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Cop with shotgun at Ferguson protest traffic stop on leave

An online video shows the officer carrying the gun Monday night without pointing it at anyone.

Teacher ballot measure opponents get $1.7 million

Campaign finance reports filed Wednesday show the Committee in Support of Public Education received more than $1.7 million in the latest quarter to fight the measure.

Report blasts St. Louis County municipal courts

Nonprofit group Better Together is recommends cities pool money collected from traffic court while capping the amount they can keep from such fines at 10 percent.

State allows temporary change in grain hauling

The Missouri Department of Transportation increased the limit that certain carriers will be allowed to haul.

Wentzville bank robber gets nearly 25 years

Warren Gladders pleaded guilty to five felonies in July as part of an agreement with prosecutors.

Missouri posts job gains, steady unemployment rate

Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September — 6.3 percent — matched that of August and approximately that of one year ago.

Sinquefield gives $750,000 to Hanaway's Missouri gubernatorial bid

Investment firm founder Rex Sinquefield donated $750,000 to the Republican candidate for governor Monday. Sinquefield's causes include income tax cuts and efforts to revamp public education with school-choice programs and limits on teacher tenure.

UPDATE: Police protesters to meet with St. Louis mayor

A group of 100 demonstrators, who marched to City Hall on Monday as part of a broader series of protests connected to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, say Mayor Francis Slay has agreed to meet with them.

Deal brings to close 30 lawsuits against diocese

The 30 lawsuits were filed from September 2010 through February 2014, involving 13 current and former priests and alleged sexual abuse from 1963 to 1987.

Missouri man says panic attacks hampered trial

Jesse Driskill, of Lebanon, contends he didn't receive a fair trial because of complications from his anxiety and panic attacks.

Missouri agency scaling back captive deer proposal

Department staff members are dropping a recommendation to require double fencing around farms that hold captive deer for breeding or hunting purposes.

St. Louis drops felony question on job applications

Mayor Francis Slay announced the change Tuesday that will eliminate a check box on applications that asks if the prospective employee has a felony conviction.

Kansas City Diocese to pay $9.95 million settlement in sex abuse cases

The agreement settles 30 claims filed between 2010 and earlier this year.

UPDATE: Review of Missouri water patrol merger continues

The review follows the May drowning in the Lake of the Ozarks of a handcuffed Iowa man who fell from a trooper's boat.

Opponents seek to overturn Missouri 'Right to Farm'

The challengers say the measure's wording was misleading because the rights would also apply to foreign-owned companies, not just Missouri citizens.

UPDATE: Hospital officials say Kansas patient does not have Ebola

The man is believed instead to have another tropical disease common in central and western Africa, although doctors haven't determined which one.

Springfield approves nondiscrimination ordinance

The change, which prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations for sexual orientation and gender identity, takes effect immediately.

Egyptian mummy getting closer look in St. Louis

Researchers hope to find how Egyptian priest Amen-Nestawy-Nakht died, as well as more about his health.

UPDATE: Lab tests show gunshot residue on Vonderrit Myers

Police union leaders say the test results dispel any claims that Myers didn't shoot at the officer in the Oct. 8 confrontation.

UPDATE: Cornel West among nearly 50 arrested in Ferguson protest

In addition to an afternoon march on Ferguson police headquarters, protesters held a rally inside St. Louis City Hall and tried to crash a private fundraiser for a St. Louis County executive.