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Travelers diverted from Denver get stuck on plane for hours

At least eight planes were diverted from Denver to Colorado Springs on Friday because of weather, and some passengers were left sitting on the tarmac for hours.

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Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback

Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of the brand, including Barbie dolls with different skin tones, eye colors and nose shapes to better relate to multicultural girls and their mothers.

Royals put closer Holland on 15-day DL with pectoral strain

KANSAS CITY — The Kansas City Royals have put closer Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right pectoral muscle.

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No. 1 egg-producing state aims to keep bird flu out

The discovery of bird flu on an Iowa turkey farm has raised serious concerns that the poultry-killing virus could find its way into chicken barns in the nation's top egg-producing state and rapidly decimate flocks that provide the U.S. with its breakfast staple.

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New wheels help kids leave mobility issues in the dust

The Special Learning Center (SLC) welcomed guests Friday from GoBabyGo! (GBG) Kansas City to train staff to turn toy cars into a way to stimulate development, promote mobility and make children happy.

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JC Fire Department completes rescue training

This week, 31 members of the Jefferson City Fire Department completed an 80-hour specialized Structural Collapse Rescue Training class conducted by the University of Missouri Fire Rescue Training Institute.

Moniteau County man charged after recent high-speed chase

Cole County prosecutors Friday charged Jacob C. Cardwell, 32, California, with resisting a lawful traffic stop — a Class D felony that, if there’s a conviction, could result in a sentence of up to four years in prison.

I-70 to be a two-lane road all summer, north of Sedalia

A stretch of Interstate 70 in west-Central Missouri is about to be a one-lane-in-each-direction road, for the summer.

Funds available for food, shelter programs

Congress has appropriated funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to extend its Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) for Phase 32.

Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

Public hearing set for Monday in Jefferson City

The public is getting a second chance on Monday to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri’s educational standards at a public hearing in Jefferson City.

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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance.

Organizations urge MU to protect Jewish students

Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week.

Judge blocks campaign limits petition

One of the proposed state constitutional amendments to impose campaign finance limits in Missouri is unconstitutional, Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Friday.

Four injured in three crashes in Jefferson City

Five cars involved in collisions on U.S. 50

Four people were reported as injured in three crashes, including a five-car pileup on U.S. 50, on Friday evening in Jefferson City.

Missouri parents guilty of caging autistic son

A St. Louis-area husband and wife have been found guilty of child endangerment for putting their autistic son in a makeshift cage.

Lady Jays score 9 in win against Fatima

It’s not too often you see a soccer team squeeze off a shot every two minutes, but that’s exactly what the Jefferson City Lady Jays did Friday night.

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Weirich throws perfect game as Jays top Helias

“I wanted to throw strikes, make them put it in play and let my defense make plays,” the Jefferson City Jays sophomore pitcher said of his strategy heading into the Friday night’s baseball bragging rights battle against the Helias Crusaders.

Pintos win in walkoff

With a one-run lead, two outs and no runners on base in the bottom of the seventh, Green Ridge could taste victory, which would lead to an appearance in winners’ bracket of the fourth annual Calvary Lutheran/New Bloomfield Invitational.

Blair Oaks baseball splits

COLUMBIA — Blair Oaks split two games in the Columbia Tournament on Friday, falling 7-4 to Moberly and defeating Warrenton 4-0. The Falcons played both games at Rock Bridge.

Missouri S&T begins to use crowdfunding

The Missouri University of Science and Technology has started a crowdfunding website, and its first project is to send students to a Mars rover design competition.

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