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Missouri business groups voice support for gas tax hike

By ADAM ATON Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — More than two dozen interest groups from across the political spectrum are backing a proposed increase to the state’s fuel taxes, signaling…

‘Evolution Bootcamp’ new to the University of Missouri

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri is offering what it’s calling “Evolution Bootcamp” for the first time. One goal of the intercession class is to bring early-stage graduate students up…

1-year lobbying ban for Missouri lawmakers moves forward

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A measure to limit how soon lawmakers can become lobbyists after leaving office and other proposed ethics changes received initial House approval…

Missouri legislation would further limit fines cities keep

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri cities would face limits on how much revenue from ordinance violations they could keep under a new Senate proposal. On Wednesday, a suburban St. Louis resident…

Missouri lawmakers consider Real ID changes

By ADAM ATON Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering changes to state IDs as federal officials warn the state’s drivers’ licenses won’t be acceptable at some federal…

East St. Louis man gets 25 years for weapons, drug charges

(EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., AP) — A man who authorities say was a gang leader in East St. Louis, Illinois, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for multiple drug and…

2 Missouri sororities to build new houses in Columbia

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Two University of Missouri sororities are planning to build new homes on the Columbia campus. The Columbia Board of Adjustment on Tuesday granted variances to allow Zeta Tau…

Kansas City man, 37, charged in cocaine distribution ring

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City man on parole for the killing of a 16-year-old boy has been charged with being part of a cocaine distribution ring. The Kansas City…

Shooter fired at MetroLink platform; no injuries

(CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — Police in Clayton are investigating after someone fired a gun toward a light rail platform in the St. Louis County town. The gunfire happened around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday…

Body found near southeast Missouri river; autopsy planned

(LESTERVILLE, Mo., AP) — An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death for a person whose body was found near the Black River in southeast Missouri. KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/1J4UZQD ) reports…