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Man arrested for bait car theft

A Columbia man was arrested Sunday morning after items were stolen from a police bait car.

Climate change skeptics gathering in Springfield

Skeptics of anthropogenic climate change will gather Thursday in Springfield to discuss the minority opinion that global warming is false.

State Fair to open Thursday in Sedalia

Adult admission on the opening day of the 11-day festival is $1, and there will be free admission for a performance by the band Kansas on Sunday.

Rolla engineering students help spruce up small towns

Missouri University of Science & Technology professor, Karl Burgher, and his students help various cash-strapped Ozarks towns develop economically and encourage the communities to continue the work once they're gone.

Marine from Winfield dies in Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel, a 21-year-old Marine from Winfield died in combat Sunday in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.  Schimmel was one of three Marines to die in combat that day.

Missouri waste commission to consider possible petroleum tank violations

The Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Commission is meeting on Aug. 20 to hear several cases from the state Department of Natural Resources regarding underground petroleum tanks. Certain companies may not have complied with current regulations.

Afghanistan agricultural official to attend Missouri State Fair

Safi Mohammad Hussein, the agriculture director for Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, plans to talk to farmers, ranchers and researchers about how to bring their farming knowledge to his country.

Missouri Sen. McCaskill to host another health care forum

Senator Claire McCaskill is back in the St. Louis area for another town hall meeting regarding health care reform.  Previous town hall meetings have been called by both McCaskill and U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan with mixed results.

Sheriff: Missouri man linked to four women's deaths

Christopher E. Revak, 36, of Ava, killed himself in the Douglas County Jail on July 26, the day after he was charged with second-degree murder for the March 2007 slaying of Rene Williams. The Douglas County Sheriff deciding to do further investigating and found similar murders in two other states.

Kansas City Star orders furloughs, buyouts

These actions are the result of a dramatic fall in advertising revenue and follow the firing of 150 employees in March. The newspaper's parent company, McClatchy Co., is extending a wage freeze until the end of December.

McCaskill admonishes crowd at health care forum

The crowd frequently disrupted the town hall meeting with shouts — a common occurrence at health care forums across the country.

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