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Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom.…

Humane Society finances opponents of right-to-farm

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Humane Society of the United States has contributed $375,000 to an effort to defeat a Missouri ballot measure creating a constitutional right to farm.…

Columbia uniformed officers to wear body cameras

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The Columbia Police Department plans to outfit all of its uniformed officers with body cameras. Assistant Chief John Gordon announced Thursday that the department has purchased…

Nixon names new student member of UCM board

Nixon names new student member of UCM board

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Elizabeth Wood of Adrian, Missouri, as the student representative of the University of Central Missouri board of governors. Wood graduated from…

Obama to visit Kansas City next week

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The White House has announced President Barack Obama will be in Missouri next week to deliver a speech on the economy. The Kansas City Star…

Missouri sheriff resigns after inmate allegations

(LANCASTER, Mo., AP) — A rural northern Missouri sheriff is resigning after being accused of taking inmates to bars and having them work at his home. KTVO-TV reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/Wz5KU2)…

Mississippi River reopens after barge accident

(LOUISIANA, Mo., AP) — A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana, Missouri, after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under…

Springfield votes to allow urban beekeeping

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — More Springfield residents will be able to become beekeepers inside city limits. The City Council voted Monday to approve changes in city ordinances to allow urban…

Body found in fountain at Kansas City airport

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Police are investigating how an adult’s body ended up in a pond near the Kansas City International Airport. The body was found Monday afternoon during…

Cleanup of lead at Missouri park nearing an end

(PARK HILL, Mo., AP) — A three-year cleanup project is nearing an end at a popular Missouri state park that is on the site of a shuttered lead mine. The…

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