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Missouri Court of Appeals judge resigns

Judge Shaw, who has served on the court of appeals since 2002, is stepping down to work at a St. Louis law firm. Nominees to replace Shaw will be selected on March 13.

Winter storm hits parts of Missouri

A winter weather advisory for Boone County was updated Monday night to extend to 6 p.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service. Columbia residents can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow by Tuesday morning, according to the advisory.

Legislators await balanced budget, bipartisanship in State of State address

With Gov. Jay Nixon slated to present his State of the State address Tuesday evening in Jefferson City, state government leaders from both political parties are awaiting his budget and legislative recommendations.

Pre-need funeral legislation requires providers "be of good moral character"

Representatives from the funeral industry urged Senate committee members Monday to increase regulation on funeral homes and pre-need contracts in Missouri. Others offering support, including the attorney general's office, recognized the bill is a work in progress and there are concerns about some provisions. No one spoke against the bill.

Midwest home sales decline almost 5 percent in December

Sales of existing homes in the Midwest were down almost 5 percent in December compared with a year ago, and the median sale price fell to $140,800, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Nationally, sales increased about 1 percent compared with December 2007, and the median sale price was $175,400.

UPDATE: Investigators looking into Blunt's e-mail practices miss deadline

E-mail investigators of former Gov. Blunt's practices miss deadline

Special investigators looking into the e-mail practices of former Gov. Matt Blunt's office have missed a court deadline to report their findings Monday morning.

Struggling Sprint Nextel to eliminate 8,000 jobs

Effort seeks St. Louis as trade hub with China

Missouri legislators argue limitation of Sunshine Law

The Missouri House and Senate have interpreted the Sunshine Law not to apply to individual lawmakers — even though it does apply to the legislature as a whole, legislative committees and legislative staff.

U.S. Army Corps fixing Table Rock Lake site

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' campgrounds should be open by Memorial Day. The campgrounds were closed last year because of flood damage.

Fake ID business lands Kansas man in prison

A Kansas man who was caught with fake IDs, Social Security cards and other counterfeit documents was sentenced to eight years and five months in prison.

Judge refuses conflict claim in tax fraud case

A federal judge determined that a Joplin man can pay his co-defendants' legal fees and share defense attorneys in a case concerning a 43-count federal indictment alleging multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

One killed in drive-by shooting in St. Louis

A woman was killed and her husband was critically injured in the shooting on the Poplar Street Bridge.

Two Columbia TDDs included in statewide audit

The records of transportation development districts Broadway-Fairview and Grindstone Plaza came under review by the Missouri State Auditor's office as part of a routine statewide audit report.

Missouri parents charged in son's starvation death

Second-degree murder charges were brought against parents of child in the first prosecuted homicide of the year in Kansas City. Death was result of malnutrition, dehydration and neglect according to medical examiner's report.

Harrisonville man charged with murder, statutory rape, incest

The 47-year-old man has admitted to investigators he is the father of at least two of his daughter's four children. The bodies of two of the children were found in coolers on the family's property.

Kansas City man charged with killing roommate

Police say a Kansas City man allegedly killed his roommate in a dispute over money before setting the house on fire to destroy the evidence.

Roy Blunt 'seriously' weighing Senate bid

The U.S. Rep. joins at least three other Republicans that are considering running for the seat after Sen. Kit Bond announced he would not run for fifth term earlier this month.

Nixon asks community colleges not to raise tuition

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday a deal with two-year higher education institutions that they would not raise tution if spared from budget cuts in the next fiscal year. The deal is similar to one made with four-year institutions earlier this week; both agreements are dependent on legislature cooperation.

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