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1 charge dismissed in missing man case

The investigation into the murder of a Jefferson City man is continuing, but a charge against a man authorities believed may have been involved in the crime has been dismissed.

SSM St. Mary’s chief operating officer leaving

The executive vice president and chief operating officer of SSM St. Mary’s Hospital has accepted a new position as president of the CHI St. Vincent hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas, according to a release from St. Vincent.

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Helias honors grandparents’ love, generosity

More than 1,000 people enjoyed a classic Thanksgiving feast at Helias Catholic High School’s sixth annual Grandparents’ Day on Thursday.

Schreiber announces intent to run for 5th Ward

Mark Schreiber has announced his intention to run for the 5th Ward seat on the Jefferson City Council.

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Schweich weighing running for governor

Fresh off his re-election, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich confirmed Thursday that he is considering a bid for governor in 2016 and touted an encouraging letter from supporters as “a powerful incentive to go forward” with a campaign.

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St. Louis region prepares for Ferguson decision

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Relay for Life set for June 5

The Relay for Life of Cole County officials announced the details for the 2015 relay on Thursday afternoon, with one change to the annual schedule.

University health system won't hire tobacco users

The University of Missouri Health Care system is snuffing out tobacco users as future employees. MU Health Care CEO Mitch Wasden called the move an effort to "lead by example."

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Emotions rise as people hear immigration plan

Emotions ran high as immigrant-rights activists, families and elected officials across the country watched President Barack Obama’s televised announcement on immigration reform.

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Woman watches as Obama tells her story in speech

Astrid Silva didn't hear her name when the president of the United States first said it Thursday night. But she couldn't miss the cheers from a crowded room in Las Vegas where she and others listened to Barack Obama tell a story — her story — about a 4-year-old girl with a cross, a doll and a frilly dress who came to the country illegally with her family.

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California to face Oak Grove

No offense to Aesop or his fables, but apparently he was wrong when he penned the phrase “familiarity breeds contempt.”

Falcons take third in boys basketball tournament

The Blair Oaks Falcons captured a 37-25 win against Harrisburg on Thursday in the third-place game of the Southern Boone Fifth-Grade Tournament.

Country-of-origin label for meat cuts endangered

Package labels on fresh cuts of meat that identify where animals were born, raised and slaughtered face an uncertain future after successful trade challenges from Canada and Mexico.

Zuerlein’s kicking key to victory against Broncos

Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein has regained his rookie-season form.

Bills home game against Jets moved to Detroit

Snowed out in Buffalo, the Bills are heading to Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night.

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Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow

Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area’s three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more.

Volunteers short-handed on defense against Tigers

For Saturday's game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — On a week when Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson expected to play the final home game of his productive career, the Volunteers instead must find a way to replace the all-Southeastern Conference performer.

Papal official tempers point about accused bishops

The head of Pope Francis' commission to fight clerical sex abuse is tempering his remarks about accountability for bishops accused of covering up for abusive priests, saying they deserve a fair hearing, too.

EPA says underground landfill fire not moving

The Environmental Protection Agency doesn't believe an underground fire smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill in Missouri is moving toward an adjacent landfill that contains radioactive waste, according to an official's letter.

Royals get OF Fuentes from Padres for LHP Bartsch

The Kansas City Royals have acquired outfielder Reymond Fuentes from the San Diego Padres for left-hander Kyle Bartsch.


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