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Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Nixon Tours Stalactite-Infested Basement of State Capitol

Gov. Jay Nixon took a handful of Missouri lawmakers and reporters on a tour of the muddy, stalactite infested basement of the state Capitol to show what repairs need to be made to the nearing century old building.

12/16/2014

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FBI Probe into County Police Crime Lab Contracts Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing

“So, for me to say this did not cause me to lose this election, I wouldn’t be telling the truth. That is the main reason why I lost the election,” Dooley says.

12/16/2014

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Monarch Fire Battalion Chief Fired, and Doesn’t Know Why

Sean Porter rose through the ranks during his career with Monarch – being named Battalion Chief in April of 2012.

12/16/2014

The Ferguson Commission holds a public hearing in St. Louis on Dec. 15, 2014. (Jessica Machetta)

Standing Room Only, Impassioned Testimony at Ferguson Commission Public Hearing

The hearing focused on traffic practices and municipal court reform, and Wilson says this is not just a Ferguson problem.

12/16/2014

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Missouri Bill Requires Check of Employee Resident Status

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

12/16/2014

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Reporter Told to Leave St. Louis Municipal Court

A spokeswoman for Mayor Francis Slay said the request for the reporter to leave was a mistake.

12/15/2014

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

Governor Cites Need for Missouri Capitol Repairs

Gov. Jay Nixon is planning to tour the nooks and crannies of the Missouri Capitol to get a firsthand look at repairs that could be financed through a bonding plan.

12/15/2014

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Judge Vatterott: Progress Being Made in County Municipal Courts Reform

Judge and St. Louis County Municipal Courts Improvement Committee chair Frank Vatterott says reforming a system that includes over 80 courts is going to take time.

12/15/2014

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Ferguson Commission Meets Tonight about Municipal Court System

Commission member, former Hazelwood Mayor T.R. Carr, says the problems with some courts could stem from the fact there are so many of them. But he says people appear to like their smaller, local governments.

12/15/2014

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MORE Marches to St. Louis County Judge’s House, Calls for New Prosecutor

A civil rights group calling for the presiding judge of St. Louis County to reopen the Ferguson case took a direct approach Sunday.

12/15/2014

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