Missouri

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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

The brown marmorated stink bug, an invasive insect species from Asia, is seen in a trap on the Catoctin Mountain Orchard June 17, 2011, in Thurmont, Maryland. The stink bug has become a serious pest in fruit-growing regions damaging cherries, peaches and plums by inserting their sucking mouth parts into tender fruit, causing ugly scarring called "cat facing". Each female will lay enough eggs to make another 400 stink bugs. A stink bug from Asia is chomping up US vegetable fields, orchards and vineyards, causing experts to scramble through an arsenal of weapons to try and halt this stealthy, smelly predator.  Pesticides, parasites and traps have all been tried but none have succeeded in killing off the brown marmorated stink bug, which first surfaced in the northeastern United States in 1996 and has since spread to 33 states. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Here Come the Stink Bugs

Missouri has become the latest state to be hit by the brown marmorated stink bug, which when threatened, lets off an odor that many describe as skunk-like.

05/13/2015

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Missouri Senate Republicans Force Passage of Right to Work

Missouri Senate Republicans have used a rare procedural motion to shut down debate and pass a “right-to-work” measure.

05/12/2015

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

Missouri Senate Democrats Delay Vote on Right-to-Work Bill

Missouri Senate Democrats are delaying a vote on a right-to-work measure they say is an attack on workers’ collective bargaining rights.

05/12/2015

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Bill Will Raise Traffic Fines; Judge Says No Worries

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is expected to sign the legislation authorizing the $300 fines.

05/12/2015

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Numbers Rise With Those Who Don’t Identify With Religion

Nationally, the number of unaffiliated people who describe themselves as atheist, agnostic or nothing in particular, has jumped more than six percentage points since 2007 to nearly 23 percent.

05/12/2015

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Pacific Leaders Want to Land on Feet with Stray Cat Issue

Officials estimate that up to 400 ownerless cats are in Pacific, strolling streets or making homes in colonies in the fields and woods.

05/12/2015

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

Right to Work in Missouri Moves to Senate Floor

The bill would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to: Join or refuse to join a union, pay fees or other charges to a union, or pay any third party or charity instead of paying a union.

05/12/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Missouri Bill to Change License Fee Office Bidding Passes

Lawmakers have passed a bill to stop the state from considering how much money a bidder would return to Missouri if awarded a contract to run a licensing office.

05/11/2015

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Missouri Home Care Workers Push for Higher Wages

Missouri home care workers on Monday pressed lawmakers to allow a proposed increase in their minimum wage to take effect, despite opposition from home health care companies arguing it could cause them financial hardship.

05/11/2015

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