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JC Board eyes November vote on school expansion

Jefferson City’s seven-member school board made no formal decisions Tuesday night, except to create a subcommittee to do more detailed studying.

Court denies early release in 2 cases

Chronic offenders must stay behind bars

People determined to be “chronic offenders” under Missouri law must spend at least two years in prison before they can be released on parole, a unanimous Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

Appeals court backs Koster, overturns ruling on civil investigation

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster’s power to issue a “civil investigative demand,” or CID, isn’t blocked by federal law, a three-judge appeals court panel in Kansas City ruled Tuesday.

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Chestnut Street overpass almost ready to open

Laborers, iron workers and carpenters are busy preparing the new Chestnut Street overpass over U.S. 50/63 to be opened for Jefferson City motorists Friday.

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Blair Oaks students win national scholarships

Two Blair Oaks High School students were honored by the National Consumers League for involvement in a community service and leadership initiative through LifeSmarts, a consumer literacy program.

‘Free range’ parents cleared of child neglect in 1 case

A Maryland couple who were investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases.

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IRS says thieves stole tax info from 100,000

Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon

A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby.

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All eyes are on Manziel at Browns' workouts

BEREA, Ohio — Except for sporting a tighter haircut under his orange helmet, Johnny Manziel looked pretty much the same.

Vermont’s Sanders kicks off 2016 bid from Clinton’s left

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his longshot presidential campaign Tuesday with a pitch to liberals in the Democratic Party and others who want change from a “rigged economy” that favors the rich.

Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer’s death

A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night.

James Holmes describes ‘obsession to kill’ in notebook

The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial heard excerpts Tuesday from a notebook in which defendant James Holmes detailed plans for the shooting and described his “obsession to kill” since childhood.

Cops fatally shoot man who killed ex outside NY casino

A rampaging gunman who found his ex-girlfriend outside a casino with another man shot her to death early Tuesday before police tracked him down and killed him in a gunfight.

McDowell plans a quiet approach for U.S. Open

Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell has heard some reports of Chambers Bay, everything from a massive drop in elevation on a par 3 to a fairway wider than a football field. Until his first practice round for the U.S. Open, he is reserving judgment. And even so, expect to hear very little from a guy who often has a lot to say.

Police: US airman shoots Walmart workers, kills self

A U.S. airman “with no apparent motive” walked into a Walmart Supercenter in North Dakota early Tuesday and opened fire with a handgun, killing one worker and injuring a second before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Navy divers to help raise confederate warship artifacts

The Navy is preparing to send one of its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River.

Mariota shows command in workout with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Marcus Mariota never had to worry about huddling up to call plays at Oregon — he and the Ducks simply glanced to the sideline for what to run next.

South Korean basketball coach suspected of fixing games

South Korean police say they plan to question a high-profile professional basketball coach about allegations that he manipulated games he coached to make money from gambling.

Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing

The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.

3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars.

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