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Lawmakers in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. Among the contentious measures, some are viewed as infringing on victims' rights and others as too favorable to accused students.

Updated at 6:41 PM

The University of Missouri School of Law is partnering with Legal Services of Southern Missouri to provide free estate planning services to residents from Phelps County and surrounding areas during the UM students’ spring break in March.

Updated at 10:35 AM

The United States Supreme Court has issued an unsigned opinion ruling that convicted murderer Mark Christeson will receive full "tolling" of the appeals process as allowed by law.

Updated Mar 5, 2015 at 6:48 PM

Two Missouri state senators are calling for the Ferguson Police Department to be dissolved following a scathing federal report that found widespread racial bias among officers.

Updated Mar 4, 2015 at 6:04 PM

The Justice Department has released its investigation of the Ferguson Police Department, concluding that city law enforcement practices are discriminatory and unconstitutional and calling for sweeping changes. Here are some of the highlights of the...

Updated Mar 4, 2015 at 4:09 PM

A federal investigation that cleared a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer for killing Michael Brown concluded that the physical evidence and credible witnesses all bolster the officer's account that he feared for his life when he fatally shot the...

Updated Mar 4, 2015 at 12:48 PM

The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it...

Updated Mar 3, 2015 at 6:58 PM

A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless...

Updated Mar 3, 2015 at 1:23 PM

The cause of a fire that destroyed a mobile home on Highway HH, north of Rolla, Monday afternoon has been determined to be accidental.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 7:58 PM

A St. Louis judge has tossed a gun possession charge after ruling that a convicted felon had the right to be armed under a newly enacted amendment to the state constitution.

Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Relatives will begin burying victims of a southern Missouri shooting spree this week.

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