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Calling all Missouri skiers and snowboarders: Shred the state

Finding the perfect powder isn’t limited to the West

Dave Coulter is an avid skier — who lives in eastern Missouri. But Coulter doesn’t have to go that far to enjoy his favorite hobby. He gets to ski every day in the St. Louis area as the ski team captain at one of Missouri’s two ski resorts on opposite ends of the state.

Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94

Little Jimmy Dickens, a diminutive singer-songwriter who was the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry, has died. He was 94.

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Donna Douglas, 'Beverly Hillbillies' star, dies at age 82

Donna Douglas, who played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," has died.

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Gospel group appears tonight

The Dixie Melody Boys, one of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, will appear at 7 p.m. today in Jefferson City at Capitol Plaza Hotel.

In with the new: Snappy apps for 2015

Uber, Facebook, Instagram — sure, they've been all the rage, but as 2014 winds down we're all ready for something fresh. From ride-hailing to photo sharing, here are a few up-and coming apps and startups to watch in in 2015. Which will be the breakout hit of the new year?

List: Ban ‘bae,’ ‘foodie,’ ‘takeaway’ from lexicon

Hey, bae: It’s time again for a curated list of words and phrases that those with a linguistic skill set wish they could hurl into the polar vortex.

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Wildlife artists angle for top prizes, prestige

A casual viewer wouldn’t even have noticed. But Stephen Hamrick knew the neck of the buck in the foreground of his painting was a little too thin for a late autumn scene.

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Movie Review: True story eye-poppingly told in Burton's 'Big Eyes'

It's interesting that in this season packed with movies based on real-life stories about genius and bravery, we have, in the same week, two high-profile films about painters. Yet the stories they tell could hardly be more different.

Missouri ski resorts open Friday

Ski resorts in Missouri will be ready for business this week after openings were delayed by a lack of snow.

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Movie Review: 'Selma' a history lesson that throbs with today

To say Ava DuVernay's "Selma" feels relevant is a mammoth understatement. It's altogether animated, propelled and enlivened by its contemporary urgency. "Selma" is a history lesson that throbs with today.

Book Review: Tess Gerritsen's 'Die Again' is rock solid

"Die Again" (Ballantine), by Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen delivers another outstanding thriller in her continuing series featuring Boston police Detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Dr. Maura Isles.

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'Sons of Liberty' tells tale of America's founders

Don’t let the powdered wigs and oil paintings fool you: Samuel Adams, John Hancock and the other eventual Americans who changed the course of history were a ragtag band of secretive and sometimes mischievous young radicals.

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Lake of the Ozarks light shows continue

Thousands have taken a ride through the new holiday light park at Osage Beach City Park since it opened Thanksgiving weekend.

Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame closes in Washington

The Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame is closing its doors in Washington, Missouri, with tentative plans to reopen at some point at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia.

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1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," was charged Friday with stabbing a man during a bar fight on Christmas.

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