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Chile troops, police attack post-quake looting

Troops and police quell looting in Chile after a magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck the country Saturday. The death toll is 723, with 19 others missing, according to the National Emergency Office.

Today's Deer Park Road closure is canceled

A construction-related closure for Deer Park Road at Deer Knoll Road scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday is canceled because of the weather.

Two cars collide at Broadway and Tenth Street

The accident occurred at 7:52 a.m., and traffic was blocked for at least an hour.

Geothermal takes root in homes around Kansas City

In an effort to go green and save green, geothermal heating and cooling is becoming a viable option in the Midwest.

Missouri program expands to serve hungry students on weekends

A new program designed to help feed hungry students began recently in the Kennett School District in southeast Missouri. The program provides students who qualify with  a backpack full of food each weekend to help feed their families.

Senate Democrats criticize Republican E. coli report

Senators from both parties have condemned each other for the handling of E. coli found in the Lake of the Ozarks.

UM System employees object to proposed state health care plan

On Monday, representatives from the University of Missouri System opposed a health care plan that would consolidate the plans of all state government employees.

Three members of the Mohler family want trials moved

Two members of the Mohler family have already had their trial moved, and three more are attempting to change locations.

Columbia Public Schools begins kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registration for Columbia Public Schools will begin March 17.

Cost to attend Missouri fundraiser with Obama: $25 to $50,000

The Show Me State Victory fund is hosting a Democratic fundraising event in St. Louis where President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a guest appearance.

Survey predicts improvement in Midwest economy in coming months

The Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region jumped to 61 in the month of February, suggesting economic growth for the coming months. The survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Oklahoma.

Representative's estranged wife seeks legislative action to hasten divorce

The wife of Rep. Mike Cunningham, R-Rogersville, issued a letter Monday alleging infidelity on the part of her husband and criticizing a state statute that is delaying her divorce.

Man arrested on meth-making charges after lighting himself on fire

John Smith was arrested at a hotel after witnesses saw him near a trash bin with a bottle on fire and flames in the area of his crotch.

MU wine institute to host tasting today

The wine tasting, sponsored by MU's Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology, will feature more than 25 varieties of wine made from Missouri cultivars.

City Council passes policy aimed at attracting new businesses

A new policy will partially reimburse consumers of large amounts of electricity, such as large businesses, for infrastructure improvements made to their business.

Wind farm gains support of local farmers

Nearly 70 property owners are on board for a potential wind farm in northern Benton County, but an environmental group is concernecd about the potential impact on wildlife habitat.

Alumnus Chuck Berry honored at St. Louis school facing closure

The rock 'n' roll legend sang at Sumner High School's annual alumni event Sunday. The school nearly closed over winter break, but was granted a stay until the summer.

New service texts baby information to new and expectant mothers

New and expectant mothers can receive three free text messages a week with health information about a variety of topics. 

UPDATE: Missouri bill would make voting easier for troops

A Senate elections committee considered a bill that would allow Missourians living overseas to get their ballots by e-mail.

UPDATE: Fredericktown, Mo., officer to stand trial on sexual assault charges

A Fredericktown police officer is set to stand trial on charges of sexually assualting two boys from his Boy Scout troop.

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