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New class at MU helps veterans transition to classroom

The course helps veterans get the skills they need to succeed in college and connects them with a peer group they might otherwise have difficulty finding. Such services are becoming more common as more veterans find themselves back in school.

Patrol weeded out 7,000 southeast Missouri pot plants this summer

State troopers have found thousands of suspected marijuana plants in southeast Missouri this summer, and 10 people are facing marijuana-related felony charges in the area.

St. Joseph murder case stalls over destroyed evidence

Evidence in the second-degree murder trial of Dallas Cox was mistakenly destroyed when old cases were purged from the system. Cox was scheduled to go on trial Tuesday charged with beating 26-year-old Stephen Akin to death last October.

Judge denies Kansas man's bid to overturn death penalty

U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan Jr. denied 57-year-old Wesley Ira Purkey's bid to overturn the death sentence he received for the 1998 murder of Jennifer Long. Purkey claimed he had an ineffective trial lawyer and prosecutors were guilty of misconduct.

Missouri ranks near bottom in child care aid

For families of three who need child care aid, most states set the threshold somewhere north of $30,000 a year. Missouri's income limit to qualify for such assistance is just $22,620 a year.

Columbia teen arrested on pornography charges

Nearly 200 pornographic images and files were found in a Columbia residence after an ongoing operation by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.

Man arrested after trying to rob undercover Columbia police officer

Columbia police arrested David W. Riley on suspicion of second-degree robbery and resisting arrest.

Neighbors alert Columbia firefighters to Duncan Street house fire

Firefighters are still working to determine the cause of the fire. They said there was about $50,000 in damages to the house.

Rock Bridge girls tennis team serves Helias a loss

The Rock Bridge girls tennis team defeated visiting Helias 9-0 Wednesday.

Note found in antique chair spurs treasure hunt

An Illinois woman hopes that a note found in an antique chair leads to a discovery that would be more commonly found in a movie plot.

St. Louis FBI tops nation in number of predators arrested

The St. Louis FBI office has outdone all 55 of its peers when it comes to arresting child predator suspects, catching 107 such offenders in the past two years.

Conservationists sue EPA over prairie dog poison

The lawsuit says the chemicals threaten other species like the endangered black-footed ferret.

Former governor's chief of staff to run against Carnahan

Ed Martin, a former chief of staff to former Gov. Matt Blunt, announced Wednesday that he is running for Congress.

St. Louis leads the country in child predator arrests

The St. Louis FBI office leads the country in child predator arrests.

Phillips nominated as U.S. attorney for Western Disctrict of Missouri

With the appointment of the acting U.S. attorney for Missouri's Western District to a magistrate judge position, President Barack Obama nominates Beth Phillips to replace him.

Slain Jefferson City couple had been trying to reconcile

A man is charged with murdering a couple that had been mending their marriage; he had previously dated the female victim.

Big 12 Notebook: Kansas football team learns from nonconference test

The Jayhawks, now 4-0, relied on a late touchdown and defensive stops to hold off Southern Mississippi at home Saturday

Veterans help Rock Bridge tennis team to an undefeated start

The Rock Bridge tennis team's top two players have helped lead the team to a 18-0 start, and they hope to bring the team back to the state tournament.

Today's Question: Is Missouri football underrated or ranked accurately?

Missouri football has been able to gain little momentum in moving through the weekly AP and Coaches' polls despite once again starting the season 4-0.

LETTER: Plenty of reasons Missouri needs a consumption tax

Research and statistics show that Missourians should support the FairTax.

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