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U.S. state carries out first execution since Supreme Court ruling

Washington - The US state of Missouri executed a death row inmate, the first execution since the country's Supreme Court backed the use of a contested lethal injection drug.

Intern sexting scandal takes down powerful Missouri politician

Kansas City - Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (R) announced his resignation from his leadership position on Thursday after being caught up in a sexting scandal.

Shooter kills cousins in Missouri murder spree

Washington - A gunman who killed seven people in rural Missouri before turning the gun on himself was related to at least four of his victims, police said Friday.

Eight dead in mass murder and suicide in Missouri

Investigators in Tyrone, Missouri are working six active crime scenes this morning after eight bodies were discovered overnight in several homes in rural southern Missouri.

No pardon for Missouri prisoner serving life sentence for pot

Sedalia - Every day for over 20 years, Jeff Mizanskey, a nonviolent offender, has been staring at the same prison walls, a victim of Missouri's stringent three strikes' law that has since been repealed. Last month, Governor Jay Nixon declined to pardon Mizanskey.

Protests return to Missouri after black teen slain by police

Saint Louis - Hundreds of angry demonstrators took to the streets of another St. Louis suburb Tuesday to protest the slaying of a black teen by a white police officer.

Grand Jury clears Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown

Ferguson - At 9:30 p.m. ET, a grand jury decided to clear Missouri police officer Darren Wilson over the death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

Anonymous seizes Twitter account of KKK amidst Ferguson threats

Ferguson - There's a lot of tension in the air in Ferguson, Missouri as reports indicate that the grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of teen, Michael Brown, may be imminent.

Source: Feds say charges against Ferguson cop unlikely

Washington, D. C. - Reports from the U.S. capital indicate that federal prosecutors are likely not planning to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August and set off riots and days of street protests.

Op-Ed: Allegations of inappropriate affair in Russ Faria murder case Special

Explosive allegations surfaced this week alleging that Lincoln County, Missouri, prosecutor, Leah Askey, was having an affair with one of the lead detectives in the Russ Faria murder case during the time of Faria’s arrest, trial, and conviction.

Missouri cops look for suspects in officer shootings in Ferguson

Ferguson - Missouri law enforcement officers in the St. Louis suburb where deep racial schisms were exposed last month are continuing to look for suspects in two separate shootings involving police.

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

Ferguson - If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

Ford to add more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has plans to add 1,200 new jobs at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Grand jury gets more time to decide on Ferguson charges

Ferguson - A Missouri grand jury considering whether to indict a Ferguson police officer over the death of Michael Brown can hear evidence for four more months.

Report: U.S. authorities to probe Ferguson police conduct

Ferguson - The U.S. Justice Department plans to launch a full-scale investigation into alleged civil rights abuses by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where two weeks of sometimes violent protests followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager last month.

Teacher raises more than $150,000 to feed Ferguson students

Ferguson - The turmoil in Ferguson has forced schools in the local school district to stay closed until August 25, and this means that low-income students who rely on reduced-price or free lunches may not be getting the food that they need.

St. Louis police allegedly shoot another African American suspect

St Louis - A cell phone video has emerged showing St. Louis police allegedly shooting an African American male in broad daylight after he stole two sodas from a local store.

Missouri governor summons National Guard to Ferguson

Ferguson - Missouri National Guard officers were called in Monday to help the state highway patrol restore order in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb wracked by nightly protests since an unarmed black teen was killed by police more than a week ago.

Livestream video captured Sunday's Ferguson protests

Ferguson - On Sunday night, Vice journalist Tim Pool is livestreamed video of the chaos in Ferguson, MO, minutes before the curfew descends on the embattled neighbourhood. Seven people have been arrested and one man has been reportedly shot.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey marches in Ferguson protests

Ferguson - Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and the first person to send out a tweet from Twitter, has been using Twitter to provide updates live from the ground at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Cops say slain Missouri teen robbed convenience store

Ferguson - Police in Ferguson, Mo., now allege that an African American teen shot and killed by an officer on Aug. 9, sparking days of civil unrest, was involved in a robbery of a convenience store 15 minutes earlier.

Missouri man executed for murder, rape of college student in 1995

Bonne Terre - A 43-year-old Missouri man convicted of raping and strangling a college student in 1995 was executed August 6 as his family members and those of his victim watched.

Missouri Governor doesn't want teachers packing heat

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed teachers and other school staff members to carry firearms on campus.

Congressmen who voted for NDAA detention face voters on Aug. 5th

A round of primary elections is scheduled to take place on August 5th in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington.

Bride-to-be killed on her way to her bachelorette party

Kansas City - Revelers became mourners when a woman’s life was cut tragically short in a vehicle en route to her own bachelorette party.

Op-Ed: Same-sex marriage spreading like wildfire

Boulder - A leftist Colorado county this week began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. They don’t call it the People’s Republic of Boulder for nothing.

Kenny Rogers to visit Children's Center and host benefit concert

Sikeston - Country Music Hall of Famer Kenny Rogers is a man with a big heart. He will be visiting the Kenny Rogers Children's Center on June 1 and he will be hosting a benefit concert.

Missouri shop offers free fudge to 300+ lb people on Fat Tuesday

A recently-opened candy shop in Missouri is taking the concept of Fat Tuesday to a whole new level by offering free fudge to anyone over 300 pounds today only.

Family discovers woman's death on Facebook after tragic fire Special

When 45-year-old Leah Tarkington passed away on Jan. 16, there was confusion about her death. Tarkington's body had been found inside a shed in the yard of her father’s home after firefighters extinguished a large fire late that afternoon.

Some U.S. states may return to firing squad for executions

With European manufacturers boycotting the sale of the drugs normally used to painlessly execute prisoners in the United States, some politicians are panicking. Now they are looking for alternative methods to kill.
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Academy Sports+Outdoors and Goodyear stores in early June 2011.  Joplin  MO
Academy Sports+Outdoors and Goodyear stores in early June 2011. Joplin, MO
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Entering Wellston, Missouri
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Dinner time for the feral cats who live in my Mom's backyard & environs, Arrow Rock, Missouri. Photo taken: July 3, 2005
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Harvey's at Union Station. Kansas City, MO
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Demonstrators carry signs last month at a protest in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, 14 August 2014. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis
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Stuffed Grizzly Bear at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012.
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Site of Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Site of the former Sonice Drive-in on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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A woman holds a protest sign as demonstrators gather outside St. Louis County police headquarters in Clayton, Mo., a few days after the police shooting of an armed black teen in nearby Ferguson.
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Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs. Joplin, MO
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Plaque at Pizza Hut in remembrance of employees and customers lost to tornado. S. Range Line, Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Missouri House Special Standing Committee on Redistricting Chair John Diehl, R-Town and Country, accompanied by Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, discuss with reporters the implications of the latest census data.
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Home Depot. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
Eight people are dead and one person has been injured after a series of shootings in south-central M...
Eight people are dead and one person has been injured after a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.
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Alligator gar at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012
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Academy and Goodyear stores open. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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Pizza Hut and foundation of former Sonic on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
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John Cochran VA Medical Center in Missouri.
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