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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
As of (07/31/2014) at 06:17 AM

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  • With some help, homeless Iraq War vet finds a place in St. Louis He's included in a effort to get 50 homeless veterans into their own apartments in one day. 

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  • Padres embarrass the Cardinals Matheny calls 12-1 debacle vs. offensively challenged San Diego 'our ugliest loss of the year. Take any aspect of the game and it was awful.'

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  • Your guide to Missouri's August primary Get information about state and local items on the ballot in our Voters Guide. 

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  • Gambling on credit comes to Missouri next month The new law will allow gamblers to qualify for lines of credit of at least $10,000.

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  • Furor erupts over clash of bicyclist, mayor of Sunset Hills "The entire friggin' country saw the story," the mayor said after a deluge of online reaction.

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  • St. Louis County Council election features three contested races

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  • Rams will hear from NFL about sportsmanship

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  • McCaskill's college sexual assault bill introduced after months of work

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  • Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies'

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  • Two St. Louis jugglers competing in championship finals Updated

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  • Bernie: Cards choose depth over drama Updated

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  • Mozeliak: No 'viable option' for offense on trade market

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  • Ready, set, row!

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  • Study finds 5 servings of produce is enough Updated

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  • Jim Thomas: Are Bradford and receivers clicking?

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  • Edwardsville School Board's choice for open seat draws criticism New

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  • Chat live with TV critic Gail Pennington Updated

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  • Blues chat: Jeremy Rutherford Live at 1 p.m. Updated

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  • Mizzou chat: Dave Matter Live at 11 a.m.

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  • Gauen: Mechanical uprising saps time, wallet


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - State News
    As of (05/12/2010) at 04:12 PM

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  • Columbia, Mo., police respond to video of shot dog

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  • Rescuers pull woman from Missouri River

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  • Nixon announcing grant to aid shoe company

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  • Missouri announces website to report school bullying

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  • Prosecutor to Missouri vandals: Felony record or military

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  • Group says it has signatures to put breeder limits on Mo. ballot

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  • Act of kindness in kids' Springfield, Mo., garden lifts young volunteers' spirits

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  • It's paddlefish season and two men are angling for 100-pounders

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  • Arts groups taking big hit in state funding

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  • Don Bryant sells his Giacometti bronze and sheds his St. Louis identification in the process

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  • “Walk in Her Shoes” fashion and trunk show at Forest Park Community College raises money to fight violence

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  • Local women participate in biotech summit in Chicago

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  • Clayton High School announces first class of inductees into its Alumni Hall of Fame

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  • Joe Buck hosts 6th annual Celebrity Bee to raise money for school supplies

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  • Tim Gunn to headline Plaza Frontenac fashion show on Saturday

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  • Fox Theatricals rakes in nine Tony Award nominations

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  • Tony La Russa brings in the money for Thompson Foundation for Autism

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  • Rocco Landesman to be featured speaker at the Regional Arts Commission’s 25th anniversary party


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Political News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:18 AM

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  • McCaskill's college sexual assault bill introduced after months of work Organization representing university presidents says it falls short on clarifying conflicting federal laws, regulations.

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  • Furor erupts over clash of bicyclist, mayor of Sunset Hills "The entire friggin' country saw the story," the mayor said after a deluge of online reaction.

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  • St. Charles County Council wants refunds of election cost overpayments Council gives elections director Chrismer until Aug. 7 to comply. If he doesn't, council wants Ehlmann to carry out the refunds.

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  • Lawsuit by former fire marshal in Wentzville claims firefighters forced his ouster Joseph Heitkamp also claims age, disability discrimination.

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  • Voters Guide available for Aug. 5 primary Readers can punch in their addresses and get customized ballots. PRIMARY COVEARGE

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  • St. Louis County Council election features three contested races

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  • Missouri Senate 24th district race heats up with TV ads

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  • Biking groups disagree on Missouri sales tax for transportation projects

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  • Both sides see victory right up the road in Missouri transportation tax debate

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  • Gun amendment on Missouri ballot draws support, fire


    St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:18 AM

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  • Nixon pokes at Sinquefield again. This time he has to win.

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  • End the pill-pusher's paradise. Enact a prescription drug database

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  • FOUL: The government gives up on returning Ka-Nefer-Nefer to Egypt

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  • FOUL: Nixon appoints all-male state Board of Education

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  • FOUL: Court gets it wrong on Obamacare


    Kansas City Star
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:18 AM

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  • Vahe Gregorian Thrice-cut Chiefs cornerback Ron Parker finally finding a home Ron Parker is atop the Chiefs’ depth chart at cornerback despite the fact that he attended a small, Division II school and has been dumped by three NFL franchises. Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith keeps playing second fiddle in secondary Chiefs' Alex Smith says contract talks will be tabled at some point to eliminate distractions `Dominant' receiver Frankie Hammond is making a Chiefs roster push Players say hazing is not a problem at Chiefs camp

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  • In Kansas City, President Obama urges opponents to stop ‘hating all the time’ “Come on and help out a little bit,” the president implored lawmakers to laughter and applause from an audience of 1,500 at the Uptown Theater. The 33-minute speech, which focused entirely on domestic issues, was the centerpiece of an 18-hour presidential stop in Kansas City. Republicans criticized the president’s often partisan tone. Oklahoma Joe's fills $1,400 order for Air Force One On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville President Obama tackles economy, cynicism in Kansas City speech

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  • Royals Royals rally with sixth-inning outburst to beat Minnesota Twins 3-2 In command all evening, Twins starter Phil Hughes promptly unraveled in the sixth inning. He yielded RBI doubles to Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas to allow the Royals to claim the lead and an eventual 3-2 victory. The outburst allowed Kansas City to draw even with Minnesota in the three-game series. Looking to bolster pitching, Royals consider John Lackey of Red Sox, Bartolo Colon of Mets at trade deadline Video: Vahe Gregorian talks about the Royals' needs at trade deadline Photo gallery: Royals 3, Twins 2

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  • Music News & Reviews Photo gallery: Justin Timberlake plays first of two sold-out concerts at the Sprint Center The multitalented Justin Timberlake was focused on his music Wednesday night. He kicked off a two-night stay at the Sprint Center with an emphasis on material from his dual 2013 releases, "The 20/20 Experience" and "The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2." Click the link for a gallery of photos from the first night by The Star's Allison Long, and come back later to KansasCity.com for music critic Timothy Finn's review of the show.

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  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels Thu 6:15 AM

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  • Obese Doberman rescued in Texas, given new diet Thu 12:17 AM

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  • Blue Valley School District turns megachurch into a children’s campus Wed 7:28 PM

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  • Royals rally with sixth-inning outburst to beat Minnesota Twins 3-2 Wed 11:47 PM

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  • Former Lee’s Summit youth soccer coach admits secretly videotaping players Wed 8:50 PM

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  • Oklahoma Joe’s fills $1,400 order for Air Force One Wed 9:44 PM

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  • Looking to bolster pitching, Royals consider John Lackey of Red Sox, Bartolo Colon of Mets at trade deadline Wed 8:27 PM

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  • On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville Wed 8:08 PM

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  • FC Kansas City Blues lose 2-1 to Washington Spirit Wed 8:47 PM

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  • Milton Wolf confronts Pat Roberts at campaign stop Wed 5:15 PM

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  • AMC reports a big quarterly drop in revenue and earnings Wed 5:17 PM

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  • Kansas foster father charged with murder after baby dies in hot car Wed 8:33 PM

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  • Cool down in the Crossroads with 12 delicious beverages From lemon-scented espresso to jungle juice-style cocktails made with tropical-flavored rum, this list of iced Crossroads Arts District drinks will keep you cool this First Friday — and all summer long.

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  • Oklahoma Joe's fills $1,400 order for Air Force One

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  • During his visit to KC, President Obama listens to ordinary folks

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  • On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville


    Kansas City Star - Political News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:18 AM

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  • In Kansas City, President Obama urges opponents to stop ‘hating all the time’ “Come on and help out a little bit,” the president implored lawmakers to laughter and applause from an audience of 1,500 at the Uptown Theater. The 33-minute speech, which focused entirely on domestic issues, was the centerpiece of an 18-hour presidential stop in Kansas City. Republicans criticized the president’s often partisan tone. Oklahoma Joe's fills $1,400 order for Air Force One On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville President Obama tackles economy, cynicism in Kansas City speech Photo gallery: President Barack Obama speaks at packed Uptown Theater

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  • U.S. Senate introduces a campus sexual assault bill The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and mandate that they establish confidential advocates on all campuses for students affected by sexual violence. A companion bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. House.

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  • Milton Wolf confronts Pat Roberts at campaign stop Tea Party challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as he campaigned in downtown Emporia. Their brief meeting Wednesday took place at an intersection as Roberts walked from business to business to talk with merchants. The two are squaring off in Tuesday’s Republican primary.

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  • Dave Helling: When a cracked skull is the price we pay for freedom Libertarianism can seem highly appealing on paper, but it’s easy to criticize government regulation in a world where food and medical safety, travel and other endeavors are overseen by someone.

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  • Oklahoma Joe’s fills $1,400 order for Air Force One President Barack Obama apparently can’t get enough Kansas City barbecue. The order about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday was for about 30 slabs of ribs, 20 pounds of pork, lots of sausage and sides.

