Missouri House panel OKs budget with more K-12 school money

By SUMMER BALLANTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri House panel has added money for K-12 schools and higher education to next year’s budget, including restoring $12 million for colleges and universities that Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon had recommended but which had been left out of previous…

Man sentenced to life in prison for Columbia homicide

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A man who arranged the shooting death of a disabled man he cared for has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. A Boone County circuit judge on Monday sentenced 25-year-old James R. Thompson for first-degree murder. He was convicted in January for…

Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities have captured a Jackson County inmate who escaped while being treated from a Kansas City hospital. Kansas City police say 25-year-old Willie J. Sanders escaped from Truman Medical Center early Tuesday. He was captured without incident about 7:30 a.m. in east Kansas…

Ferguson officials to meet with Justice Department

By JIM SALTER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — City leaders in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson will meet…

DOJ: Ex-CIA chief admits mishandling classified information

(CHARLOTTE, N.C., AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials,…

Kansas City streetcar construction to finish this fall

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Officials say construction on Kansas City’s downtown streetcar project is nearly 50 percent…

Missouri lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

By SUMMER BALLENTINE and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker has criticized a suburban Kansas…

Missouri auditor dies in ‘apparent suicide,’ police say

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a…

Public safety director chosen amid Ferguson unrest resigns

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Amid the unrest that followed the fatal police shooting of…

Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

By DEEPTI HAJELA (NEW YORK, AP) — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic…

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