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Missouri House Approves Change to Standard for Deadly Force

The House’s vote Friday sends the bill to the Senate, where activity has been stalled this week. Legislators face a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to give final approval to bills.

05/15/2015

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

Search On for Police Civilian Review Board Panelists Who Don’t Have Ax to Grind

Some aldermen say they want panel members who don’t have a bias – for or against – the police.

05/15/2015

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Intern in Sexting Scandal Breaks Silence

Katie Graham, of Joplin, Mo., and a student at Missouri Southern State University, sent out a statement late Thursday evening.

05/15/2015

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Missouri Republicans Choose Richardson as Next House Speaker

Missouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.

05/14/2015

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon listens to residents and faith and community leaders as they discuss unrest in the town of Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown during a forum held at Christ the King UCC Church on Aug. 14, 2014 in Florissant, Mo. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Right-to-Work Supporters Prepare for Possible Veto

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Dan Mehan says if Gov. Nixon does veto the measure, they will try to receive enough votes to override his veto.

05/14/2015

John Diehl (Provided by Tim Bommel, Photojournalist, Missouri State Capitol)

Missouri House Speaker Resigns After Intern Text Messages

Diehl on Thursday said he is resigning both from his House speaker’s position and from his elected job as a Republican representative from suburban St. Louis.

05/14/2015

Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (Courtesy of @johndiehljr Twitter profile)

Diehl: ‘It Was a Stupid Thing To Do, and I’m Sorry’

A screenshot of sexual text messages exchanged between Missouri House Speaker John Diehl and a Capitol intern has been released by the Kansas City Star.

05/14/2015

The dome shines brightly on the Missouri State Capitol as the sun begins to set in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri GOP Lawmakers Send ‘Right-to-Work’ Bill to Governor

Missouri Republicans used their large majorities to send a “right-to-work” measure to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday but appear to lack the support to override an expected veto.

05/13/2015

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Case Closed in Schweich Suicide Investigation

Clayton Detective Lt. Don Bass tells KMOX News the department has finished looking at Schweich’s office computer in Jefferson City, Missouri, and found nothing of evidentiary value.

05/13/2015

Homer G. Phillips Hospital. 2000 North Whittier Street. Photograph by W.C. Persons, 1938. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections. Hospitals.

County Council Wants ‘Complete Disclosure’ of Homer G. Phillips Health Records

St. Louisan Zella Price was recently introduced to her daughter 49 years after the hospital told her that her daughter had died.

05/13/2015

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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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