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Missouri chooses new education commissioner

State's education department has a new leader

A new Missouri education commissioner has been chosen to replace a leader who faced frequent criticism while dealing with struggling districts.

Inmate charged with killing woman last seen in ‘01

A Missouri inmate convicted of sexually abusing an underage girl in 2002 is charged with murder in the disappearance of a woman a year earlier, who prosecutors believe was killed when she caught him sexually assaulting the child and intervened.

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UN officials demand prosecutions for US torture

All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush’s national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. officials said Wednesday.

Missouri bill proposes more fresh food for seniors

Missouri seniors could be eating more fresh produce if a proposed bill gets lawmaker support.

Columbia school security officers to carry guns

Some security personnel will be allowed to carry guns in Columbia schools if they meet certain requirements.

1 dead, 5 hurt in St. Louis bar shooting

A former St. Louis police officer found himself in a familiar situation earlier this week during an armed robbery that targeted a bar popular with off-duty and retired officers.

Millions spent to amend Missouri's Constitution

Millions were spent successfully advertising for and against hot-topic proposed amendments to the Missouri Constitution during an election cycle unusually devoid of high-profile campaigns for office.

Police investigate St. Louis County beating death

St. Louis County police are investigating a deadly baseball bat attack.

Obama wants more police wearing body cameras

President Barack Obama wants to see more police wearing cameras to help build trust between the public and police by recording events like the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, but is not seeking to pull back federal programs that provide the type of military-style equipment used to dispel the resulting racially-charged protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Gov. Nixon to call special session to fund Ferguson response

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to ongoing protests in Ferguson.

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