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A 20-year-old northeast Missouri man is facing several charges in the death of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. 

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The mother of a slain infant has pleaded guilty to two felonies for permitting her child to be around the man convicted of killing the baby in February 2014. 

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Three people have died in central Missouri in what authorities are describing as a double homicide and a suicide. The Randolph County Sheriff's Department said in a news release that deputies responded early Saturday to a report of a shooting at a residence near Moberly. 

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All six of Missouri's living governors have gathered in Kansas City for a panel discussion on economic development.

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A former assistant professor is suing four Emporia State University officials, alleging he faced racial discrimination and retaliation before he was fired.

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State Republican legislative leaders have called a joint hearing that will review programs that could be used to provide assistance for refugee resettlement in Missouri.

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Protests by University of Missouri black students that forced the administration to address racism and other problems mirror efforts decades ago that led many majority white schools to create African-American studies and other programs.

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The interim police chief in Ferguson is leaving about two months earlier than expected.

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  A group of students at Missouri State University said they'll protest if the university doesn't address several concerns, including instituting a zero-tolerance policy for hate crimes.

The Springfield News-Leader reported the students also have several other demands, including personnel changes, naming rights for the planned Diversity Center and an audit of multicultural services.

The governing board of the University of Missouri System is asking to hear from students about racial issues at the Columbia campus.

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Kansas City Council members are expected to approve an ordinance prohibiting stores from selling tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.

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A new provost has been named at Southeast Missouri State University.

University officials announced Wednesday that Karl Kunkel, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, has been named provost at Southeast Missouri State University.

The provost is the university's chief academic officer and is responsible for nine colleges and schools at the university.

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A large fish kill has been reported a southwest Missouri hatchery.

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A Missouri lawmaker is seeking a special legislative session aimed at preventing Gov. Jay Nixon from allowing Syrian refugees to resettle in the state.

The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson has announced the hiring of a new city manager.

A Columbia Planned Parenthood facility likely will lose the ability to perform medication-induced abortions.

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An appeals court has ruled that a previous calculation of damages owed to about 3,000 blind Missouri residents receiving state benefits was too low.

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Developers of a proposed $2 billion transmission line say they are returning their attention to Missouri after Illinois regulators approved the multistate project.

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A Missouri judge has ruled against a challenge to the state Senate's vote overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of measure that could reduce the number of weeks residents can collect unemployment benefits.

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The Missouri Statehouse office of Republican state Sen. Kurt Schaefer is closed until further notice because of a death threat the lawmaker says he received by telephone last weekend.

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A Nigeria native living in St. Louis faces possible deportation now that he's admitted in federal court that he's stolen $734,000 in government funds by filing more than 50 fraudulent tax returns.

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Environmental groups have dropped their lawsuit that sought to reinstate solar energy rebates for customers of utility Ameren Missouri.

If the University of Missouri succeeds in meeting a student demand for a faculty that's 10 percent black in two years, it will likely be alone among its peers.

St. Louis-area taxi drivers suing Uber allege they've seen up to a 40 percent dip in business since the ride service began operating in violation of local regulations.

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 More than a dozen Joplin police officers will begin wearing body cameras this week.

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says it's up to the federal government to screen refugees and is calling for safeguards following deadly terror attacks in Paris.

The former chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship Columbia campus will get more than $344,000 a year in his new role heading up the school's research.

The Associated Press obtained Loftin's transition agreement Monday under Missouri's open records law. It shows that R. Bowen Loftin will earn three-quarters of the $459,000 he was making as chancellor until he resigned Nov. 9.

Loftin's resignation came hours after the university system's president, Tim Wolfe, also stepped down in the wake of racial unrest on the Columbia campus.


Student protests and outrage over the University of Missouri's handling of racial issues has brought national attention.

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Racial tensions are growing at the University of Kansas with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike.