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Judge bars 'keep moving' rule in Ferguson

Police have used what some call the "five-second" rule to enforce curfews during protests over the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a white Ferguson officer.

Missouri highway signs focus attention on road

The Department of Transportation said it will be flashing messages on the signs this month urging people to focus on the road and wear their seat belts.

Same-sex marriage advocates hopeful in Missouri

After the U.S. Supreme Court turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster signaled that Missouri is backing away from defending its own same-sex marriage ban.

Approval process delays H&R Block banking sale

H&R Block announced Monday it would not be able to complete a deal to sell its banking business before next tax season.

Missouri bishop speaks out against nondiscrimination bill

Bishop James Johnston of Springfield opposes the expansion of a city ordinance that would prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

 

Boeing to add 700 jobs in St. Louis

Gov. Jay Nixon and Boeing officials announced Monday that the aircraft manufacturer plans to bring 700 jobs to St. Louis.

No arrests for third straight night in Ferguson

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said efforts of the unified command, discretion by officers and by protesters acting in a lawful manner have contributed to a lack of arrests.

2 treated in St. Louis for possible enterovirus 68

The two children are being treated for muscle weakness and paralysis that might be linked to the virus.

New ads criticize Missouri governor's budget cuts

The ads are from the Missouri Club for Growth and accuse the governor of "playing political games" with budget cuts. They also urge support for proposed Constitutional Amendment 10 on the November ballot.

Missouri student loan default rate drops slightly

The Department of Higher Education on Friday announced the state's three-year default rate dropped half a percent from 13.1 percent in 2010 to 12.6 percent in 2011.

Prosecutor wants more aid for Missouri victims

Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight said that fewer than half of Missouri's counties have advocates based in prosecutor's offices to help crime victims.

Voter registration rises after Ferguson shooting

The community is driving an uptick in St. Louis County registration.

No challenge expected on Missouri abortion law

The 72-hour waiting period for abortions goes into effect on Friday, and despite disagreeing with the law, abortion rights groups currently have no plans to file a lawsuit to challenge the measure. 

Autism program expanding in St. Louis area

A donation from a local family foundation will pay to bring trainers to St. Louis to begin the process of certifying 10 more therapists in the program's method.

More than $7.8 million spent filming movie in Missouri

The production hired 116 Missourians, including more than 30 off-duty law enforcement officials, and used about 1,400 extras.

Age limits, tax ban on e-cigarettes garners support in Missouri

Age restrictions have wide support, but experts say the laws could make it harder to regulate and tax e-cigarettes down the road if the FDA determines they're unhealthy. 

Ferguson-related conference to feature former President Clinton

Attorney General Eric Holder and former President Bill Clinton will open the forum on topics of race relations and community policing. The conference will be underway next week at the Clinton Presidential Center.

 

Report: More alcohol, drug law violations at MSU

Alcohol violations on campus increased 144 percent from 2012 while arrests and citations for drug violations increased 71 percent. Dean of students Mike Jungers, however, was not surprised by the increases.

Four more plaintiffs join lawsuit tied to Ferguson shooting

The four plaintiffs claim that law enforcement used excessive force ranging from the use of a rubber bullet to pepper spray. The original lawsuit was filed in Aug. 28.

Victim who fell from escalator at Blues game was 34 years old

Melissa "Missy" Miles fell Thursday night at a Blues preseason hockey game against the Minnesota Wild. Miles was pronounced dead at St. Louis University Hospital.

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