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Mother makes graduation request for 2011 tornado victim

A woman whose son was killed in the 2011 Joplin tornado wants him recognized with an empty seat at this spring's high school graduation.

OSHA investigates death at Carthage building site

Federal officials are investigating the death of a Texas construction worker in southwest Missouri.

Springfield police shoot, kill 23-year-old man

Springfield police say an officer has shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.

5 tons of turkey, 2K pies served at Fort Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood has dished out more than 5 tons of turkey for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Arrests for drunken boating plummet on Missouri waterways

Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol in 2011.

Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely

A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them.

Plan to move veterans memorial with 'Jesus fish' to continue

Officials say they will continue with their plan to move a veterans memorial that bears a covered ichthus, or "Jesus fish," from the Boone County Courthouse grounds.

Missouri Alumni Association to revive Black Alumni Network

The University of Missouri Alumni Association is responding to requests and forming a Black Alumni Network.

Bondswoman dies after exchanging gunfire with authorities

A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

Judge hears testimony in case of St. Louis Zoo gun ban

A judge has heard testimony as he considers lifting the St. Louis Zoo policy that prohibits patrons from entering the zoo with guns.

Missouri woman accused of endangerment in son's bed death

A suburban St. Louis woman whose son suffocated after authorities say she drunkenly took him to bed with her is accused of misdemeanor child endangerment.

Sparta police chief on leave after dog shot

A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.

Costco: FDA tests point toward E. coli in salad vegetables

Testing has pointed toward a vegetable mix from a California food wholesaler as the source of E. coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, a Costco official said Wednesday.

KC gears up for holiday lighting tradition

Author Gillian Flynn will flip the switch that lights up Kansas City's Country Club Plaza on Thanksgiving night.

Douglass North, co-recipient of 1993 Nobel Prize, dies

Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.

4 small earthquakes rattle southeast Missouri

Several people in southeast Missouri felt the earth move early Wednesday after a series of small earthquakes.

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Missouri man's murder convictions in sisters' deaths tossed

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 years ago.

Missouri down to 1 abortion clinic after Columbia stops them

A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing abortions, leaving only one clinic in the state still offering them.

Recording shows heated call between governor candidates

An audio recording has captured a heated phone call between two Republican candidates for Missouri governor.

Columbia police to expand community outreach unit

The Columbia Police Department is planning to cut back its traffic enforcement unit so it can expand a unit for community outreach.