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Posted Oct 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

The Morgan County R-II Board of Education has joined other area school boards in opposition to a proposed state constitutional amendment on teacher pay and tenure that is scheduled to go before voters on Nov. 4.

Updated Oct 21, 2014 at 1:19 PM

One of three people charged in the death of a 15-year-old southwest Missouri girl will be sentenced in December for his role in her case.

Updated Oct 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Some district-level Missouri school officials have criticized the state school board's plan to quickly hire a new education commissioner, saying the board should first gather input on the position's needs and conduct a national search for qualified...

Updated Oct 20, 2014 at 3:21 PM

A jury has found Joshua L. Maynard guilty of two counts of second degree murder, one count of arson in the first degree, and attempting to manufacture methamphetamine, after a meth-related fire that killed two children on Dec. 1, 2012.

Updated Oct 16, 2014 at 10:08 AM

"Ebola is real!" says the hand-drawn flier.Simple pictures of monkeys, bush meat, hugs and handshakes are covered with X's — indicating ways to prevent spread of the deadly virus.

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Opponents of a new Missouri constitutional farming right asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn the close election results, asserting that some voters were misled to support it.

Posted Oct 15, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Open enrollment runs Oct. 15-Dec. 7

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Without the testimony of uniformed officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the second hearing to examine the results of the Highway/Water Patrol merger in 2011 took a decidedly more critical tone.

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 2:32 PM

A small yet determined group of Missourians and Iowans gathered outside Osage Beach City Hall Tuesday morning in protest of what they believe is the ill-handled Missouri Water Patrol investigation into the death of an Iowa man over the Memorial Day...

Updated Oct 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Police arrested dozens of protesters during the final of four days of rallies and civil disturbance to express anger at the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb.

Updated Oct 13, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Following a fatal police shooting that has fueled weeks of protests, Missouri lawmakers could consider legislation that would remove local prosecutors from decisions about whether to charge police involved in deadly shootings.

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