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Missouri governor assigned to be public defender on case

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The head of Missouri’s public defender system said he is appointing Gov. Jay Nixon to handle a case in protest…

AG: Missouri will get $2M in settlement with drug company

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri consumers will get $2 million of a multi-state settlement with a pharmaceutical company. Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday in a release that Missouri…

25 pets, mostly Chihuahuas, removed from Kansas City home

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City animal control officers removed 25 pets from a home, adding to already severely overcrowded conditions at the city animal shelter. Tori Fugate, spokeswoman…

Schools receive request for after-school ‘Satan Club’

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of…

No injuries in Kansas City police copter emergency landing

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police say no one was injured when a police helicopter made an emergency landing in a city intersection. Police spokeswoman Kari Thompson said…

Serrano-Vitorino to get new judge in Missouri murder trial

(MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo., AP) — A 40-year-old man accused of killing a Missouri man and four Kansas residents earlier this year will get a new judge in his Missouri trial.…

Blunt, Kander win nominations in Missouri US Senate races

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — The expected became official Tuesday when Republican incumbent Sen. Roy Blunt and Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander easily won their…

Greitens adds Missouri governor nomination to long resume

By DAVID A. LIEB and SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Eric Greitens introduced himself to Missouri voters earlier this year with an attention-grabbing TV ad in…

Groups affiliated with Black Lives Matter release agenda

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK (Associated Press) – Ahead of the second anniversary of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, that touched off a wave of protests…

Jackson County jury awards son of shooting victim $680K

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Jackson County jury has awarded more than $680,000 to the son of a woman with mental illness who was shot and killed by police.…