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New Bloomfield High may expand business classes

The New Bloomfield R-3 School District expects to offer new classes in its vocational business program next school year.

Woman's body found in office complex

Police in the St. Louis County town of University City are investigating after the body of a woman was found in an office complex building.

Headless body found in 1987 exhumed in eastern Missouri

Authorities in eastern Missouri’s Warren County west of St. Louis have exhumed the remains of a headless, handless man in hopes of identifying him 28 years after his body was found.

Calvary Lutheran track team growing

The Calvary Lutheran track and field team’s season begins today at the Wentworth Military Academy Indoor Invitational, but the Lions have already set one mark.

Woman pleads guilty to threatening doorbell pranksters

A Springfield woman could get a 10-year prison sentencing for threatening boys who rang her doorbell and ran away.

Jays open tennis season with victory against Lakers

The Jefferson City Jays made quick work of the Camdenton Lakers, winning Wednesday’s tennis dual 5-0 before the remainder of the action was called off due to rain at Washington Park.

Helias falls in golf opener

NEW BLOOMFIELD — The Helias Crusaders dropped a dual Wednesday to the Camdenton Lakers at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club.

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Tale of 2 Ferguson deaths: 1 well known, 1 anonymous

Along a short stretch of winding road through a non-descript apartment complex, two memorials of stuffed animals mark the spots where young men died.

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Lawyer: Suspect didn’t fire gun in Ferguson

The man accused of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson this month had nothing to do with the incident, his attorney said Wednesday, adding police should be searching for the real shooter.

Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure

Kansas legislators Wednesday approved a proposed ban on a common second-trimester procedure described by abortion opponents as dismembering a fetus, making their state the first to adopt a national group’s model policy.

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Wisconsin trooper killed in shootout was new academy grad

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy and working the first solo patrol of his “dream job” died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed a motorist.

Lincoln drops twinbill

KIRKSVILLE — The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped a doubleheader Wednesday to the Truman State Bulldogs.

Police: No evidence of kidnapping of California woman

A Northern California woman and her boyfriend concocted her reported abduction that spurred a two-day search, police said late Wednesday. The revelation coming just hours after she had reappeared 400 miles away in Southern California to the emotional relief of her family.

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle.

Changes likely in NFL

PHOENIX (AP) — Spice it up.

Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban, was charged Wednesday by the U.S. military with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy and could get life in prison if convicted.

Thousands of customers to see higher charges on St. Louis sewer bills

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will ask thousands of customers to pay extra on their sewer bill for services that were not shown on their monthly statements before.

Six teams with double-digit losses most ever to reach Sweet 16

Tough regular-season schedules

The NCAA Tournament has never had so many teams with so many losses make it so far.

Re-energized Brey leads Irish against Shockers

CLEVELAND — The blessing of being the son of an Olympic athlete meant Mike Brey grew up in a house where excellence wasn’t requested from his mother but required.

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No. 1 Wildcats prep for defense of Mountaineers

'Press Virginia'

CLEVELAND — Nothing has rattled Kentucky to this point. Unbeaten and unblemished, the Wildcats have handled every challenge this season.

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