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Missouri School’s PTO Treasurer Accused of Theft

Sappington Elementary School’s PTO funds were supposed to pay for school outings and visits with Santa Claus.

03/20/2015

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Tom Schweich’s Father Breaks His Silence About Son’s Suicide

While Tom was troubled by the alleged whisper campaign, his father says that wasn’t what necessarily put him over the edge.

03/20/2015

Appeals court judge Roy Richter opens Ferguson municipal court, lays out how things will proceed. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

New Judge Sits Behind Ferguson Bench

State appeals judge Roy Richter introduced himself to defendants, first, by lowering many fines, putting them in line with what the state and county charge.

03/20/2015

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St. Louis Facial Hair Competition This Weekend

Have some facial hair you’re particularly proud of? You might want to join the St. Louis Beard and Mustache Club.

03/20/2015

Erskine Bowles speaks to the media during a news conference at the National Press Club September 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Getty/Alex Wong)

Maryville Picks Erskine Bowles as Commencement Speaker

A chief of staff for President Clinton & co-founder of Campaign to Fix the Debt is coming May 2

03/20/2015

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Smithton Bank Robbery Suspect Detained

Columbia, Ill. police chief says car stopped on Route 3 matches description from armed robbery scene

03/19/2015

Missouri GOP Chairman John Hancock in the KMOX studio. (Afton Spriggs/KMOX)

GOP Donor Says Party Chairman Claimed Tom Schweich was Jewish

David Humphreys, in a signed affidavit, says John Hancock made the statement in a “negative” way.

03/19/2015

Volunteers clean up debris on the parking lot of a QuikTrip gas station after demonstrators looted and set fire to the building when a candlelight vigil became violent in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Urban League’s Save Our Sons Has Some Asking, What About Our Daughters?

McGhee readily agrees that African-American boys need what she calls a “sacred space” with consistent mentoring, but she’s quick to add that we can’t alienate girls.

03/19/2015

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Mo. Senator: ‘There’s No Need To Be Regulating Backyard Barbecues’

If an EPA study results in regulating propane barbecue grills, one Missouri senator says it could be a real battle.

03/19/2015

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Bills Would Require High School Students to Pass Civics Exam to Graduate

The bills revise current Missouri law that requires high school seniors to take an exam about the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. Instead, they will take an exam similar to the test taken by naturalized citizens.

03/19/2015

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Gov. Nixon’s 2015 State of the State Address

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon implored lawmakers to embrace policies that “foster healing and hope” Wednesday as he delivered his first State of the State address since the unrest that erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.

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