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Missouri prosecutor decries store owner’s shooting of teen

A Kansas City, Missouri, area prosecutor says she’s seeking the highest punishment for a store clerk accused of shooting a teenager who allegedly was shoplifting cookies. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker’s office charged 26-year-old Mohammed Abdi on Wednesday with ...

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Ameren utility looks to build eastern Missouri solar plant

Ameren Missouri has asked regulators for permission to build a solar plant along a half-mile Interstate 70 stretch in eastern Missouri’s Montgomery County. The utility, in its application to the Missouri Public Service Commission, said it wants to create a ...

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Experts: Hacking probe will stretch if Cards execs involved

The federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros’ database, according to legal experts. The investigation is likely several months old, with much of the ...

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Trade schools have to find grads jobs, or lose financial aid

Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out “impatient” individuals who have “few people in their lives who care about them.” Military personnel still recovering from brain damage told to sign on the dotted line. In the ...

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Rookie police officer follows in dad’s footsteps

David Weinhold was 8 years old when his father was fatally shot while on duty as a St. Louis County police officer. The now 22-year-old is now following in his father’s footsteps as a rookie officer with the county police ...

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Court ruling spurs backers’ hopes for redistricting changes

Groups hoping to squeeze partisan politics out of how states shape congressional districts are hailing a Supreme Court decision that lets independent commissions, not legislatures, draw those lines. But Republicans say Monday’s 5-4 decision upholding Arizona’s independent redistricting commission will ...

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St. Louis firefighters pension payout draws criticism

A newly retired St. Louis firefighters pension director collected a cash payout of more than a half million dollars at a time the city is asking voters to sign off on a $180 million bond issue for infrastructure improvements, according ...

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A former cop who killed shares lessons on deadly force

David Klinger had a troubling premonition, even before he’d entered the Los Angeles Police Academy: He was going to become a police officer, and he was going to have to kill someone to save his partner. He dismissed the latter thought. ...

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June economic report forecasts slow growth for Midwest

Data from a June survey echo previous signs that slower economic growth likely lays ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 53.0 last ...

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St. Louis company grant helps military dogs fight meth

Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs. The dogs are being deployed to departments in Indiana, Texas, Tennessee, ...

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Appeals court sides with veterans in suit over experiments

The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 9th U.S. Circuit ...

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