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Missouri bill would help patients get just what the doctor ordered

The bill, proposed by Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, would curb the insurance company practice of requiring patients to try less expensive drugs than those doctors prescribed.

Missouri bill would lessen some bingo restrictions

A similar bill to one that was passed by the General Assembly in 2009 but vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon would allow more bingo games per week and to be conducted for longer hours.

Missouri House passes ban on K2, sends bill to Senate

The bill would outlaw a marijuana-like compound. Lawmakers and police say they've seen an increase in the compound.

Pinehurst Lane closed Monday for stormwater inlet construction

Pinehurst Lane will be closed to through traffic on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. between the intersections of Villa Drive and Vail Court.

St. Louis judge appointed to Jetton assault case

Former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton has pleaded not guilty to a felony assault charge. He is also is the target of a federal grand jury investigation into alleged bribery involving a political donation and a 2005 bill regulating sexually oriented businesses.

Columbia Police offer burglary prevention tips

Columbia Police released several tips for residents to follow over spring break.

BLOG: 10 easy ways to get environmentally friendly this spring

For some, "going green" might mean a complete lifestyle change: switching to solar energy, installing a geothermal heating system or growing food. But for many, drastic changes are out of the question. Fortunately, there are small changes that will not only help us "go green," but might also help us save a little green.

MU student advances in YouTube international journalism contest

Alex Rozier, an MU junior, will compete for a $10,000 travel fellowship from the Pulitzer Center in Washington D.C.

Man who turned in grandson for Missouri girl's death dies

Thurman Harrell McIntosh, the man who turned in his grandson for the killing of a 3-year-0ld girl, died Saturday. He was 86.

Missouri House denies school funding effort by rural districts

Rural lawmakers in the Missouri House pushed for revising the school funding formula, but the amendment was rejected in a 83-73 House vote.

Missouri Senate endorses ornamental birth, marriage certificates

If the bill is passed, the state could charge up to $50 for each of the specially printed certificates.

Uzbekistan national pleads guilty in Kansas City human trafficking case

Jakhongir Kakhkharov  faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Missouri hog giant, community discuss company's future

Premium Standard Farms and members of the community met at Nort Central Missouri College Tuesday night to discuss the implications of the company leaving the area.

Missouri police to tighthen up on teen seat belt use

"Operation Safe Teen" will focus on getting the attention of seat belt law violators. It began today and runs through March 31.

Sens. Bond, McCaskill split on earmarks

Bond rejected a proposed two-year moratorium on earmarks for particular projects. McCaskill supported an amendment that would cancel funding for transportation earmarks that are at least 10 years old but have spent less than 10 percent of their money, which passed.

Worry about floods in Missouri river towns eases, for now

Although there has been no excessive rainfall this year, Missouri and Illinois towns near the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers are at risk for flooding in upcoming rainy months because of oversaturated soil.

UPDATE: Missouri House OKs bill sparing some schools from cuts

Some Missouri public school districts could benefit from a measure approved by the House that protects them from state budget cuts.

Clerk shot, killed at Kansas City convenience store

A Kansas City man was fatally shot during a robbery at a 7-Eleven on Wednesday.

Missouri man accused in fire that killed fiancee's children

The three children's grandfather was in critical condition Wednesday.

City of Washington settles out of court with former police officer

The city will pay the former officer $100,000 after he sued it for violating his free speech rights.

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