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Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent…

Couple charged in dog attack on child in Greenwood

(GREENWOOD, Mo., AP) — A Greenwood couple has been charged in a dog attack that left a toddler injured. According to prosecutors, 42-year-old Brett William Cottrell and 39-year-old Shannon M.…

Endangered pallid sturgeon larvae found in Missouri River

(BELLEVUE, Neb., AP) — Three fish larvae captured from the Missouri River last year have been confirmed as those of the endangered pallid sturgeon, the U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday.…

Canoeists set new record in paddling from Kansas to Missouri

(ST. CHARLES, Mo., AP) — Two Texas men have set a new record in a race by canoeing the Missouri River from Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in…

Kansas City starts safety campaign for streetcars

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Although streetcars won’t start operating in Kansas City until next year, the city is already considering a campaign to teach the public how to avoid…

Company asks Missouri to rethink multistate power line

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Houston-based company is asking Missouri utility regulators to reconsider their rejection of a proposed high-voltage power line that was planned for a multistate wind…

Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state. The Kansas Committee of…

US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test

By MICHAEL TARM (CHICAGO, AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills. That’s the core finding of a potentially influential new…

Missouri State Fair to get $4 million for repairs, upgrades

(SEDALIA, Mo., AP) — Nearly $4 million in improvements are set to be made to the Missouri State Fairgrounds. During a visit to the fairgrounds on Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon…

Weapons unaccounted for at Missouri sheriff’s department

(OZARK, Mo., AP) — A report from the Christian County Sheriff’s Department says federal authorities are working with the department to determine why some of the department’s fully automatic weapons…

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