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Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion…

Man suspected of impersonating a police officer arrested

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of impersonating an officer during a Kansas City traffic stop. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/29Srf9T ) reports that the…

Sexual abuse victim group to defy Missouri court order

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — An advocate for victims of sexual abuse by clergy says his group will likely not hand over personal information about people who made accusations against a…

Ferguson voters to again consider tax increase

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Voters in Ferguson will be asked in August for the third time this year to approve a tax increase as the St. Louis…

The Latest: Gunman’s mother believes he suffered from PTSD

(BATON ROUGE, La., AP) — The Latest on the gunman who killed three law enforcement officers and wounded three others in Baton Rouge on Sunday (all times local): 4:45 p.m.…

Police: 2 victims found in Jennings were shot to death

(JENNINGS, Mo., AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating the deaths of two people in Jennings as a double homicide. County police say the bodies of 46-year-old Tracy Nailor…

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…

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…

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…