Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor’s budget-cutting powers. The Missouri Club for Growth has been running ads criticizing Gov. Jay Nixon’s decisions to freeze…

Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — The Jackson County Courthouse Annex in Independence will be undergoing a $6.8 million renovation and expansion. The county Legislature this week approved a contract for the work at the annex, which will get five new courtrooms. The project is expected to be completed by…

Club owner accused of allowing topless dancing

(DIXON, Mo., AP) — A Missouri strip club owner is facing 10 misdemeanor charges accusing him of allowing dancers to perform topless, allowing alcohol to be consumed at the club and keeping the business open later than the law allows. Officers with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office raided…

Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent…

Man set on fire, suffers serious burns

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A 29-year-old man suffered third- and fourth-degree burns to over 50…

Nixon to announce new effort in Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that…

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER (OSIJEK, Croatia, AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and…

School boosts security after likely Frein sighting

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM A northeastern Pennsylvania school district opened with tightened security Monday after the suspect in a…

6-year-old’s shooting death at store investigated

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death…

Boston bomb case judge wants 1,000 juror summonses

By DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge says at least 1,000 people will be summoned to…

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