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Nixon promises layoffs if budget not changed

Gov. Jay Nixon this morning promised to "reduce staff and services accordingly — including making the necessary layoffs — effective July 1" if lawmakers pass the state's budget in its current form.

Nixon and Mo. House propose money for Mo. capital improvements

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing using $86 million in next year’s budget for work at the state mental hospital in Fulton, state Capitol and state parks

Nixon chief of staff has stroke

Full recovery expected

John Watson, 53 — Gov. Jay Nixon’s chief of staff — was hospitalized over the weekend after a mild stroke.

Laughrey issues preliminary injunction in Linn State drug testing case

Preliminary order in effect until July trial

With a few exceptions, Linn State Technical College students won’t have to take a drug test, at least while a judge's preliminary injunction is in effect.

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"No Travel" Advisory in effect for Missouri

Another major winter storm is making its way into Missouri, bringing heavy snowfall and strong winds across much of the state on Monday night through Tuesday.

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Another winter storm heading toward Missouri

Dry weather is expected to continue Sunday before another storm system threatens Mid-Missouri on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter storm

Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning,

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Official: Cadaver dogs search in Kansas City blast

Cadaver dogs are searching the smoldering remains of a Kansas City restaurant that burned to the ground following a gas explosion and massive blaze, a fire official says.

3 Mo. bail bondsmen charged with assault

Three central Missouri bail bondsmen are accused of assaulting a fugitive they were trying to apprehend for failing to appear in court on several warrants.

Mo. lawmakers open 2013 with plans for tax cuts

The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era pledging to cut taxes for residents and revamp the state’s business incentives to boost the economy.

PSC approves Ameren rate increase

Rate hike is fifth in last six years

Nixon names Wilson to Supreme Court

Jefferson City native will succeed William Ray Price Jr., who retired Aug. 1

Paul Wilson, former Cole County circuit judge and a former assistant attorney general, will be the next judge on Missouri's Supreme Court. Gov. Jay Nixon announced the appointment this afternoon.

LU names presidential finalists

Mid-Missourians will get a chance next week to meet the three finalists for Lincoln University’s vacant president’s job. The three finalists were identified Friday as: Bernard Franklin, an NCAA officer in Indianapolis; Rosalind Fuse-Hall, a director of Title III programs; and Kevin Rome, a vice chancellor at North Carolina Central University.

Green rejects Ferguson appeal

Ferguson is serving 40 years for killing Kent Heitholt in Columbia, 11 years ago tonight.

Farm Bureau fundraiser continuing without speaker

Hurricane disrupts dinner speaker's travel plans.