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Ag secretary calls for unified energy plan

The Agriculture secretary talked about ethanol and developing a comprehensive energy plan in a speech Monday.

3 chosen as St. Louis superintendent finalists

Three school administrators from New Orleans, North Carolina and Rhode Island were named as finalists to be the superintendent of St. Louis public schools.

Renewable energy initiative will be on November ballot

A proposal that will require Missouri utilities to use more renewable energy will now be on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Jail inmate suffered seizures for more than 30 minutes before dying, report says

A guard ordered that the Lincoln County inmate be moved to an observation room, but no ambulance was called.

Services for Kirkwood mayor set for Thursday

Mike Swoboda died after being shot twice in the head in a February rampage caused by a disgruntled resident.

Kansas City police shoot sword-wielding man

Two Kansas City police officers shot and killed a man after he tried to swing a sword at them.

Kansas City airport prepares for future expansion

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers are arrested less often than their constituents

Despite eight arrests since the beginning of 2007, the rate of arrests for Missouri legislators falls well below the rate of the other state residents.

Greene County likely to turn to MU for forensic services

The county has been unable to hire a medical examiner, and MU has provided forensic pathology services for other counties.

Hulshof drains campaign account in primaries, lags behind Nixon financially

Hulshof rebuilds his campaign account with contributions made after Missouri’s contribution cap was lifted last week. The primary elections left several losing candidates in debt.

State court delays another execution

For the second time in less than a month, the Missouri Supreme Court has given a reprieve to a death row inmate. John Middleton was scheduled to die by injection Sept. 17 for the 1995 shooting deaths of three people in northwest Missouri.

Biden to campaign in Missouri on Tuesday

The Delaware senator is slated to meet with voters to discuss the country’s economic challenges. Campaign officials have not indicated which city Biden will visit.

Boil order for Chaffee water ends

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources lifted the boil order Thursday after 11 tests for bacteria showed no problem.

Brockman's Cafe set to close at Missouri State Fairgrounds

Brockman's Cafe, which has been serving breakfast and lunch to customers at the Missouri State Fairgrounds for 51 years, is shutting its doors.

Newhouse, a Kansas City domestic violence shelter, to remain open

The shelter had moved the 72 women and children housed there, but an anonymous donation will allow the shelter to re-open.

Fire kills one, injures three in St. Charles

A Friday morning fire in a St. Charles apartment complex left one man dead, three people injured and 12 families displaced.

Leftover Gustav rains prompt minor Missouri floods

The National Weather Service said wet weather left over from the hurricane that hit the Gulf Coast on Monday dropped as much as 6 inches of rain in Missouri on Wednesday and Thursday.

InBev shareholders to vote on Anheuser-Busch bid

Shareholders of the Belgian beer company will vote Sept. 29 on the company’s $52 billion bid for St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch.

Missouri Bar gives state judges high marks

Of the 42 Missouri judges whose names will appear on this year’s retention election ballots, The Missouri Bar recommended ousting only one from the bench. Some Republicans, however, criticize the state’s nonpartisan process for judicial selection for being too secretive and giving attorneys too much power.

Polio vaccine maker asks Missouri Supreme Court to reconsider award

 A St. Louis man was awarded $8.5 million in damages in 2005 after he contracted polio in 1987.

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