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  • On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville About 12:10 p.m. Wednesday, the president pulled into the Platte County suburb for an unannounced stop. People on the main drag got just a few minutes’ notice that the president was coming. His staff expected him to stay about 30 minutes. He lingered nearly an hour.

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  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.

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  • Cool down in the Crossroads with 12 delicious beverages From lemon-scented espresso to jungle juice-style cocktails made with tropical-flavored rum, this list of iced Crossroads Arts District drinks will keep you cool this First Friday — and all summer long.

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  • Oklahoma Joe's fills $1,400 order for Air Force One

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  • During his visit to KC, President Obama listens to ordinary folks

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  • On his way to KCI, President Obama stops in Parkville

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  • An interesting competition at wide receiver at Chiefs camp

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  • Chiefs' backup QB Chase Daniel knows Tyler Bray, Aaron Murray are coming for his job

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  • Health & Fitness House approves VA health care overhaul The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

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  • Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.

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  • Justice Dept. files in Ohio, Wisconsin voter cases The Justice Department on Wednesday sided with challengers of voting laws in Wisconsin and Ohio, saying in court filings that measures in those states unfairly affect minority voters.

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  • Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

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  • With election near, KC mayor makes pitch for East Side streetcar support Kansas City Mayor Sly James and several East Side leaders pledged Tuesday to collaborate on an economic development plan, including the streetcar, for the Linwood Boulevard corridor. The agreement comes one week before a streetcar election that appears too close to call.

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  • Updates from Obama's speech in Kansas City Follow along for live updates from Star reporters as Obama takes the stage to give a speech about the economy to hundreds in the Uptown Theater.

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  • During his visit to KC, President Obama listens to ordinary folks The president feasted on working-class delicacies in Kansas City as he sought to bond with people unaccustomed to having the ear of the most powerful man in the world. At Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque, he met with four White House-chosen Kansas Citians over a half slab of ribs and a Bud Light and discussed how what he does in Washington registers in people’s lives.


    Kansas City Star - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:18 AM

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  • President Obama rightly slams ‘hating’ Congress in KC speech Washington needs escape artists. Obama’s escape to the heartland should keep him better grounded on how most of us live, strive and occasionally stumble in an economy that’s still weighted heavily toward the rich. Ban open carry in Kansas City The Kansas City Council should take a stand for public safety and local control today by approving an ordinance making it illegal to openly carry firearms in the city limits. It’s the right thing to do. Gun violence is a scourge in Kansas City. The Star's editorial: Obama rightly slams `hating' Congress in Kansas City speech Missouri ‘right to farm’ amendment could be used as a right to harm Supporters of Amendment 1 argue that the right to farm and ranch should be equal to the protections of speech and religion already in the Missouri Constitution. But freedom of speech and religion are granted to all Missourians. Amendment 1 s...

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  • Foul called on UMKC in rankings contest The University of Missouri-Kansas City can claim genuine progress over the last decade, as it continues to transform from a commuter campus to a vibrant university. That reality makes it all the more disappointing to see UMKC succumb to the corrosive rankings frenzy that has gripped academia. A Kansas City Star report published over the weekend found that the university has been advertising questionable rankings to burnish the reputation of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, its business school.

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  • The Monday poll: Speak out on taxes and transportation Aug. 5 brings primary elections in Missouri and Kansas. On the Missouri side, voters statewide and locally will face issues involving taxes, transportation and Kansas City’s proposed streetcar expansion. We’d like to know where you stand.

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  • Primaries will decide three Jackson County Legislature races In those three races, no opponents in other political parties filed for the November general election. Here are The Star’s recommendations in the five contested races.

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  • Cool down in the Crossroads with 12 delicious beverages From lemon-scented espresso to jungle juice-style cocktails made with tropical-flavored rum, this list of iced Crossroads Arts District drinks will keep you cool this First Friday — and all summer long. Incumbents hold the cards in Missouri congressional races Emanuel Cleaver, Sam Graves and Vicky Hartzler have attracted multiple challengers, but few of those challengers have what it takes to win. The Star’s recommendations in contested Missouri House primaries The Missouri General Assembly desperately needs independent-minded representatives who are not beholden to the monied special interests that control the Capitol. Not all of the races in the Aug. 5 primary offer that choice, but voters in several districts have an opportunity to choose high quality candidates to move ahead to the November election. Here are The Star’s recommendations in some contested races for the Missouri House. Protect taxpayers o...

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    The Springfield News Leader
    As of (03/24/2014) at 11:55 PM

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  • 10 things to know about the upcoming relaunched News-Leader.com 6:42 AM In February, the News-Leader announced the most sweeping expansion of our print edition since the redesign that followed installation of our full-color press in 2002. Today, we’re excited to announce the biggest change to our website since 2011 — and things will definitely be different around here.

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  • Clock ticking for controversial group home in Springfield 10:39 AM

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  • City takes action on home with sex offenders

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  • Springfield City Council orders study of group home rules

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  • Ask the Watchdog: Is it legal to have a home full of sex offenders?

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  • Safety concerns reignited about student rental houses in Springfield 9:38 AM

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  • City of Springfield has little oversight of rental houses

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  • 3 children, 2 adults dead after head-on collision in Lawrence County 7:19 AM

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  • Christian County sheriff raises budget concerns 5:56 AM

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  • Blunt bill to revive manufacturing sector gains steam in Senate 5:55 AM

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  • MSU to spend $2.8 million to spruce up Kentwood, Sunvilla 5:53 AM

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  • Man who had been reported missing found deceased Springfield police report that the body of man who had been reported missing has been found.

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  • Reporter's Notebook: You can always talk about weather

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  • Faces in the Crowd: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Corks and Kegs

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  • Paul Mueller net income increases 961 percent in 2013


    The Springfield News Leader - Local News
    As of (03/24/2014) at 11:55 PM

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  • Springfield police: woman tried to flee but had to return home to assault, rape Prosecutors say the woman was held against her will, assaulted and raped. - 2:26 pm

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  • 10 things to know about the upcoming relaunched News-Leader.com In February, the News-Leader announced the most sweeping expansion of our print edition since the... - 6:42 am

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    The Springfield News Leader - Editorials
    As of (03/24/2014) at 11:55 PM

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  • This 'gracious lady' took interest in all her students Mar. 23, 2014 Trouble. It was not my fault. My parents, high school teachers and counselors reviewed my grades and decided I was smart enough to finish high school in three years and get a jump on college.

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  • 10 rules to live by, hard to live with Mar. 23, 2014

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  • Krauthammer: Ukraine needs strength, not MREs Mar. 23, 2014 Early in the Ukraine crisis, when the Europeans were working on bringing Ukraine into the EU system and Vladimir Putin was countering with threats and bribes, one British analyst lamented that 'we went to a knife fight with a baguette.'

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  • Vote 'No' to renew tax Mar. 22, 2014

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  • We are doing students a disservice when we make education an easy 'A' Mar. 22, 2014

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    The Independence Examiner
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:18 AM

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  • What's Up Next sports calendar Posted at 6:00 AM THURSDAY, JULY 31AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLAmerican Legion Missouri State ChampionshipsAt Liberty Park Stadium, Sedalia4 p.m. — Game 1: Lee’s Summit Outlaws vs. Jefferson City Post 57 p.m. — Game 2: Joplin Miners vs. Festus Post 253FRIDAY, AUGUST 1AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLAmerican Legion Missouri State... --

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  • Two in GOP vye to challenge Mayfield Posted at 5:30 AM Voters in northeastern Jackson County on Tuesday will decide which of two Republicans will challenge an incumbent state representative this fall.Former state Rep. Brent Lasater and Bill Kidd are running in Tuesday’s Republican...

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  • After a century of violence, maybe kindness should be on the table Updated at 3:22 AM Many of us have ancestors who gave us an emotional claim to those who are suffering around the world, and therefore an obligation to their memory.

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  • Gloria Yoder: Cold chocolate smoothies son a hot summer day Updated at 1:09 AM The summer weather we’re having is about as close to perfect as possible. Last night we had a nice rain that cut the humidity and cooled everything and everyone off once more.My 16-year-old sister, Mary Grace, who lives next door is...

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  • Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus Updated at 1:05 AM ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a...

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  • Religion News: Religion remains strong indicator of political affiliation in U.S. Posted at 1:01 AM Week in Religion

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  • Marketta Gregory: Be still Posted at 1:01 AM It was the day I was supposed to write my column – two columns to be exact – so I could go on vacation and not have to worry about sending anything in to my editor.

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  • Stay Tuned: The problem with resurrection TV plots Posted at 1:01 AM If you watch “Game of Thrones,” you know it’s a show that’s not afraid to kill off main characters suddenly and without remorse. (This is all the more shocking if you haven’t read the novels on which the show is based.) I haven’t read the books, so...

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  • Morning Minutes, July 31 Posted at 1:01 AM July 31Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Dayhinterland \ HIN-tur-land \ noun; A region remote from urban areas; backcountry. — Dictionary.com

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  • Perez, clutch pitching give Royals just enough edge Posted at 1:00 AM Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.He roared when the Royals reliever struck out Chris Colabello to end the... Comets to play in MASL Central Division Updated at 10:55 PM The Missouri Comets will be able to keep the rivalry with the St. Louis Ambush and several other regional teams.The Major Arena Soccer League – which the Comets joined after the Major Indoor Soccer League folded after last season... NEXT 10  »


    The Independence Examiner - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:18 AM

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  • What's Up Next sports calendar Posted at 6:00 AM THURSDAY, JULY 31AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLAmerican Legion Missouri State ChampionshipsAt Liberty Park Stadium, Sedalia4 p.m. — Game 1: Lee’s Summit Outlaws vs. Jefferson City Post 57 p.m. — Game 2: Joplin Miners vs. Festus Post 253FRIDAY, AUGUST 1AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLAmerican Legion Missouri State... --

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  • Two in GOP vye to challenge Mayfield Posted at 5:30 AM Voters in northeastern Jackson County on Tuesday will decide which of two Republicans will challenge an incumbent state representative this fall.Former state Rep. Brent Lasater and Bill Kidd are running in Tuesday’s Republican...

