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Eldon volleyball beats Versailles when it matters most

It took the Versailles Lady Tigers three sets each time to beat the Eldon Lady Mustangs in the first two meetings between the teams this season.

Blair Oaks volleyball beats Osage for third time this season

Blair Oaks has had School of the Osage’s number this season.

Bumgarner against Shields in World Series opener

A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.

William Woods goes 2-1 in volleyball

The William Woods volleyball team went 2-1 in action over the weekend.

Lady Jays top Hickman in district volleyball

Mary Vandelicht led Jefferson City with 10 kills Monday and the Lady Jays defeated Hickman 25-12, 25-18 in the first round of the Class 4 District 9 Tournament.

Jay’s wrist surgery big medical issue for Cards’ offseason

Jon Jay will undergo left wrist surgery later this week, the lone major medical issue facing the St. Louis Cardinals coming off a fourth straight NL Championship Series.

Murphy’s big game makes him Missouri’s leader in return TDs

When Marcus Murphy joined a logjam of running backs at Missouri, the native of DeSoto, Texas, wanted to find a niche for himself.

Steelers rally past Texans

On Monday night

PITTSBURGH — One dizzying sequence, and the Pittsburgh Steelers were in complete control against J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans.

Crash kills fire chief in southern Missouri

A volunteer fire chief who also worked as a police officer in south-central Missouri has died in a crash on his way to a fire.

Kraus joins candidates getting cash from Sinquefield

Another Republican Missouri candidate has received a big check from mega-donor Rex Sinquefield.

Expert: stinging caterpillars rare in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents likely won’t encounter stinging caterpillars this fall, despite booming populations in southern states.

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.

3-year-old NY girl's beating death ruled homicide

The 5-year-old brother of a 3-year-old New York City girl police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather over the weekend has given detectives a detailed account of the assault, telling investigators the beating was prompted after the girl soiled her diaper, authorities said Monday.

VA. abduction suspect charged in DC rape

The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.

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Police probe NH pumpkin fest melee

Local authorities in New Hampshire vowed Monday to prosecute the perpetrators of the violent disturbances near Keene’s annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage and dozens of arrests and injuries over the weekend.

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

Survey prompts complaints by parents at school

Following complaints from parents, Cape Girardeau school officials said they are taking steps to ensure staffers follow a district policy governing student surveys.

St. Louis teen still has clear visions of future

A 14-year-old St. Louis girl who lost an eye in a shooting isn’t letting that deter her from her dreams.

US airlines raise base fares on domestic flights

U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices.

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

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