than opposing it.

American Airlines to use bigger jets in Columbia

American Airlines plans to start using larger jets next year at Columbia Regional Airport to carry more passengers to Chicago and Dallas.