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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.


Missouri Republican Hawley announces run for U.S. Senate

Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has made it official: He’s running for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2018.


Missouri prosecutors: Brutal murder of transgender teen is not a hate crime

Despite the stats and anecdotes about crimes perpetuated against transgender individuals, local authorities insist the victim’s gender identity was not in play, and on Wednesday prosecutors announced the defendants would …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict – again

Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017

Protests follow ex-St. Louis officer’s acquittal in killing

A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017

Antifascists comply with order to remove ammunition at rally

Groups at an anti-fascism rally in downtown Kansas City complied with a police order on Saturday to remove ammunition from their weapons, but they said the order violated their rights …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: Reprieve spotlights death penalty’s flaws

It is human nature that human beings are loath to admit their mistakes. It is also human nature that human beings will make mistakes, regardless.


Thousands in St. Louis likely to see wage drop with new law

Thousands of workers in St. Louis will likely see smaller paychecks starting Monday, when a new Missouri law takes effect barring local government from enacting minimum wages different than the …


Substance sickens at least 10 people at Kansas City IRS site

A fire official says about 10 people were sickened by a suspicious package in the mailroom of a sprawling IRS building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.


Flooding reported after heavy rains in Kansas City area

Storms that pummeled the Kansas City area with several inches of rain closed roads and led to water rescues, including two people who were trapped early Thursday by floodwaters that …


Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

The Supreme Court has ruled that churches have the same right as other charitable groups to seek state money for new playground surfaces and other non-religious needs.


Settlement in Michael Brown lawsuit was $1.5 million, attorney says

A federal judge on Tuesday approved a secret civil settlement of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 fatal shooting.


911, lemonade emergency! Officers visit wannabe cop’s stand

Dozens of thirsty police officers responded to an “emergency” call to visit a lemonade stand run by a 3-year-old aspiring cop in Kansas City, Missouri.


Man admits to duping women into sex for porn ‘rehearsals’

A Kansas City-area man has pleaded guilty to duping dozens of women into having sex with him on camera by telling them they were rehearsing for roles in pornographic movies.


Amy Goodman: Trump, Session unleashing police power

About Sessions, Stamper says: “He’s clearly in lockstep with his boss. … He is clearly an apologist for the worst kind of policing in this country.”


Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Missouri kills worker

An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said.


Second recruit opts to play at Missouri, not Washington

A second high school prospect who initially committed to Washington before the Huskies’ coach was fired last month says he will instead play basketball at Missouri. Blake Harris, a 6-foot-3 …


Meteorologists: Tornado damaged Missouri school, fire house

A tornado with wind speeds of up to 120 mph caused damage to a fire station, elementary school and several other buildings in southwest Missouri, the National Weather Service said …


Ferguson mayor who handled Brown shooting fallout re-elected

Ferguson, Missouri’s top elected official in the tumultuous 32 months since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown won another three-year term Tuesday.


Ferguson, St. Louis voters consider body camera initiatives

Ferguson police have had body cameras since shortly after the killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a white officer on the force. But 2


UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017

Hundreds of homes damaged in tornado-laden Midwest storm

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, said dozens of tornadoes struck overnight in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Illinois. The National Weather Service was assessing the exact number and strength …


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017

Missouri fires hoops coach Anderson ahead of SEC tourney

Missouri has fired basketball coach Kim Anderson after less than three seasons with his alma mater.


Storm system that killed 3 in Midwest rumbles eastward

A spring-like storm system that killed at least three people as it spawned tornadoes and damaged dozens of homes in the central U.S. rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million …


Federal trial over Michael Brown’s death pushed back to 2018

A federal lawsuit by Michael Brown’s parents over the 2014 police shooting death of their son in Ferguson, Missouri, now won’t happen until at least next year, though a judge …


Up to 200 headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

As many as 200 headstones at a Jewish cemetery were toppled over the weekend here in a case that is making national headlines. Anita Feigenbaum, executive director of the Chesed …


Meet the Missouri congressman at the center of the storm over ethics watchdog

Members of Congress reportedly cited an 8-year-old ethics investigation into Missouri Rep. Sam Graves, at a closed-door meeting Monday night, as an example of why they needed to rein in …


Around the Nation: Middle Tennessee State edges Missouri

The first time Missouri played Middle Tennessee State was Sept. 20, 2003, when the Tigers narrowly defeated the Blue Raiders 41-40 in overtime.


New AD Sterk looks to help Missouri ‘heal and move forward’

Associated Press COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – New athletic director Jim Sterk did not shy away from addressing the social issues that have beset the Missouri campus the last 12 months, …


Court strikes down Missouri law cutting jobless benefits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law that had cut the duration of the state’s unemployment benefits to one of the shortest periods in the …


Missouri governor vetoes sweeping gun rights bill

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a gun measure Monday that would allow the concealed carry of firearms without a permit and expand residents’ rights to stand and fight against perceived …