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  • After a century of violence, maybe kindness should be on the table Updated at 3:22 AM Many of us have ancestors who gave us an emotional claim to those who are suffering around the world, and therefore an obligation to their memory.

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  • Gloria Yoder: Cold chocolate smoothies son a hot summer day Updated at 1:09 AM The summer weather we’re having is about as close to perfect as possible. Last night we had a nice rain that cut the humidity and cooled everything and everyone off once more.My 16-year-old sister, Mary Grace, who lives next door is...

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  • Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus Updated at 1:05 AM ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a...

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  • Religion News: Religion remains strong indicator of political affiliation in U.S. Posted at 1:01 AM Week in Religion

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  • Marketta Gregory: Be still Posted at 1:01 AM It was the day I was supposed to write my column – two columns to be exact – so I could go on vacation and not have to worry about sending anything in to my editor.

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  • Stay Tuned: The problem with resurrection TV plots Posted at 1:01 AM If you watch “Game of Thrones,” you know it’s a show that’s not afraid to kill off main characters suddenly and without remorse. (This is all the more shocking if you haven’t read the novels on which the show is based.) I haven’t read the books, so...

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  • Morning Minutes, July 31 Posted at 1:01 AM July 31Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Dayhinterland \ HIN-tur-land \ noun; A region remote from urban areas; backcountry. — Dictionary.com

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  • Perez, clutch pitching give Royals just enough edge Posted at 1:00 AM Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.He roared when the Royals reliever struck out Chris Colabello to end the... Comets to play in MASL Central Division Updated at 10:55 PM The Missouri Comets will be able to keep the rivalry with the St. Louis Ambush and several other regional teams.The Major Arena Soccer League – which the Comets joined after the Major Indoor Soccer League folded after last season... NEXT 10  »


    Columbia Daily Tribune
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:19 AM

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  • Wed 4:43 pm Man indicted on federal drug charges stemming from motel room overdose Wed 4:40 pm Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault Wed 3:50 pm Teachers get technology boost before returning to classrooms var timestamp = Math.round (new Date().getTime()/60) var cache_test = "/wrapper/web_updates/?m=cache_check×tamp="+timestamp; var update_page = "/wrapper/web_updates/?timestamp="+timestamp; $("#cache_check_load").load(cache_test+" #cache_last_checked span", function(){ var last_update = parseInt($("#cache_last_checked span").html()); var new_update = parseInt($("#cache_check_load span").html()); if (new_update

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  • United Way announces funding for safety net programs Two years after the implementation of its Community Impact funding model, the Heart of Missouri United Way board approved another round of funding for safety net services.

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  • Two teenagers accused of robbery, assault Two Columbia teenagers were arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault after an incident Tuesday.

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  • County office campaign spending tops $101,000 Campaign spending among eight candidates running in the August primary for Boone County associate circuit judge and recorder of deeds has topped $101,000, according to the latest figures reported to the Missouri Ethics Commission.

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  • One taken to hospital after Park Avenue fire A woman was taken to University Hospital after a fire tore through a house at 909 Park Ave. on Tuesday afternoon. Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer said a passer-by saw the fire and called 911 before helping the...

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  • Driver taken to hospital after vehicle hits utility pole The driver of a vehicle that struck a utility pole Tuesday evening on West Worley Street near Hardin Street was taken to a hospital.

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  • Man gets five years in prison for stabbing A 21-year-old Columbia man on Tuesday was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to stabbing another man in January, according to online court records.

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  • Columbia man arrested on suspicion of child porn possession A 29-year-old Columbia man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Boone County sheriff's Detective Tracy Perkins said in a news release.

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  • Columbia police put out another scam alert For the second time in two days, Columbia police are warning residents about scams.

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  • Pauley fundraising lags behind incumbent Rowden Legislative candidate Tom Pauley, a Democrat seeking to unseat Rep. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, raised $425 for his campaign during the first three weeks of this month, according to a report filed Tuesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

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  • Group to celebrate Yoruba culture at Columbia event Egbe Omo Oduduwa of Mid-Missouri is hosting a celebration of the Yoruba culture of West Africa at 5 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 202, which is off Route WW at 3669 Legion Lane.

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  • Fayette man injured in motorcycle crash A 77-year-old Fayette man was seriously injured when his motorcycle ran off Highway 5 on Wednesday.

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  • Health department to offer free meningitis, HPV vaccines The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services will offer the Tdap, meningococcal (meningitis), and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to students ages 11 to 26 from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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  • Health expo connects people with information, services The private, screened enclosure at Monday's Mid-Mo Health Expo at Parkade Center was one of more than 65 vendor booths, but it was the focal point of the event hosted by the Hep C Alliance.

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  • Columbia man gets life in prison for McKee Street Park murder Nicholas R. Thomas was sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the July 2013 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Tre'Veon Marshall.

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  • AAU ranking kept private most everywhere, except for MU Former University of Missouri Chancellor Brady Deaton started a trend at MU that sets the university aside from its peers.

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  • Kansas City man arrested in Dollar General robbery Police arrested a Kansas City man on suspicion of robbing a Dollar General Store in Columbia on Monday night while he was high on PCP.

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  • Thieves make off with old building's aluminum roof, walls Dan Benthall has had scrap metal stolen from his property before, but he was surprised at the scale of a theft over the weekend.

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  • Candidates focus on finding voters, not donors, in 47th District race The Republican primary in the 47th House District has been a low-budget affair, and that seems unlikely to change in the final week of the campaign.

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  • Man accused of assaulting teenage umpire at Show-Me Games A 36-year-old Jefferson City man was arrested Saturday evening for allegedly assaulting a teenage umpire who was working at Cosmo Park for the Show-Me State Games, Columbia police Officer Latisha Stroer said.


    Columbia Daily Tribune - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:22 AM

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  • Fixing the VA When the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal first erupted, I thought it was an isolated problem limited to a few troubled venues. As time passes, we learn problems are more widespread.

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  • Jerry Wade Upon the occasion of his premature death, many local citizens are extolling the civic virtues of Jerry Wade, former member of the city Planning and Zoning Commission and Columbia City Council and candidate for mayor. These accolades are well deserved.

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  • TRIB TALK Call 573-815-1776 or email tribtalk@columbiatribune.com to contribute.

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  • NCAA I was fascinated by the story we ran a week ago headlined “Big 12 boss sees bleak future.”

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  • Presidential primaries As toes creep toward political waters two years before the 2016 presidential election, “Clinton” now means Hillary instead of Bill. Among Republicans, the race looks as crowded as the third leg of the Tour de France.

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  • Amendments Too often Missouri lawmakers punt difficult issues to voters in the form of amendments to the state constitution, putting the onus on citizens to make the hard calls. As a general rule, voters should be wary of “cluttering” the constitution.

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  • Obamacare Lovers and haters of the Affordable Care Act found something to cheer in two recent findings by federal appeals courts.

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  • Oops The other day I referred to the well-known novel as “To Catch a Mockingbird.” Everybody knows the proper title of the Harper Lee classic is “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Sigh.

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  • District 47 Republicans will choose Aug. 5 between Chuck Basye and Betsy Phillips to run against incumbent Democrat John Wright for Missouri House District 47 representative. Wright is unopposed in his primary race.

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  • Fairground tax Opposition to the proposed county-wide eighth-cent sales tax primarily to support operations at the Boone County Fairgrounds boils down to a two-prong attack that has nothing to do with the need.

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  • Recorder Two Democrats and one Republican are running to succeed Bettie Johnson, who is retiring after 35 years as Boone County recorder of deeds. In their campaigns, the three agree on one thing: Bettie is the best goldanged recorder who ever...

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  • Campaign donations So what?

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  • Associate circuit judge Incumbent Larry Bryson is retiring, opening the office of associate circuit judge for a mini-rush of would-be successors.

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  • Amendment 7 Recognizing a severe shortage of funds to maintain and build Missouri transportation facilities, supporters faced an unprecedented dilemma. Motor fuel taxes no longer are adequate, so they propose turning to a three-fourths-cent sales tax increase expected to produce $534 million...

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  • Good idea The Mayor's Task Force on Violent Crime recommends “ban the box,” referring to a box routinely appearing on employment forms for applicants to check if they have ever been convicted of a crime.

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  • Recent Blog Entries Mental Math Mental Math for Wednesday July 30 Behind The Stripes FALL CAMP ROLL CALL: Defensive Line Behind The Stripes Wideout Richaud Floyd makes 10 commits for MU's Clas... Mental Math Fix the Problem for Tuesday July 29 Street Talk Missouri gets C in survey of small-business friendli... Behind The Stripes FALL CAMP ROLL CALL: Linebackers Tiger Tidings Juco softball slugger to transfer to Missouri Mental Math Mental Math for Monday July 28 Tiger Tidings MU Olympic sports VIT countdown: Links to Nos. 1-15 Behind The Stripes FALL CAMP ROLL CALL: Secondary Learning Curve AAU 101: Ranking? What ranking? Behind The Stripes FALL CAMP ROLL CALL: Special Teams Mental Math Fix the Problem for Saturday July 26 Learning Curve Round up: FOIA Friday returns, MSA president resigns Street Talk The July 26, 2014, edition of Saturday Business Mental Math Mental Math for Friday July 25 Behind The Stripes Behind the Stripes live chat: Media days recap and f... Behind The...

