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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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Mo. Attorney General To Investigate Planned Parenthood

Missouri’s Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster launched an investigation Tuesday into the state’s only clinic that offers abortions.

07/21/2015

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich smiles as he makes his way into federal court to resume his corruption re-trial May 25, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Overturns Some Blagojevich Convictions

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the stunning decision means the 58-year-old, currently Inmate No. 40892-424 in a Colorado prison, will serve less than his original 14-year sentence.

07/21/2015

Bob Dixon (Courtesy of the @SenatorDixon Twitter profile)

Republican Sen. Dixon Enters Race for Missouri Governor

State Sen. Bob Dixon joined four other announced Republican candidates vying for Missouri governor in 2016, touting his Christian faith and conservative views during an announcement Monday on the front porch of his Springfield home.

07/20/2015

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JULY 01:  In this photo illustration, the new smart phone app 'Uber' logo is displayed on a mobile phone next to a taxi on July 1, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Taxi drivers in main cities strike over unlicensed car-halling services. Drivers say that is a lack of regulation behind the new app.  (Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Three Weeks and No Documents From Taxicab Commission Sunshine Request

It’s been 21 days since KMOX submitted a Sunshine Law request for messages relating to the contentious Uber debate.

07/20/2015

Alderman Jeffery Boyd, 22nd Ward. Photo: KMOX

Alderman Boyd: Some City Leaders Let Personal Issues Effect Policy

Boyd has been pushing for more St. Louis police officers, though some of his colleagues tabled a bill that called for 160 new officers.

07/20/2015

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Missouri Sheriff Stored Food for ‘End-of-Times’ in Jail Basement

The sheriff resigned in May, and on the same day, plead guilty to federal embezzlement charges.

07/20/2015

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Columbia Clinic to Resume Providing Abortions in August

Missouri’s only other abortion clinic is in St. Louis.

07/20/2015

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Gov. Nixon Supports St. Louis’ Effort to Raise Minimum Wage

A minimum wage increase was approved in Kansas City and now Nixon supports one here as well.

07/17/2015

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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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