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Fire officials: Woman dies after Raytown apartment fire

(RAYTOWN, Mo., AP) — A woman has died of her injuries from an early morning fire in a Kansas City apartment that killed her 4-year-old grandson. The Raytown Fire Department said Tuesday…

Respiratory health study to be done near St. Louis landfill

(BRIDGETON, Mo., AP) — St. Louis County Health Department says workers will conduct a health survey of respiratory ailments near the Bridgeton Landfill, where an underground fire has been smoldering since 2010.…

Former Columbia police officer loses latest round in court

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — An appeals court has reversed a judge’s decision ordering the reinstatement of a fired Columbia police officer. The Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/1TSajme ) reports that the Missouri Court of…

Ferguson asks for changes to reform deal, drawing criticism

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — The Ferguson City Council has asked the U.S. Department of Justice for seven changes to a deal to reform the city’s courts and…

Koster reaches deal to restore $50M from tobacco settlement

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday he’s reached a deal with major tobacco manufacturers to restore $50 million in lost tobacco settlement…

Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

By MELISSA  HELLMANN Associated Press (TOPEKA, Kan., AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde’s credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business “no longer…

Man convicted of murder in 2014 St. Louis home invasion

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A 35-year-old man accused of being involved in a 2014 home invasion that led to a St. Louis man’s death has been convicted of second-degree murder. Cortez McClinton…

Construction on revamped Kiener Plaza begins

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A $19 million project to revitalize Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis is underway. Construction work began Monday on the park that sits near the Old Courthouse. The…

Missouri police officer recovering after being struck by car

(KIRKWOOD, Mo., AP) — A Rock Hill police officer is recovering after being struck by a vehicle in Kirkwood that fled and later crashed into a utility pole. According to the Missouri…

William Jewell names Nebraska educator as new president

(LIBERTY, Mo., AP) — William Jewell College in suburban Kansas City has picked a Nebraska educator as its newest president. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1TakNOw ) reports that the 1,060-student liberal arts…