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Chokehold ban, repeal of KC residency rule wins initial approval of...

A bill banning police chokeholds and repealing a requirement that Kansas City police officers reside within the city received initial approval in the Missouri...

Biden calls on U.S. Senate to act on background checks after...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and...

Convenience store owner pleads guilty in Missouri illegal gambling case

A northwest Missouri county is free of video games that offer cash prizes to players following the successful prosecution of a convenience store owner. Mohammad...

Few Missouri prosecutors file gambling charges sought by patrol

Two more felony gambling cases will go to court later this year in Linn County, where the local prosecutor has taken one of the...

‘I feel comfortable’: Emanuel Cleaver unshaken by murder threat at center...

WASHINGTON — Just a few days removed from the gut punch of being told a Missouri man was indicted for threatening to lynch him,...

Conflict grows over secret report to Missouri Gaming Commission

Tension on the Missouri Gaming Commission between its longest serving member and Chairman Mike Leara continues to escalate, bubbling over this week over access...

Missouri man faces federal indictment for allegedly threatening to murder Emanuel...

A federal grand jury has indicted a man from southwest Missouri for threatening to murder two members of the U.S. House, including Rep. Emanuel...

Missouri Supreme Court denies Lamar Johnson a new trial

Nearly two years ago, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed a motion for a new trial for Lamar Johnson, who has now spent...

Missouri Gaming Commission strife continues over secret report

The person making accusations that Missouri Gaming Commission staff altered or omitted important material from licensing investigation reports is “a coward” for not coming...

Deskin’s gum dispenser: 1913 ruling seen as key to Missouri illegal...

Sometime around 1911, George Deskin opened a lunchroom in Moberly about a block from the railroad yards that made the north Missouri community a...

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