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Vandalism, looting after vigil for Missouri man

By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — A candlelight vigil for an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police turned ugly, with rioters looting and burning stores, vandalizing…

Missouri patient dies in ambulance crash

(HARRISONVILLE, Mo., AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 65-year-old man died when the ambulance taking him to a hospital crashed during heavy rain. Patrol spokesman Sgt. Bill…

Missouri farming rights proposal appears to pass

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment creating a right to farm in Missouri appears to have prevailed in a close election. Proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 had 498,751…

Missouri voters reject lottery to help veterans

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Voters have rejected a ballot measure that would have created a Missouri Lottery scratch-off ticket with net proceeds designated to help veterans. Amendment 8 was…

Missouri transportation sales tax defeated

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri voters defeated a multi-billion-dollar sales tax hike for transportation Tuesday, a significant setback for highway officials who have warned that…

GOP regains veto-proof majority in Missouri House

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Republicans regained a two-thirds majority in the Missouri House Tuesday heading into a big showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over…

A look at Missouri’s primary election ballot

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s primary ballot Tuesday is heavy on ballot issues and light on contested races for top offices. Here’s a look at some of the choices…

Former Missouri mayor sentenced for fraud

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A former western Missouri mayor who admitted setting up a phony charity is going to prison for using $35,000 in donations for his own expenses.…

Voter turnout projected at 27 percent in Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri election authorities are predicting about one in four voters will cast ballots in next week’s primaries. Statewide voter turnout on Tuesday is projected at…

Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The city council in Kansas City has voted unanimously to ban the open carry of firearms, but the law could be stripped by a measure…