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Koster aims to ban Ebola waste at St. Louis center

The Missouri Attorney General alleged in court that Stericycle's St. Louis facility violated safety standards for disposing of medical waste.

Two in custody after ATF shooting in Ferguson

The shooting happened one block from West Florissant Avenue, where the heaviest protests over the shooting of Michael Brown occurred.


Despite lack of support, campaigns for teacher performance amendment continue

Even though its main backer is out of the game, Amendment 3 is still on the Nov. 4 ballot, and opponents want to make sure it doesn't pass.

Walmart pulls ammunition after police protests

The Ferguson and Maplewood Walmarts took the precaution after Ferguson October protesters clashed with police at both locations Monday.

Workers climb Gateway Arch in search of stains

The repair project was commissioned by the National Park Service.

Dogs welcome at St. Louis museum about, well, dogs

At this museum, curators aren't worried about the canine visitors knocking things over or making a mess. Guest dogs are also invited so visitors can learn about various breeds.

Ex-Missouri Gov. Blunt ends campaign committee

Online records for the Missouri Ethics Commission show Matt Blunt terminated his campaign committee Wednesday after contributing the remaining $110,546 to a new committee called Missourians for Responsible and Better Government.

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.