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Music Review: Jazz singer Elling expands musical horizons

Kurt Elling, "Passion World" (Concord Jazz)

On "Passion World," jazz singer Kurt Elling expands his musical horizons way beyond his previous CD, "1619 Broadway-the Brill Building Project," which focused on classic pop tunes by the songwriting teams housed in a single Manhattan building.

Police identify man shot dead in St. Louis

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 53-year-old man in St. Louis.

Springfield teacher charged with sexual abuse

A Springfield teacher has been charged with sexually abusing a foster child in her care.

Bicyclist dies while riding with friends in Springfield

A bicyclist has died after falling and hitting his head on the pavement on the southern edge of Springfield.

2 bodies found in rural northwest Missouri home

Authorities have found the bodies of a 72-year-old man and a 76-year-old woman in a rural northwest Missouri home.

No-wake order at Lake of the Ozarks is lifted, Gov. Nixon announces

Gov. Jay Nixon announced July 4 that the no-wake policy at the Lake of the Ozarks instituted Thursday has been lifted, effective immediately.

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New Westminster College president starts tenure

Benjamin Ola Akande stepped onto Westminster College’s campus as the new president of the school Wednesday. He is ready to start this new chapter by spending time with the campus and the community.

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Jefferson City riverfront marks 40 years of fireworks

Original volunteers recall bicentennial practice run

This year is the 40th anniversary of the fireworks being shot from the Jefferson City riverfront, and those who helped get the event together look back on that time with fondness.

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Sports Crusaders visit Russellville, teach sports skills

Sports Crusaders spend 10 weeks during the summer teaching kids the skills in a particular sport, while tying in God’s message. This past week, the Crusaders provided a softball/baseball, basketball and cheer leading camp in Russellville at the high school.

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Commission recommends approval of Arrowhead Centre TIF

At Lake of the Ozarks

The proposed Arrowhead Centre project took its first big step after the Osage Beach TIF Commission unanimously recommended the approval of the $385 project’s tax increment financing plan last week.

At Eagle Bluffs, the birders count in more ways than one

The Eagle Bluffs Bird Monitoring Project is collecting information on the bird species that migrate through and inhabit the 4,431-acre Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area near Columbia.

Pet behaviorist helps owners train their furry friends

During a recent summer afternoon rain shower, Lizzy — a rescued Maltese poodle — pranced around a covered porch at her Cape Girardeau home before relaxing at her favorite spot near the back door.

Historic sites in St. Joseph play big role in city's tourism

Look at any guest log at attractions in St. Joseph and you'll see them. Names of visitors from as far as Seattle to Brooklyn stand as a testament to the draw of the city to people across the country and the world.

Basnett appointed as new chairman of Callaway Bank

The Callaway Bank has appointed Mike Basnett as its new board chairman following the retirement of Overton T. Harris.

Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits

In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back open records laws.

Immigrant children given adult dose of hepatitis A vaccine

About 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they were being held with their mothers, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law

The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times.

Lawsuit seeks to boost effort to recall Ferguson's mayor

A Ferguson resident hopes his lawsuit resurrects a recall petition effort meant to oust Ferguson's mayor from office.

Missouri prosecutor decries store owner's shooting of teen

A Kansas City, Missouri, area prosecutor says she's seeking the highest punishment for a store clerk accused of shooting a teenager who allegedly was shoplifting cookies.

Backlash over Wisconsin GOP plan to tighten open records law

Opposition mounted Friday to a surprise Republican budget measure that would exempt from Wisconsin open records laws nearly everything created by state and local government officials, including drafts of legislation and communications with staff.

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