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Man set on fire, suffers serious burns

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — A 29-year-old man suffered third- and fourth-degree burns to over 50 percent of his body after someone set him on fire Monday night.…

Nixon to announce new effort in Ferguson

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of…

6-year-old’s shooting death at store investigated

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with…

Mountain lion spotted in eastern Missouri

(GERALD, Mo., AP) — Police in an eastern Missouri town say they spotted a mountain lion earlier this week. The Washington Missourian reports (http://bit.ly/1tyva2Y) Gerald Police Chief Steve Goodwin followed…

Group files fair housing complaint in Kansas City

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A company that manages several low-income apartment buildings in Kansas City is accusing city officials of trying to force black residents to move out of…

Missouri approves tougher rules for captive deer

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri officials have approved tougher regulations for deer ranchers and hunting preserves in an attempt to prevent the spread of disease. The new rules approved…

Hanaway’s governor bid gets $750K from Sinquefield

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield has provided the bulk of the money for Republican Catherine Hanaway’s gubernatorial campaign as she seeks to…

Mo. county official’s posting on Obama questioned

(HILLSBORO, Mo., AP) — The recorder of deeds in Jefferson County, Missouri, says she used a poor choice of words in a personal Facebook posting that some interpreted as an…

2 Missouri firefighters honored in ceremony

(MARSHFIELD, Mo., AP) — Two Missouri firefighters who died in the line of duty were among 107 firefighters honored in a national ceremony. Lt. Matthew Blankenship of Marshfield and Fort…

Marijuana cultivation bill advances in Columbia

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A bill that would decriminalize cultivation of small amounts of marijuana in Columbia has been endorsed by one city commission. The Columbia Disabilities Commission voted unanimously…