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    St. Joseph News-Press
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:22 AM

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  • Collector tracks history of a thirsty St. Joseph St. Joseph has a thirsty past, and the ghosts of bygone distillers — spirits, quite literally — can be found in Kenny Meers' basement.

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  • Retailers expect busy tax-free weekend Retailers are anticipating one of the busiest weekends of the year as hundreds of students prepare to go back to school.

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  • Obama calls for 'economic patriotism' KANSAS CITY — President Obama made a pitch for “economic patriotism” in Kansas City on Wednesday morning and then criticized Congress for not doing its part to boost the economic recovery.

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  • Make old furniture new again with easy fixes An old scratch-and-dent cabinet or a rickety chair with a torn cushion used to only be suitable for the scrap pile. If it was lucky, maybe someone would buy it at the neighborhood garage sale for a few dollars.

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  • South Side bar to close, cites smoking ban A longtime South Side bar is closing its doors, in part due to the smoking ban.

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  • Buchanan County EMS has a good first month Buchanan County's Regional Emergency Medical Service Authority (REMSA) reviewed its first month of operations Tuesday as Buchanan County EMS.

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  • Paul Branson won't be forgotten When you work in a place a long time, the experience feels like time-lapse photography. Change appears to happen faster than it actually does.

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  • Work crews recover large drug stash Prisoners and a Buchanan County sheriff's deputy uncovered more than they expected in a ravine south of St. Joseph.

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  • Gun rights amendment stirs strong feelings

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  • MoDOT sales tax campaign sees final push

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  • YWCA sells Aquatic Center

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  • AFL-CIO to host 'Christmas in July' sale

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  • Body found in Holt County

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  • St. Joseph's June jobless rate increases

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  • Altercation leads to arrest

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  • Offense looks sharp in camp

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  • Chiefs' Johnson plays part of perennial stalwart

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  • Replay call doesn't deter Twins against Royals


    St. Joseph News-Press - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Neely revival a plus If it's true a nation is only as strong as its individual states, it follows a community is only as successful as its various neighborhoods. Given that, one St. Joseph neighborhood recently received a boost - and we all should feel good as a result.

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  • Resolve to fight poverty In the heart of the Midland Empire, we are challenged to confront both the number of children living in poverty and the trend toward increasing child poverty.

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  • Show you want to pay People who fall behind on their bills know what comes next. It's the same in the Midland Empire as everywhere else.

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  • Nursing educators needed At times in this country, we hear of shortages in career specialties. One of the most common is in the nursing field.

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  • Plans will help heal old wounds Considering no new jobs were attached to Heartland Health/Mosaic Life Care's big announcement Friday, the buzz around this news of a move of at least 200 jobs to Downtown St. Joseph is noteworthy.

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  • New hope for small towns Like a watch that's been neglected, small towns across our region seem to be "winding down.” But look to the east and to the west and see two communities taking their fate into their hands and not leaving it to the hands of time.

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  • Habitat's stewardship seen in board, support It's nice to be recognized for your work.

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  • Let's build on camp success The "new" has worn off, but visiting the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University still is a unique treat for football fans, year in and year out.

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  • We don't have to like it Complying with federal environmental standards is a costly proposition for sewer ratepayers in St. Joseph, and now we will be reminded each month.

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  • Tourism important every day In the countdown to the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp, much has been made of how our city will enjoy a nice boost in tourism over the next three weeks.

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  • Trends positive for teens Here's some good news: Teens are making better choices about risky behaviors.

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  • Road tax emerges as best option Veterans of lawmaking will tell you: Sometimes the best public policy decision is the one voters will approve.

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  • Send a message: We value schools In the middle of summer, when the minds of both parents and kids are on other things, today presents a rare opportunity to leave a long-lasting message that education matters greatly in the grand scheme of things.

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  • Pumps lift spirits at Lake Contrary The water level is up at "the lake," but it's not sustainable without nature's help and annual checks written by the Lake Contrary Development Association.

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  • On giving the dying a chance No one should go around touting Missouri House Bill 1685 as the savior for all terminally ill patients. It is far, far from that.

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  • Standards' debaters find middle ground "Common Core." The words by themselves are a lightning rod attracting a heated reaction from people throughout the Midland Empire who favor local control and oversight of their schools.

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  • Prepare to teach a child Not to put any extra pressure on parents, but they really are their children's first teachers.

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  • Transfer without hassles Pursuing a college degree in Missouri is now easier, thanks to action by state lawmakers and education leaders.

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  • Economic vitality requires teamwork Surviving in this global economy is one thing. Thriving is another.

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  • College? Are you sure? Know a young person heading to college this fall? Are you sure?


    The Joplin Globe - State News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Oklahoma petition for medical marijuana signing up thousands of new voters Medical marijuana may be the state's newest gateway drug -- to voting. July 29, 2014

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  • Miners earn top seed in district American Legion tourney The Joplin Miners are the No. 1 seed for this week’s Triple-A District 15 Tournament at Carl Junction. July 16, 2014

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  • Rep. Reiboldt withdraws from debate about farming amendment Southwest Missouri Democrats on Wednesday will sponsor a program on the Right to Farm Amendment, but it unclear if there will be a debate on the measure. July 3, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Oklahoma lawmaker not upset by convict's delayed death State Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester, said his thoughts turned to Clayton Lockett’s murder victim when he learned Lockett had died of a heart attack shortly after his formal execution was halted because of problems with the lethal drug injection process. April 30, 2014

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  • Oklahoma governor orders review of failed execution Gov. Mary Fallin ordered a thorough review Wednesday of the botched lethal drug execution of a convicted murderer that left him writhing and grunting. But the governor said executions will continue in Oklahoma, and the review by the state Department of Public Safety is to determine if medical and other protocols were followed in the failed execution of Clayton D. Lockett. April 30, 2014

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  • Party on? No local love in Princeton Review rankings There's no love for Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University or Crowder College in the new rankings issued by the Princeton Review. Which, given many of the survey categories, isn't necessarily a bad thing. August 6, 2013

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  • Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning, bringing hazardous travel and the possibility of power outages. February 21, 2013 1 Photo

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  • Publicist: Andy Williams dies According to a publicist, Emmy-winning TV host and 'Moon River' crooner Andy Williams has died. September 26, 2012

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  • Lions climb into share of MIAA men's basketball lead Without taking the floor, Missouri Southern has climbed into a first-place tie in the MIAA men’s basketball race. February 22, 2012

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  • 2.6 magnitude earthquake recorded in Oklahoma The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a 2.6 magnitude earthquake near Wellston in central Oklahoma. No injuries or damage is reported. January 19, 2011


    The Joplin Globe - Local News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • VIDEO: African art collection found in stairwell `tomb' at MSSU It wasn’t exactly like opening King Tut’s tomb, but the treasures found inside were priceless just the same. After taking over as head of the art department at Missouri Southern State University, Christine Bentley wanted to assess the department’s African art holdings. July 29, 2014 1 Photo 1 Slideshow

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  • Qualifications, experience cited by associate circuit judge hopefuls Candidates for two Jasper County associate division circuit judgeships to be decided by voters next Tuesday all say a combination of education and experience makes them the most qualified candidates for the job. July 30, 2014

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  • Mike Pound: Emancipation Day observance in offing When I asked Jim West how long the annual Joplin Emancipation Park Days Celebration has been observed, he had to think for a minute. July 30, 2014 1 Photo

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  • McCaskill announces legislation to battle sexual assault on campus Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill joined a bipartisan group of senators Wednesday to announce legislation that aims to reduce the number of sexual assaults on college campuses. July 30, 2014

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  • Galena City Council tables landfill discussion until January The Galena City Council voted Wednesday night during a special meeting to postpone any council discussion of a landfill in Cherokee County until January. July 30, 2014

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  • Conviction overturned in Newton County abduction case A state appeals court has overturned the conviction of an Oklahoma man in the 2011 kidnapping and assault of two women south of Joplin because the trial judge did not allow the defendant’s family in the courtroom during jury selection. July 30, 2014

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  • Board taking steps to upgrade Crawford County Fairgrounds An ambitious project is under way at the Crawford County Fairgrounds, one that fair board members hope will take the county fair, now in its 98th year, to another 98 years. July 30, 2014 1 Story

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  • Tallest, loudest, largest things recognized during annual fair It is the year of superlatives at the 98th annual Crawford County Fair. July 30, 2014 4 Photos

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  • Riverton School Board sending letter of opposition on Galena landfill plan During a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday night in Riverton, members discussed the district’s involvement in preventing a proposed landfill from being built about two miles from the school. July 29, 2014

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  • Fired McDonald County chief deputy charged with tampering A Missouri State Highway Patrol probe of the McDonald County sheriff’s office has led to the former chief deputy being accused of tampering with evidence and raised questions about a possible cover-up. July 29, 2014


