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- John Alexander Ullman (Veteran)
- Joel Stacey Dye
- Ethelyn Bray Ammerman
- William B. “Dick” Hampton Jr.
- David Arlen Sr.
- Sarah Jane (Workman) Duncan
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government has frozen some aid to tornado- and flood-ravaged Missouri and the South to focus on immediate help for victims of Hurricane Irene, disappointing residents and officials who said Monday they still need help.
Floodwater from the bloated Missouri River that has covered miles of roads around the state’s northwest for nearly three months is still causing headaches for residents and towns suddenly dealing with increased traffic, and state transportation officials say it’s unclear when any repair work will begin.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The full measure of Hurricane Irene’s fury came into focus Monday as the death toll jumped to 38, New England towns battled epic floods and millions faced the dispiriting prospect of several days without electricity.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder had been gearing up to declare his candidacy for governor after the Labor Day holiday, but after an embarrassing acknowledgement that he frequented a strip club in the mid-1990s, Kinder said Monday that he plans to meet with residents across the state before deciding whether to enter the race.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending grew in July by 0.8 percent, the largest amount in five months. That followed a decline in June and helped ease fears that the U.S. economy is on the verge of another recession.
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for Irene.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s uncle was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Massachusetts, told police he planned to arrange bail through the White House and is being held without bail by federal immigration officials, authorities said Monday.
FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California town was reeling Monday after the death of a well-respected city councilman and former mayor who was gunned down after finding a remote illegal marijuana operation.
HOUSTON (AP) — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized Monday in a medically induced coma in critical condition after fasting in the weeks since receiving a life sentence for sexually assaulting underage followers he took as spiritual brides, officials said.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s wife and three of his children fled Libya to neighboring Algeria on Monday, firm evidence that the longtime leader has lost his grip on the country.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman convicted of punishing her adopted Russian son by squirting hot sauce into his mouth was spared immediate jail time on Monday.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison-based clinic is trying to track down hundreds of patients after a nurse apparently spent years improperly using diabetic injection devices on them, potentially exposing them to blood-borne diseases such as HIV.
Vaccines can cause certain side effects but serious ones appear very rare — and there’s no link with autism and Type 1 diabetes, the Institute of Medicine says in the first comprehensive safety review in 17 years.
Sometime next month, on the steaming fringes of an Icelandic volcano, an international team of scientists will begin pumping "seltzer water" into a deep hole, producing a brew that will lock away carbon dioxide forever.
The Gypsy sat for decades in a restaurant amid the Old West kitsch that fills this former gold rush town, her unblinking gaze greeting the tourists who shuffled in from the creaking wooden sidewalk outside.
Businesses — including companies with international reach — are helping aid groups alleviate the hunger and misery being suffered by victims of drought and famine in the Horn of Africa.
Dear Editor: A recent writer upheld the conservative view of two Americas with a cavalier “life goes on” conclusion. There are beggars and the wealthy he boasted. So what? This is standard “free market capitalism” which is just one type of capitalism.
When ice storms and thunderstorms downed power lines in eastern Missouri in recent years, utility workers from around the country arrived to help Ameren Corp. worker restore electricity. Now, the St. Louis-based utility is returning the favor.
President Barack Obama has chosen labor economist Alan Krueger for a top administration post as the White House scrambles for solutions to boost a fragile economy with the 2012 election looming.
Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 13.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon on Sunday.
Work on the proposed city budget for 2012 is under way, and one Jefferson City department is seeking a large increase in funding from past years.
While there’s strength in numbers, the Calvary Lutheran volleyball team is hoping it’s strength in small numbers.
The season hasn’t even started yet, but the Helias volleyball team has suffered a big loss, finding out last week sophomore middle hitter Anna Murphy will be sidelined with a stress fracture in her lower back.
New-look slate includes match with Blair Oaks
Most years, you could count on a schedule for the Helias volleyball team that looked very familiar. This is not most years.
Lee Knernschield is the program director of Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters, but most importantly, she is a mentor to a young child herself and has been for eight years.
Police believe Ronald Randall's killer was only in Galesburg long enough to find the 65-year-old retiree, beat the life out of him and steal his truck before driving back onto I-74 and out of town. Randall was one of eight people in Illinois and Missouri who died over a long few days in June 2008 at the hands, investigators say, of a killer who bludgeoned his victims into bloody submission.
As part of the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce’s economic development strategic plan “Transformation,” the Old Town action team is recommending four proposals to enhance the neighborhood and encourage continued growth in the area.
