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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.

Our Opinion: Striving for a practical compromise on Prop. B

If the energy, letters and money spent on Proposition B is any indication, animal welfare issues obviously spark passion and emotion.

Time's up: shutdown looms without agreement

A deadline looming, Congress' top Democrat accused Republicans on Friday of risking a government shutdown because they want to make it harder "for women to get cancer screenings."

Man accused of throwing meth lab at deputy

A southeast Missouri man is accused of throwing a shake-and-bake meth lab at a deputy, causing a fire that torched a trailer.

Nixon to name legislative redistricting panels

Gov. Jay Nixon is to appoint commissioners Friday to redraw Missouri's state House and Senate districts based on the 2010 census.

Mo. sheriff seeks victims of unsolicited texts

An eastern Missouri sheriff's office wants to hear from anyone who might have received unsolicited and sexually explicit text messages on a cell phone.

2 dogs put down after attack on Mo. postal worker

Worker attacked last week

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Winter storm blasts Missouri hard

Potentially the worst winter storm to hit Missouri in decades began its trek across the state Tuesday, dumping more than a foot of snow while delivering freezing rain, blustering winds and dangerously cold temperatures.

Interstate 70 closed across Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 70 across Missouri because of whiteout conditions.

Winter storm blasts Missouri hard

Potentially the worst winter storm to hit Missouri in decades began its trek across the state Tuesday, dumping more than a foot of snow while delivering freezing rain, blustering winds and dangerously cold temperatures.

Gov. proposes smaller state budget

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon proposed flat funding for public schools and cuts to colleges Wednesday while acknowledging during his annual State of the State speech that “times are tough” and even small job gains are cause for celebration.

Mo. gov. spares man whose execution was imminent

Missouri’s governor decided to spare a convicted murderer’s life Monday, a little more than a day before the man was scheduled to die by injection for a 1994 killing.

Our Opinion: Census figures bring political ramifications

Politics and demographics will reflect substantial changes as a result of the 2010 Census figures.

Mo. Supreme Court to consider utility merger

The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether state utility regulators properly handled the 2008 acquisition of Aquila Inc.

Census: Mo. loses House district

Census: Mo. loses House district; 8 seats in Congress state’s lowest mark since 1850 count

Boone County jury convicts man of harassing judge

A Boone County jury has found a 56-year-old Hartsburg man guilty of charges related to harassing a Boone County judge.

Collision topples school bus in central Missouri

Authorities in central Missouri say three people were hurt when a pickup truck clipped a school bus on Interstate 70, flipping the bus on its side.

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No. 14 Nebraska hands No. 7 Mizzou 1st loss, 31-17

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska fans butchered the pronunciation of Roy Helu Jr.’s last name. No matter. They’ll be talking about him for a long time to come.

Bruce looking forward to number being retired

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Isaac Bruce put up some big numbers with the Greatest Show on Turf. The St. Louis Rams will honor him for that Sunday, retiring his No. 80 jersey in a pregame ceremony.

Chiefs' Weis one tough coordinator

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t only playing through pain. They’re coaching through it, too.

MU won’t press charges over fans on field

COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri says it won’t seek trespassing charges against 30 fans who were arrested for rushing onto the football field after Saturday’s big win over Oklahoma.

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Maylee arrested in Cooper County

UPDATE: Joshua Maylee was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Cooper County.

MU medical school hit with new sanctions

The largest physician residency program at the University of Missouri has been put on probation by a national accreditation group. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Thursday that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education put the university’s internal medicine department on one year of probation.

13 meth labs found at Missouri home

SCOTT CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Three people in southeast Missouri face charges after 13 methamphetamine labs were discovered at their home.

Missouri's cold medicine database to go online

Consumers wanting to buy certain cold and allergy medicines in Missouri soon will be checked in a statewide database intended to catch people involved in making the illegal drug methamphetamine.