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Missouri attorney general asks for execution date for racial killer

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Tuesday called for the scheduling of an execution date for the man convicted of several racially motivated killings in the 1970s, including that of a man leaving a suburban St. Louis synagogue.

Strength, faith on display at Hallsville Heritage Days

The Power Team will bring superhuman feats to Hallsville Heritage Days in the name of faith.

Parks official: Stephens Lake amphitheater to be completed on time

Construction of the Stephens Lake Park amphitheater is continuing according to plan, a Columbia Parks and Recreation Department official said. When completed, the theater is expected to become an outdoor venue for concerts and theater goups.

Plans made for Columbia street mural and bicycle boulevard

GetAbout Columbia and the Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Association have created a plan to paint a street mural and construct a bicycle boulevard in Columbia; the project will be presented to the City Council for approval in mid-July.

Boone County public defenders ask for more office space

Members of the Boone County Public Defender's Office said their offices are cramped, leaky and lack proper storage facilities. On Tuesday, they asked the Boone County Commission for more support.

City Council extends deadline for Planning and Zoning Commission applications

The council declined to appoint another member to the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday, opting instead to reopen the application process. The council is hoping to recieve more applications before appointing someone.

Second blaze in a month destroys Ashland model home

Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a Tuesday morning fire that destroyed a three-story model home in Ashland, the second blaze at the home this month.

Columbia to produce ordinance for lower residential speed limits

The proposal would reduce residential speed limits from 30 to 25 mph. An MU study shows that reduced limits in some Columbia neighborhoods have led to slower driving habits in those areas.

Missouri court rules previous convicts must join sex offender registry

Missouri sex offenders convicted before the 1995 creation of the state's sex offender registry must still register with the state, Missouri's highest court ruled Tuesday.

Missouri average on gains from clean energy push

Job growth in Missouri's "clean energy" sector has outperformed overall employment and the industry brought in $25 million in venture capital from 2006 through 2008, a national study states. Still, Missouri is average on a national scale.

Missouri Sen. Purgason pondering U.S. Senate bid in 2010

Southern Missouri state Sen. Chick Purgason said he believes there is mounting frustration with the federal debt and spending.

Missouri fishing records falling at fast pace

The two most recent record-size fish were a shorthead redhorse caught at Truman Lake and a smallmouth buffalo caught by a bowfisher at the Duck Creek Conservation Area.

15 Missouri weather disaster projects get grant money

The $9.6 million in Community Development Block Grants will be used for projects involving flood and tornado damage.

Earthquake monitors headed to Missouri

Missouri University of Science and Technology is overseeing a federal initiative that involves placing 40 seismic monitors around Missouri and Iowa.

Teen suspected of setting boy on fire

A Poplar Bluff teen was arrested on suspicion of lighting another boy on fire.  The injured boy was in good condition at a St. Louis-area hospital.

St. Louis' Gateway Arch to offer discounts this weekend

The National Park Service will offer $3 discounts on visits to the Arch and related destinations this weekend.

DNR tells Sedalia to fix sewers

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources wants the city of Sedalia to fix its problems with sewer overflow.  The town has seven years to do so.

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