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Missouri senators back renewal of horse slaughterhouses

Missouri senators passed a resolution Thursday encouraging the federal government to offer incentives for horse slaughtering plants to open in the United States. The last such U.S. slaughterhouse closed in 2007.

Missouri House votes to criminalize coerced abortions

The House bill would charge those coercing women into abortions with a misdemeanor and the doctors who knowingly perform the coerced abortion with a felony. 

Student curator vote defeated in Missouri Senate

MU Board of Curators denied students a voting seat Wednesday with a vote of 22-9.

Jackson police look at journal of shooter

The journal was retrieved from the Perryville apartment of 32-year-old Aaron Hemingway, who wounded two people before fatally shooting himself.

More than 15,000 inquire about rescued Yorkies

The society said Tuesday the crush of interest has forced it to stop taking online applications to adopt the dogs.

EPA finds sludge at Cameron site

Several tests have been done on soil and water in and around the northwest Missouri town because of residents' concerns about a rise in brain tumor cases in the area.

St. Louis McDonald's employees roughed up in attack

The attack happened during a robbery just before midnight Tuesday at a McDonald's on the city's south side.

Suspicious fires in Cape Girardeau investigated as arson

Authorities suspect most of the fires are the work of one person or one group of people.

Missouri lawmaker proposes trimming Nixon's UM System budget

The House Budget Committee chairman recommended cutting $18 million in funding from Gov. Jay Nixon's budget for the University of Missouri System, including MU health care.

Missouri lawmaker Yates seeks red-light penalty increase

A Missouri lawmaker is sponsoring a new bill that would make penalities from red-light cameras equivalent to those handed out for getting pulled over by a police officer for the same offense.

Bill to finance Callaway power plant moves forward

A bill moved forward in the Missouri House and Senate to raise pay rates on utilties, despite opposition from Gov. Jay Nixon. The rate increase would be to fund building of a second Callaway power plant.

Senator urges committee to insure more than 200,000 Missourians

No one spoke against the bill discussed during a committee hearing Tuesday.

Missouri Senate committee: Put cell phones on no-call list

A Missouri Senate committee favors expanding the state's telemarketing no-call list to cover cell phones.

UPDATE: Investigators say former Gov. Blunt violated public records laws

Investigators didn't refer the case to prosecutors, but their report stated that Blunt wrongfully deleted some e-mails and didn't follow Missouri's open-records laws.

Report: Former Gov. Blunt had 'insufficient' public records policy

However, Blunt's attorney said in a written response that the office did have appropriate document retention policies.

UPDATE: St. Louis mayor wins Democratic primary

Francis Slay, seeking a third term, captured nearly 61.5 percent of the vote

Missouri House committee considers early voting

The legislation would allow voters to cast their ballots three weeks in advance during federal elections.

St. Louis voters to go to the polls

A light turnout is expected to cast ballots for mayor, comptroller and aldermen in odd-numbered wards.

Suit says school employee punctured student's eardrum

Former St. Joseph School District employee Courtney Rollett is accused of bursting a mentally disabled student's eardrum with the needle of a basketball pump.

13 former FEMA trailers in Missouri are contaminated

Trailers that had high formaldehyde levels were supposed to be sold for scrap, but resurfaced in Jefferson County where they were offered as housing in recent weeks.

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