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Missouri GOP governor candidates differ on education policy

Tom Schweich and Catherine Hanaway, the leading Republican gubernatorial candidates for 2016, also differ on transportation spending.

St. Louis teen who lost eye in shooting receives special gift

Latasha Williams lost her left eye in a drive-by shooting in September. Ocularist Bruce Cook made her a free replacement, which was surgically implanted Friday.

Missouri Senate OKs bill requiring state to notify businesses of sales tax changes

State Sen. Will Kraus, R-Lee's Summit, said the bill would protect businesses that would otherwise be unaware of applicable sales taxes in the event of a policy change.

UPDTE: Missouri Senate would limit welfare benefits to 4 years

Missouri Senators in a voice vote supported ramping back the lifetime limit on receiving welfare benefits from five years to four.

North St. Louis property owners fighting eminent domain

Save Northside STL is working with the Institute for Justice to counter the St. Louis' eminent domain efforts. Aldermen are expected to vote Friday on a bill that would authorize condemnation of nearly 50 homes in the area where the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency might move into.

Police: Woman charged after ditching boots in bag with note

Note left in handbag with stolen shoes used to identified suspect.

Attorney: Charges against boy's fake kidnappers too harsh

The attorney for suspect in staged kidnapping case says its more bad judgment than criminal behavior.

3 Missouri school districts considering 4-day week

The districts say shorter work weeks could help save them money and retain teaching staff.

St. Louis ranks high on best places for singles

The online real estate database Zillow ranked the top 10 cities with more than 250,000 residents.

Missouri inmate put to death for killing neighbor in 1990

Walter Timothy Storey died by lethal injection early Wednesday for killing a female neighbor in St. Charles.

Bosnian immigrants plead not guilty in terror financing case

A St. Louis Bosnian couple were in front of judge Wednesday for allegedly providing money and military weapons to groups the U.S. deems terrorist organizations. They are joined by two other defendants from Illinois and New York.


Missouri takes a step toward becoming 'right-to-work' state

Still, Gov. Jay Nixon said he has not seen a right-to-work bill that he would not veto. The Missouri House of Representatives failed to get the 109 votes needed to override a gubernatorial veto.

Ferguson mayor says he tried in vain to get Guard to town

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III was the lead witness as a Missouri legislative committee began hearing testimony on why the National Guard was not quickly deployed in Ferguson when grand jurors opted not to charge officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down in May

Gov. Jay Nixon will nominate Maj. Bret Johnson, who runs the Missouri State Highway Patrol's field operations bureau, to take over as superintendent of the Highway Patrol.

Ferguson schools name new superintendent

Joseph Davis of Plymouth, North Carolina, replaces Art McCoy, who resigned last spring after he was suspended.

4 people indicted in scheme to steal and sell cooking oil

The indictment announced Tuesday says the conspirators stole more than $5.6 million in cooking oil from restaurants in five states.

2 plead not guilty in staged kidnapping of Missouri boy

Police say the boy's mother, grandmother and aunt planned the ruse to scare him because they believed he was too nice to people.

Dairy Farmers of America moving headquarters from Missouri to Kansas

The new building will be 100,000 square feet with an open floor plan to house the cooperative's 325 employees.

Crystal City cave owner found guilty in zoning flap

Twenty people were arrested on alcohol and drug charges, and two partygoers were treated for drug overdoses after the "raves in the cave."

Missouri Senate endorses monitoring Medicaid eligibility

The Senate gave initial approval Tuesday to a bill that includes an exemption for foster children in state custody who may be temporarily living outside Missouri.