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Nixon halts execution

Cites propofol concerns

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first U.S. execution to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union to limit the drug’s export if it were used for that purpose.

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Police shoot, kill driver after Capitol Hill chase (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says a shooting at the United States Capitol is related to a vehicle that tried to ram a security barricade at the White House.

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Veto Session Roundup: Lawmakers fail to override gun rights bill veto; sponsor withdraws sex offender registry bill

Twenty-nine bills vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon still have a chance of becoming law in Missouri.

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Zimmerman cleared in shooting of Trayvon Martin (VIDEO)

Neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges Saturday in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice.

Woman pleads guilty to embezzling in Fulton

A Columbia woman admits that she conducted a mortgage fraud and embezzlement scheme that cost a Fulton business more than a half million dollars.

Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes

Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.

Charges dropped in alleged Mo. shooting plot

A 17-year-old boy accused of plotting a school shooting in northeast Missouri is no longer facing charges.

Man pleads guilty in mid-MO double fatal car crash

A St. Louis man whose vehicle hit and killed two men along Interstate 70 near Columbia has pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

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New Bloomfield soldier killed in accident in Kuwait

A soldier from Callaway County who died in an accident in Kuwait will receive a military funeral this weekend. Spc. Charles P. McClure, of New Bloomfield, died May 2 in Camp Buehring in Kuwait.

Mo. House passes $1.2B bonding initiative

The Missouri House has passed a $1.2 billion bonding initiative that would finance construction and repairs at public buildings across the state.

Nixon and Mo. House propose money for Mo. capital improvements

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing using $86 million in next year’s budget for work at the state mental hospital in Fulton, state Capitol and state parks

Mo. House panel endorses revised bonding measure

The Missouri House Budget Committee has endorsed a proposed $1.2 billion state bonding proposal that could pay for projects on college campuses, state parks and state facilities.

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Set clocks ahead for daylight saving time

It's time to set the clocks forward an hour for daylight saving time. At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time arrives in the U.S. with the promise of many months ahead with an extra hour of evening light.

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Official: Cadaver dogs search in Kansas City blast

Cadaver dogs are searching the smoldering remains of a Kansas City restaurant that burned to the ground following a gas explosion and massive blaze, a fire official says.

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Obama says ’America’s possibilities are limitless’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting “America’s possibilities are limitless,” President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation’s economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

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Snow falls in Southeast; 1 death linked to storm

A winter storm made its way across the Southeast on Thursday, dumping snow in states recovering from days of rain, playing a role in at least one fatality, and leaving thousands without power.

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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

3 Mo. bail bondsmen charged with assault

Three central Missouri bail bondsmen are accused of assaulting a fugitive they were trying to apprehend for failing to appear in court on several warrants.

Mo. lawmakers open 2013 with plans for tax cuts

The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era pledging to cut taxes for residents and revamp the state’s business incentives to boost the economy.

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Man kills mother, then 26 at Conn. grade school

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 28 people dead.

Still no decision on funding for Mo. nuke reactor

Ameren Missouri and Westinghouse still want to build a first-of-its kind mini nuclear reactor next to Ameren’s mid-Missouri plant in Callaway County.

Center of the country? Try Tebbetts, profs say

A pair of Michigan math professors have concluded that a small town in Missouri’s Callaway County is the population center of the lower 48 U.S. states, no matter what the Census Bureau says.

Fulton man sentenced for 2011 bank robbery

A central Missouri man who wished a pair of bank employees “a nice day” following a holdup has been sentenced to slightly more than 12 years in prison.

Kroger recalls spinach sold at Gerbes over Listeria risk

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible Listeria contamination. The recall includes Gerbes stores in Mid-Missouri.

High court upholds key part of Obama health law

The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

2 services to honor fallen Missouri firefighters

Two weekend services will honor Missouri firefighters who died in the line of duty

Mo. lawmaker targets overtime at Fulton mental hospital

A central Missouri lawmaker says overtime demands on employees at Fulton State Hospital have grown unreasonable, and she believes the Legislature should intervene.

Mesa approves deal with Westminster College

The City Council in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa is going forward with a deal to bring a campus of Missouri-based Westminster College to the city.

Environmentalists oppose Callaway nuclear renewal

A Missouri environmental group is asking the federal government to more closely scrutinize Ameren Corp.'s request for a 20-year license renewal at the state's only nuclear power plant.

Storms could be life threatening

In an unusually early and strong warning, national weather forecasters cautioned Friday that conditions are ripe for violent tornadoes to rip through the nation from Texas to Minnesota this weekend.

Activists urge longer look at Callaway Nuclear Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding public meetings in Fulton on Ameren Missouri’s request to renew its license for the state’s only nuclear power plant for 20 years.

Ex-CEO of MTV International is Westminster trustee

The former chairman and CEO of MTV International will become a member of the Westminster College Board of Trustees

MoDOT meeting today for Callaway Co. bridge replacements

MoDOT will hold an open-house community briefing today from 4:30 - 6 p.m. to discuss plans to replace three bridges located in Callaway County. The bridges include:

Ameren Missouri seeks 14.6 percent rate hike

Customers of Ameren Missouri would see their average monthly electric bills rise about $14 under a rate increase proposal filed Friday.

Ameren files plan to resolve shoreline issue

Ameren Missouri has filed a shoreline management plan that the utility says will ensure that most of the 1,600 homes along the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline are not threatened with removal.

Chiefs trying to figure way to stop Rodgers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The play has become a Green Bay Packers staple: Aaron Rodgers drops back, lofts a pass down the sideline and one of his talented receivers turns around at precisely the right time and hauls it in around the unsuspecting cornerback.

Pujols to the Angels

Pujols to the Angles

Mo. lottery director targeted by apparent scam

The organizers of an apparent lottery scam committed a major blunder.

Mo. hunter gets shot of white deer

A Missouri hunter recently found an albino deer while hunting near Lake of the Ozarks.

Pinkel Arrested for DWI/Suspended 1 Week Without Pay

MU head football coach issues apology

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel will have a one year salary freeze and other bonuses.

Missouri high school football playoff scores for Nov. 12, 2011

Here are high school football playoff scores from around Missouri for Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.

Judge in Mo. hears suit on school website filters

A federal judge is considering whether to bar a central Missouri school district from using Internet filtering software that prevents automatic access to some websites with information about gay, lesbian and transgender issues.

U-Haul employee helped nab Callaway Co. homicide suspects

A couple is awaiting extradition from Michigan to face murder charges in the death of a central Missouri man and his daughter.

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La. man decapitated disabled son, 7

A Louisiana man is accused of decapitating and dismembering his disabled 7-year-old son...

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Giffords' vote the most memorable of all

The total number of votes on the historic debt-limit bill was 430. One vote was more memorable than any of the others.

Applause, but no tears in Mission Control at end

It took awhile before there were any signs of emotion from the steely engineers of that famous room that takes care of the astronauts from start to wheels-stop.

Tilley launches Mo. lieutenant governor’s bid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley formally launched a campaign for lieutenant governor Thursday while reporting a hefty campaign account containing more than $1 million.

IAEA chief: Nuclear safety must be improved

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tuesday urged a worldwide safety review...

Private eye tells homeless man of inheritance

A homeless Utah man and delivered some good news: He's inherited a lot of money.

Fulton man indicted for distribution of heroin resulting in death of Fulton woman

A Fulton, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to distributing heroin, which resulted in the death of 28-year-old Summer Bond, also of Fulton.