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2 men brought gun on Lincoln University campus

The two men being sought are former Lincoln University students who lived in the St. Louis area.

Turkish journalist sues police over protest arrest

The suit claims the journalist was thrown to the ground by an unidentified county officer and arrested for "refusing to disperse" after photographing a St. Ann, Missouri police officer who was pointing his rifle at protesters.

Missouri woman sends thousands of Hostess treats to troops overseas

Trisha Monroe has sent over 2,000 boxes of Twinkies to troops over the past year.

 

Snow could reduce corn harvest in upper Midwest

Early winter weather could cause changes in crop production and force farmers to leave crops in the fields.

New riot gear at the ready in Ferguson

St. Louis County police have loaded up on riot gear in case protests after Officer Darren Wilson's trial turn violent.

 

Mamtek CEO sentenced to 7 years for theft, fraud

Former Mamtek U.S. Inc CEO Bruce Cole was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday. He pleaded guilty to stealing more than $700,000 earmarked for the company's proposed artificial sweetener plant in Moberly and spending it on his personal finances.

Missouri program offers help paying heating bills

To apply, applicants must have an income at or below 135 percent of the poverty level.

Missouri panel: Boosting judges' pay not priority

The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials will decided whether to increase salaries for legislators and executive officials. The last time either group had a salary increase was the 2009 fiscal year.

 

UPDATE: Democrat Sifton to run for Missouri attorney general in 2016

The announcement Monday by the suburban St. Louis senator makes him the first Democrat to declare his candidacy to succeed Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster.

Missouri has $202.6 million Powerball winner

The winner, who purchased the ticket at Gateway Newstand in Union Station in St. Louis, has until May 7 to claim the prize.

Oil production up in Missouri, but problems remain

Missouri's oil production still would be enough for only 15 minutes of U.S. oil supply, and the difficulty of extracting it has kept most large oil companies away from the state.

Washington University to be part of premature birth study

The school will receive $10 million as part of a research project that will span $75 million in funding over 10 years.

UPDATE: Missouri hearing evidence about proposed Grain Belt Express power line

State regulators and some landowners oppose the line, which  would be part of a 750-mile route carrying power from wind turbines in western Kansas to utilities in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.

Stream considers recount in St. Louis County race

Rick Stream has 30 days after the results are certified to file for a recount, since he lost by less than 1 percent of the total vote.

Settlement sought in Washington University student's death

Yongsang Soh died when he fell from a balcony in October 2013. The presence of LSD in his system was listed as a factor, and his family says the school was too lenient on students carrying or selling drugs.

Woman awarded $850,000 in MoDOT discrimination case

After being denied a promotion, the woman alleged she was subjected to age and sex discrimination.

ANALYSIS: Voters give new powers to Missouri GOP lawmakers

After the election, Republican legislators now have super majorities in both chambers and the passage of Amendment 10 to override Gov. Jay Nixon's budget decisions.

Michael Brown prayer vigils emphasize nonviolence, faith

Speakers at the vigil discussed having peaceful interactions between the black community and police officers and urged non-violent protests if Officer Darren Wilson isn't indicted.

Hard-line U.S. Cardinal Raymond Burke loses another Vatican job

The removal of Burke as head of the Holy See's supreme court was widely expected in church circles.

Meth lab busts are down but Mexican imports increasing

Meth lab busts and seizures have decreased but meth use remains high with people turning to cheaper, imported Mexican meth instead. The imported meth has not only reached cities, but has also been found in rural areas and small towns.

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