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 Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is calling on the federal government to make amends for what he called one of the "profound mistakes of urban development policy" by selecting a north St. Louis site where a failed public housing project once stood as the new home for a spy agency's regional headquarters.

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Legislation sent from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's office to aldermen says about two-thirds of the city taxes generated by a new NFL stadium would go to the team that plays there.

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The nation's two largest pharmacy benefit providers say they are severing ties with a mail-order pharmacy affiliated with embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals after a review of the pharmacy's business practices.

A Kansas City-area couple whose toddler died when a dresser toppled onto him is one step closer to building a house to display home safety precautions.

The two-state battle for a federal spy agency's new regional headquarters is heating up.

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A 48-year-old man is accused of striking a St. Francois County deputy with a vehicle before leading police on a chase in Jefferson County.


The scores of Missouri schoolchildren on a test known as the nation's report card have held relatively steady.

The National Assessment of Educational Progress results were released Wednesday. They show that reading scores held steady for Missouri fourth and eighth graders over the last two years, while nationally they were flat for fourth graders and lower for eighth graders.

Nationally, math scores slipped. In Missouri, the math scores for fourth and eighth graders also were lower — but only slightly.


A federal judge has tossed out an activist's lawsuit that sought to keep St. Louis from revoking an occupancy permit for his shelter for homeless people.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports U.S. District Judge John Ross dismissed on Tuesday the lawsuit filed in March by the Rev. Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center.

The city has said it will shutter the downtown shelter unless it abides by a permit allowing no more than 32 people to be housed there overnight. The shelter often accommodates more than 200. It has drawn crime and nuisance complaints.


The state Board of Education has authorized a group to move ahead with plans to open new charter schools in Kansas City.

The board on Tuesday authorized Los Angeles-based Citizens of the World to move forward with plans for the schools.

The group has three schools in Los Angeles and two in Brooklyn. The Kansas City plan calls for opening two kindergarten through first-grade elementary schools in 2016, adding a grade each subsequent year.


A Missouri appeals court has ruled that a man who claims he was fired because he's gay can't sue for discrimination.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Tuesday's 2-1 decision by the Western District Missouri Court of Appeals says the state law barring discrimination based on sex only covers gender-based actions.

Chief Judge James Welch said the court's decision was bound by the legislature's choice to not include sexual orientation in the Missouri Human Rights Act's protections.

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A $10 million federal grant will help fund a project to replace an old bridge over the Mississippi River along the Missouri and Illinois border.

Attorneys for a Missouri inmate scheduled to be put to death next week for a triple killing more than two decades ago are pressing a federal judge to block the execution, citing the man's brain tumor.

Attorneys for Ernest Johnson say in a lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri, that his "unique medical condition" could be exacerbated by lethal injection, possibly causing uncontrollable seizures and convulsions.

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Proposed new learning standards for Missouri K-12 students are drawing criticism.

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An Ameren Missouri program that offers rebates for energy efficiency could shut down by the end of the year after state regulators rejected a plan to extend it.

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FBI Director James Comey said the agency used surveillance aircrafts above Ferguson, Missouri, last year to help local law enforcement keep track of unrest on the ground.

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Missouri's two failing school districts have made progress toward shedding the unaccredited designation that allows their students to transfer to better performing schools.

A University of Missouri student accused of a hate crime has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

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  The Federal Communications Commission agreed to decrease how much money companies can charge for phone calls made from jails and prisons.

The agency voted Thursday to cap rates on all local, in-state long distance, interstate and international calls. The changes go further than restrictions adopted two years ago that limited rates on inmate calls from one state to another.

The changes will take effect in prisons early next year and in jails by mid-2016.

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The University of Missouri will again allow nursing students to gain clinical experience at Planned Parenthood clinics.


St. Louis is giving back $5.6 million to drivers who paid red-light camera tickets since early last year.

The city announced the give-back program on Wednesday. It applies to red-light camera tickets paid between Feb. 11, 2014, and Aug. 19 of this year. More than 56,000 people paid $100 fines for those violations.

The decision follows a Missouri Supreme Court ruling on Aug. 19 that struck down the city's red-light camera ordinance.


Missouri's education department says it's removing schoolchildren's Social Security numbers from a state database.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education said in an audit report released Wednesday it will stop the practice by the end of June 2016.

The state audit report said collecting Social Security numbers for the student-level record system wasn't necessary and put children at risk in case of a data breach.


A candidate for Missouri lieutenant governor says he's launching a campaign to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

The Kansas City Star reports Brad Bradshaw, a Democrat, said Tuesday that he's submitted a medical marijuana initiative petition to the state Secretary of State's office for review. If the petition is approved and garners enough signatures, Missouri voters would decide next year whether the state constitution should be amended to allow the sale of marijuana for medical reasons.

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Springfield police are investigating reports of three alleged rapes atMissouri State University.

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A man who was recently freed from a Missouri prison serving a life sentence on a marijuana-related charge wants supporters to help change marijuana laws.

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A national audit and tax advisory firm is expanding in St. Louis, creating more jobs and seeking incentives of more than $7 million.

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Authorities say a man has died after being arrested by police in Dunklin County.

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Fire officials say fires set at five St. Louis-area churches in little more than a week are all suspicious and likely are connected.

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Missouri officials and mental health advocates say the state is making progress toward improving mental health care, but a lack of resources is a continuing problem.

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A former attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union who filed Ferguson-related lawsuits has been removed from a St. Louis County grand jury after Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch complained about him.