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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…

Missouri lawmakers to start 2015 annual legislative session

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri lawmakers are gathering at the Capitol for the start of their annual session. The session is set to begin at noon Wednesday with a…

Grants help expand Missouri Innovation Campus

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that The Missouri Innovation Campus will benefit from two grants provided by a national nonprofit group and administered through the state. The University of Central Missouri…

Judge weighs keeping Missouri police limits on tear gas use

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis is considering whether to extend an order requiring Missouri law enforcement to give protesters a warning and reasonable chance to…

Crowd rallies to support St. Louis police

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — About 170 people have gathered at a rally in support of police officers near downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1D8YAp4) officers shook hands…

Missouri lawmaker pushes for school health clinics

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is proposing the state create incentives for health clinics at rural schools. State Rep. Jay Barnes recently filed legislation to encourage health…

11K Missouri deer killed with alternative methods

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Hunters have killed more than 11,000 Missouri deer this season with crossbows, spear-throwers and other alternative weapons. The Missouri Department of Conservation on Wednesday reported…