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Updated Jul 24, 2014 at 7:39 PM

The man who killed a Blue Springs man in a gas-station robbery 20 years ago has been scheduled to die.The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set a Sept. 10 execution day for Leon Taylor.Taylor, now 56, was convicted in the April 1994 murder of Robert Newton, who was working at a Phillips 66 station on Missouri 291 in Independence.Taylor and his half-sister and half-brother went to the gas station. They bought some gas and discussed whether to rob the station. They held...

Updated Jul 22, 2014 at 12:57 AM

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – Lawyers for a southwest Missouri school district being sued by the parents of a boy who killed himself last year have filed a request seeking all of the Facebook messages, photographs, videos and other communication...

Posted Jul 19, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon continues to warn that sales tax cuts passed by the General Assembly would hurt the state budget and in particular hammer local governments.“The fiscal impact would be profound and permanent,” Nixon...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 12:01 AM

MARYVILLE, Mo. — A northwest Missouri prosecutor said he will appeal a judge's ruling that quashed a search warrant for a former university professor's home where a marijuana-growing operation was found last year after the educator...

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

COLUMBIA, Mo.  — The Missouri Department of Higher Education is planning to expand a state scholarship program to some students who entered the United States without legal permission before they were 16 years old, the department's...

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Jeff Lujin’s big day is almost here.His documentary movie, “The Story of the Ozark Mountain Festival: Three Days of Sodom and Gomorrah in Sedalia, Mo.,” will make its premiere in Sedalia this Saturday, telling the...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 10:10 PM

ST. LOUIS – A special prosecutor on Tuesday dismissed a first-degree murder charge against a northwest Missouri man facing a third trial in his neighbor's 1990 death – the latest and likely final legal victory in a nearly...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM

ST. LOUIS — Platte County's circuit clerk says a special prosecutor has dismissed a first-degree murder charge against a northwest Missouri man facing a third trial in his neighbor's 1990 death.Circuit Clerk Sandra Dowd...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 12:47 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety in public schools.The veto...

Updated Jul 14, 2014 at 11:18 PM

JEFFERSON CITY  — A lawmaker-led effort challenging national education standards that evolved into a softer approach to revise Missouri's student achievement goals has won the last-minute backing of Gov. Jay Nixon.The...

Updated Jul 11, 2014 at 12:42 AM

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation re-writing Missouri's payday loan laws Thursday, describing the newly proposed limits as an industry-backed "sham" that fell short of "true reform."The...

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