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Juror: Defendant didn't expect Megan Meier to harm self

The jury forewoman in a landmark cyberbullying case says the defendant, Lori Drew of O'Fallon, didn't expect the teenage victim to harm herself.

Obama picks Clinton, Gates for Cabinet

President-elect Barack Obama announced Monday that Robert Gates would remain as defense secretary, making President George W. Bush's Pentagon chief his own as he fills his Cabinet at record speed. Obama also picked former campaign rival Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. Obama said the appointees "share my pragmatism about the use of power, and my sense of purpose about America's role as a leader in the world."

Wounded deer attacks Sedalia hunter

After Randy Goodman shot a nine-point buck, the animal attacked him. The hunter was eventually able to take down his prey but then had to go to the hospital to get treatment for his injuries.

Investigators' seeking help to identify remains

Authorities in southern Missouri's Laclede County say the woman found by hunters on Nov. 15 was between 25 and 45 years old.

Economist: Midwest recession to rival that of 1981-82 for unemployment

The economic recession in Mid-America will rival the 1981-82 recession for unemployment, according to professor Ernie Goss of Creighton University. The primary index from his Mid-America Economic Survey, which includes Missouri, has plunged to its second record low in as many months. The November index hit 37.8 in November, down 2.1 percentage points from October.

Disabled advocates want 'handicapped' off signs

The term has been called derogatory and groups are pushing for legislation to change the language on parking signs.

Former Missouri Supreme Court judge Bardgett dies

John "Jack" Bardgett served 12 years on the state Supreme Court, co-founded his own law firm, as well as served in the Navy during WWII.

New federal law should cut Amtrak delays

The new law will enforce Amtrak's right of way to freight traffic and help more trains arrive on time.

CrimeStoppers uses billboards to seek tips

St. Louis CrimeStoppers is following in Kansas City's footsteps, displaying fugitive wanted ads on city standard and digital billboards in hopes of obtaining tips leading to arrests.

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