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Missouri school bullying lawsuit settled for $300,000

(CARL JUNCTION, Mo., AP) — A federal lawsuit filed by the parents of a 14-year-old southwest Missouri boy who killed himself after being bullied at school has been settled for…

Dent County Commission votes to ‘mourn’ same-sex marriage

(SALEM, Mo., AP) — A Missouri county commission has voted to lower the flags at the county courthouse and the judicial building to “mourn” the legalization of same-sex marriage. The…

Missouri detective with flesh-eating infection goes home

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Lee’s Summit police detective who was diagnosed in April with a rare flesh-eating bacterial infection has left the hospital. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1RvTdv7)…

Missouri measure to end fees for Purple Heart license plates

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A new Missouri measure soon will waive fees for certain veterans who want specialty Purple Heart license plates. Legislation signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Jay…

30 years later, Missouri ‘lake paradise’ languishing

(WARSAW, Mo., AP) — More than 30 years after a Forbes publishing subsidiary conducted a worldwide campaign to market land in central Missouri as a “lakeland paradise” the area is…

Analysis: Missouri stance on local minimum wages unclear

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon of legislation aimed at preventing local governments from raising minimum wages has left Missouri cities…

Missouri teen’s body found after floodwaters sweep SUV away

(MARSHALL, Mo., AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old Missouri boy has died after a sport utility vehicle tumbled into a flooded creek. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Carl Girard’s…

Man hit, killed by train in Missouri was from Kentucky

(WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — Authorities have identified the man struck and killed by a freight train in southern Missouri as a 28-year-old Kentucky man. The West Plains Daily (http://bit.ly/1MoqYIf)…

2 Smithville Lake beaches closed because of algae outbreak

(SMITHVILLE, Mo., AP) — Two beaches at Smithville lake have been closed because of an outbreak of blue-green algae. WDAF-TV (http://bit.ly/1JdI3S6) reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and health…

Lawsuit filed against Missouri for lethal injection protocol

Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A group of Missouri taxpayers and former lawmakers on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections over lethal injection policies…