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‘Imaginary friend’: Missouri Gaming Commissioners fight over secret report on licensing

A report on Missouri Gaming Commission license investigations, so secret only the five commissioners themselves have seen it, is the fruit of “imaginary” allegations...

Bill increasing penalties for protesters wins initial approval in Missouri Senate

Republican state Senators advanced sweeping legislation early Tuesday morning aimed at penalizing protestors who block streets, while also providing further protections for law enforcement...

Top Hawley aide to be questioned in Democrat lawsuit alleging Sunshine...

Democrats are seeking to question one of U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s longtime advisers as part of a lawsuit alleging the attorney general’s office under...

With gun deaths climbing, Missouri lawmakers push to loosen firearm restrictions

While Missouri continues to struggle with one of the highest rates of gun deaths in the country, Republican lawmakers are advancing a litany of...

‘Road to hell’: Students who faced abuse at Missouri boarding schools...

Thrown to the ground and restrained for hours. Forced to eat food they had thrown up. Silenced with duct-tape over their mouths. Beaten without...

Missouri Gaming Commission spent $400K on licensing report. It won’t make...

The Missouri Gaming Commission is citing attorney-client privilege for refusing to release a report on how it conducts licensing investigations. The report, prepared by a...

Federal appeals court sides with journalists who were tear-gassed in Ferguson...

On the fifth day of the Ferguson protests in August 2014, St. Charles County sent their SWAT team in armored military vehicles to help...

Bill to ban chokeholds now paired with controversial residency bill for...

Just as a criminal justice reform bill appeared to be gaining traction in the Missouri Senate, it was attached on Monday to a controversial...

Missouri Republican legislator indicted for fraud, illegal prescriptions

A freshman lawmaker from southwest Missouri was charged Monday in a 20-count federal indictment alleging she sold fake stem-cell treatments and illegally prescribed narcotics...

Missouri takes steps toward tightening accountability for law enforcement

Brian Williams grew up in Ferguson, where Michael Brown Jr.’s shooting death sparked a national movement for police accountability in 2014.  Four years later, he...

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