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Former sheriff, Missouri senator slams shootings of police

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri state senator who’s a former sheriff is condemning violence against police and says targeting law enforcement officers is a crime of hate. Republican…

GOP Rep. Steve King asks how minorities gave to civilization

(CLEVELAND, AP) — Iowa Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King, one of the most conservative members of Congress and a harsh critic of immigration, has questioned the contributions to civilization of…

No charges for St. Louis officers who killed suspect in 2015

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A special prosecutor has ruled that two St. Louis police officers will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old suspect, determining the officers…

Police: Gunman who killed 3 was ‘seeking out’ officers

By MIKE KUNZELMAN and MELINDA DESLATTE (BATON ROUGE, La., AP) — A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition set out to ambush police in Baton Rouge, authorities said…

Prosecutor to decide soon if trooper will face charges

(JACKSON, Mo., AP) — A southeast Missouri prosecutor is expected to decide as early as this week whether a state trooper should face charges in the shooting death of a…

Johnson County Cares hosts its first housing symposium

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — Local group Johnson County Cares will host its first Housing Symposium from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 4, at Western Missouri Medical Center. The event is free…

Small Missouri, Kansas towns prepare for total solar eclipse

(LATHROP, Mo., AP) — Some small Missouri and Kansas towns that’ll offer the best views of next year’s total solar eclipse are trying to prepare for the event. The Kansas City Star…

New Missouri law will require review of welfare rolls

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s Social Services Department will need to have a third party review welfare rolls under a bill Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday…

Supreme Court denies appeal over tobacco tax initiative

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has turned down appeals of a ruling changing the ballot summary for a tobacco tax initiative. The court Thursday denied an appeal made…

KC man admits he robbed people who answered Craiglist ads

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty to using Craiglist to set up robbery victims, including two people who were shot and wounded. The Kansas City Star…