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Another Missouri church follows trend of MO & KS churches raising funds to pay off medical debt

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Earlier this fall, Metro Voice News reported on The Crossing church in Columbia, which raised money to pay off millions of dollars of medical debt. A congregation in Southeast Missouri recently became ...

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Missouri has one of nation’s highest murder rates

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The Show-Me State has one of the nation’s highest murder rates – and it is climbing rapidly. Missouri had 7.9 murders per 100,000 residents in the period from 2013 to 2017, trailing ...

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Missouri man takes it to the bank on Price is Right

You can add Show-Me-State to Friday’s Showcase Showdown winner on the Price is Right. Clint Singleton of Chillicothe has won $82,000 in prizes, including trips to the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Iceland ...

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Senator Hawley compares Berlin and Hong Kong protests for democracy

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While the NBA is being criticized for cozying up to Chinese Communists who are battling pro-democracy protesters in China, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, says China is trying to censor Americans from ...

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Missouri city bans gay conversion therapy for minors

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The Columbia, Mo., City Council voted unanimously earlier this week to ban on “gay conversion therapy” for minors. The vote came after testimony from a doctor, a parent and several people who ...

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Orrick, Mo., church members lose thousands in gold purchase scam

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Jesus told his followers to be as wise as serpents. Sometimes, those serpents are selling gold. A man in Orrick, Mo., which is about 30 miles from Kansas City, is charged with ...

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Free tuition at Missouri’s ‘Ivy League’ Washington University

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Beginning next fall Missouri’s Washington University will offer free college to all qualifying students entering as first year freshmen and undergraduate students currently enrolled in the university. MissouriNet reports the plan is ...

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Missouri Supreme Court takes up voter I.D. and sworn statements

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Should voters without proper identification be asked to make sworn statements that they are who they say they are before being handed a ballot at the polls? Missouri’s Supreme Court will soon ...

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Police put down beagle found skinned alive near Neosho

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Police in Neosho, Missouri are investigating an incident of animal cruelty after a beagle was found skinned alive Oct. 3. An $8,000 reward is being offered for information about the case. Neosho ...

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Supreme Court allows execution of Bucklew to take place

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A deliberate and vicious killer was executed in Missouri Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to give him his third reprieve. Russell Bucklew was executed at the Bonne Terre state prison ...

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Agriculture department delays reports as employees accused of pouting

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Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture based in the nation’s capital have a problem with moving to the nation’s bread basket – Kansas City. When the Trump administration announced the move ...

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Missouri sees earthquake swarm along New Madrid fault Monday

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Is the big one about to hit the central United States? Maybe not but a swarm of medium-sized earthquakes in Missouri’s New Madrid region has residents on edge. The area of the ...

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Judge rules against Missouri on 20-week abortion ban

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A federal judge has refused to allow Missouri’s ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to stand as the state awaits further court action, several news outlets reported. U.S. District Court ...

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Columbia congregation pays off more than $400,000 in medical debt

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Perhaps the only thing more stressful than a serious health challenge is worrying about how to pay for treatment. Numerous patients in mid-Missouri can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to the ...

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Missouri attorney general Eric Schmidt refers 12 Catholic priests for sexual abuse prosecution

A dozen former priests in Missouri have been referred for prosecution for sexual abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmidt made the referrals following a 13-month investigation of allegations made against members of Missouri’s ...

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Wyoming sexual abuse allegations have Missouri connection

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Sexual abuse allegations within the Catholic Church of Wyoming have a Kansas City connection. The Diocese of Cheyenne says it has substantiated three more allegations of sexual abuse against former Bishop Joseph ...

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Governor meets with city leaders to address gun violence

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This week, Missouri legislators and the governor have been meeting with St. Louis officials to address the city’s gun violence. St. Louis County Chief of Police Jon Belmar met with Gov. Mike ...

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Missouri mother faces jail in Abu Dhabi after asking for her wages

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Missouri mother of three, Traci Nichole Coffel (Nichole), is facing a possible jail term in Abu Dhabi because she asked for her unpaid wages and compensation for medical bills after her employer’s ...

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‘We were targeted”: Senators confront Facebook over pro-life censorship

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg received a sharp rebuke Wednesday from Republican senators  for its recent “fact check” of content posted by the pro-life advocacy organization Live Action. The letter was signed by Sens. ...

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Part of Missouri pro-life law blocked by judge

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Portions of a Missouri law banning abortions after 8 weeks has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. Other aspects of the law will go into effect this week. Judge Howard Sachs said ...

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Teachers may get more help on school supplies

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With kids heading back to school, parents are scrambling to pack lunches, double-check school supplies, and make sure everyone gets where they need to be on time — right after snapping some ...

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Suspect arrested after ambush of law enforcement agents

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A gunman is in custody after allegedly shooting two law enforcement officials in southern Missouri in what authorities have described as an ambush. A sheriff’s deputy and Missouri state trooper were serving an eviction notice in ...

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Police officer has some fun with wrong text number

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A police officer in Winfield, Missouri had some fun at the expense of a misdirected texter and is getting kudos for his light-hearted response to an offer to get high. On Friday, ...

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State Auditor responsible for implementing Soros-funded redistricting, runs for Governor

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State Auditor Nicole Galloway is running for Missouri Governor in the 2020 election. The liberal Democrat has filed paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to begin the campaign. Galloway has not yet ...

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Sheriff calls man ‘a monster’ for killing family in crash

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The prosecutor’s office in southwest Missouri’s Greene County has filed three counts of second degree murder against a Springfield man accused of causing Saturday night’s deadly crash which killed three. The crash ...

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