    The Joplin Globe - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Geoff Caldwell, columnist: An America transformed On Oct. 30, 2008, Barack Obama boldly declared: “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” July 30, 2014

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  • Other Views: Open the primaries Missourians will go to the polls in the Aug. 5 primary. July 30, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Your View: `Right to Farm' is wrong On Aug. 5, voters will be asked to make a decision about Amendment 1. July 29, 2014

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  • Your View: No on Amendment 7 The Missouri Department of Transportation is wanting more money through a three-quarter-cent addition to the sales tax. Consider one example of how it spends your money. July 29, 2014

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  • Your View: Bad way to get revenue I received two fliers through the mail today asking me to vote “yes” on Amendment 7, which would add a three-quarter-cent tax to Missouri’s sales tax to help maintain roads and bridges. July 29, 2014

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  • Our View: No need for No. 9 “Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures as they are now likewise secure in their persons, homes, papers and effects?” July 29, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Other Views: Symptom of bad policy The Obama administration continues to be surprised and shocked when its policies of good intentions suddenly meet the hard reality of unintended consequences. July 28, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Rebecca French Smith, guest columnist: Amendment 1: Farmers are 'boots on the ground' Take a moment and ask yourself who was the last person in your family to farm. July 28, 2014

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  • Your View; Makes no sense Chess was never my game. It’s too complicated. July 28, 2014

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  • Your View: Time value of money  I was shaking my head along with Anson Burlingame (“Much has changed in U.S. over 14 years,” Globe, July 22), then he offered his readers a chance: “Go ahead — take your pick.” July 28, 2014


    The Jefferson City News Tribune
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Mounted shooting sport makes debut at county fair Rootin,' tootin' cowboys - Black powder caps popping, smoke rising, horses running and balloons popping - cowboy mounted shooting is a fast-growing sport.

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  • Little Mr. and Miss crowned at fair - Jamere “JD" Edwards and Brianna Mae Smith took the top honors in Monday's Little Mr. And Miss Cole County competition.

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  • Couple ordered to stop sewage discharge - A consent judgment has been reached in regard to a home on Landing Creek Road in Cole County that has been leaking raw sewage into ditches.

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  • Russellville youngster has need for speed - Confidence and hard work have paid off for Russellville fifth-grader Logan Cinotto.

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  • Mokane ceremony will fete veterans, memorial - AmVets Post No. 153 will honor Mokane veterans 1:30 p.m. Sunday during a ground breaking ceremony for its new memorial site.

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  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault - Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

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  • Concerns raised over 54 interchange County, engineers to discuss potential for congestion - After the Cole County presiding commissioner expressed concerns about road improvements at U.S. 54 and Stadium Boulevard, the County Commission asked for a meeting with the traffic engineers who designed the project.

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  • Man pleads guilty in child sodomy case - A Miller County man could face life in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to two counts of forcible sodomy.

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  • St. Louisan charged with assault, threats - A St. Louis man has been charged in connection with an assault in Jefferson City.

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  • Local man indicted on meth charge - A Jefferson City man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

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  • First case of mosquito-borne virus appears in St. Louis area - Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.

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  • Lincoln releases Hall of Fame class For 2014 - Lincoln University's 1958 Mineral Water Bowl-winning football team and seven individuals will highlight the the 2014 Lincoln Athletic Hall of Fame class.

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  • Train's video camera records 2 women's ordeal on rail bridge They survive by lying down between the tracks - A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

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  • UCLA wades through damage caused by flooding - A ruptured 93-year-old water main left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation.

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  • Chiefs QB Smith focused on football Not thinking about contract extension - ST. JOSEPH - The moment when Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will no longer discuss his contract situation is rapidly approaching, even though he makes it seem as if the deadline has already passed.

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  • Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly - U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents.

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  • Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit - The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.

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  • GOP-led House gives the go-ahead on suing Obama - A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

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  • Senate reprieve for highly contested border bill - A bill to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border won a temporary reprieve in the Senate Wednesday as lawmakers maneuvered to offer some response to the crisis before adjourning for the summer.

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  • Fed offers a dual message on health of US economy - The Federal Reserve offered a mixed message on the U.S. economy Wednesday: Growth is strengthening, and the unemployment rate is steadily falling. Yet by some measures, the job market remains subpar.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - State News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault - Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators.

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  • First case of mosquito-borne virus appears in St. Louis area - Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean.

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  • GOP-led House gives the go-ahead on suing Obama - A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.

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  • Central Missouri inmate back in custody after week on run - A central Missouri inmate who has been missing for nearly a week is back in custody after being caught while asleep on a couch in a Sedalia home.

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  • Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time' - Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their month-long summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class.

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  • State law to require meningitis vaccines for college students - Starting July 2015, public college and university students who live on campus will be required to be vaccinated for meningitis, unless they have overriding medical reasons or opposing religious beliefs.

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  • Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans - Sales from Missouri Lottery tickets have raised billions of dollars for education programs since proceeds were directed to education-only programs two decades ago.

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  • Muslims in Joplin celebrate new mosque - Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque has opened.

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  • 1 of 2 Saudis found not guilty of attacking woman - One of two Saudi Arabian nationals accused of kidnapping a woman from a southwest Missouri nightclub and sexually assaulting her has been found not guilty, with a judge ruling there was no evidence she had sex with either of the men or was held against her will.

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  • PSC staff testimony questions overearnings claim - The Public Service Commission's staff didn't ask their bosses to pursue an “overearnings" case against Ameren Missouri because the staff didn't think the company's earnings had reached that level, staff members told the five-member commission this week.

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  • Obama eats ribs with 4 KC letter writers - President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American's heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.

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  • Feds end effort to reclaim mummy mask for Egypt - A 3,200-year-old mummy mask at the center of a years-long custody fight will stay at the St. Louis Art Museum now that the U.S. government is giving up its fight to reclaim it for Egypt.

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  • Attack begins on Ameren 'overearnings' - Greg Meyer spent 29 years as a Missouri Public Service Commission staff member, “had a weekend of retirement" and then began working as a consultant for Chesterfield-based Brubaker and Associates.

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  • Missouri voters may fortify digital privacy rights - The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld privacy protections against police searches of cellphones, but Missouri voters looking to fortify those rights will get their chance next week.

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  • Corinthian Hall in KC on the rebound - Several dozen Kansas Citians got a close-up look this month at the status of the area's ultimate rehab project: Corinthian Hall, the once and future location of the Kansas City Museum.

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  • Antique store owner, 95, has no plans to retire - Ila May Dimmitt sits behind the counter at Show-Me Antiques, just like she has most days since 1968.

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  • Millions spent on farm, road proposals - Supporters of a pair of Missouri ballot proposals have spent millions promoting the measures that would raises taxes for transportation and create a state constitutional right to farm, far outspending opponents, according to state finance reports.

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  • Express Scripts expansion could mean 1,500 jobs - The nation's largest company that manages pharmacy benefits is opening a new office building in St. Louis County as part of an expansion, which is expected to add 1,500 jobs over the next five years.

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  • Cases of rabies are lower this year in Missouri - Missouri health officials say although three rabid bats have been found this summer in a Kansas City suburb, the statewide number of total rabies cases is down.

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  • Missouri congressional hopefuls running on low budgets - Together, Missouri's eight Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash heading into the final few weeks before the Aug. 5 primary elections.


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    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Mounted shooting sport makes debut at county fair Rootin,' tootin' cowboys - Black powder caps popping, smoke rising, horses running and balloons popping - cowboy mounted shooting is a fast-growing sport.

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  • Little Mr. and Miss crowned at fair - Jamere “JD" Edwards and Brianna Mae Smith took the top honors in Monday's Little Mr. And Miss Cole County competition.

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  • Couple ordered to stop sewage discharge - A consent judgment has been reached in regard to a home on Landing Creek Road in Cole County that has been leaking raw sewage into ditches.

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  • Russellville youngster has need for speed - Confidence and hard work have paid off for Russellville fifth-grader Logan Cinotto.

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  • Mokane ceremony will fete veterans, memorial - AmVets Post No. 153 will honor Mokane veterans 1:30 p.m. Sunday during a ground breaking ceremony for its new memorial site.

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  • Concerns raised over 54 interchange County, engineers to discuss potential for congestion - After the Cole County presiding commissioner expressed concerns about road improvements at U.S. 54 and Stadium Boulevard, the County Commission asked for a meeting with the traffic engineers who designed the project.

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  • Man pleads guilty in child sodomy case - A Miller County man could face life in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to two counts of forcible sodomy.

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  • St. Louisan charged with assault, threats - A St. Louis man has been charged in connection with an assault in Jefferson City.

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  • Local man indicted on meth charge - A Jefferson City man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

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  • Mid-Missouri teen hurt in wreck - A Camdenton teen was injured in a one-car accident at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 54 east outer road in Camden County.

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  • Arrest made in weapons offense - Jefferson City police arrested Joseph M. Garcia, 32, for unlawful use of a weapon Tuesday night after officers responded to a disturbance in the 500 block of East Elm Street.

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  • Sprouts and Roots Camp teaches youth how to catch, cook meals - The sun's bright reflection rippled on the pond at Lincoln University's Alan T. Busby Agriculture Farm as laughing children jumped in and swam while others caught crawfish on a cool Tuesday morning.

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  • Market hog show gives teens valuable lessons ... and cash - Intending to pursue a degree in agribusiness or agricultural education, recent graduate Alicia Twehus lacks no familiarity with the benefits of agriculture.

