Associated Press State News
  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public....
  • Proceeds from 100 rifles to go to sick Kansas girl
    WICHITA, Mo. (AP) -- A gun manufacturer is donating the proceeds from 100 .22 rifles to raise money to help a southeastern Kansas girl with pulmonary hypertension pay for expenses related to her illness....
  • Former news anchor to run for Missouri secretary of state
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith announced Sunday that she's running as a Democrat for secretary of state....
  • More drownings this year in Missouri than all of last year
    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Flooded roads and waterways with stronger, faster currents have contributed to more drownings in Missouri's waterways so far this year than in all of last year, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol officials....
  • Cities make police changes after unrest over citizen deaths
    The fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, by a white Ferguson, Missouri, policeman was a catalyst for change in the St. Louis suburb. Other cities also have made changes over the past year following high-profile cases in which civilians were fatally shot by officers or died in police custody. Here's a look at some of those incidents that drew national attention and the subsequent changes....