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Man gets life in prison for abducting, assaulting student

(JACKSON, Mo., AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for kidnapping and raping a Southeast Missouri State University student last May. The Southeast…

Recent Missouri Editorials

The Associated Press St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 23 Time to pass prescription database bill, fight opioid addiction: Missouri state senators need to do a gut-check, right now. It’s time to…

Missouri senator reads 50 Cent book in sales tax filibuster

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax proposal after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about 50 Cent. Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal…

Prosecutor finds justification for shooting of bondswoman

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A southwest Missouri prosecutor has ruled that an officer was justified in fatally shooting a bail bondwoman who fired at other bonding employees and police. The Springfield News-Leader…

Kansas minority students seek parallel university government

by MARGARET STAFFORD                                                      …

Missouri judge weighs trying teen as an adult in killing

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A judge is considering whether a 15-year-old should be tried as an adult in the killing of another teenager in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/213D69i…

North Kansas City man drowns in Missouri River

(MISSOURI CITY, Mo., AP) — A 56-year-old man has drowned while attempting to swim to a rock dike in the Missouri River. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the man as Shannon…

Mizzou will screen ESPN’s Stewart documentary before debut

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Missouri fans will get a chance to screen a documentary on former men’s basketball coach Norm Stewart before it debuts on the SEC Network. The Kansas City Star…

Kansas City to consider $27M for jazz district improvements

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City leaders called Thursday for $27.6 million in public funds to help complete revitalization of the historic 18th and Vine jazz district. City Manager Troy Schulte…

Restrictions on campaign investments pass Missouri House

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A bill nearing a final vote in the Missouri Legislature would restrict how political campaign committees invest their funds and limit what happens to the money after…