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  • Wizards of the United Way - A dull roar of mingling filled the third floor of Central Bank as Jefferson City business owners, charity leaders, members of local media and government employees hobnobbed at the campaign premiere for the United Way on Tuesday evening.

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  • Committee approves funds for police training - The Public Safety Committee has approved a request for additional training funds for Jefferson City police officers.

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  • State law to require meningitis vaccines for college students - Starting July 2015, public college and university students who live on campus will be required to be vaccinated for meningitis, unless they have overriding medical reasons or opposing religious beliefs.

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  • JC man faces sodomy charge - A Jefferson City man is charged with one count of first-degree sodomy after an incident this weekend.

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  • Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans - Sales from Missouri Lottery tickets have raised billions of dollars for education programs since proceeds were directed to education-only programs two decades ago.

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  • PSC staff testimony questions overearnings claim - The Public Service Commission's staff didn't ask their bosses to pursue an “overearnings" case against Ameren Missouri because the staff didn't think the company's earnings had reached that level, staff members told the five-member commission this week.

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  • C-SPAN bus hits road for summer tour - Jefferson City community members will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN's programs and resources on Wednesday by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its summer tour.


    The Jefferson City News Tribune - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Your Opinion: Question for congressman - It's nice to see Congressman Luetkemeyer's support of the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act which will raise the federal child tax credit and index it to inflation which will help families “keep more of their hard-earned money." (Perspective, “Growing up under Obama's policies," July 26, 2014.)

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  • Your Opinion: Abolish the death penalty - After hearing about the cruel and inhumane execution of a human being in Arizona, I would like to point out that if this had happened to a pet, the whole world would be up in arms.

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  • Your Opinion: Concerns about Right to Farm - Isn't everyone in Missouri that can and wants to farm already farming?

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  • Your Opinion: Response to Salcedo on transportation tax - This is in response to J. Don Salcedo letter published on July 25.

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  • Your Opinion: 'Let's move forward;' support transportation tax - Please consider voting for Amendment 7.

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  • Your Opinion: Revealing changes voiced by zoning advocates - I have noticed subtle but revealing changes in the words used by zoning advocates.

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  • Your Opinion: Home builders back Cole County zoning - If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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  • Our Opinion: Reject Lottery competition, despite worthy aims - A proposed lottery for military veterans again puts us in the position of opposing a specific approach to a subject we generally support.

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  • Your Opinion: An analogy involving Hamas - If people living on the Navajo Nation which is spread out over parts of four states (it is larger than 10 states) started firing dozens of rockets a day at Flagstaff, Ariz.; Gallup, N.M., and Durango, Colo. would you be in favor of the federal government doing nothing to stop the rockets from being fired? (Hamas has fired over 11,000 rockets into Israel since 2005.)

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  • Your Opinion: Grain farmers also at risk - I have discussed Amendment 1's benefit to the livestock industry because I am a livestock farmer.

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  • Your Opinion: Engineers back road tax - Missouri's massive transportation system is at a critical juncture.

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  • Our Opinion: Working to alleviate 'hunger crisis' - Hunger in Missouri often is an imperceptible, but very real, problem.

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  • Our Opinion: Reject unnecessary amendments on farming, bearing arms - We support farming and the right to bear arms. We do not, however, support two proposed constitutional changes - Amendments 1 and 5 on the Aug. 5 ballot - pertaining to those topics.

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  • Your Opinion: Chamber contribution for ballot issue questioned - Politics and the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce Jefferson City Government and the Cole County Commission annually provide tax funds to the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce to promote our city and surrounding area.

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  • Your Opinion: Transportation tax shifts burden unfairly - This three-fourth cent transportation sales tax coming up for a vote is, in my opinion, all part of a bigger plan to cut income taxes for the wealthy and corporations and raise taxes on the masses, comprised of low- and middle-income people, not to mention seniors and disabled individuals living on fixed incomes.


    The Southeast Missourian
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Supporters say ballot item could boost children's services in county (07/31/14) A measure that supporters say has been four years in the making will be up for voter approval in next week's election....

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  • Judge candidates call for swift justice (07/31/14) In the race for Division III associate circuit judge, efficiency seems to be key. Local lawyer Jeffrey Dix and...

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  • Sikeston City Council approves starting TIF process for proposed new cinema (07/31/14) SIKESTON, Mo. -- The first step toward a new eight-screen Malco cinema in Sikeston was approved by the Sikeston City...

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  • Two riverboats to dock at Cape riverfront today (07/31/14) Two riverboats are scheduled to dock today at Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau -- although at different times. The...

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  • Ballot item aims to shield personal electronic data (07/30/14) 6 Among the issues to be considered by voters Aug. 5 is an amendment that seeks to strengthen privacy protection for...

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  • Former SEMO Health Network CEO gets 33 months for conspiracy (07/31/14) The former CEO of Southeast Missouri Health Network Inc. has been sentenced to 33 months in prison on a conspiracy charge, and three other former employees face criminal charges in connection with the case. In April, Cheryl Ann White, 56, of New Madrid, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to submit false documents...

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  • Judge candidates call for swift justice (07/31/14) In the race for Division III associate circuit judge, efficiency seems to be key. Local lawyer Jeffrey Dix and incumbent Gary Kamp are vying for the position, with the winner to be selected by voters Tuesday. Dix said the question of efficiency was among the factors that persuaded him to run for associate judge. He pointed to the hundreds of disqualifications against Kamp every year and said they "have basically turned Division III into a part-time job."...

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  • Murder, other counts severed in southwest Mo. antifreeze deaths (07/31/14) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri woman accused of killing two family members by slipping antifreeze into their drinks could have two trials after a judge approved a motion to sever two murder counts from other charges. Diane Staudte, 52, of Springfield appeared in Greene County court Tuesday with her attorney, Charles Moreland, for a hearing on several motions, including one by Moreland to have the murder charges tried separately from assault and armed criminal action...

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  • Youth soccer coach admits to videotaping young girls (07/31/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A suburban Kansas City youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping young girls while they changed their clothes in his daughter's bedroom. The U.S. attorney's office says 40-year-old Joel D. White, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. White remains in federal custody to await sentencing...

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  • 3 people charged in Springfield man's death (07/31/14) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Three people have been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Springfield man. The Springfield News-Leader reported 19-year-old Tyler Allen Keithley, 18-year-old Jeremiah Devaliti and 23-year-old Kearstain Sleeth were charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary. ...

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  • Who's neXt 7/31/14 (07/31/14) * Jerrod Lynn , a 2014 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School, is the recipient of the MFA Foundation Scholarship, Scott County Farm Bureau Scholarship and Arkansas State University Mable Symons Woodside Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of Gary and Cindy Lynn. He plans to attend Arkansas State University in Jonesboro majoring in mechanical engineering.

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  • Valedictorian: Kacie Hampton, 18 (07/31/14) Leopold High School valedictorian Birthday: Jan. 31, 1996 Birthplace: Cape Girardeau Future plans: I will be attending Southeast Missouri State University starting this fall to get my bachelor's degree in exceptional child education...

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  • Cape Eagle Scout earns national award (07/31/14) Reed Dickson of Cape Girardeau is one of only 86 Boy Scouts nationwide to be awarded the National Certificate of Merit. The award was given "in recognition of performance of a significant act of service," said Jim Caldwell, Scoutmaster of Troop 222...

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  • Teens love taking selfies on vacation; adults, not so much (07/31/14) NEW YORK -- Jacquie Whitt's trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive experience," said Whitt, co-founder of Adios Adventure Travel...

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  • Hooked on Science: Mystery pipe (07/31/14) Different types of pipes have different effects on magnets. STEP 1: Hold the PVC pipe vertically, drop the circular neodymium magnet down the pipe and observe. STEP 2: Hold the copper pipe vertically, drop the circular Neodymium magnet down the pipe and observe...


    The Southeast Missourian - State News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Senators propose bill to curb campus sexual assault (07/31/14) WASHINGTON -- Colleges and universities could be more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of senators. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., led the effort, with lawmakers from both parties saying they have heard too many stories of campus assault and bungled cases. More than a half dozen senators stood with campus sexual assault victims on Capitol Hill as they announced the legislation...

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  • Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus (07/31/14) ST. LOUIS -- Missouri health officials have reported the state's first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading to the U.S. from the Caribbean. The St. Louis County Health Department announced Tuesday that a 38-year-old resident was infected with chikungunya, which cannot be passed from human to human, while traveling in the Caribbean...

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  • Obama to GOP: 'Stop just hating all the time' (07/31/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before their monthlong summer break trying to sue him rather than addressing economic issues that could boost the middle class...

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  • Inmates on cleanup crew find $1 million worth of marijuana (07/31/14) ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A northwest Missouri cleanup crew consisting of jail inmates and a sheriff's deputy went into a roadside ravine to clean up trash and instead discovered more than 600 pounds of packaged marijuana. The St. Joseph News-Press reported a crew from Buchanan County Jail was working Monday south of St. Joseph when they discovered 678 1-pound packages of pot and three large sacks of loose marijuana...

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  • 10,000 sunflowers revitalize St. Louis lot (07/31/14) ST. LOUIS -- A long-abandoned St. Louis lot has been transformed into a flower patch with about 10,000 sunflowers. The flowers are meant to provide environmental and economic benefits for the area, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Organizers said local beautification could spur the revitalization of the neighborhood around the 5100 block of Delmar Boulevard...

