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AG will defend state Senate in 'Sunshine' suit

Attorney General Chris Koster and his staff will defend the Missouri Senate in the lawsuit Progress Missouri filed last week, accusing the Senate of violating Missouri’s “Sunshine” law.

How to handle children who kill?

In February 2012, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Pat Joyce sentenced Alyssa Bustamante to life in prison — with the possibility of parole — to be followed by a separate, 30-year sentence.

Moniteau County man charged after recent high-speed chase

Cole County prosecutors Friday charged Jacob C. Cardwell, 32, California, with resisting a lawful traffic stop — a Class D felony that, if there’s a conviction, could result in a sentence of up to four years in prison.

I-70 to be a two-lane road all summer, north of Sedalia

A stretch of Interstate 70 in west-Central Missouri is about to be a one-lane-in-each-direction road, for the summer.

Judge blocks campaign limits petition

One of the proposed state constitutional amendments to impose campaign finance limits in Missouri is unconstitutional, Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Friday.

Saving a life more than its own reward for LU nursing student

Receives scholarship from her benefactor

One day last fall, Taylor Laughlin recalled Thursday, she was lifting weights on one side of the Planet Fitness gym when Lana Jennett had a heart attack while using a treadmill on the other side.

Lincoln University honors its best students

Lincoln University presented 211 achievement awards and scholarships Thursday to its best students.

Growth adds pressure on Lincoln facilities

University's housing nears limit as applications surge

Lincoln University has received almost 1,700 more student applications this year than at the same time in 2014.

Senate advances bill changing DNR oil, gas permits

Missouri has a growing problem that means the Natural Resources department needs more people, state Sen. Mike Kehoe told colleagues Wednesday.

Progress Missouri sues state Senate

Some Missouri Senate committees are violating the state’s Sunshine Law, the group Progress Missouri said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in the Cole County circuit court.

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