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Missouri Supreme Court: Felon-in-Possession Law Stands

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a state law banning felons from possessing firearms, ruling that it does not violate a constitutional right to bear arms.

08/18/2015

File photo of a gavel in a courtroom.  (Credit: Thinkstock)

Missouri Appeals Panel Affirms Lower Court on Custody

A Missouri appeals panel has affirmed a lower court decision dismissing a Kansas City woman’s lawsuit seeking custody of children she raised with her lesbian partner.

08/18/2015

Red light camera warning sign, downtown St. Louis (KMOX)

Motorists Win in 3 Rulings on Traffic Cameras

In the St. Louis red light camera case, the high court ruled that the ordinance is unconstitutional because it shifts the burden of proof from the state to the vehicle owner to prove who was driving the car at the time of the alleged violation.

08/18/2015

File photo of graves in a cemetery. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

VA Probes Report of Patio, Stairs Use of Military Headstones

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general is investigating reports that a southern Missouri patio and staircase is made out of military gravestones.

08/18/2015

Getty Images, Andy Ryan

Missouri Official Says Earthquake Insurance ‘Critical’

More than 560,000 residences aren’t covered in counties with the highest vulnerability to earthquakes.

08/18/2015

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Traffic Fatalities Increase in Missouri, Illinois

Debra Hersman heads the National Safety Council says texting and gas prices are partially to blame.

08/18/2015

With temperatures around 45 degrees, Kayakers take a slow paddle down the Mississippi River in St. Louis on January 1, 2014.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Doniphan Man’s Body Found in Current River

The body of a Missouri man has been found in the Current River, three days after he fell out of his kayak.

08/17/2015

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Illinois Moms are Breastfeeding More Compared to Missouri

More Illinois moms are breastfeeding their newborns compared to Missouri moms. Nationally, about 80 percent of new moms choose to breastfeed.

08/17/2015

Classroom 1, Getty Images,  Thomas Barwick

Students at Failing Missouri Schools Score Low on New Test

Most students at Missouri’s two failing school districts aren’t proficient in Math or English and scored lower on standardized tests than students statewide, data released Monday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education show.

08/17/2015

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“Godzilla El Nino” forming in Pacific: St. Louis Meteorologist Studies Impact Here

NOAA says its already the second strongest El Nino on record, and growing

08/14/2015

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