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$14 million residence complex almost done at Missouri school

Missouri Southern State University will also complete its new field house, with coaches' offices for baseball, softball and football, by the end of July.

Missouri Senate OKs prison options for kids guilty of murder

The Senate gave initial approval to a measure that authorizes less severe punishments. 

St. Louis governing board to vote on police oversight panel

The seven-person St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board would investigate citizen complaints of police misconduct and review police policy and practices. 

Missouri audit finds schools did not get traffic fine money

Instead of being distributed to schools in the county where the money originated, the money instead went to a state fund from which basic aid is distributed to all of Missouri's public school districts.

Missouri House endorses allowing on-site brewing businesses

The Missouri House on Tuesday gave an initial endorsement to a measure supporters said would allow businesses that want to offer on-site brewing equipment to move forward.


Appeals court rules World Series ticket scandal records should be public

A judge determined that the internal affairs records from the St. Louis Police Department's investigation of officers who allowed friends and relatives to use tickets confiscated from scalpers, should be open under the state's Sunshine Law. 

Boone County Treasurer Nicole Galloway to be next Missouri state auditor

Nicole Galloway has been Boone County's treasurer since Gov. Jay Nixon appointed her to the position in April 2011. She was elected to a four-year term in 2012.


UPDATE: Missouri executes inmate for 1998 killing over child support

The state executed Andre Cole by lethal injection Tuesday for stabbing Anthony Curtis to death. Missouri has now executed 15 men since November 2013.

UPDATE: Missouri auditor had talked of suicide, left no note, police say

Newly released police reports show Tom Schweich felt so abandoned by GOP supporters that he told an aide on the day of his death that he would have to either "run as an independent or he needed to kill himself."

Audit says Missouri owes $34 million for Medicaid noncompliance

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services audit set for release Tuesday shows Missouri didn't bill drug manufacturers for rebates. This meant more money for drug companies and less for the state's Medicaid patients.

Anthem subsidiaries face Missouri lawsuit over data breach

Hackers in December or January broke into an Anthem database with information including names, employment details and Social Security numbers.

Missouri State cancels Nelly concert days after his arrest

Missouri State officials announced the cancellation Tuesday in a statement but did not give a reason.

Missouri governor signs bill for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the chest, lungs and heart. It's caused by asbestos exposure.

Missouri lawmakers struggle to find transportation funding

The Missouri Senate and a House committee on Tuesday considered similar measures that would increase the per gallon fuel tax from the current 17 cents to 19 cents, effective in January 2016. Supporters say the measure would be an initial step to addressing urgent transportation funding needs.

Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of hog farm

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in favor of a hog farm in a case where neighbors challenged the constitutionality of a state law limiting the damages they could recover from the farm.

St. Louis Zoo awaiting OK for Kali the polar bear's transfer

Construction is nearly finished on the zoo's new 40,000-square-foot, $16 million Polar Bear Point.

Asian carp attacks St. Louis college rowing team at lake

No one was injured in last week's splashing incident.

St. Louis man claims U.S. Chess Championship title

Hikaru Nakamura will receive a $45,000 prize for winning the competition held at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center in St. Louis. 

Missouri House OKs charge to prisoners for doctors' visits

Opponents say the additional cost would not guarantee any savings to the state, and serves to punish people already being punished. Rep. Rick Brattin said it will cut down on frivolous medical visits.

Police to release details into auditor death investigation

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich shot himself Feb. 26 at his home in Clayton.