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School Board committee discusses retirement incentives, cap on sick days

Superintendent Chris Belcher proposed raising sick day compensation as an incentive for teachers to notify the district earlier that they plan to retire or resign.

Kansas man wins lottery prize during embezzlement case

Man wins $96,000 in lottery after allegedly stealing $87,750 from a Kansas Company to support an addiction to scratch-off lottery tickets. The prize money will go toward paying his restitution.

Hallmark to cut 225 to 250 jobs

The latest job cut announcement adds to the 550 to 750 reductions announced by the company in April.

Kansas City man linked to murder by cat hair sentenced

Forty-five-year-old Henry Lee Polk was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole, plus 120 years, for first-degree murder. Cat hair found in the 41-year-old victim's pocket matched with two cats from Polk's home.

Nearly 500 flu cases reported in St. Louis County

These flu cases have helped fill up the emergency room at St. Louis Children's Hospital and doubled the number of kids with flu-like symptoms at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.

AP pollsters talk Missouri football

The Missourian asked some of the Associated Press pollsters from around the country about their rationales for ranking the Missouri football team, and what would need to happen for the Tigers to imporve their ranking.

Rock Bridge football team uses option to boost offense

After 1-9 seasons in 2007 and 2008, Rock Bridge football coach A.J. Ofodile knew he needed to make some changes. He completely revamped the Bruins offense, which now runs the option 35-40 times a game.

Hickman lineman embraces role as team leader

Josh German, a junior lineman on the Hickman football team, is an unassuming student off the field. During practice and at games, however, German transforms into an aggressive team leader and mentor for other players.

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