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Man gets 3 life sentences for sex crimes with children

The 54-year-old man was convicted after authorities said he had sexual contact with four children between 2000 and 2005.


Ferguson man accused of looting 2 businesses

Police have been releasing surveillance images in an effort to track down looters.

Ozarks women in writing conference finds new home

A spokeswoman said the College of the Ozarks decided not to host the Ozarks Writers League's "A Celebration of Women in Writing" conference because some of the topics of discussion were too sexual in nature.

Hallmark to transfer printing work from Georgia to Kansas

The Litho-Krome subsidiary produces greeting cards and Crayola packaging. Some employees will be offered a relocation option, while others will receive severance pay.

Experts say St. Louis recovery still lags behind

St. Louis has lagged behind the national and Midwest averages since the end of the recession, but the region's median income tops the national average.

Missouri House endorses voter photo ID requirements

The House gave initial approval Wednesday to a constitutional amendment and bill that would require voters to show a non-expired photo ID before casting a ballot.


Former Missouri school principal charged with dealing heroin

Law enforcement seized heroin worth between $8,000 and $12,000 from the former elementary school principal's home.

Missouri woman accused of foiled murder-for-hire plot

Authorities allege that Leta Faye Douglas told her ex-husband in Nebraska that she questioned her sister's handling of the finances of the women's parents.

Lafferre Hall approved for renovations by Board of Public Buildings

The $38.5 million in renovations will include structural updates to Lafferre Hall, as well as additional lab and research space. 

Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Gov. Jay Nixon preferred to have police on the front lines for the Nov. 24 grand jury announcement. National Guard soldiers were only sent to the Ferguson area after much of the rioting damage had been done.

Gates Bar-B-Q restaurant in Independence burns to ground

One of six Gates restaurants, this one was popular with fans coming from nearby Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums.

2 employees injured in fire at Procter & Gamble plant

The blaze began when a piece of equipment at the eastern Missouri plant caught fire, East County Fire Chief Dwayne Kirchoff said.


Construction on Loop trolley begins next month

The trolley in St. Louis and University City is expected to be completed next year.

Nixon to restore state money for Kansas City sports complex

The money was eliminated in the governor's proposed budget for the next fiscal year without explanation.

McCaskill makes trip to Cuba to support lifting embargo

Optimistic about normalizing relations between the U.S. and Cuba, McCaskill and two other U.S. senators visited the island nation with fellow senators.

St. Peters likely to keep red-light cameras off

The mayor says the city and other plaintiffs will continue the legal challenge.

Months after its passage, Amendment 10 still raises questions

Voters approved the measure in November, which allows the legislature to override a governor's decision to freeze or slow spending in the state budget. . Some questions about its implementation remain unanswered. 

2 small southeast Missouri towns refuse to merge

Despite their shared history, cities Frohna and Altenburg are still not interested in merging together, and will even be "stepping outside the letter of the law" to avoid the consolidation.

Missouri lawmakers talk about virtual school option for students

The virtual school provision is part of a larger bill aimed at fixing the state's student transfer law, which legislative leaders have said is a top priority this session.

AT&T aims to match Google broadband in Kansas City

Company officials said the new service's Internet connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second — nearly 100 times faster than available in most U.S. homes — will match Google's current pricing of $70 a month.