AP Top Missouri Headlines at 6:48 p.m. CDT

Ferguson making progress, Justice Department attorneys say
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson, Missouri, is making progress in the effort to end racial bias in police and court practices, but the city needs to be more transparent, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice told a federal judge Thursday....

Missouri judge rewords right-to-work referendum summary
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri circuit judge says Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's office wrote a confusing and grammatically incorrect summary of a referendum to repeal right to work....

Former physician sentenced for health care fraud
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former Kansas City physician was sentenced to one year and three months in federal prison without parole for a fraud scheme that involved disability exams for veterans....

Court date reset in Vegas for Illinois child killing suspect
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A court hearing was reset for a 34-year-old man suspected of killing his young daughter in Illinois, forcing his wife into prostitution in Las Vegas and abusing two daughters kept hidden in an apartment....

Greitens backs ramped-up Missouri abortion bill
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens says he prefers a ramped-up House version of a bill to tighten state abortion laws...