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Spokesman: State auditor dead following self-inflicted gunshot wound

The shooting occurred just minutes after Schweich had called The Associated Press to invite a reporter to his home for an interview. Schweich said he wanted to go public with accusations that the Missouri Republican Party chairman had made anti-Semitic remarks about him. The GOP chairman denied the accusations.

What's next for state auditor position following Schweich's passing?

One of the big questions remaining after Schweich's death is, what happens next?

Lawmakers, friends react to news of state auditor's death

Lawmakers and friends of Schweich were shocked and saddened by the news of his death Thursday morning. Governor Nixon immediately ordered flags to be flown at half-staff outside all state buildings in his honor.

Schweich leaves behind political legacy

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich passed away late Thursday morning after an apparent suicide. Schweich entered the race for governor just last month. Schweich has a long history of public service, after working as a lawyer in St. Louis.

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Missouri lawmaker wants to cut funds for Common Core testing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl says the state will strip $4.5 million in funding for membership to a group that makes tests for the national Common Core education standards.

Mexico Police investigating death of man found on sidewalk

Mexico Police are investigating the death of a man after he was found lying on a sidewalk.

Three face charges after vandalizing cars in downtown Columbia

Three people face charges after Columbia Police said they vandalized ten cars downtown.

Overnight precipitation makes roads slick

Overnight freezing rain and snow made roads around Mid-Missouri slick Thursday morning. Roads were covered enough to have city plows in both Columbia and Jefferson City out to clear them.

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Man arrested in connection to Break Time robbery in Fulton

A man has been arrested for allegedly robbing a Fulton convenience store at knife point.

SWAT team serves search warrant in Belle

Three people arrested, one child removed from home during drug bust

CPAC attendee in costume 2015

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Conservatives party like it's 2016

Conservative Republicans, bullish on their prospects in 2016, are gathered at their vast annual conference to road test the long list of potential candidates promising to win them back the White House.

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