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Updated Dec 20, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Fulfilling a promise he made earlier the year, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody.

Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Missouri has selected a new education commissioner who is pledging to build relationships and focus on students as the department moves on from the resignation of a leader who faced frequent criticism while dealing with struggling districts.

Updated Dec 18, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Executions and new death sentences dropped to their lowest numbers in decades in 2014, an anti-death penalty group said in a new report.

Posted Dec 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Five hearings later, the interim committee charged at looking into the merger of the Missouri State Highway and Water Patrols is ready to move forward. Hearings were held in Jefferson City, Osage Beach, Hollister and St. Joseph.

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 11:40 AM

A new audit faults the Missouri Department of Agriculture for failing to complete some inspections and giving big pay raises to several employees, but Auditor Tom Schweich says those are "relatively small" concerns.

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 9:50 AM

All Missouri employers would be required to use a federal verification system to check employees' legal resident status under legislation introduced Monday by a Republican lawmaker that's aimed at curbing the number of immigrants working illegally...

Updated Dec 16, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Missouri's Department of Economic Development has been named the number one economic development agency in the country by the nation's premier international brokerage and consulting firms.

Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Missouri legislators took the first steps to investigate the response to the unrest in Ferguson and surrounding areas.

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 9:54 AM

The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Gov. Jay Nixon is asking the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission to analyze the potential for charging tolls on arguably Missouri's most important road, Interstate 70. The request comes as Nixon says the state is "approaching a critical...

Updated Dec 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Missouri inmate was put to death early Wednesday for fatally beating a 63-year-old woman with a hammer in 1998, the state's record 10th lethal injection of 2014 to match Texas for the most executions in the country this year.

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