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Two charged in Pulaski County beating death

A man and teenage girl were jailed in connection with the death of a Dixon man.

Missouri scholarship expansion cut out of legislation

The A+ Schools Program expansion, which would give certain students four years of free college tuition, will likely not pass this year as the larger education bill was defeated. Rep. Maynard Wallace, R-Thornfield, said the program will not be a part of the new bill when it resurfaces.

Carnahan says he's working to keep Fenton plant open

U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan has been meeting with officials from the White House and Treasury Department to convince Chrysler to keep its Fulton plan open.

16-year-old charged as adult in murder charge

A St. Louis teen will be tried as an adult for first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

Missouri House rejects package of education measures

The legislation included an expansion of a college scholarship program, raised minimum pay for public school teachers, banned illegal immigrants from enrolling in state colleges and created a five-star rating system for preschools.

Missouri House backs health care expansion plan

The plan would expand government-subsidized health care to low-income Missourians who have difficulty getting insurance.

Missouri lawmakers approve memorial road sign programs

Families could pay to renew the sign every 10 years. The signs would read: "Drunk Driving Victim!" and include the person's initials, the month and year that the person died and the slogan, "Think About It!"

Officials evaluate damage in 33 Missouri counties

A storm that roared through southern Missouri on Friday damaged or destroyed several hundred homes and at least three people died.

Suspected spree killer indicted in jail fight

The man, who is accused of bludgeoning to death two people in Missouri and six people in Illinois, has now been accused of also taking the legs off a chair and throwing them at the officers and punching one.

Judge refuses to delay Skillicorn execution

U.S. District Judge Scott Wright dismissed a suit that sought to have clemency determined by an independent board instead of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon because of his former role as Missouri attorney general.

Clayton dermatologist charged with sodomy

Police do not believe the two alleged victims, two teenage girls, were patients of the 65-year-old doctor.

Concealed-carry bill stalls in Missouri Senate committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a public hearing Monday on a bill that would expand the castle doctrine and allow concealed weapons on college campuses. Of the five witnesses who spoke, none were in opposition to the bill. The committee did not vote Monday.

Missouri House debating health care expansion

The plan could expand government-subsiodized health care for low-income Missourians who have trouble getting insurance.

Legislators OK fire safety measure for long-term care facilities

Legislation on its way to Gov. Jay Nixon would allow inpectors from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct fire safety checks in addition to the Missouri fire marshal's office.

Missouri House rejects package of education measures

The House voted down a bill that included expanding a college scholarship program and raising minimum pay for teachers.

Missouri lawmakers OK delay in new car inspections

A new bill would change the mandatory inspection from two years to five years after the car is manufactured.

UPDATE: 'Robo-calls' dial up senators, spur federal investigation

A national wave of spam "robocalls" warn people that their auto warranties are about to expire and that they need to sign up for new service plans. Federal regulators are close to filing lawsuits against companines behind the calls.

Ag secretary to speak at rural forum in Missouri

The USDA says the secretary wants to hear from rural residents about what they believe the USDA can do to help rural communities prosper in the 21st century economy.

UPDATE: Missouri agriculture community needs jobs, money, Vilsack says

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke Tuesday at a forum in Portageville, a Bootheel town about 170 miles south of St. Louis. He discussed job losses in the field and said more young people are needed in the trade.

Fort Leonard Wood soldier's trial date re-set

The trial date for Spc. Jermaine Johnson, who is charged in the death of Myria Silva, has been re-set for June 29 to July 1. Silva was the wife of Pfc. Benjamin Silva.