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President Obama signs emergency declaration for Missouri

Camden, Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Miller, Morgan and Osage counties among those able to receive federal emergency aid for flooding damages

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Missouri to supplement response efforts due to the emergency conditions areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding beginning on Dec. 22 and continuing.

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Trooper Anthony Piercy charged with involuntary manslaughter in Ellingson drowning

Special Prosecutor William Seay announced Friday he has filed a Class C felony of involuntary manslaughter charge against Missouri Trooper Anthony Piercy in the drowning of Brandon Ellingson.

Missouri's Catholic bishops support Syrian refugees

Bishops John Gaydos of the Jefferson City Diocese, James V. Johnston Jr. of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Thomas E. Reidy of Springfield-Cape Girardeau and Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis expressed their "solidarity with all those terrorized by ISIS and other violent extremists."

GOP candidates to Nixon: Say No to Syrian refugees

Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.

Day-after-Thanksgiving declared state holiday

Gov. Jay Nixon issued an executive order to close state offices.

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MoDOT tabs New Hampshire man for director's job

Patrick McKenna will start Dec. 7.

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House fails to override right to work veto

Hundreds of labor union members cheered when the vote was announced — the Missouri House fell 13 votes short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a controversial right to work proposal.

Troop F patrolman dies in line of duty

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper died in the line of duty Friday morning in Audrain County.

Druzenko last person to plead guilty in marriage frauds case

Druzenko will be sentenced later this year, along with three others who pleaded guilty this month.

DESE releases statewide MAP scores

Missouri students did well on last spring's math and English language arts MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests.

2013 Governor Inauguration Parade - School Spirit

Various images of Missouri school bands during the Missouri inauguration parade in Jefferson City, MO. ...