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Missouri town gets new newspaper, The Uranus Examiner

Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner.

4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson and helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement, a black city councilman scored an election …

Republican law limiting labor powers defeated in Missouri

The steady march of new “right-to-work” laws in Republican-led states hit a wall in Missouri, where voters resoundingly rejected a measure that could have weakened union finances after national and …

NTSB: Recordings show change in weather before boat sank

Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation …

Duck boat that sank in deadly accident is raised from lake

The duck boat that capsized and sank last week on a sightseeing cruise was raised from a Missouri lake Monday, more than three days after the accident that killed 17 …

Officials release names of those killed in boat accident

More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely would not have …

UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018

Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the …

Missing 3-year-old found in cornfield, dog at her side

A 3-year-old girl is safe after spending the night in a rural Missouri cornfield, her faithful dog by her side.

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018

2 charged in death of Missouri man entombed in concrete

More than a year after a developmentally disabled Missouri man’s body was found encased in concrete, two people who are accused in a lawsuit of making him fight for their …

UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018

Outgoing Missouri governor signs ‘revenge porn’ law

Just hours before he left office Friday, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed scores of new laws, including a measure that makes it a crime to try to threaten a person …

Lawsuit: Care home forced disabled man to fight to the death

A developmentally disabled Missouri man was forced to fight another man for the “amusement” of people who ran the private care home where he lived and was left to die …

Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens

One of two criminal cases against Missouri Gov Eric Greitens will be dismissed, now that the Republican governor has announced his resignation, St. Louis’ top prosecutor said Wednesday.

UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns amid widening investigations

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a sometimes brash political outsider whose unconventional resume as a Rhodes scholar and Navy SEAL officer made him a rising star in the Republican Party, resigned …

Missouri governor’s troubles trace to action in spring 2015

Eric Greitens was a busy man in spring 2015. He was launching a Missouri gubernatorial campaign by calling donors to a veterans’ charity he founded. He was promoting his new …

UPDATED: Tue., April 17, 2018

GOP legislative leaders call on Missouri governor to resign

Missouri’s top Republican legislative leaders abandoned fellow GOP Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday, calling on him to resign instead of continuing to fight allegations that he illegally took advantage of …

Large Midwest energy project turns to ex-Missouri governor

Stymied by state regulators, a renewable energy company seeking to build one of the nation’s longest power lines across a large swath of the Midwest has turned to a prominent …

UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018

William H.T. ‘Bucky’ Bush was brother, uncle of presidents

William H.T. “Bucky” Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died. He was 79.

Lawmakers consider charge facing embattled Missouri governor

Missouri lawmakers returned to the Statehouse Monday for the first time since Gov. Eric Greitens was indicted, with plans to discuss assembling a committee whose investigation could lead to his …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Missouri Gov. Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a “reckless liberal prosecutor,” holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair; wife had roots in Spokane

A St. Louis grand jury on Thursday indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018

GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …

Man accused of pointing gun over bumper stickers to be tried

A southwest Missouri man accused of pointing a gun at a Democratic activist whose political bumper stickers he found “stupid” has been bound over for trial.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Missouri governor: ‘no blackmail,’ ‘no violence’ in affair

In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he …

Panera Bread pay-what-you-want cafe in Missouri to close

A Panera Bread Co. restaurant in the St. Louis area where patrons have paid as much or little as they want for a meal for almost eight years is closing …

Organization files lawsuit against Greitens over use of app

An organization that advocates for open government is asking a judge to bar Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff from using an app that deletes messages after they’re read, claiming …

Missouri prison program recognized for veteran rehab

A new veterans ward in a Missouri prison is earning recognition for veteran rehabilitation.

Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ is a rallying cry against rape culture, brutality

Writer/director Martin McDonagh’s latest film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” is an angry, hot-blooded tale, seething with rage and energy. It’s a barn burner, a bracing shot of whiskey downed …

In ‘Three Billboards,’ a timely portrait of outrage

Frances McDormand delivers an outstanding performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017

Trump backs McCaskill opponent as he stumps for tax bill

President Donald Trump appeared to give up on winning Democratic support as he promoted the GOP tax overhaul plan Wednesday, taking aim at a chief Republican target and repeatedly boosting …

Missouri attorney general investigating Google

Missouri’s attorney general announced Monday that his office is investigating Google for potential violations of the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust laws.