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Report: Lead contamination in water at St. Louis schools

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The Special Administrative Board has unanimously approved up to $1 million to eliminate lead contamination after high levels of lead in drinking water were found in…

Former Springfield teacher charged with child molestation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A recently retired Springfield teacher has been charged with child molestation. The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2bLO8jb ) reports that 71-year-old Danny Carroll is charged in Greene County…

St. Louis suburb’s top 2 police officials suspended

(MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., AP) — A St. Louis suburb’s police chief and top commander are on paid suspensions after complaints about an unfair work environment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2bDGUKJ…

Judge: Campaign limit measure should stay on Missouri ballot

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that Missouri voters should be allowed to decide whether to reinstate limits on campaign contributions, rejecting an…

Audit: State buildings not maintained due to poor funding

By SUMMER BALLENTINE Associated Press (COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — There’s a nearly $600 million backlog of deferred maintenance on state buildings because of inadequate funding, Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said Thursday.…

Gun pulled during altercation on campus, two arrested

By BETHANY SHERROW News Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Two people were arrested Monday following a fight where a gun was displayed on the University of Central Missouri campus. Darrain Q.…

Downtown St. Louis to get more than 2,000 new streetlights

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Downtown St. Louis will be brighter and more colorful at night, with plans to transform 2,347 streetlights as part of a $4 million effort to brand…

Man who frequently played Santa sentenced for sex abuse

(JACKSON, Mo., AP) — A southeast Missouri man who frequently played Santa Claus during the Christmas season has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing a 6-year-old…

Small plane forced to land on suburban St. Louis roadway

(MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane made an emergency landing on a busy suburban St. Louis roadway. The single-engine plane landed…

Judge: Ferguson-Florissant School District elections biased

By JIM SALTER Associated Press (ST. LOUIS, AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that the process of electing school board members for a district that includes Ferguson, Missouri, is biased…