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Supreme Court rules on ‘straw purchaser’ law

By SAM HANANEL (WASHINGTON, AP) — A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns…

Missouri soldier to be laid to rest Monday

(HILLSBORO, Mo., AP) — A soldier from eastern Missouri who died in Afghanistan will be laid to rest. The funeral for 20 -year-old Pfc. Matthew Walker is scheduled for 11…

Coast Guard Cold War mission celebrated

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN (NEW HAVEN, Conn., AP) — In the midst of the Cold War, a Coast Guard ship dedicated by President Harry Truman embarked on a novel mission. The…

Lawsuit challenges Missouri transportation tax

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Opponents of a transportation sales tax on Missouri’s August ballot filed a lawsuit Thursday asserting that the summary and cost estimate…

Missouri lawmakers run electronic privacy campaign

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Two Missouri lawmakers are heading a campaign on behalf of a proposed amendment to the state Constitution seeking to add privacy protections for cellphones, emails…

Local residents part of federal meth indictment

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., digitalBURG) – Federal agents arrested a Warrensburg man Thursday morning at his home as an indictment against him and five other individuals was unsealed, charging them with…

Federal search warrant served at Warrensburg home

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Federal agents served a search warrant on a home near Western Missouri Medical Center Thursday morning. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents, members of…

Sheriff’s investigator killed in auto accident

Sheriff’s investigator killed in auto accident

Editor’s note: This version of the story includes comments provided by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – An off-duty Johnson County Sheriff’s Office investigator died in a two-vehicle…

Missouri budget can’t count on tobacco proceeds

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s budget concerns grew Thursday as the attorney general warned that the state may not receive $50 million of tobacco settlement…

Health groups urge veto of e-cigarette bill

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Health advocacy groups are urging Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to veto legislation that would exempt electronic cigarettes from some tobacco sales restrictions while barring people younger…