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Missouri Senate passes medical malpractice lawsuit limits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri could reinstate caps overturned by the state Supreme Court three years ago after senators passed a compromise to limit non-economic damages in medical malpractice…

Missouri utility will modify policies after restaurant blast

By MARIE FRENCH (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gas Energy has settled a complaint alleging it failed to take adequate measures to ensure safety in a fatal 2013 blast…

Missouri House grants initial approval to $26 billion budget

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — House members on Tuesday gave initial approval to a package of bills authorizing a more than $26 billion budget for the state…

Ferguson manager is 5th out after DOJ report alleging bias

By JIM SALTER (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Five people in Ferguson have been fired or resigned under pressure in the week since the release of a Justice Department report alleging…

Missouri bill to ban aid for immigrant students advances

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A bill to prevent immigrants without lawful status from receiving in-state tuition or state aid for higher education has won initial approval from the Missouri…

Missouri appeals judge appointed to take over Ferguson court

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri appeals court judge has been appointed to make “needed reforms” in Ferguson’s municipal court system, which was sharply criticized…

Homeowners group relents, Oks playhouse for girl with cancer

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard, but was denied after a homeowners association blocked it, will get her…

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…

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…

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…