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Union leaders criticize Kansas City police chief for remarks

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City’s police chief is taking some criticism from area police union leaders for his recent comments about shootings of black men by officers. Chief…

St. Louis dealing with increase in vacant building fires

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — St. Louis officials have been investigating a recent increase in the number of fires reported at vacant buildings. The city says dozens of its 7,000 vacant…

Redevelopment planned for Warrenton outlet mall

(WARRENTON, Mo., AP) — A desolate outlet mall near St. Louis may soon get a rebirth. The Warrenton Outlet Center was once a thriving spot along Interstate 70 in Warrenton,…

St. Louis County sees increase in killings so far this year

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Data from Missouri’s medical examiner’s office shows that 47 people have been killed in St. Louis County this year, up 11 from the same time period…

Tarkio Superintendent arrested for DWI

(TARKIO, Mo., AP) — The superintendent of a northern Missouri school district faces a drunken driving charge. Tarkio Superintendent Patrick Martin was arrested Thursday in Tarkio and is charged with…

Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Kansas City reports data breach

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City says about 790,000 of its members are being notified that some of their personal information has been…

Missouri bulks up money available in college scholarship

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — Missouri college students this year could get more money from a need-based scholarship from the state. Gov. Jay Nixon during a visit to Missouri Southern State…

Missouri county commissioner race ends in a tie

(DONIPHAN, Mo., AP) — A recount isn’t yet complete, but it appears a county commissioner race in this week’s Missouri primary election ended in a dead heat. Jerry Kelly and…

Man sentenced to life imprisonment in girlfriend’s death

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities say a man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally beating his girlfriend in Kansas City. Forty-seven-year-old Morris Smith was sentenced Thursday…

International student drowned during Missouri welcome picnic

(MARYVILLE, Mo., AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old student from Seoul, South Korea, who drowned in Missouri, had been attending a picnic to welcome participants in a two-year residential, early…