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More than 1 million face loss of food aid over work requirements

60,000 Missourians at risk of losing food stamps

More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month.

Welfare verification requirement gains momentum in state

Missouri lawmakers who want a private firm to scrutinize the state’s welfare rolls say it could save the state millions of dollars by ending benefits for people who aren’t actually eligible for them.

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Missouri network works to help former inmates

Dan Hanneken sums up the work he does helping people recently released from prison readjust to society with a simple phrase.

Former Missouri teacher sentenced for sex with student

A former northwest Missouri junior high school teacher faces nine years in prison for having sex with a 14-year-old student.

Lawsuits against cheating website to be handled in St. Louis

Lawsuits against the owner of an online service that caters to men and women looking to cheat on their spouses are being consolidated in federal court in St. Louis.

Sedalia man accused of seeking sex with minor

A Sedalia man faces a federal charge accusing him of trying to arrange sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Kansas City diocese to open first urban school in decades

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is opening an urban school for the first time in more than 70 years.

St. Louis police to undergo drug testing after shootings

The St. Louis Police Department says police officers involved in a shooting or serious vehicle accident will undergo testing for drugs and alcohol.

Empty downtown Kansas City office buildings being revived

Underused or empty office buildings in downtown Kansas City are being converted to residential space, as demand to live in the once-dormant area continues to grow.

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Mom: Boy killed in Joplin tornado merits graduation seat

The mother of a boy killed in the Joplin tornado nearly five years ago says she’s upset the school district won’t leave an empty chair in honor of her late son during the next commencement.

3 plead guilty to Medicaid fraud

Three Salem residents have pleaded guilty to felony Medicaid fraud for billing the health care program for personal care attendant services that were never provided.

Virginia Senate allows reporters back on floor

Missouri Senate continues to move in the opposite direction

Reporters in Virginia will once again be able to get an up-close look at how the state Senate is operating, while plans proceed in Missouri to move reporters away from the action.

Southern Missouri death investigated as a homicide

Authorities are investigating a man's death in southern Missouri as a homicide.

Kansas City woman admits setting house on fire for insurance

A Kansas City woman has admitted to helping to burn down one home and plotting to burn another for insurance money.

Springfield man convicted of fatally stabbing 2 people

A 28-year-old man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a rural southwest Missouri couple four years ago during a botched burglary.

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UPDATE: Body identified from boat sinking incident in Sunrise Beach

Illinois resident Rick Steffey drowned after his boat sank Friday morning

Authorities have identified Friday's drowning victim at Sunrise Beach as Rick L. Steffey, 48, of Homer, Illinois.

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Missouri transportation officials hopeful for funding solution

For the first time in several years, transportation officials said they are optimistic the General Assembly could provide a financial solution for funding future transportation needs in Missouri.

Correctional centers donate almost 100 tons of produce

The Missouri Department of Corrections’ Restorative Justice Garden Program donated 91 tons of fresh produce in 2015 to local food pantries, shelters, churches, nursing homes and other organizations throughout the state.

St. Louis among targets of new DEA heroin prevention effort

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration is enlisting health care providers, civic groups and parents of overdose victims in the St. Louis region as part of what it calls its “360 Strategy” to combat heroin and prescription drug abuse and related violent crime.

9 Kansas City police officers suspended during investigation

The Kansas City Police Department announced Thursday that two sergeants and seven detectives in its Crimes Against Children section have been suspended with pay while it investigates claims that some cases haven’t been addressed in a timely manner.