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Shootings labeled 'hate crime'

Shooting suspect had no record of violence; none of victims Jewish

Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.

Founding osteopath will be inducted to Hall of Famous Missourians

A physician regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine will be inducted this week into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol.

Members of 37 congregations meet in Springfield

Members of three religious denominations say they are setting aside their differences to work together across the state.

Historic church collapses in north St. Louis

A St. Louis church with a long history is in ruins after a sudden collapse, and the school next door is closed for safety reasons.

Family, friends remember victims

William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center. Terri LaManno was visiting her mother at a nearby retirement complex.

Mid-April freeze threatens fruit trees

The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the nation's Heartland -- a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit.

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3 dead in Passover eve shootings

A man opened fire outside a Jewish community center on Sunday, killing two people before driving over to a retirement community a few blocks away and killing someone else, authorities said.

Missouri union vote focuses on absent lawmakers

In legislative lingo, it’s called “taking a walk.” A lawmaker walks out of the chamber — sometimes to a nearby office, sometimes to get out of town — and avoids taking a vote on a politically sticky issue.

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Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Central Missouri

A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week’s shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, was been buried Saturday in the Missouri town where he went to high school and met his wife.

Tort reform stalls in Missouri Senate

After Supreme Court rejected the 2005 limits, lawmakers resume debate over damage caps

Missouri senators spent more than six hours last week debating the need for limiting the damages someone can win in a malpractice lawsuit. But they didn’t reach an answer.

Diaper shortages create hardship, health problems

Disposable diaper shortages among needy families are harming infants and their parents, according to health care providers and advocates for the poor.

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Battle plan to save Missouri military history

Museum amassing pieces of Missouri’s memorabilia

The Missouri Museum of Military History has been filled in the last 25 years by items recovered by the Missouri Society for Military History or donated by the owners.

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Rachel Bauer - Keeping the House running smoothly

Rachel Bauer loves that her job as chief of staff for Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Denny Hoskins allows her to be on the inside track of what’s going on at the Capitol.

Criminal code bill boosts penalty for child crimes

People who commit crimes against children could face longer prison sentences as a result of legislation that reorganizes Missouri's criminal laws and has passed in both the House and Senate.

Competing voting plans could appear on Mo. ballot

An early voting initiative petition is prompting a Missouri lawmaker to propose another version that could lead to voters deciding between competing plans.

Highway shootings don't worry KC-area drivers

Several shootings have targeted apparently random vehicles along a tangle of interstates in south Kansas City, but it doesn't seem to have rattled area drivers, who say they'll stick with their normal routes.

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Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week's shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, has been buried in the Missouri town where he went to high school and met his wife.

Date set for Kelly-Kinder riverways debate

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and state Rep. Chris Kelly are scheduled to debate the future of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

Gardeners encouraged to plant milkweeds for butterflies

The sight of a beautiful orange and black monarch butterfly in Missouri is likely to be less common this year, but you may be able to help the ones that do arrive here.

Missouri high school senior commits suicide

Warrensburg police say an 18-year-old high school senior left campus and committed suicide after employees reported him in the school parking lot with a gun in his car.