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Child abuse charges dropped against St. Louis priest

The St. Louis circuit attorney’s office has dismissed charges against a priest accused of sexually abusing a boy in a Catholic school bathroom, but it left open the possibility that it could refile the charges in the future.

Trouble ahead if Obamacare benefit blocked, group says

If the U.S. Supreme Court blocks one of the Affordable Care Act’s benefits, one national group predicts 198,000 moderate- and middle-income Missourians could lose “critical financial assistance” for their health insurance premiums.

Farmers hammered by heavy rains

Missouri farmers face a “triple whammy” of prevented corn planting, delayed soybean planting and poor crop vigor because of cloudy skies and wet soil.

Gun rights activist challenging St. Louis Zoo's no-weapons policy

The St. Louis Zoo has won the fight for now in blocking a gun-rights activist from carrying a weapon on the site’s grounds.

Federal judge tosses KC racial discrimination case

A federal judge in Kansas City, Missouri, has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that accused a downtown entertainment district of racial discrimination.

Questions dropped, time added for Missouri teaching exams

Hopeful Missouri teachers will have more time to answer fewer questions on some certification exams after complaints that not enough teachers were passing.

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Source: Cardinals allegedly hacked Astros player database

Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally hacked into a computer database of the Houston Astros to obtain information on players, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday in an unusual case involving two former division rivals in Major League Baseball.

Friend who witnessed Michael Brown's death appears in court

The friend who was with Michael Brown last summer when 18-year-old Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer made his first court appearance Monday on a misdemeanor charge linked to an unrelated incident involving police last month.

Struggles on new teacher certification tests

Missouri education officials are proposing changes after test-takers struggled on new certification exams, particularly those for aspiring math and science teachers.

Police find daughter of woman found dead

A 19-year-old woman has been found alive in another state after police found her mother’s body in a Missouri home, tipped off by a Facebook posting that indicated one of the women was dead, police said Monday.

Lawmakers’ bills raise questions on conflicts

During Missouri’s legislative session, a landlord worked to change rental policy, farmers pushed agricultural legislation and a grocery association official pushed a bill that would prevent communities from banning environmentally costly plastic bags.

Missouri pilot texts about turbulence before deadly crash

A Missouri business owner died Sunday morning in a plane crash after texting his family that the aircraft had hit turbulence, authorities said.

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Initiating possible changes in state government

14 petitions await circulation for Missouri voters' signatures

Missourians soon may be asked to sign petitions seeking various changes in state laws or the Constitution.

Appeals court overturns two Judge Green decisions in petition cases

Laura Reeves of St. Louis County went to court twice this year to oppose initiative petition proposals about campaign finance and ethics reforms.

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Sandra Walther — Managing Missouri’s historical projects

As senior project manager with Facilities Management, Design and Construction in Missouri’s Office of Administration, Sandra Walther gets to spend her days exploring and preserving the state’s historical buildings.

Koster seeks to remove Nixon from stadium lawsuit

Less than two weeks after six Missouri lawmakers sued Gov. Jay Nixon and others over plans to build a new St. Louis football stadium, Attorney General Chris Koster asked the court to remove Nixon from the case.

St. Louis says Dome authority can't build new stadium

St. Louis contends that an ordinance requiring a public vote before city tax dollars are used on a new football stadium is valid.

2 charged with Missouri shelter pup theft seek forgiveness

Two people charged with stealing a puppy from a Springfield shelter say they're sorry.

Virtual schools offer students another option

Talk to Daja Washington today and it's hard to imagine that she often found herself in fights at Roosevelt High School during the 2013-14 school year.

Food bank takes up temporary quarters in Joplin

The Quonset hut at South Joplin Christian Church is performing quite well as a temporary home for Crosslines and its emergency food assistance program.