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  • Missouri auditor: At least $12,000 in funds missing in Clark County (07/31/14) KAHOKA, Mo. -- A report by the Missouri auditor's office shows that a northeast Missouri county is missing more than $12,000, with a former circuit clerk suspected of taking the money. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich on Tuesday released a report of Clark County showing that $12,181 in court funds and other money was missing in the years 2001, 2003, and 2011 through 2013. ...

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  • Low temps hurt attendance at pools (07/31/14) ST. LOUIS -- Summer is typically hot and steamy in St. Louis. Not this summer, and the cooler-than-usual weather is hurting attendance at many St. Louis area pools and water parks. Maplewood Family Aquatic Center manager Robert Perks told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this has been the slowest summer he can remember. Assistant city manager Anthony Traxler said pool attendance is down 7 percent...

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  • Quarry tightens rules after child drowns (07/31/14) ROLLA, Mo. -- An abandoned Rolla rock quarry is requiring young children to wear life jackets after a Fenton, Missouri, boy's recent drowning. Six-year-old Noah Cook drowned July 25 at Fugitive Beach while with family members at the private swimming area in Phelps County...

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  • Murder, other counts severed in southwest Mo. antifreeze deaths (07/31/14) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri woman accused of killing two family members by slipping antifreeze into their drinks could have two trials after a judge approved a motion to sever two murder counts from other charges. Diane Staudte, 52, of Springfield appeared in Greene County court Tuesday with her attorney, Charles Moreland, for a hearing on several motions, including one by Moreland to have the murder charges tried separately from assault and armed criminal action...

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  • Kansas City nonviolence rally stopped after fights break out (07/31/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City rally and parade for nonviolence had to be stopped after fights broke out. The event, "Your Life Counts," included performers and animals from the UniverSoul Circus, which is organizing anti-violence events around the country...

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  • Youth soccer coach admits to videotaping young girls (07/31/14) KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A suburban Kansas City youth soccer coach has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping young girls while they changed their clothes in his daughter's bedroom. The U.S. attorney's office says 40-year-old Joel D. White, of Lee's Summit, Missouri, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three counts of attempting to produce child pornography. White remains in federal custody to await sentencing...

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  • 3 people charged in Springfield man's death (07/31/14) SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Three people have been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Springfield man. The Springfield News-Leader reported 19-year-old Tyler Allen Keithley, 18-year-old Jeremiah Devaliti and 23-year-old Kearstain Sleeth were charged Wednesday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary. ...

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  • Mo. man charged with abuse in horse's death (07/31/14) ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A 40-year-old northwest Missouri man accused of ramming a horse to death with his vehicle has been charged with animal abuse. The St. Joseph News-Press reported Michael Ebrecht of Quitman was charged Tuesday with felony animal abuse in connection with the horse's death Saturday in Nodaway County. ...

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  • Obama makes quick stop in K.C. suburb (07/31/14) PARKVILLE, Mo. -- Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville got a surprise when President Barack Obama stopped at a coffee shop and paid the tabs for a handful of patrons. Obama and his entourage of security, aides and the press pool filed into Parkville Coffee in the small Missouri River town on their way to the airport Wednesday following the president's speech in Kansas City. ...

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  • Inmate back in custody after week on the run (07/31/14) SEDALIA, Mo. -- A central Missouri inmate who has been missing for nearly a week is back in custody after being caught while asleep on a couch in a Sedalia home. Pettis County Sheriff's Capt. Dave Keller told the Sedalia Democrat 29-year-old Brandon McGee was captured shortly after 6 a.m. ...

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  • Man struck, killed by train in eastern Mo. (07/31/14) PACIFIC, Mo. -- A man is dead after being struck by a train in eastern Missouri. KTVI-TV reported that the accident happened just before 8 a.m. Wednesday in Pacific, about 25 miles west of St. Louis. The victim was 35, but his name has not been released. An investigation continues...

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  • 21 people arrested in drug roundup (07/30/14) PARK HILLS, Mo. -- Twenty-one people have been arrested in a drug roundup. The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reported the suspects were arrested in an early-morning raid Monday. Arrests occurred in several towns in and around St. Francois County...

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  • Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans (07/30/14) ST. LOUIS -- Sales from Missouri Lottery tickets have raised billions of dollars for education programs since proceeds were directed to education-only programs two decades ago. But next month, voters will be asked to change those rules so money can be shared with veterans groups...

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  • Mo. governor urges school chiefs to oppose tax breaks (07/30/14) COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon is urging Missouri school administrators to lobby legislators to uphold his vetoes of various tax breaks. Nixon spoke Tuesday at a conference of school administrators hosted in Columbia by the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

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  • Tribes support changing feds' recognition process (07/30/14) MASHPEE, Mass. -- American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal representatives, from New Jersey, Virginia, Missouri, New England and elsewhere, urged the U.S. Department of the Interior to go further...


    The Southeast Missourian - Local News
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Former SEMO Health Network CEO gets 33 months for conspiracy (07/31/14) 3 The former CEO of Southeast Missouri Health Network Inc. has been sentenced to 33 months in prison on a conspiracy charge, and three other former employees face criminal charges in connection with the case. In April, Cheryl Ann White, 56, of New Madrid, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to submit false documents...

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  • Supporters say ballot item could boost children's services in county (07/31/14) A measure that supporters say has been four years in the making will be up for voter approval in next week's election. If approved, Proposition K would levy a one-quarter-cent tax to create a community children's services fund that would support mental-health services for children living in Cape Girardeau County...

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  • Judge candidates call for swift justice (07/31/14) In the race for Division III associate circuit judge, efficiency seems to be key. Local lawyer Jeffrey Dix and incumbent Gary Kamp are vying for the position, with the winner to be selected by voters Tuesday. Dix said the question of efficiency was among the factors that persuaded him to run for associate judge. He pointed to the hundreds of disqualifications against Kamp every year and said they "have basically turned Division III into a part-time job."...

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  • Sikeston City Council approves starting TIF process for proposed new cinema (07/31/14) SIKESTON, Mo. -- The first step toward a new eight-screen Malco cinema in Sikeston was approved by the Sikeston City Council earlier this week. Council members approved beginning the process of establishing a Tax Increment Financing District during their special meeting Monday...

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  • Two riverboats to dock at Cape riverfront today (07/31/14) Two riverboats are scheduled to dock today at Riverfront Park in Cape Girardeau -- although at different times. The 250-foot-long Queen of the Mississippi paddle-wheeler will pull in from 8 a.m. to noon, while the 418-foot-long, steam-powered American Queen will take the next shift, from noon to 5 p.m...

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  • Ballot item aims to shield personal electronic data (07/30/14) 6 Among the issues to be considered by voters Aug. 5 is an amendment that seeks to strengthen privacy protection for electronic communications and data. Amendment 9 asks voters whether the Missouri Constitution should be amended "so that the people shall be secure in their electronic communications and data from unreasonable searches and seizures as they are now likewise secure in their persons, homes, papers and effects?" State and local governments expect no significant costs or savings from the amendment, the ballot language adds.. ...

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  • Drones find a landing pad in SEMO farm research (07/30/14) 2 The department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University has a new addition to its farm, and it's not something that can be raised, herded or processed. Students and faculty recently have been trained how to use their newest device -- an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, which has been unofficially named Ag Force One...

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  • Dress code a likely topic during school board meeting (07/30/14) 9 When the Cape Girardeau School Board meets Thursday, its agenda likely will involve revisions to the dress code. Board member Phil Moore said it is easier to enforce solid-color polo shirts, black, tan or navy pants, skirts or shorts, and allows teachers to focus more on instruction...

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  • Lawyer: Bollinger County murder case should be ready for trial later this year (07/30/14) An attorney for a Bollinger County, Missouri, man accused of killing his brother told a judge he anticipates the case will be ready for trial later this year. Public defender Chris Davis is representing Lonnie Liley, 42, on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the Jan. 23 shooting death of Liley's brother, 50-year-old Jessie Liley...

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  • Safe Harbor seeks donations for stuff-a-truck event (07/30/14) Dogs and cats need love, too. As do puppies and kittens. Many need permanent homes. In the meantime, however, the animals housed at Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary need food, litter boxes, beds, toys and a clean and safe environment. To help gather the necessities, Engelmann Farms is sponsoring three stuff-a-truck locations from 9 a.m. ...

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  • Cape County Delta Precinct Committeeman candidate Mark Reitzel (07/30/14) Name: Mark Reitzel Age: 45 Place of birth: Cape Girardeau, Mo. Spouse, children's names: Spouse: Lisa Daughter: Lydia Occupation: Farmer Employer: Self-employed Businesses owned, all or part: Self-employed farmer Previous offices held or sought: Previous office held:Current Delta Precinct Committeeman...

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  • 148th Missouri House district candidate Holly Rehder (07/30/14) Name: Holly Rehder Age: 44 Place of birth: Memphis, TN Spouse's, children's names: My spouse of 20 years is Ray Rehder. Children are Raychel Smart, Johnny Griswell Jr., Christian Rehder and one grand-baby, Kayden Talley. Education: Graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mass Communications, with an emphasis in Public Relations...

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  • Perry County Treasurer candidate Jackie Wengert (07/30/14) Name: Jackie Wengert Age: 54 Place of birth: Perryville, MO Spouse, children's names: Husband, Steven Wengert Children: Curt (Becca) Pecaut; Dawn (Chad) Ozark; Lisamarie (Daniel) Joyce Occupation: Payroll Coordinator Employer: Artisan Contracting, LLC...

