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Nixon, Kinder commend Ferguson’s efforts at police reform

By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Missouri’s top two elected officials credited Ferguson on Thursday with pressing ahead with policing and court reforms despite a U.S.…

2 children revived after St. Louis apartment fire

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — St. Louis fire crews rescued two young boys from a burning apartment where officials said they had been left alone. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says it…

Missouri lawmakers debate proper response to opiate deaths

By ADAM ATON Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering how to combat rising levels of opiate addiction — and while some proposals have garnered widespread support, others…

Autopsy shows Missouri boy, 3, likely died of hypothermia

(IRONTON, Mo., AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old Missouri boy who was found dead hours after he was reported missing likely died of hypothermia. The Iron County coroner’s office told The (Park…

Edwards powers UT Martin’s 77-64 win over SE Missouri State

(MARTIN, Tenn., AP) — Kedar Edwards had 10 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, Twymond Howard scored 19 and UT Martin beat SE Missouri State 77-64 for its fourth straight win on…

Moustakas, Royals agree to $14.3 million, 2-year contract

By DAVE SKRETTA Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year…

McKendree coach Harry Statham reaches 1,100 victories

(LEBANON, Ill., AP) — McKendree University coach Harry Statham reached 1,100 victories when his team erased a 19-point second-half deficit to beat Missouri S&T 108-105 in overtime Thursday night. The 78-year-old Statham…

Details of fatal accident at Springfield landfill released

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Police say that a Springfield maintenance worker who died after an accident at the city landfill was struck by a semitrailer. According to a news release from the…

Missouri House panel calls to up basic K-12 spending by $76M

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s K-12 public schools would get about a $76 million increase in basic funding under the budget proposed by a House panel. A House committee on Thursday…

Lincoln University marks 150 years since founding

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A historically black university in Missouri is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding soon after the end of the Civil War. The Jefferson City News Tribune…

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