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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

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon stand after taking the oath of office for a second term as Missouri's Governor at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 14, 2013.  UPI/Bill Greenblatt

VIDEO: Gov. Nixon Releases Holiday Message to Missourians

The Missouri governor and his wife have issued their yearly Christmas message.

12/12/2014

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MU Curator: Stop Cutting Taxes

Saying the very future of the university depends on it, the president of the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators is urging the system’s supporters to convince state lawmakers to stop cutting taxes.

12/12/2014

Attorney Michelle Funkenbush, right, speaks during a news conference regarding her client, cyclist Randy Murdick, and an alleged road rage incident involving Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer. (Photo: Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Sunset Hills Mayor Indicted on Two Felony Charges

The mayor of Sunset Hills has been indicted by a grand jury on two felony counts following allegations that he intentionally ran a cyclist off the road with his car earlier this summer.

12/12/2014

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)

Nixon May Face Subpoena About Decisions Made in Ferguson

The chair of a joint legislative committee vows an aggressive investigation into why Missouri’s governor did not use National Guard troops to protect businesses in the aftermath of the grand jury decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer.

12/12/2014

Jennings students listen intently as St. Louis County Police Department Lt. Col. Troy Doyle answers their questions. (Brett Blume/KMOX)

Jennings School District Students March to City Hall with Demands

Part protest, part civics lesson this morning for more than 100 students from the Jennings School District.

12/11/2014

Demonstrators pray outside of the Buzz Westfall Justice Center where a grand jury is expected to begin looking at the circumstances surrounding the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 20, 2014 in Clayton, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

POLL: Race Relations in U.S. at Low Not Seen Since 1990s

The survey, in the wake of grand juries clearing white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, finds 45 percent of Americans believe race relations in the U.S. are good.

12/10/2014

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka (Judy Baar Topinka Website)

UPDATED: Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka Dead at 70

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has died suddenly at the age of 70 after suffering a stroke.

12/10/2014

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Attorney General, House Republican Lay Out Steps to Change Missouri’s Ethics Laws

A hearing that was originally going to focus on allegations of wrongdoing against Attorney General Chris Koster quickly became a discussion on how lawmakers should tighten the state’s ethics laws.

12/09/2014

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