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Former Director of Lighthouse Shelter in Marshall Sentenced To Prison

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former director of a domestic violence shelter in north-central Missouri has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for embezzling and fudging grant requests. Fifty-one-year-old Deborah Wallace of Marshall also was ordered to repay about $115,000 to the Lighthouse Shelter and more than $268,000 to the Missouri Department of Public Safety

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Starbucks Has a Grande Plan to Talk With Customers About Race

Race is not a black (coffee) and white issue.

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Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Set To Retire

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Department of Mental Health Director Keith Schafer is retiring after nearly three decades in the field. Schafer announced his retirement yesterday, effective near the end of June

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Missourians looking for a way to help out this tax season can volunteer their time and services as greeters, tax preparers, or translators for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Photo credit: R. Benter.

Missouri Senate Sign-Off On Amnesty Bill For Delinquent Taxpayers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of a Missouri Senate panel have signed-off on a bill granting amnesty to some delinquent taxpayers. But there's a catch. The bill approved by the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday was amended to allow that money only to be used for adult dental care for Medicaid recipients and to increase the reimbursement rate for Medicaid providers next fiscal year

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Senate Committee Votes On Student Transfer Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A House bill aimed at addressing issues with Missouri's student transfer law is moving forward. The Senate Education Committee on Wednesday voted 7-0 to support the measure, with one senator voting as present

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Monkey Business

What City Has the Longest Work Week in the US?

Hey, America. You need to relax.

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Kraft Recalls 6.5 Million Boxes of Mac and Cheese

Bad news for adults too lazy to cook and parents of kids who are picky eaters.

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Liberty Middle School Principal Resigns After Bullying Incident

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — The principal of a Kansas City-area middle school has resigned nearly a month after a student with Asperger's syndrome was seriously hurt in a bullying incident. The Liberty Board of Education this week accepted Liberty Middle School Principal Dan Weakley's resignation

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Jackson County Man Accused Of Pointing Gun At Officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County prosecutor says a 28-year-old man pointed a gun at a Kansas City police officer before the officer shot him earlier this week. Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced yesterday that Darnell Walker is charged with assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action

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Missouri Senate Panel Considers Cuts To Reading Programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri Senate panel is proposing cuts to reading programs next fiscal year. The panel stripped funding for a supplemental reading program and the Bright Futures Program

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