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. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging that the St. Louis suburb routinely violated residents’ rights and misused law enforcement…

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 was not clear if the two boys, ages 2 and 4, had been left unattended or if someone…

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 face challenges over funding and privacy concerns. The House voted 154-2 Thursday to allow pharmacists to sell naloxone,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

TV documentary crew investigates 2003 Boone County murder

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A film crew is turning the 2003 killing of a Columbia man into an episode for…

Man shot, dropped off at hospital, pronounced dead

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A man is dead after being shot, then dropped off at a St. Louis hospital. Police…

Boy stabbed by stranger while playing football

(O’FALLON, Mo., AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon are searching for a man who stabbed a…

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