News for Saturday, July 23, 2011
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OSLO, Norway — A gunman who opened fire on an island teeming with young people kept shooting for 1.5 hours before surrendering to a SWAT team, which arrived 40 minutes after they were called, police said Saturday.
Amy Winehouse, the beehived soul-jazz diva whose self-destructive habits overshadowed a distinctive musical talent, was found dead Saturday in her London home, police said. She was 27.
As a volunteer for the American Heart Association, I would like to thank Gov. Jay Nixon for signing into law HB344 — the Farm-to-Table Bill.
We have two worlds in the USA. We have over 50 states and then we have Washington, D.C., and the elected elite.
The Stained Glass Theatre is reaching out.
Lawyers from both sides of the NFL’s labor dispute plan to work through the weekend — although not face-to-face — to try to resolve the differences preventing players from voting on the owner-approved proposal to end the lockout.
Armed with power washers, brushes and leaf trimmers, the Mid-Missouri Mission Team — or 3MT for short — completed a variety of repair and refurbishing projects for local homeowners in Jefferson City throughout the past week, despite the relentless heat and drenching humidity.
Sales of single-family houses in Mid-Missouri were down 18.3 percent for the first six months of this year, compared with the same time period last year.
Officials with Missouri American Water have been dealing with more water main breaks than normal around Jefferson City this past week.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday he is adding legislation delaying Missouri’s presidential primary to the agenda for a planned special session to be focused largely on economic development issues.
Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled late Friday afternoon he can’t release Ryan Ferguson from prison on Ferguson’s claim the jury selection violated state law because a trial court can’t hear an issue already decided by a higher court.
Scientists have found a new contributor to male infertility, a protein that’s supposed to coat sperm to help them swim to an egg, unless that coating goes missing.
Visitors to the Miller County fair got a hands-on chance to get up close and personal with livestock in a greased pig race.
Albert Pujols went 4-for-5 and homered for the second straight game to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Friday.
Three film companies have drastically reduced smoking in their movies aimed at children and teens, thanks in part to their policies to reduce on-screen tobacco use, a new study says.
The ban on gays in the military has stood for nearly a century.
The investigation into the near-fatal beating of a San Francisco Giants fan on opening day at Dodger Stadium took a surprising turn with the arrest of two new suspects and the embarrassing realization that police likely bungled the initial probe by nabbing the wrong guy.
Lincoln hosts coaching clinic
Lincoln University doesn’t have a volleyball team, but this weekend, the school is the center of the Missouri volleyball universe.
The urban Northeast baked like a potato wrapped in foil Friday as record-breaking, 100-degree temperatures and steambath humidity combined with the heat-trapping effects of asphalt and concrete to make millions of people miserable.
House Speaker John Boehner abruptly broke off talks with President Barack Obama Friday night on a deal to make major cuts in federal spending and avert a threatened government default, sending already uncertain compromise efforts into instant crisis.
A California man who trolled women’s Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their email accounts was sentenced Friday to more than four years in state prison after a judge rejected a plea for a lighter sentence and likened the man to a peeping Tom.
The Jefferson City Wastewater Division repaired a sanitary sewer line and cleaned up an overflow Friday in the 1300 block of Moreau Drive — the block between Leslie Boulevard and Hough Park Road, north of the Moreau Heights Elementary School.
The blistering heat wave blanketing Missouri has led Co-Mo Electric Cooperative to call a peak alert.
More than 200 choral directors from across the state have found respite, entertainment, inspiration and a chance to give back in Jefferson City this week.
Two things that almost always coincide came together once again this week.