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Missouri Republican leaders call hearing on Syrian refugees

State Republican legislative leaders have called a joint hearing that will review programs that could be used to provide assistance for refugee resettlement in Missouri.

Missouri's Catholic bishops support Syrian refugees

Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."

Blunt: Press ‘pause’ button on refugees

Senator says bringing Syrians to U.S. isn’t in best interest of anyone

Before letting more Syrian refugees into the U.S., Sen. Roy Blunt told reporters Thursday: “We definitely need to hit the ‘pause’ button here, until we can figure out a way that you can determine that the refugees don’t put Americans at risk.”

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Lawmakers want Corps, not EPA, to remediate landfill

Four members of Missouri's congressional delegation on Thursday called for the Army Corps of Engineers to take over remediation of the West Lake Landfill site in St. Louis County, saying the Environmental Protection Agency is moving too slowly in addressing concerns about nuclear contamination.

Bankers predict weak economy in rural parts of 10 states

Bankers continue to predict the economy will slow in the months ahead in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states.

St. Louis-area principal's wife accused of stealing

The wife of a principal in a St. Louis-area school district is accused of stealing thousands of dollars while serving as the now-former overseer of a scholastic book fair.

Man who fell on MetroLink tracks saved by flight attendants

A man who fell and injured himself on MetroLink train tracks was saved Wednesday night after a train came within 6 feet of hitting him in downtown St. Louis.

Ground broken on first Starbucks in Ferguson

Ferguson is getting its first Starbucks, with the Seattle-based coffee chain sweetening the offer by partnering with a bakery damaged during protests and unrest in the St. Louis suburb after last year's police shooting death of Michael Brown.

Students threaten protest at Missouri State

A group of students at Missouri State University say they’ll protest if the university doesn’t address several concerns, including instituting a zero-tolerance policy for hate crimes.

Independence woman sentenced in child neglect-related death

An Independence woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty in the neglect-related death of her 6-month old daughter.

Software problem blamed for erroneous tax bills

A software problem is blamed for an error that caused tax bills with overcharges to be sent to nearly 380,000 homeowners and businesses in St. Louis County last week.

New interim head of graduate studies named at MU

The University of Missouri has named a new interim vice chancellor for graduate studies.

Suit challenges Missouri law limiting municipal court fines

A dozen St. Louis-area municipalities sued the state Thursday, hoping to halt what they consider to be an unconstitutional new law that limits Missouri cities’ ability to profit from minor traffic tickets and court fines.

St. Louis Zoo agrees to buy Grant's Farm

The St. Louis Zoo wants to buy the sprawling animal park Grant’s Farm from the heirs of August Busch Jr. for about $30 million, but one son of the beer baron is making his own offer to keep it in the family.

Southeast Missouri State names new provost

A new provost has been named for Southeast Missouri State University.

Southeast Missouri man accused of killing parents

A southeastern Missouri man is jailed on $200,000 cash bond after being accused of killing his parents, whose bodies were later found in the Mississippi River.

New ballot summary ordered for home care petition

A three-judge appeals court panel this week rewrote the summary statement for a proposed ballot initiative, but rejected the sponsors’ complaints the fiscal note and fiscal summary were wrong.

Woman charged in Missouri butt injection death

Missouri prosecutors have charged a 44-year-old Dallas woman with manslaughter, accusing her of recklessly causing a woman’s death in July by performing an illegal cosmetic butt injection on her.

UAW leaders make push for Ford contract

The United Auto Workers union is making a last-ditch push for the union's proposed contract with Ford, which is heading for defeat in votes at Ford's plants.

Man whose abuse of toddler caught on nanny cam sentenced

A 47-year-old suburban Kansas City man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a toddler while recording the acts on his cell phone.