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Extra precautions needed as Missouri hits top 10 in car thefts

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Missouri has earned the unenviable ranking of No. 10 in the nation in vehicle thefts. More than 27,000 cards and trucks were stolen last year, according to the non-profit National Insurance Crime ...

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Springfield men’s conference kicks out Mark Driscoll for criticizing “stripper” pole

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Pastor Mark Driscoll, a guest speaker at a Springfield, Mo. men’s conference, was kicked off stage after comparing a sword-swallowing entertainment act to a stripper’s pole. The Stronger Men’s Conference is organized ...

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Spring in Missouri and Kansas means morel mushroom season

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The spring hunting season has arrived in Kansas and Missouri – except people are hunting not for wild game but morel mushrooms. “It looks like we are settling in for some warmer, ...

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MO bill names Branson ‘Live Entertainment Capital’ of Missouri

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The Missouri House last week voted to name Branson the Live Entertainment Capital of Missouri. The city has more than 100 live entertainment venues, according to Branson.com and sees almost 8 million ...

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Missouri teachers quit over student behavior, stress

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Seven in 10 Missouri teachers have seriously considered leaving their profession, a survey from the Missouri State Teachers Association found. The main reasons are stress, student behavior and lack of pay, association ...

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Solar eclipse could see record crowds descend on Missouri

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Almost 500,000 Missouri will be in the path of the solar eclipse on April 8.   Some reports say that one million people from other parts of the state, as well as visitors ...

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What’s most popular Easter candy in Kansas, Missouri?

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Thirty-one percent of Americans say Easter is their favorite holiday candy, followed by Halloween candy (29 percent) and Christmas candy (24 percent). When it comes to Easter candy in Missouri and Kansas, ...

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What’s the most popular dog name in Kansas and Missouri?            

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In honor of National Puppy Day on Saturday, March 23, a dog daycare company has surveyed Americans on their favorite dog names. Nationwide, the top 10 names are Luna, Charlie, Bella, Lucy, ...

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Proposed Missouri pro-abortion constitutional amendment falls short in poll

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Efforts by pro-life groups to educate Missourians about a pro-abortion amendment to the state constitution may be paying off. A new poll reveals the amendment to enshrine unlimited abortion up to birth ...

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Illegal immigrant arrested for stabbing at Missouri laundromat

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Police in the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon have arrested Jose Barrera for stabbing two people at a laundromat. Barrera attacked the first victim after the pair engaged in a verbal exchange ...

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Supreme Court hears Missouri election speech case

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard arguments in the case of Murthy v. Missouri, which some observers believe could affect conversations about the 2024 election The justices will decide if a ...

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Outrage after governor commutes prison sentence of Andy Reid’s son

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson continues to face backlash after his controversial decision to commute the prison sentence of Britt Reid, a former Chiefs assistant coach and son of head coach Andy Reid. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Missouri case about religious exclusion from juries

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In a case from Missouri, the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this week declined to decide if jurors can be excluded on the basis of religion. The case involved a state agency’s attempt ...

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Former Missouri Governor collects $60K working for Chinese communists

A former governor of Missouri, Bob Holden Jr., collected a $60,000 salary for part-time work with a nonprofit attempting to influence local governments in favor of the Chinese communist regime. Holden, a ...

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Missouri Republican caucus is Saturday, Dems vote in late March

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Missouri Republicans will hold their presidential caucus on Saturday. Residents must have been registered to vote by February 19 to participate. Democrats head to the polls for a primary later in March. ...

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Attacks on U.S. churches up 800% since 2020

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Attacks against U.S. churches are up 800% since 2020 and more than doubled last year, according to the latest Hostility Against Churches report from the Family Research Council. It has revealed an ...

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Missouri Baptists raise over $900,000 to fund Great Commission

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Missouri Baptists donated more than $900,000 to state missions through the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO) for the second consecutive year. MMO receipts in 2023, which are disbursed in 2024, ...

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Governor, mayor continue to spar over Super Bowl shooting suspects

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Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas continues to spar with Missouri’s governor over the shooting at last week’s Super Bowl rally. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who attended the event, said, “We can’t let ...

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Woman killed at Chiefs parade is identified

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Kansas City authorities have released the name of a woman killed at the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl celebration. Lisa Lopez-Galvan, a mother of two from Overland Park, was killed during the ...

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Missouri candidate burns LGBT books to fuel campaign

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Valentina Gomez may not be known by Missouri voters, but she certainly knows how to attract attention to her campaign for Secretary of State. Earlier this week, she posted a campaign video ...

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Missouri National Guard to secure border in Texas

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Members of the Missouri National Guard will be deployed to Texas to help with the crises on the southern border. Gov. Mike Parson visited the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend., where he ...

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Pro-Gaza protesters disrupt Missouri legislature

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Shouting “Cease-fire now,” protesters disrupted a joint session of the Missouri legislature while Israel Consul General-Miami Maor Elbaz-Starinsky spoke Tuesday. At least 30 people in the upper galleries continued to scream as ...

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Former Missouri Senator Jean Carnahan dies at 90

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Jean Carnahan, the first woman to represent Missouri in the Senate after her husband Mel’s death in 2000, has died. On Tuesday, her family announced that Carnahan passed away at a St. ...

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Missouri Rep. Cori Bush under federal criminal investigation

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Missouri’s Rep. Cori Bush, who represents the St. Louis area, is under a federal criminal investigation. The U.S. Department of Justice served the House sergeant at arms, William McFarland, with a grand ...

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Baptist Bible College in Springfield rebrands as Mission University as turnaround continues

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Baptist Bible College in Springfield is changing its name to Mission University. The rebranding references the founding purpose of the institution to train Christian pastors and missionaries. “We have overcome in the ...

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