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Abuse suit must get new trial

A long-running lawsuit against the psychologists who failed to report a father’s abuse of his adopted daughter must return to state court for yet another trial. In a case that began in 1991, Kelly Pope sued Drs. Bruce Strnad and ...

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School funding formula upheld

Supreme Court says 25 percent is all that state must spend

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld Missouri's method for funding public schools. More than 200 school districts, called the Coalition for Educational Equality, sued the state in 2004, arguing Missouri doesn't spend enough on education and distributes the money it does spend unfairly.

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Drug czar coming to St. Louis to tout anti-meth ad campaign

The U.S. drug czar will share a St. Louis stage today with a recovering methamphetamine addict, as well as local and state officials, to announce an anti-meth advertising campaign. At the St. Louis City Hall Rotunda on Tuesday, Gil Kerlikowske (pictured), the director of National Drug Control Policy, will show three television ads that Drug Commissioner Phillip Britt says are designed to prevent youths from becoming meth users in the first place and to give meth users and their families hope that recovery is possible.

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Battle of Wilson’s Creek – part 2

Federal government sues over damage to historic site

Union and Confederate soldiers battled fiercely at Wilson's Creek in the summer of 1861. Now the federal government is waging a legal battle against a Branson developer after an employee mistakenly bulldozed part of the historic battlefield. The property has on it a farm, two roads and a spring that were associated with the Civil War battle.

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