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GOP regains veto-proof majority in Missouri House

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Republicans regained a two-thirds majority in the Missouri House Tuesday heading into a big showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon over…

A look at Missouri’s primary election ballot

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s primary ballot Tuesday is heavy on ballot issues and light on contested races for top offices. Here’s a look at some of the choices…

Former Missouri mayor sentenced for fraud

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A former western Missouri mayor who admitted setting up a phony charity is going to prison for using $35,000 in donations for his own expenses.…

Voter turnout projected at 27 percent in Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri election authorities are predicting about one in four voters will cast ballots in next week’s primaries. Statewide voter turnout on Tuesday is projected at…

Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The city council in Kansas City has voted unanimously to ban the open carry of firearms, but the law could be stripped by a measure…

Youth soccer coach admits videotaping young girls

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A suburban Kansas City youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping young girls while they changed their clothes in his daughter’s bedroom. The…

Police investigate Missouri mayor in cycling crash

(SUNSET HILLS, Mo., AP) — Police in a St. Louis-area city are investigating contradictory reports from their mayor and a bicyclist who says the elected official caused him to crash.…

Kansas City groups get $120K for Middle Blue River

(LENEXA, Kan., AP) — Two Kansas City nonprofits are getting a total of about $120,000 in federal funds to improve areas around the Middle Blue River. The regional office of…

Program provides apartments for homeless vets

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A new program in St. Louis places homeless veterans into furnished apartments, an effort to both get them off the street and help them turn their…

Sandbars ground barges in upper Mississippi River

(WABASHA, Minn., AP) — Mississippi River workers say roughly a dozen barges and their tugboats have been grounded by sandbars in Minnesota. KTTC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1nVNGgI) at least nine tugboats are…