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Gov. Nixon to call special session to fund Ferguson response

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to ongoing protests in Ferguson.

Friday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules

Games played on Nov. 28, 2014

COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Tournament MVP Frank Kaminsky scored 17 points to lead five Wisconsin players in double figures, Duje Dukan and Traevon Jackson each added 13 and the second-ranked Badgers beat Oklahoma 69-56 on Friday to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship.

Friday's Top 25 College Football Capsules

Games played on Nov. 28, 2014

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Kevin Hogan passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns, and Stanford crushed No. 9 UCLA's hopes for the Pac-12 South title and a College Football Playoff spot with a 31-10 victory Friday.

Arbitrator rules for Rice in his appeal

An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.

Valle Catholic beats Westran 49-25 in Class 1

Connor Basler threw for 419 yards and five touchdowns to lead Valle Catholic to a 49-25 win over Westran in the Class 1 high school football championship game.

Missouri high school football championships

Games played on Nov. 28, 2014

Reporting scores from high school football championship games played in St. Louis.

Oak Grove downs John Burroughs 49-27 in Class 3

Aaron Graham rushed for 266 yards and four scores to lead Oak Grove to a 49-27 win over John Burroughs in the Class 3 state championship game.

Austin police: Man fired 100-plus rounds downtown

A gunman fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings in Austin and tried to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze early Friday before he died during a confrontation with police, authorities said.

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No. 17 Missouri beats Arkansas to take SEC East

Marcus Murphy scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 12-yard run with 4:38 remaining and Markus Golden recovered a fumble to seal No. 17 Missouri's 21-14 victory Friday against Arkansas and send the Tigers to the SEC championship game for the second straight season.

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Fans go wild over 88-second 'Star Wars' teaser

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a helmetless storm trooper appeared in frame, panicked and sweaty in the middle of vast desert landscape, kicking off the first official look at "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

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Ferguson protest temporarily closes 2 St. Louis-area malls

Demonstrators temporarily shut down two large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.

Perspective: ‘Shop small’ and make a big difference

Gallup did a survey this summer. It asked people how much confidence they had in various institutions.

Our Opinion: Shop locally: Enhance the mosaic of community

In a mosaic, the quality of the overall image depends on how the individuals tiles are connected.

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Community celebrates Thanksgiving

Volunteers make sure holiday meals are available

For many residents of Jefferson City's Dulle and Hamilton Towers, Thanksgiving provides an opportunity to come together as a community. Residents, families and friends gathered Thursday morning for a full turkey meal provided by Audrey Kauffman and the Immaculate Conception Church.

Christmas time events begin in Mid-Missouri

Streets, churches and performance halls will be filled with the sights and sounds of the holiday season as the next few weeks draw closer to Christmas Day. The first weekend of Advent begins with the Downtown Lighting Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. today on High Street.

Lebanon man charged in robbery, chase

A robbery suspect who officials say shot at his victim and then led authorities on a chase Monday in Cole and Callaway counties faces a total of 10 charges out of both counties.

Charge dismissed in murder case — again

For the second time a charge against a man authorities believed may have been involved in the murder of a Jefferson City man has been dismissed. Now a tampering with physical evidence charge against Adam Moore-Duncan, 25, Jefferson City, has been dismissed.

Shooting in Jefferson City nets 5 years in prison

A St. Louis man pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a shooting in the 700 block of Madison Street in November 2013 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

JC man gets 7 years for home invasion

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with a home invasion in June 2013. Byron Davis, 20, of 300 W. Ashley St., pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery and resisting arrest.

Jefferson City man on probation for child porn

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation for pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. Gary Buettner, 59, is believed to have pornographic images of four young females.

Probation handed out for assaulting woman

A Jefferson City man was placed on five years supervised probation for assaulting the mother of his child with a knife in April. James Ahhee, 43, pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Jefferson City man pleads guilty to burglary

A Jefferson City man pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree burglary and three counts of stealing for crimes dating to December 2013 and February of this year.

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Ferguson protests move to Target, Walmart stores

Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

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For some, location of Brown’s hands irrelevant

The word spread within minutes of Michael Brown’s death — a young black man with his hands raised in surrender had just been shot by a white cop.

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MU's Hunt closing in style

Standing out as college career winds down

COLUMBIA — With less than 11 minutes remaining in Missouri’s win against Tennessee last Saturday, wide receiver Jimmie Hunt out-jumped a defender to snatch a deep Maty Mauk pass before turning to run the remaining 40 yards for a touchdown. The Volunteer defense wasn’t the only thing he left behind him.

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Evangelicals with gay children challenging church

Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians.

Nominees selected for Extension Council

Citizens of voting age in Cole County will have an opportunity to vote and elect members to the University of Missouri Extension, Cole County Council, in January.

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A lot on the line for Missouri

In budding rivalry with Arkansas

Today, for the first time since Missouri joined the Southeastern Conference in 2012, the Tigers will meet the Arkansas Razorbacks on the football field. Though the teams have played just five times before, the game has been labeled the Battle Line Rivalry — thanks to geography, the void left by the now-dormant Missouri-Kansas tug-of-war.

Holiday zoo feast includes lard, crickets

Turkey and stuffing are so traditional. How about horse meat, crickets and lard for Thanksgiving instead? Animals at the Kansas City Zoo feast daily on fruits, vegetables and a slew of meat, The Kansas City Star reported. It costs about a half-million dollars a year to feed 1,100 animals.

Affidavit: US man kept Syria travel plot secret

An 18-year-old Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join fighters with the Islamic State group had left some clues on Facebook that authorities said hinted at radical ideals but was still able to hide weeks of planning from his parents, according to recently unsealed court documents.

Blues invite Brodeur

To practice for tryout

ST. LOUIS — Martin Brodeur will practice starting today with the St. Louis Blues, who’ve lost goalie Brian Elliott indefinitely with a lower-body injury.

Thanksgiving offers snapshot of Stanley Cup teams

History shows holiday points out playoff squads

DENVER — Carve an extra piece of turkey to celebrate, David Backes and T.J. Oshie, because St. Louis is well on its way to the postseason. Treat yourself to another slice of pumpkin pie, Max Pacioretty, since Montreal’s virtually in, too.

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Pepsi gets Super Bowl campaign started early

Super Bowl 49 is still more than two months away, but Pepsi is drumming up an audience for the halftime show.

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Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

Alyssa Riggan hasn’t dwelled on being the first person in the U.S. to successfully receive part of a liver from a living donor 25 years ago, a medical procedure that paved the way for routine live-donor transplants.

Taliban attack rocks upscale Kabul district

Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result.

Families asked to host visitors for pope’s US trip

Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those traveling to the city to see Pope Francis next year.

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Cathedral may become museum to the slave trade

A plan to open what would be the nation’s only museum centered on the trans-Atlantic slave trade would focus on the Episcopal Church’s role in its history and the sometimes-buried legacy of slavery in northern states like Rhode Island.

College buys $219K Chinese conference table

A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university’s purchase of a $219,000 custom-built, multimedia conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand.

City’s ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb

A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment. Officials in Reading say the spindly branches will be decorated with a single red ornamental bulb — just like the scrawny tree in the beloved “Peanuts” holiday tale.

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.