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    State auditor's office says St. Joseph schools improving

    State auditor's office says St. Joseph schools improving

    Posted 7:44 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - Officials from the Missouri State Auditor's office say the St. Joseph school district has made significant progress since receiving a highly critical audit in February.

    St. Joseph school board members and staff met with auditor officials Tuesday to discuss progress made (More)

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    Shots fired outside St. Louis homeless shelter

    Shots fired outside St. Louis homeless shelter

    Posted 6:48 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Four people are in custody after a shooting outside of a downtown St. Louis homeless shelter.

    No one was apparently struck by bullets during the shooting that happened about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday near New Life Evangelistic Center.

    KMOV-TV reports that after the shots (More)

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    Fulton fire union contract receives deadline

    Posted 6:28 AM 5/27/2015 by Blair Ussary, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A contract between Fulton and the Fulton Professional Firefighters Union has entered its seventh month of negotiations.

    The negotiations are about what benefits the firefighters union would like to receive in the new contract, such as union members appointed to hiring and (More)

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    5 vehicles stolen at St. Louis-area dealership

    5 vehicles stolen at St. Louis-area dealership

    Posted 6:27 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CREVE COEUR (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur are searching for thieves who broke into a car dealership and got away with five vehicles.

    KTVI-TV reports that the break-in occurred Monday night or Tuesday morning. The thieves ransacked the Lou Fusz Nissan dealership trying to find keys for several cars. They didn't find a match for any new vehicles but stole five used vehicles.

    Police are reviewing surveillance video.

     

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    St. Louis voters to decide fate of $180 million bond issue

    St. Louis voters to decide fate of $180 million bond issue

    Posted 6:16 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis voters will determine if they want property taxes to increase to pay for infrastructure improvements.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that aldermen on Tuesday approved putting a $180 million bond issue on the Aug. 4 ballot. Mayor Francis Slay signed the bill. (More)

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    Nebraska family in fatal car crash in Missouri

    Nebraska family in fatal car crash in Missouri

    Posted 5:46 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ROCKPORT (AP) - A Nebraska woman has died and four others have been injured after a car crash occurred in Rockport, Missouri.

    Police say a family was driving southbound on Interstate 29 on Tuesday afternoon when their vehicle ran off the road into the median and rolled several times. (More)

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    Missouri governor delays state energy plan deadline

    Missouri governor delays state energy plan deadline

    Posted 5:05 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pushing back the deadline for the state's Division of Energy to devise a comprehensive statewide energy plan.

    Nixon said Friday that he was extending the deadline from May 31 to October 15 to allow the division more time to gather input from (More)

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    Nixon announces $2M for road repairs for tornado damage

    Nixon announces $2M for road repairs for tornado damage

    Posted 5:01 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    DUQUESNE (AP) - A Missouri city near Joplin that sustained damage from the 2011 deadly tornado will get $2 million for road repairs.

    On the anniversary of the tornado on Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Duquesne will get $2 million through a federal block grant.

    The city's roads (More)

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    Car rental firm founder's family to donate $22M to charity

    Car rental firm founder's family to donate $22M to charity

    Posted 4:28 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The family of Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor is set to announce a $22 million donation to various organizations that support underserved children in the St. Louis area.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the announcement is scheduled for Wednesday, and the St. (More)

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    Kansas City Zoo has 1st gorilla birth in 40 years

    Kansas City Zoo has 1st gorilla birth in 40 years

    Posted 4:21 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby gorilla for the first time in 40 years.

    Kansas City media outlets report a baby was born to a 27-year-old Western lowland gorilla named Makari on Memorial Day.

    Zoo officials say they have not yet determined (More)

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    Work on St. Louis river bridge to close downtown ramp

    Work on St. Louis river bridge to close downtown ramp

    Posted 4:13 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri highway officials say a key ramp into downtown St. Louis from the Poplar Street Bridge that spans the Mississippi River soon will be closed for a month.

    The Missouri Department of Transportation tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the ramp westbound to (More)

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    Man accused of shooting, killing St. Louis homeless man

    Man accused of shooting, killing St. Louis homeless man

    Posted 3:54 AM 5/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 22-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a homeless man last month in downtown St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Tyjuan Snipes of St. Louis is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.

    Authorities allege that Snipes got (More)

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    Legislators hope to expand safety measures for abused victims

    Posted 2:31 AM 5/27/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -- Lawmakers are looking to expand protective measures for abused and vulnerable victims.

    In the aftermath of the James Horn, Jr. case involving the abduction, captivity and killing of Sandra Sutton, some Missourians questioned the availability of protective measures for (More)

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