First Day of Increased Age Requirement to Buy Tobacco in CountyCounty Council said nearly 2,000 deaths were caused by smoking, and 800 kids began smoking in the county last year.
Woman Accused of Stabbing Boyfriend Who Drank Her BloodThe 19-year-old warned an investigator that she has the potential to become a serial killer.
NAACP Says System Let Down 13-Year-Old Accused in Beauty Store ShootingSays intervention efforts fell short.
Teenager Fatally Shot in FergusonFerguson police are investigating the fatal shooting of a teenager.
Missouri Senate OKs Prison Options For Kids Guilty of MurderUnder the bill, a 16- or 17-year-old could be sentenced to a minimum of 50 years without parole, and anyone younger could face a minimum of 35 years.
13-Year-Old Accused in Rural Missouri Town Carjacking SpreeOne of the cars was allegedly used to smash down a fence around the football field at the local high school.
Powdered Alcohol, Caffeine Illegal in IllinoisThe two new laws will both go into effect January 1.
Mizzou Graduate Assistant Allegedly Assaulted Teenager Over HijabPolice say the graduate assistant grabbed the girl "very violently by the hair'' and pulled her outside and down some stairs.
KC Participating More Than Most on 'Great American Smokeout Day'Kansas City, Missouri could soon prohibit stores from selling tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.
Yik Yak: Students Accused of Posting Threats Against BlacksIt's been used by students at dozens of campuses to make offensive comments and threaten violence, and in those cases, the posters have been tracked down and arrested.
Families Wanted: 70 Children Need Adoption in St. Louis CountyCounty Juvenile Officer Jesse Cannon wants to promote the message that "you don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent."
UPDATE on Fatal Normandy ShootingPolice say Amonderez Green exchanged gunshots with an officer, apparently took his own life.

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