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Missouri sheriff under investigation in another county

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The sheriff of mid-Missouri’s Osage County is under investigation in another county, but authorities aren’t yet offering details about the investigation. Maj. Tom Reddin of the…

Missouri senator seeks testimony from Planned Parenthood

By ADAM ATON Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri state senator began moving forward Wednesday with an effort to hold a Planned Parenthood official in contempt for refusing to…

Gas tax increase wins initial approval in Missouri Senate

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Senate has agreed on a plan to raise the state’s fuel tax by nearly six cents per gallon to pay for road and bridge projects.…

Amish minister accused in wife’s 2006 death waives hearing

(BETHANY, Mo., AP) — An Amish minister from Kentucky charged in his wife’s 2006 death in Missouri has waived a preliminary hearing in his case. The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/1UVyjXh ) reports…

Russian police step up search for missing American

(MOSCOW, AP) — Russian police have stepped up the search for an American student who went missing on a hike in the mountains on Sunday. Twenty-five-year-old Colin Madsen of Jefferson City, Missouri,…

Authorities investigate woman’s death at Independence home

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a suburban Kansas City woman as a homicide. Police said in a news release that 63-year-old Louise M. Dickey, of Independence, was…

Missouri couple seeks return of disabled son’s stolen buggy

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo., AP) — The suburban Kansas City, Missouri, parents of a quadriplegic teenager are hoping someone returns the boy’s beloved dune buggy stolen from the family’s home. The Kansas…

Missouri House panel reviews abortion, fetal-tissue bills

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Republican Missouri lawmaker pitched a “personhood” measure Tuesday that he says is meant to protect unborn children but opponents say…

Missouri lawmakers pass limits on paid political consulting

By ADAM ATON and SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Legislature on Tuesday agreed to ban lawmakers and statewide elected officials from working as paid political consultants…

Candidate filing for Missouri offices closes

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Candidate filing to run for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices in Missouri is now over. The secretary of state’s office said Tuesday almost…