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Posted Apr 29, 2015 at 6:12 AM

The state senator from Independence is not optimistic about securing money for the state to take over the Independence Police Department’s crime lab despite apparent progress in Jefferson City.“ ... the governor has been determined not to help us with this crime lab, so I think he’ll figure out a way not to help us,” said Democrat Paul LeVota.City officials say the lab, which has been considered highly regarded, is an unaffordable cost for the city.

Posted Apr 28, 2015 at 6:02 AM

Lake Tapawingo’s mayor says the city has been unfairly singled out for writing too many traffic tickets.“We run speed like everyone else does,” said Mayor Rocky Queen, a former police officer.A bill sitting on...

Updated Apr 22, 2015 at 12:39 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri House sent a top business priority for Republicans to Gov. Jay Nixon's desk Tuesday, but the measure doesn't have enough votes to override a potential veto.Unemployment benefits would be cut to as low...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 12:45 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Minors convicted of first-degree murder could receive a less-severe punishment than the current requirement of life in prison under legislation advanced Wednesday in the Missouri Senate.The bill aims to address...

Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 12:42 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Attorney General Chris Koster had more than $3 million in cash on hand to spend on his bid for Missouri governor in 2016, campaign records released Wednesday show, more than twice the amount of the lead Republican...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:37 AM

JEFFERSON CITY — Republican lawmakers are using their large majorities this session to try to limit the social safety net on a number of fronts, despite concerns from Democrats and advocates that the proposals would harm the state's most...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:32 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri House sent a supplemental spending bill to the Senate on Monday that includes $120 million in general revenue for the rest of this fiscal year.The majority of the money requested by Gov. Jay Nixon is to...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:30 AM

Kansas City officials say they sympathize with efforts by civil rights and religious leaders to raise the local minimum wage in an effort to improve the plight of the working poor.But Mayor Sly James and other lawyers on the City Council...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:30 AM

ST. LOUIS – Advocates for a black inmate facing execution in Missouri said Monday that he was unfairly sentenced to death when African-Americans were excluded from the jury at his St. Louis County trial.Andre Cole, 52, is scheduled...

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 7:50 PM

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called on lawmakers Friday to reverse "draconian" cuts to social services programs in the Senate's proposal for the 2016 budget.Nixon said a proposed decrease to departments that serve foster...

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 11:50 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – More than $7 million in funds meant to fix Missouri's ailing highways instead went to excessive paid leave for employees and other expenses even as the Department of Transportation has said a funding shortfall will prevent...

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