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Illinois woman settles suit over son's stun gun death

Rita Cummings settled a wrongful death lawsuit that she filed when her son, Roger Holyfield, died after being shocked with a stun gun by Illinois police in 2006.

Cougars softball falls short twice in AMC tournament championship

The Columbia College softball team lost to McKendree twice on Sunday in the AMC tournament championship in Jefferson City.

Missouri baseball completes sweep of Nebraska

Tigers extend winning streak to seven games.

Airstream owners connect at Boone County Fairgrounds

Airstream trailer owners had a chance to connect with fellow owners as well as view other trailers during the open house of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International's Region 8 rally Saturday. The rally itself ran from Wednesday to Sunday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.

No. 13 Missouri softball breaks out of slump

The Tigers defeated Nebraska 5-0 on Sunday at University Field.

Edwards has positive meeting with NASCAR

Talladega crash prompts discussion with NASCAR on safety.

Patton trys out at Bears' rookie camp

Missouri quarterback one of several players hoping for a chance to attend training camp.

UPDATE: Guild says it offered Boston Globe enough cuts

But a Times Co. spokeswoman said no agreeement has been reached.

Edwards acknowledges federal investigation into his campaign funds

John Edwards has acknowledged that the government is investigating the use of his presidential campaign funds, but says that he is "confident that no funds from (his) campaign were used improperly."

EPA pursues restrictions on power plant runoff

More selenium and metals such as arsenic accumulate in waterways now because power plants were forced to install pollution-control "scrubbing" technology, which keeps contaminants from going to smokestacks, but then stores them as coal ash or sludge, which then contaminates waterways.  The EPA estimates utilities produce roughly 130,000 tons per year of these residues.

US officials: Swine flu isn't as dangerous as feared

U.S. health officials said on Sunday that they are cautiously hopeful that the new swine flu isn't as dangerous as initially feared. Officials also said that the outbreak in Mexico is slowing.

Most charges dropped in church sex abuse case

Five of six church members charged with sexually abusing girls have had their charges dropped. The prosecutor says the case is difficult to proceed with because the accusers don't want to go through the public hearings.

Analysis: Phone fees bill hung up by Senate filibuster

Legislation to reduce Missouri's intrastate phone access fees was delayed by a Senate filibuster last week because it has both good and bad consequences for customers.

Getting through to the real Fred Parry

Fred Parry has spent the last six months making the best of a would-be downer. He has lost weight and committed more time to the magazine. He has also made peace with his gentler side, after realizing he could shed the rude personality he adopted for the radio show, because no one was provoking him any longer. There’s more: The prominent, well-connected businessman who can be abrasive and is used to playing by his own rules has uncovered a surprising new spiritual side.

Clark approves sales tax to fund tourist destination

A 480-acre recreational destination with a coliseum, drag strip and more, could be popping up just south of the city of Clark.

Soldier visits Hickman to thank students for care package

Hickman High School students adopted a soldier in November. On Friday, that soldier came back to thank them.

Workplaces behind schools in swine flu prevention plans

A survey found that more than half of 300 workplaces had plans for a pandemic.

Invaders motorcycle gang investigated in two deaths

The gang is also being investigated in connection with the disappearance of another man.

UPDATE: Swine flu cases worldwide

A tally of swine flu's impact and scope throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

Portable toilets cushion small plane crash in Washington state

The unidentified pilot walked away unhurt.

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