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Camdenton eighth-grader uses Facebook to aid a friend

Eighth-grader Jessica Greim is using Facebook to rally support for a classmate diagnosed with leukemia. The group, "Support and Love for Jaxon Downen" has more than 3,200 members.

Fourth generation takes over Sedalia family business

R.J. Lindstrom's promotion to president of Zephyr Manufacturing makes him a fourth generation leader of the cleaning tool company.

Body of man missing for five days found in Macon County

Authorities do not suspect foul play in the 74-year-old man's death.

Magazine honors Springfield neighborhood

A Springfield neighborhood is nationally recognized as one of Southern Living magazine's top 10 in the South.

Bill requiring drug tests for some welfare applicants moves forward

The bill would require suspected drug users to pass drug screening to receive benefits. It will be among the first bills considered on the House floor after passing the Rules Committee Monday.

Broadway Brewery holds Haiti benefit with Partners In Health

There will be a fundraising event Tuesday night for the efforts to help Haiti in the earthquake's aftermath in downtown Columbia.

Obama plans to help a middle class 'under assault'

President Barack Obama previewed his State of the Union address for Wednesday by announcing plans to help families with kids and aging parents and saving for retirement.

USDA awards $310 million for broadband projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is dedicating $310 million of federal stimulus money to improve network communications and bring high-speed Internet connections in rural communities all over the United States.

UPDATE: Prosecutors build case in slaying of abortion doctor

While Scott Roeder publically admitted to killing the doctor, proving he planned the murder would lead to harsher sentence.

Missouri stimulus funds to help weatherize low-income family homes

People who earn less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level can now apply for help making their homes more efficient.

Killer's son finds solace in unlikely ally

After hearing his father was suspected of murdering as many as six women, Nick Nicholaou didn't know where to turn.  As his life spiraled downward, he exhausted help from family and friends, but finally found a guardian angel in Lynn-Marie Carty, the woman behind his father's investigation.

Missouri deer harvest totaled nearly 300,000

It was the fourth-highest number of deer ever killed in a season.

Ice breaks on river near Hannibal, flood worries level out

The National Weather Service had predicted the river would reach nearly 5 feet above flood stage, after the break the river was about a foot-and-a-half above flood stage.

Girls may learn math anxiety from female teachers

The study measured achievement against teacher anxiety. Researchers recommend the rethinking requirements for elementary school teachers.

Live Nation, Ticketmaster merge after approval

The deal, which was approved by the U.S. Justice Department as well as Canadian regulators and 17 state attorneys general, must still be approved by a U.S. federal court before it is official.

Bill would let child porn victims sue for at least $150,000

A Lee's Summit state senator said the minimum would give private attorneys an incentive to represent victims.

St. Joseph man dies after being dragged by train

The man was dragged nearly six miles before an alarm alerted the train crew.

Southern Missouri father suspected in murder of wife and son

Todd Johnson was found dead Friday, the same day as his wife and 11-year-old son.

Snow showers predicted all day

Scattered snow is expected throughout the day, with little accumulation.

College 'gender gap' favoring women stops growing

 Male students attending college and graduating with a bachelor's degree outnumber female students, according to a new report released on Tuesday.

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