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Missouri Peace Corps volunteer being evacuated

 Sosniecki is returning from Liberia, where he has been for six weeks.

UPDATE: 4 districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

The plaintiffs asked a judge to drop all but Pattonville and Ritenour from the lawsuit because the other districts have agreed to accept Normandy students.

Missouri's top banking regulator retiring

Finance Commissioner Rich Weaver is retiring after a three-decade career that began by working in the division's mail room in 1985.

Pilot program provides apartments for homeless veterans in St. Louis

The effort focuses on the "chronically homeless." Census figures show 112 chronically homeless people in St. Louis, 50 of them veterans. Veterans who qualify for the program can get free rent, utility assistance and services for other needs.

In Kansas City, Obama tells GOP: Stop hating

"Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Come on," the president said in a boisterous and sharply partisan speech in Missouri.

Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus

The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a 38-year-old resident was infected with chikungunya, which cannot be passed from human to human, while traveling in the Caribbean.

10,000 sunflowers revitalize St. Louis lot

Organizers say local beautification could spur the revitalization of the beleaguered neighborhood.

Nixon urges school chiefs to oppose tax breaks

The governor called the 2014 legislative session "the worst six months for public education in recent memory."

UPDATE: St. Louis Art Museum will keep Egyptian mummy mask

U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan said Tuesday that the Department of Justice will take no further legal action to reclaim the funeral mask of Lady Ka-Nefer-Nefer, a noblewoman who died in 1186 B.C.

Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees

The Missouri Public Service Commision says the proposal would increase the fee on an average residential customer's electric bill to $51.7 from the current $3.63 a month.

Millions spent on Missouri road, farm proposals

Supporters of proposed Constitutional Amendment 7 and proposed Constitutional Amendment 1 have far outspent their opponents.


Express Scripts expansion could mean 1,500 jobs

The company received nearly $7 million in tax incentives from the state.

Sen. Blunt touts passage of religious envoy legislation

The bill authorizes up to $1 million annually for a special envoy's office to promote freedoms for religious minorities in what the bill describes as the Near East and South Central Asia. The envoy would have the rank of ambassador.

Southwest Missouri fair offering elephant rides

Elephants from Larry Carden's farm near Springfield are giving rides at the Ozark Empire Fair for the first time.

Boy, 13, dies in Missouri dirt bike accident

Chance Harris, 13, has died following a collision of two dirt bikes at a state park in St. Francois County.

Proposed state constitutional amendment tackles electronic privacy rights

This fall, voters will consider amending the state Constitution to protect electronic communications and data from unreasonable search and seizure. But state and local law enforcement officials might already be doing what the amendment requires.

President Obama to visit Kansas City on Tuesday

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Kansas City, where he's expected to speak about the economy.

Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU Foods wouldn't recall breaded chicken products after it was determined they hadn't been inspected.

17 reported incidents at Kansas prisons so far this summer

Rebecca Proctor, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, said Thursday there have been 17 inmate-on-staff batteries since June.

Report: Kansas City airport serves as terrorist travel hub

Kansas City Police Capt. Daniel Gates, director of the Kansas City Terrorism Early Warning Group, said he sent the report to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency to be used to help evaluate the region's terrorism risk.