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Mississippi River reopened to traffic after barges get loose

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The Mississippi River has been reopened to traffic after more than 100 barges broke loose just north of the Jefferson Barracks Memorial Arch Bridge near St.…

Bridge demolition leads to skateboarders getting new park

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Skateboarders have turned a concrete area beneath a St. Louis bridge into a skate park. But with that 76-year-old Kingshighway bridge now set to be torn…

Missouri lawmaker on probation for pharmacy violations

By SUMMER BALLETINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri state Rep. Lynn Morris’ pharmacist’s license has been placed on probation for a third time, most recently because Morris wrote prescriptions…

Craft breweries get OK in Kansas City, Missouri strip malls

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City, Missouri’s city council has voted to allow craft breweries to operate in neighborhood strip malls and storefronts. Kansas City media outlets report the…

Hannibal landmark to house vintage car museum

(HANNIBAL, Mo., AP) — A Civil War-era building soon will be housing a classic car museum in the Mississippi River city of Hannibal, Missouri. The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/1d2a4mz) reports that…

Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb’s courts violate rights of poor

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A federal lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses a St. Louis suburb of violating the rights of the poor by jailing them because they can’t pay small…

Missouri man dies after being bitten in both legs by snake

(NIXA, Mo., AP) — A 37-year-old southwest Missouri man is dead after being bitten on both legs by a venomous snake after he waded into the James River. The Springfield…

Missouri governor delays state energy plan deadline

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pushing back the deadline for the state’s Division of Energy to devise a comprehensive statewide energy plan. Nixon said Friday…

Group to submit petition for recall of Ferguson mayor

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — A group says it has enough signatures to prompt a recall election of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III. A member of Ground Level Support told the…

Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Like most years, Missouri state lawmakers in the 2015 legislative session introduced a number of bills aimed at clamping down on ethics…