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St. Louis Co. town weighs ban on texting

(KIRKWOOD, Mo., AP) — Missouri already bans texting for young drivers. The city of Kirkwood in St. Louis County is considering taking that a step further — prohibiting all drivers…

Francis Howell board keeps book available

(O’FALLON, Mo., AP) — A suburban St. Louis school board has decided to keep a sexual health and education e-book available to middle-school students despite concerns from some parents. The…

Rally planned against Missouri farming measure

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Opponents are planning to rally at the Missouri Capitol against a proposed amendment to the state Constitution establishing a “right to farm.” The question on…

Kingdom City residents fight large hog farm

(KINGDOM CITY, Mo., AP) — Some residents of central Missouri’s Callaway County say they’re exploring legal strategies to fight a proposed indoor hog farm near Kingdom City. Eichelberger Farms of…

Lawsuit targets Missouri gun rights measure

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The St. Louis police chief wants a judge to strike down the ballot summary for a proposed Missouri constitutional amendment dealing with gun rights. A…

Pro-pot group continues statewide campaign

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri group that favors marijuana legalization brings its message to the Kansas City area next month as part of a series of town hall…

1st US executions since botched lethal injection

By JIM SALTER and KATE BRUMBACK (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Georgia and Missouri have carried out the nation’s first executions since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April revived concerns…

Missouri considers tax credits for Gateway Arch

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri officials are considering whether to grant up to $15 million of tax credits to help finance the redevelopment of the Gateway Arch in St.…

3 inmates set to die; previous execution botched

By JIM SALTER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — There have been no U.S. executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack following a botched lethal…

Court: $1.8M house built on park must be removed

(NARRAGANSETT, R.I., AP) — A developer who mistakenly built a $1.8 million waterfront house on parkland has been ordered to remove it. The Rhode Island Supreme Court found that the…