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Area teens injured in seperate accidents

A Macks Creek teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 3:18 p.m. Tuesday on Old South Missouri 5 in Camden County.

SUV crashes into shed, killing sleeping man, pregnant woman

When a horrific boom ripped Cristian Carlos out of a deep sleep early Wednesday, he wasn’t sure what to think.

Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail

A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking his keys and uniform and speeding off in his SUV.

Wednesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on April 1, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Brayden Schenn scored twice, Vincent Lecavalier added his first goal in nearly three months, and the Philadelphia Flyers had little trouble with the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Wednesday night.

UConn women not looking past opposition in Final Four

Four No. 1 seeds are in the Final Four of the women’s NCAA Tournament for only the third time, yet there’s still a distinctive feel it’s really two-time defending champion Connecticut’s title to lose. Notre Dame, South Carolina and Maryland merely are a distant best of the rest.

Kentucky’s 5-9 Ulis shining in tourney

Being Kentucky’s smallest player on the floor hasn’t prevented 5-foot-9 point guard Tyler Ulis from repeatedly coming up big for the Wildcats.

Iran nuke talks extended once again after faltering

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims and recriminations after differences forced diplomats to abandon their Tuesday deadline for the outline of a deal.

Kershaw allows 1 hit, unearned run for Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw and Yorduna Ventura each had their final outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday.

Music Review: Ringo Starr's latest recalls Fab times and vibes

Ringo Starr, "Postcards from Paradise" (Universal Music Enterprises)

Forty-five years after the Beatles officially called it quits (and about decade more since he left Rory Storm and the Hurricanes to make history), Starr's "Postcards from Paradise" comes with plenty of lyrical and musical blasts from the past to remind listeners of his role in music history.

Book Review: 'Inspector of the Dead" is masterful work

"Inspector of the Dead" (Mulholland Books), by David Morrell

David Morrell's "Inspector of the Dead," a sequel to "Murder as a Fine Art," tells the riveting story of a man determined to exact revenge for injustices done to him and his family. The people he intends to murder range from a shopkeeper to Queen Victoria.

Martinez pitches 6 scoreless innings as Cards beat Mets 5-4

Carlos Martinez pitched six scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-2 Wednesday.

US stocks ease for second day; price of crude oil soars

A batch of discouraging economic news deepened investors' concerns about corporate earnings, pulling major U.S. stock indexes down on Wednesday for the second day in a row.

Missouri House initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in English

A Republican lawmaker said a measure to require Missouri public schools recite the Pledge of Allegiance in English is needed because that's the official language of the state, but some Democrats criticized the new requirement as discriminatory and fear-driven.

Commission names Broeker MoDOT's interim director

Roberta Broeker, the state Transportation Department’s chief financial officer for the last 10 years, will be MoDOT’s interim director when Dave Nichols retires as director on May 1.

Your Opinion: More than bad data; a shame and crime

On the March 17 front page there was an article headlined Bad Data which seems to indicate that the subject of the article might be blamed on “misinformation” or “computer error.”

Your Opinion: Reasons to oppose Medicaid expansion

This is in response to Sue Gibson’s letter. With regard to Medicaid expansion, I am adamantly opposed for a number of reasons.

Your Opinion: School boards must not circumvent openness

A school board member near Kansas City showed me a copy of the training manual the Missouri School Board Association uses to train Missouri school board members.

Our Opinion: Brain science alters ‘income gap’ debate

Discussion of what has been labeled the “income gap” has focused largely on socioeconomic differences.

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Manufacturer moving into vacant Jefferson City plant

A St. Louis area janitorial and food-service equipment manufacturer plans to bring 200 manufacturing jobs to Jefferson City by the end of next year.

Bill seeks extra marshal in Fulton

Callaway County needs another marshal at the courthouse.


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