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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…

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…