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Missouri Senate, Planned Parenthood CEO reach subpoena deal

The Missouri Senate announced Thursday it is suspending contempt proceedings against a Planned Parenthood CEO after reaching an agreement to review some documents a legislative committee investigating the organization subpoenaed last year.

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Sears to close 68 Kmart, 10 Sears stores this summer

Sears Holdings Corp. announced Thursday it will close 68 Kmart stores and 10 Sears stores as it struggles to restore profitability.

Medical marijuana bill fails in Missouri House

The Missouri House has rejected a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

Missouri woman pleads guilty in death of baby found in cave

A Missouri woman faces 15 years in prison for the death of her newborn son, whose body was found in a cave.

Missouri Senate passes new penalty for immigrant criminals

The Missouri Senate has passed legislation to increase penalties for some immigrants who enter the country illegally and commit crimes.

Bill would allow Missourians to vote on red-light cameras

A bill given first-round approval in the Missouri House would give state residents a chance to vote on whether to ban red-light cameras.

Man found not guilty in death of Kansas City survey worker

A man accused of killing a Kansas City survey worker in 2004 has been found not guilty.

Nigeria native sentenced in tax fraud case

A Nigeria native living in St. Louis has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to repay $753,063 to the IRS for his role in a stolen identity tax fraud scheme.

Gift ban gutted from ethics bills sent to governor

Hours after the Missouri Senate sent legislation to Gov. Jay Nixon aimed at clamping down the state’s loose ethics laws, senators voted for a provision to strip a gift ban from a bill that was intended to bar lobbyist gifts to lawmakers.

Education boost, Planned Parenthood cuts in budget

Planned Parenthood will lose state funding while universities, colleges and public schools will see millions of dollars more under a Missouri budget passed Thursday by the Legislature.

Proposed law to raise age of ‘juveniles’ in court

Missouri should join 40 other states and raise the age for juveniles being handled by adult courts, as proposed in a Senate bill.

Missouri cuts off food stamp benefits for 26,000 adults

About 26,000 Missouri residents have lost government food stamp benefits for failing to comply with work and job training responsibilities.

Missouri corn planting ahead of other states

Missouri farmers learned from last year’s planting season they are ahead of all other states in the nation for corn planting, according to the USDA Crop Progress Report. With rain predicted for the next two weeks, that’s a hopeful sign for the 2016 crop, according to University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.

Missouri lawmakers send ethics bills to governor

Missouri lawmakers no longer could immediately become lobbyists after leaving office under a measure headed to the governor.

Missouri House advances bill to expand birth control access

The GOP-led Missouri House is advancing a measure to make it easier for women to get birth control.

Huckabee backs Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is backing fellow Republican Jay Ashcroft for Missouri secretary of state.

Ferguson reform may be swift with federal agreement approval

Reforms are expected to begin quickly in Ferguson now that a federal judge has approved a settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.

Woman gets 4 years in prison for defrauding disabled man

A suburban St. Louis woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison and ordered to pay $3.5 million in restitution for defrauding a disabled man, and lying on tax returns.

1 St. Louis County election director suspended, 1 may retire

One of St. Louis County's two election directors has been suspended and the other is mulling retirement in the wake of a mistake that resulted in ballot shortages at dozens of precincts.

15-year-old identified as St. Louis police shooting victim

St. Louis police have identified a 15-year-old as the victim of a fatal police shooting during a chase involving a car that authorities say had been stolen at gunpoint.