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  • Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 2:47 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.

  • Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 12:11 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.

  • Missouri lawmaker's aide accused of choking woman 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 12:37 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri lawmaker's legislative aide was charged with domestic assault this week after a woman claimed he placed a chemical-smelling rag to her nose and mouth, then choked her until she lost consciousness.

  • McCaskill weighs in on Missouri senator's alleged harassment 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:31 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota needs to "seriously consider" whether he can continue to serve after claims that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns.

  • Nixon: Claims against Missouri lawmaker 'deeply troubling' 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:07 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has called two former interns' claims that state Sen. Paul LeVota made unwanted sexual advances toward them "deeply troubling."

  • Missouri Senate to review new claims against LeVota 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:59 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate will conduct a review of a second former intern's claims that Sen. Paul LeVota made sexual advances toward her.

  • Missouri Senate report: Intern claims sexual harassment story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 7:38 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A former Missouri legislative intern claims a Democratic state senator sexually harassed her, made what she felt was a request for sex and retaliated when she refused, according to a Senate report released Wednesday. The lawmaker denied any inappropriate behavior.

  • Missouri Sen. LeVota denies sexual harassment claims 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:24 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota says allegations that he sexually harassed an intern are unfounded.

  • Missouri Senate announces third Planned Parenthood review 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:14 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Republican-led Senate will conduct what now is the third investigation of Missouri's only abortion center.

  • Appeals court reverses lower court on Missouri lawmaker case 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 6:49 pm

    ST. LOUIS - A federal appeals panel has reversed a lower court's rejection of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act brought by a Missouri lawmaker fighting required birth control coverage in his state-sponsored insurance plan.

  • Source: LeVota subject of intern's sexual harassment claim 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 9:01 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri Senate reviewed a sexual harassment complaint against Sen. Paul LeVota after two college students abruptly left their internships at his office, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Friday.

  • Missouri lawmakers to investigate Planned Parenthood site 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 5:21 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Two Republican state lawmakers from Missouri announced plans Friday to investigate the state's only abortion facility after anti-abortion activists released an undercover video showing Planned Parenthood's national medical director discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses.

  • Sen. Blunt touts $3.8M for 2016 re-election campaign 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 5:17 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says he has more than $3.8 million on hand for a 2016 re-election campaign. That's more than three times as much as his Democratic challenger, Secretary of State Jason Kander.

  • Kander has $1.1M to challenge Blunt for US Senate seat 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 12:03 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says he has more than $1 million to spend on a campaign for U.S. Senate.

  • Nixon vetoes bill limiting scholarships for immigrants 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 6:39 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon says he is vetoing a measure that would block immigrants who are illegally in the U.S. from receiving money under Missouri's A+ scholarship program.

  • Same-sex marriage ruling raises issues for Kansas, Missouri 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 11:28 am

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas and Missouri legislators face debates next year over religious objections proposals and expanding their state's anti-discrimination laws to protect gays and lesbians, following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the nation.

  • Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 4:27 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri state lawmaker asked a judge to block Gov. Jay Nixon from working on plans to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis, calling the effort a misuse of taxpayer dollars for an "illegal purpose."