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St. Louis seeks state support for federal spy agency project

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other city leaders want Missouri lawmakers to support plans to keep a federal spy agency from moving its regional headquarters to…

Former Jefferson City bank teller sentenced for embezzlement

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A former Jefferson City bank teller has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for taking $410,000 from the vault. The U.S. attorney’s office says 29-year-old…

Students seek dismissal of Missouri State diversity official

By MARGARET STAFFORD Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A group of Missouri State University students is seeking the dismissal of the school’s highest-ranking Hispanic official, alleging he made derogatory comments…

Last black University of Missouri curator steps down

By JIM SUHR Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — As the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus tries to rebound from racial unrest, the system’s governing board is without minority representation after…

Missouri bill aimed at block censorship of student reporters

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is touting a bill he said will protect the state’s student journalists from censorship, written in part as a…

2 killed in fatal car crash in suburban Kansas City

(LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo., AP) — Authorities say two 18-year-olds have died in a crash in the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit. Police said in a news release that the crash happened…

Senate could debate bill to end death penalty in Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate could debate a bill that would repeal the state’s death penalty. A Senate panel approved the Republican-sponsored legislation Tuesday. It would end capital punishment…

9 Kansas City police officers suspended during investigation

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Police Department announced Thursday that two sergeants and seven detectives in its Crimes Against Children section have been suspended with pay while it investigates…

3 Salem residents plead guilty to Medicaid fraud

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Three Salem residents have pleaded guilty to felony Medicaid fraud for billing the health care program for personal care attendant services that were never provided. Forty-two-year-old Stace…

Man accused of role in 2014 looting during Ferguson riots

(CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — A 20-year-old man is the latest suspect to be accused of assisting in the looting that followed the 2014 grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson police…