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Gower receives MLK Community Service Award

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Melissa Gower, county services director for the Care Connection service agency, received the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award during the monthly Greater Warrensburg…

Businessman to run as independent for Missouri governor

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — An eastern Missouri businessman says he’s running as an independent candidate for Missouri governor in 2016. Les Turulli Jr. says he’s an evangelical Christian who…

Police: Interstate shooting near Kansas City not random

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo. AP) — Independence police say a shooting on an interstate that injured a 7-year-old girl was not a random act. The girl remains hospitalized in stable condition after…

State Supreme Court chief justice goes undercover

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Some county courthouses in Missouri could soon host visits from the state Supreme Court’s chief justice — but good luck figuring out the anonymous visitor’s…

Opponents of mid-Missouri hog farm seek new hearing

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Opponents of a large mid-Missouri hog farm are launching a new effort to stop the operation. The Friends of Responsible Agriculture is awaiting state approval for…

Lawsuit in eastern Missouri inmate’s suicide settled

(TROY, Mo., AP) — The family of a man who committed suicide in an eastern Missouri county jail has will receive a $260,000 settlement. A judge on Thursday approved the…

Kauffman Foundation gives $2.5 million in education grants

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kauffman Foundation has awarded $2.5 million in grants for programs designed to improve Kansas City-area schools. The foundation announced Thursday that it would invest…

Patrol: Boating, traffic fatalities down in 2014 in Missouri

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities say fewer people died on Missouri’s roads and waterways last year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says preliminary statistics count 753 traffic fatalities in…

New judge in case against Missouri prosecutor

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A new judge will hear the case against a mid-Missouri county prosecutor charged with drunken driving in an accident that injured four people when he reportedly…

Town comes together to give sick girl fireworks show

(HANNIBAL, Mo., AP) — Never mind the bitter cold of January. When a sick little girl asks for a fireworks show, people in her northeast Missouri community found a way…