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Black Wall Street promotes student-owned businesses

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Entrepreneurs filled the Elliott Student Union Atrium on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to create their own Black Wall Street. Briana Blocker, senior digital media…

McCaskill confirms 2018 run during Missouri military tour

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has confirmed that she’ll run for re-election in 2018. The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/2bCxPWt ) the Missouri Democrat said Tuesday while visiting…

Reporter sues over Missouri’s picks of execution witnesses

By JIM SUHR Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A reporter whose stories have been critical of Missouri’s death penalty procedures sued the state’s prisons chief Wednesday in federal court,…

Inmate hangs himself; relatives question supervision

(CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — Relatives of a 25-year-old St. Louis County Justice Center inmate who hanged himself are questioning why he wasn’t on suicide watch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2c54Ecz…

Newspaper investigation reveals absentee voting problems

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — St. Louis voters who claim to be the victims of absentee voting irregularities are raising questions about the conduct of campaign workers for a state representative…

2 girls with autism missing after walking away from home

(BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., AP) — Two suburban Kansas City girls with autism have been found in a wooded area near their Blue Springs home several hours after walking away overnight,…

Home of Missouri professor charged in killing searched

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Police have seized several items, including five computers and a kitchen knife block, from the home of a Missouri State University professor who is charged in…

Missouri man sentenced for killing his grandparents in 2014

(NEVADA, Mo., AP) — A 19-year-old has been ordered to spend 22 years in prison for killing his grandparents two years ago in southwest Missouri. The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/2bGg700 )…

Ex- church youth director sentenced for child sex crimes

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A former youth director at a Columbia church has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for child sex crimes. The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/2cqGKf9 )…

Man arrested hours after pointing gun at Missouri officer

(DESLOGE, Mo., AP) — A man is jailed after allegedly pulling a gun on an eastern Missouri police officer following a chase and a crash. Police in Desloge say they…