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  • Perry County Treasurer candidate Kathy (Wibbenmeyer) Schumer (07/30/14) Name: Kathy (Wibbenmeyer) Schumer Age: 55 Place of birth: Perryville, MO Spouse, children's names: Spouse: David J. Schumer Children: Kristen(Brad)Renner, Lauren, Tim Grandchildren: Brynn, Mila, Levi Parents: Virgil(Doc) & Dorothy Wibbenmeyer Daughter-In-Law: Norbert Schumer and the late Alma Schumer...

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  • Perry County Recorder of Deeds candidate Kim Wingerter (07/30/14) Name: Kim Wingerter Age: 49 Place of birth: Belleville IL Spouse, children's names: Spouse - Kurt (Sam) Wingerter Children - Shawn, Cody & Brittany Grandson - Colton Occupation: Team driver operation with my husband Employer: Gilster Mary-Lee Corp Businesses owned, all or part: None...

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  • 148th Missouri House district candidate Duston Stone (07/30/14) Name: Duston Stone Age: 32 Place of birth: Cape Girardeau, MO Spouse's, children's names: Son - Laythan Education: Scott City High School Graduate Occupation: Railroad conductor, Farmer Employer: Union Pacific Businesses owned, all or part: Landowner...

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  • Circuit 32, Division 1 Judge candidate Michael Gardner (07/30/14) Name: Michael Gardner Age: 35 Place of birth: I was born in St. Louis but grew up in Kelso Spouse, children's names: I have been married to the former Kristi Hillman for 11 years. We are the parents of Jack, Addie and Paige Occupation: Attorney Employer: Self-employed...

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  • Perry County Treasurer candidate Diane Geile (07/30/14) Name: Diane Geile Age: 49 Place of birth: Perryville, Missouri Spouse, children's names: Spouse - Joseph Geile son -Tristan Geile Occupation: Supervisor/Marketing Director Employer: Perryville E-Z Pump/KB's Custard Businesses owned, all or part: Joe Geile Excavating, LLC...

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  • Aug. 2014 Election: Perry County Recorder of Deeds (07/30/14) Name: Douglas K. Martin Age: 53 Place of birth: Perryville, MO Spouse, children's names: Spouse: Lisa Martin Children: Emily Johnson, Ava Johnson, Lillian Johnson, Kora Martin, and Elli Martin Occupation: Owner of Martin Landscaping, Alderman (Ward II) Perryville, licensed real estate agent...

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  • Cape Girardeau Ward 3 Councilman candidate Victor R. Gunn (07/30/14) Name: Victor R. Gunn Age: 68 Place of birth: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Spouse, children's names: Wife, Mary V. Gunn Adult daughter, Alexia Gunn Sander. Occupation: Retired Deputy Chief of Police Employer: Retired Businesses owned, all or part: None Previous offices held or sought: I have never sought local elected office...


    The Southeast Missourian - Editorials
    As of (07/31/2014) at 06:23 AM

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  • Donations to animal shelters are appreciated (07/31/14) Animals in local shelters need your support, and on Saturday there is an opportunity to help. Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary will hold three stuff-a-truck events sponsored by Engelmann Farms from 9 a.m. to noon. The trucks will be located at Petco Pet Supplies, 266 Siemers Drive, and Kmart, 11 S. Kingshighway, in Cape Girardeau and the Safe Harbor Thrift Store in Jackson, located at 3862 E. Jackson Blvd...

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  • Letter to the Editor Keep Cottonwood facility open (07/31/14) I could see cutting back on mental illness budgets if we still were getting either no results or little results. But we are finally figuring out options for treatment. If we catch and start treating this at an early age (just as with any disease), although not curable it is highly manageable...

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  • Letter to the Editor 'No' to tax increases (07/31/14) Please, please, please vote "no" on Amendment 7 and Proposition K on Tuesday, because your wallet depends on it. Amendment 7 is asking us for the largest tax increase in Missouri's history! This tax increase would be for the next 10 years (or more). ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Reason to support Proposition K (07/31/14) For years, there has been a decline in funding for mental health, substance abuse and social services in our county. We have an opportunity on Aug. 5 to ensure that we are caring for children in our county by investing in quality services. We know that there are more than 500 children going without necessary psychiatric services, more than 240 children who are homeless and 1,000 children who are abused or neglected each year. How can we tell these children that we "already have enough?"...

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  • Paid Letter Former county employee supports Blattner (07/31/14) Having worked in the recorder of deeds offices for 33 years, including during the current recorder, I strongly support Drew Blattner for recorder of deeds. It was a pleasure to work with Drew in interoffice dealings between the recorder's office and the archive center...

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  • Paid Letter Clark is enthusiastic leader (07/31/14) I supported Scott Clark four years ago for the office of recorder of deeds because of his dedication, enthusiasm and commitment to the SEMO Pachyderm Club, an organization to inform and develop leaders for our republic. Scott received the Pachyderms' highest award, the Tough Tusk award, this year...

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  • Paid Letter Victor Gunn: Right man for Ward 3 (07/31/14) Although I am not a resident of Ward 3, I do have a vested interest in our great city and the Ward 3 City Council position. I am a Victor Gunn fan, and I have been for many years. Victor has a sincere interest in our city, with family roots going back more than 100 years...

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  • Paid Letter Progress made in county records (07/31/14) On Aug. 5, Cape County voters will face an important decision in the recorder of deeds election. I believe voters should make that decision based on facts, with knowledge of the progress made within the office in the past three and a half years. My first term as recorder has been dedicated to enhancing access to records. ...

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  • Paid Letter Why I'm running and what I stand for (07/31/14) I'm a democratic candidate for state representative, and I've been out knocking on doors, talking to people, and handing out fliers almost every day now for about two months. The most common questions I get are: Why are you running? and What do you stand for?...

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  • Paid Letter Clark is customer-focused (07/31/14) I've seen how Recorder Scott R. Clark has helped people needing access to public records, and I've heard others speak of similar experiences. Scott's focus on customer service and accessibility are obvious. Whether you're recording or searching for a document, Scott and his staff are always pleasant and customer-focused. ...

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  • Paid Letter Gardner has the experience (07/31/14) Michael Gardner has the right experience for circuit judge. I strongly encourage you to vote for Michael Gardner as our next circuit judge. He has the right experience for the job. Michael graduated second out of 180 students in his law class at the University of Missouri. ...

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  • Paid Letter Blattner very knowledgeable (07/31/14) As a former employee of the recorder's office, and having worked for the current recorder, I am writing in support of Drew Blattner for recorder of deeds. Drew puts serving the public first. He is very knowledgeable in his field and has the most experience in proper preservation, storage and management of records. ...

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  • Editorial State, counties wise to offer sales tax holiday (07/30/14) The back-to-school signs are coming out, a sure sign that local schools soon will be back in session soon. A popular weekend in Missouri for several years is the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. Held on the first weekend in August, the holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and continues through Sunday...

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  • Letter to the Editor Prop K is needed for kids (07/30/14) Recently, there have been letters to the editor opposing Proposition K. The opposition is sending a clear message that one penny for every $4 is not a worthy investment in the future of our children. How can we not afford this? We have children in crisis waiting eight weeks to see a psychiatrist and we should tell these families they should be satisfied because there are "plenty of services" in place? We should tell the 240 homeless children this is just "too bad?"...

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  • Letter to the Editor 'No' on Amendment 1 (07/30/14) To propose a farmer protection Amendment 1 to the Missouri Constitution never to be infringed, the red flag went up. What is this bill protecting? Is it GMO seed companies, new biotechnologies the public would not want in their food supply chain? Why are citizens subject to a duly authorized powers, if any, conferred by article VI of the Constitution of Missouri in this clause?...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 7/30/14 (07/30/14) I will vote 'no' on any taxes. Amendment 7 is to raise money for roads, but which roads? We will get a small amount down here and most will go to St. Louis and Kansas City. As for the tax the city of Cape wants to keep, they need to use the money they get better and not for pet projects...

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  • Opinion Column Media assisted Obama in transformation of America (07/30/14) If Bill Clinton was the first black president then Barack Obama is the first Hispanic president. From all indications, President Obama is on the verge of issuing some extended form of amnesty for unknown numbers of illegal immigrants who have flooded across our southern border...

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  • Speak Out Speak Out 7/29/14 (07/29/14) Since Missouri's state legislature staunchly opposes the Affordable Care Act, state government is, shamefully, of absolutely no help in getting people enrolled. However, thanks in large part to the nonprofit MO Foundation for Health, it is at least possible for people who so desire to get enrolled under the Affordable Care Act. For that, I want to formally thank the MO Foundation for Health for taking up some of the slack and doing the right thing...

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  • Opinion Column Veterans deserve better (07/29/14) Forty-five years after American innovation sent man to the moon, the VA is still processing claims on paper. The Department of Veterans Affairs was created in 1930 and has been reluctant to accept technological and administrative advancements throughout its 84-year history. ...

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  • Letter to the Editor Increased sales tax bad for state (07/29/14) On Aug. 5 Missourians will vote on Constitutional Amendment 7. For 10 years this amendment will increase the state's sales tax rate by 0.75 percent in order to fund improvements of roads, bridges and similar projects. I intend to vote against this tax for the following reasons:...


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