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County, highway patrol offices around Missouri to close for holidays

Various state, county and city offices will close their doors for holidays this month.

State employees will pay for Missouri holiday following legislative inaction

State employees will see a reduction in reimbursement for travel expenses after the state legislature failed to eliminate Truman's Day, a state holiday.

Missouri House approves spinal cord funding measure

Many Missouri House representatives across party lines opposed an amendment that would prohibit embryonic stem-cell research from being funded by University of Missouri System grants that was approved Monday.

Former MU police officer under investigation in child pornography incident

MUPD conducted an internal investigation last month, and the case is now being looked at by the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.

Boone County Sheriff's Department to conduct sobriety checkpoint

Between May 5 and May 9, enforcement will increase, and the department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint.

UPDATE: Official: Times Square SUV recently sold for cash

Investigators questioned the registered owner of the sport utility vehicle found with a bomb in Times Square over the weekend. The owner is not considered a suspect.

UPDATE: Katy Trail seen as success 20 years after opening

Residents along the Katy Trail are welcoming tourists instead of putting up barriers. Early opponents worried about trash, noise and public encroachment onto their land, but now merchants meet to discuss how to boost tourism along the trail.

NYPD interviews registered owner of car bomb SUV

The NYPD and FBI are also examining "hundreds of hours" of security videotape from around Times Square. Investigators are also looking to speak with a man who was seen in a videotape shedding his shirt and stuffing it in a bag as he walks away from the smoking vehicle.

Apple sells 1 million iPads, outdoing first iPhone

CEO Steve Jobs said demand keeps exceeding supply for the tablet and so far has sold twice as fast at the iPhone did when it was new. Apple has delayed the international launch of the iPad because of the unexpectedly strong U.S. sales.

UPDATE: Missouri petitions on dog-breeding, court changes filed

Under the proposed dog-breeding measure, people could only have 50 breeding dogs and would be required to feed animals daily, provide annual veterinary care and not breed animals more than twice every 18 months.

Midwest economic index still positive, despite slip

The Mid-America Business Conditions survey index shows the economic outlook for nine Midwest and Plains states as positive, despite a small drop in business growth forecast in April.

BOONE LIFE: Boone County church transcends race, language barrier

The International Community Church upholds diversity by translating services into multiple languages.

Missouri lawmakers propose photo ID requirement to vote

The Senate is considering a photo ID requirement to vote this year after a similar law was declared unconstitutional by the state Supreme Court in 2006.

Twenty years later, landowners now wait for Katy Trail

Gov. Jay Nixon will commemorate the 1990 opening of the trail's first segment at a Saturday ceremony in Rocheport.

Pickup truck catches fire at Old 63, Stadium in Columbia

The owner of a pickup truck that caught fire on Old 63 and Stadium Boulevard is unknown and was not on the scene. The cause of the fire is also unknown.

Supremacist says he is legitimate Senate candidate

F. Glenn Miller purchased radio ads in March that contained racist messages and criticized Jews, immigrants and minorities.

Farmers markets managers have busy season too

For shoppers, farmers markets are a place to find locally grown food. For those who run them, farmers markets are sometimes hectic business deals.

House committee passes bill regarding sale of state land

House Public Institutions Committee passes a bill, that gives authority to the governor to sell some state land without General Assembly approval.

Ameren division to cut 75 jobs

The merchant generation business segment of Ameren Corp. will cut staff at power plants and support service facilities in Illinois and Missouri.

Homeless advocates seek answers about tunnel filling

St. Louis plans to move an estimated 150 homeless people out of a tunnel so that it can be filled in to better secure streets above it.

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