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Charges dropped in alleged Mo. shooting plot

A 17-year-old boy accused of plotting a school shooting in northeast Missouri is no longer facing charges.

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Nixon withholds nearly $401 million from state budget

State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state's payroll if lawmakers override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.

Auditor slams DESE, Social Services for early childhood funds

State Auditor Tom Schweich rated as “poor” the work Missouri’s departments of Social Services and Elementary and Secondary Education have been doing in supervising early childhood development and education programs.

Threat of further filibuster kills transportation sales tax for session

State Sen. Mike Kehoe reluctantly admitted defeat this morning on his proposal for a 10-year, one-cent sales tax to pay for transportation improvements.

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New Bloomfield soldier killed in accident in Kuwait

A soldier from Callaway County who died in an accident in Kuwait will receive a military funeral this weekend. Spc. Charles P. McClure, of New Bloomfield, died May 2 in Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

Mo. House passes $1.2B bonding initiative

The Missouri House has passed a $1.2 billion bonding initiative that would finance construction and repairs at public buildings across the state.

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.