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Missouri arts, cultural groups generate over $1 billion

In a survey commissioned by the Missouri Arts Council, it was found that arts and cultural organizations in the state also supported 5,320 full-time jobs.

Farm Aid brings more than music to St. Louis area

In addition to the Farm Aid concert, the St. Louis area will also host events with an agricultural emphasis at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market and the Taste of St. Louis.

Today's Question: Should the U.S. commit more troops to Afghanistan?

The top military commander in Afghanistan has warned that without additional troops the U.S. mission "will likely result in failure." President Obama is now considering what the strategy should be for Afghanistan and how many troops that will require.

Suspect arrested in Jefferson City killings

Oklahoma police say they have arrested a 54-year-old man suspected of killing two people in Jefferson City, Mo. The arrest, which was made near Tulsa, came about 7 hours after police found the two bodies.

UPDATE: Nixon denies knowing about Ozarks' E. coli results

Despite accusations that an aide to Gov. Jay Nixon knew about the high E. coli levels in the Lake of the Ozarks reported on May 29, Nixon has said his office was not made aware of the water quality test results until June 23. He said that he ordered the information to be released to the public immediately after he was informed of the situation.

State approves $3.5 million for K.C. airfield

A downtown Kansas City airport is set to receive tax credits for a new terminal building, gueling facilities and hangars. Gov Nixon defends the decision as working to create 94 new jobs.

Pallid sturgeon look alike might get protection

Shovelnose sturgeon outnumber the endangered pallid sturgeon 80-1, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might grant them protection because of the similarities in the two types of fish when they are young.

Missouri governor denies knowing about lake water tests

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon disputed a DNR official's claim that he knew in May of high E. coli levels at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Missouri hiker falls to death in Arizona

A man from St. Charles County suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off a cliff in a national park in Arizona.

U.S. train delegation returns from Spain

A Missouri state representative was part of a group that traveled to Spain to gather ideas for a Midwestern high-speed rail system.

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