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Springfield church splits from Presbyterian denomination

A Springfield church has voted to split with the Presbyterian Church USA over differences in theological beliefs.

Columbia to stop burning coal in October

Several new environmental regulations have prompted the city of Columbia to stop burning coal at its power plant in mid-October.

No arrests days after fatal shooting of girl in Ferguson

Ferguson police are searching for clues about the killing of a 9-year-old girl who was shot when someone fired into a home where she was doing homework on her mother’s bed.

St. Louis police chief defends fatal shooting by officers

Police respond with tear gas, arrests after protesters attack, burn building, car

The police chief on Thursday unapologetically defended the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old who was killed by two white officers in a confrontation that drew protesters and unrest back to the streets.

Druzenko last person to plead guilty in marriage frauds case

Druzenko will be sentenced later this year, along with three others who pleaded guilty this month.

Missouri candidates for governor gather at State Fair

Almost all the potential candidates for governor have gathered to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.

McCaskill, Blunt differ on approval of Iran nuclear deal

Missouri's two U.S. senators are taking opposite positions on an Iran nuclear deal.

Police: Tattoo parlor owner hid cameras, spied on tenants

A Kansas City tattoo parlor owner has been charged with repeatedly watching five people use the bathroom in the apartment of a 25-year-old employee who lived above his business.

St. Louis to refund $5.6M paid on red-light camera tickets

The city of St. Louis said Wednesday it will refund roughly $5.6 million to motorists who paid red-light camera tickets over the past year and a half, after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down the ordinance governing the cameras in the city.

St. Louis judges plan sculpture to honor slaves

Judges in St. Louis are seeking a sculpture to honor the roughly 400 slaves who petitioned Missouri courts for freedom in the 1800s.

School board member censured for comment to female colleague

A southeast Missouri school board has censured a member for sexist and crude comments allegedly made to a female member of the board.

St. Louis County gets $26M from federal housing agency

St. Louis County will receive $24 million to aid community betterment projects in distressed areas, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said Wednesday.

New Jersey man convicted of paddlefish trafficking

A 45-year-old New Jersey man has been convicted of violating federal law by trafficking in Missouri paddlefish.

Pastor gets 7 years for $3.3M investment scheme

A pastor who admitted bilking $3.3 million from at least 18 mostly elderly investors was ordered Wednesday to spend seven years in federal prison and repay the victims, many having described in detail how the scheme plunged them or their parents into financial ruin.

Missouri appeals panel cites statute in same-sex custody

A Kansas City woman who had unsuccessfully been seeking joint custody of two children she had with her lesbian partner may seek joint custody under a state statute, according to a ruling Tuesday from a Missouri appeals panel.

County criticized for belatedly charging Ferguson protesters

St. Louis County faces sharp criticism from several organizations over belatedly filing criminal cases against protesters arrested in Ferguson last year following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Protests in St. Louis after police shooting of suspect, 18

Officers arrested at least nine people and deployed tear gas amid protests in St. Louis over the death of a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said.

No dress code change for House interns

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson says there won’t be any changes to the existing House dress code. Several news stories said a committee looking into the policy on internships had recommended a dress code change — and U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill blasted the idea.

Judge overturns death sentences in double Missouri killings

A federal judge has thrown out the death sentence for a man who stabbed his grandparents to death in their St. Louis-area home in 1996.

Missouri board OKs $15M in tax credits for St. Louis stadium

A Missouri board approved $15 million in tax credits Tuesday for a new riverfront football stadium in downtown St. Louis, the first piece of an effort by state leaders aimed at either preventing the Rams from moving west or luring another team to the city in its place.