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Stenger wants study of MetroLink route through Ferguson

(CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger wants a study to consider a light rail route that would run through Ferguson, connecting two other route proposals already…

1 dead after wounded driver runs red light, causes wreck

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities say a Kansas City driver has run a red light after he was critically wounded in a shooting and caused a wreck that killed…

Missouri appeals court says lawmaker not entitled to pension

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri appeals court has ruled a former state lawmaker who illegally collected disability payments while in office is not entitled for a state pension.…

St. Louis police shoot, injure armed suspect

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says officers shot a man who pointed a gun at them during a pursuit. The chief told reporters at a…

Missouri audit: Less state help hurts college affordability

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Students at Missouri’s public colleges and universities are shouldering more of the cost of education because of a decrease in state…

Life insurer allegedly charged premiums after death

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A life insurance company accused of charging premiums after policyholders died has settled with Missouri insurance regulators. The Missouri Department of Insurance says an investigation…

SEC: Former Monsanto exec to get $22.5M as whistleblower

By JIM SUHR Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A former Monsanto Co. financial executive who tipped off regulators about the agribusiness giant’s accounting practices involving rebates for its Roundup…

Missouri audit: less state help hurt college affordability

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri audit says less money from the state has meant students and families are shouldering more costs for public higher education. Auditor Nicole Galloway…

Father sent to prison for endangerment in child death case

(CARTHAGE, Mo., AP) — A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for failing to prevent the deadly abuse of his 2-year-old daughter. The Joplin Globe…

Neighbors: Missouri man charged in son’s abduction was quiet

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., AP) — A Missouri man arrested in Fayetteville last weekend in the abduction of his son was quiet and mostly stayed indoors, neighbors said. Corey Hotsenpiller, 24, was…