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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22:  Donald Trump greets supporters, tourists and the curious after taping an interview with Anderson Cooper at a Trump owned building in mid-town Manhattan on July 22, 2015 in New York City. Trump, who is running for president on a Republican ticket, has come under intensifying criticism for his behavior on the campaign trail. The billionaire's most recent comments on Senator John McCain's war record in Vietnam have resulted in almost universal criticism from fellow candidates.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

McCaskill, Blunt Weigh In on Controversial Trump Comments

“I have a hard time envisioning him as president of the United States. And I don’t think I’m along in that. I think most Americans have a hard time envisioning him president of the United States,” McCaskill says.

07/23/2015

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Study: Region Has Many Options for Funding Transit Expansion

Author lists nearly two dozen possibiities, but points to need for state help.

07/23/2015

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500 Illinois State Troopers Missed Payday

A spokesman for the comptroller’s office attributed the problem to employees on direct deposit having changed banks recently.

07/23/2015

Interim Polce Chief Andre Anderson makes his remarks as Mayor James Knowles III looks on during a press conference in Ferguson, Missouri on July 22, 2015. Anderson, who comes to Ferguson from Glendale Arizona, replaces Tom Jackson, who stepped down after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Violence and civil unrest plagued Ferguson for weeks. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Anderson’s Goal to Strengthen Trust of Community in Police

Ferguson’s Interim Police Chief starts his first day on the job today.

07/23/2015

A protest outside Alton City Hall on July 22, 2015 after the police shooting of a dog. (Michael Calhoun/KMOX)

Alton Officials Do About-Face on Animal Control After Dog Killing

Wednesday’s announcement came two days after the dog was found and put down by Alton officers.

07/23/2015

Sen. Paul LeVota (Courtesy of the Missouri Gov. official website)

Missouri Senate Report: Intern Claims Sexual Harassment

A former Missouri legislative intern claims a Democratic state senator sexually harassed her, made what she felt was a request for sex and retaliated when she refused, according to a Senate report released Wednesday.

07/22/2015

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Lawmakers Call for West Lake Landfill to Get Higher Priority

Local residents applaud effort to have landfill added to federal program.

07/22/2015

Members of the St. Louis County Council question the county's budget director during a special meeting on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011. (KMOX/Michael Calhoun)

St. Louis County Councilwoman Seeks $10 Minimum Wage

Hazel Erby says her bill would raise the St. Louis County minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2016

07/22/2015

5/28/12-Despite the heat and humidity, thousands of people turned out for Memorial Day events throughout the St. Louis region Monday, including the annual remembrance at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. "My service does not go back as far as many of you," said keynote speaker Lee Metcalf, Rear Admiral USNR (Ret.). "Nor have I suffered the hardships and the wounds that many of you have endured. But it spans the spectrum of emotions this country has displayed towards its military and those who serve." Cong. Russ Carnahan, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay and county executive Charlie Dooley also addressed the crowd. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Veterans: Jefferson Barracks Still Won’t be Big Enough

The VA may purchase a $1.7 million portion of Sylvan Springs Park to expand Jefferson Barracks.

07/22/2015

Interim Polce Chief Andre Anderson makes his remarks as Mayor James Knowles III looks on during a press conference in Ferguson, Missouri on July 22, 2015. Anderson, who comes to Ferguson from Glendale Arizona, replaces Tom Jackson, who stepped down after the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Violence and civil unrest plagued Ferguson for weeks. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Ferguson Hires Another Interim Police Chief

Andre Anderson is coming from the Glendale, Arizona, Police Department, where he has worked for 24 years.

07/22/2015

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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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