New Jersey State Trooper Daniel Cunning was on duty when a hurricane made landfall in New Jersey for only the third time in two centuries. Fighting ferocious winds and stinging rain, Cunning would save a life and lose a life in the darkness of the same flooded road.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday lawmakers should repeal the entire section of a new state law restricting public school employees from full use of the Internet’s various “social media” pages, including “Facebook.”
A 22-year-old Freeburg man died in a one-vehicle wreck in Osage County early Sunday morning while driving an Allis-Chalmers tractor.
The University of Missouri has agreed to lease a historic Columbia theater that some local preservationists feared would close its doors.
Restaurant owner Gary Honeycutt says a push in California's state Legislature to ban the plastic foam containers he uses to serve up takeout meals could cost him thousands of dollars in an industry where profit margins already are razor thin.
For Carl Mahoney, it was his son Patrick who got him back into Native American dancing, a passion of his in the 1980s that gave way to the demands of college, work and then family life.
Two bipartisan state commissions could not agree this month on the partisan task of drawing new districts for the Missouri Legislature. That means it will be up to a nonpartisan judicial commission to handle the politically significant job.
Service in the armed forces can be sprinkled with hardships such as deployment and family separation. Fortunately, in the case of local veteran Travis Mobley, the support of his wife has helped him retain a positive outlook during an unexpected career journey.
The Linn Lady Wildcats went 3-0 to capture the title Saturday at the New Haven Tournament.
Maybe Warren Buffett can strike a deal to buy the entire stock market, too. At least the markets plan to open Monday, but after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced no new program Friday to lift stocks, investors sold lots of them.
World stock markets rose Monday, with buying appetite getting a boost from Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke’s prediction that the U.S. economy will eventually return to full health.
A former McDonald County jailer who is accused of making sexual advances toward an underage girl last year now has been charged with raping a female inmate 17 years ago.
A St. Louis organization that promotes walking and biking is warning cyclists to watch out for random attacks after an assault last week.
Former Columbia, Mo., man awaits sentencing
A northeast Kansas jury will decide whether to recommend a death sentence for a former Mid-Missouri man convicted of killing his estranged wife and three other family members after his attorneys failed to convince jurors he was too mentally ill at the time to be held legally responsible for the killings.
Todd Haley has complete confidence the Kansas City Chiefs can figure out a way to get their offense going in the right direction.
Grace Curtis is happy to be moving back home, but cries softly as she talks about historic Missouri River flooding that forced her from her house for three months this summer, and left damage in several states that could total more than $100 million.
Developers of an experimental drug that's part of a new generation of anticlotting medicines expected to be blockbusters said Sunday that in a key patient study, apixaban significantly cut the risks of stroke, major bleeding and death.
Oil prices rose to near $86 a barrel Monday in Asia after a hurricane left minimal damage among refineries along the U.S East Coast.
Many travelers heading to and from the East Coast still face days of delays even as airlines start flying again Monday at major airports that closed for Tropical Storm Irene.
One of the prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial is writing a book about the case.
Sino Forest Corp. says its chief executive has resigned as Canadian regulators investigate fraud allegations against the Hong Kong-based company following claims it exaggerated the size of its forest holdings in China.
PetroChina reports that a fire that broke out early Monday at its refinery in the northeastern Chinese city of Dalian has been extinguished, with no injuries.
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s offspring doesn’t even have a name yet, but it was the indisputable breakout star of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, upstaging everyone, even Katy Perry’s win for video of the year.
Broadway planned to reopen Monday after Tropical Storm Irene forced theaters to scrap a potentially lucrative late-summer weekend.
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Zack Greinke pitched effectively into the eighth to remain perfect at home, Corey Hart homered for the second time in as many days and the Milwaukee Brewers swept the Chicago Cubs with a 3-2 win on Sunday.
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: David Price struck out a franchise-record 14 in seven dominant innings, Desmond Jennings hit a pair of solo home runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 12-0 on Sunday.
Asian stock markets rose Monday after Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's prediction that the U.S. economy will eventually return to full health fueled gains on Wall Street.
WNBA ROUNDUP: Seimone Augustus scored 20 points and Maya Moore added 19 as the Minnesota Lynx clinched the top seed in the Western Conference with a 72-61 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday
PRO GOLF ROUNDUP: Brittany Lincicome was singing in the rain Sunday in the Canadian Women's Open