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More prescription drug thefts hit pharmacies

Prescription painkillers are the second-most common illegal drug problem in the U.S., according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Missouri has received more than 360 reports of drug thefts this year.

New Boeing divisions to be based in St. Louis, St. Charles

The Chicago-based airplane manufacturing company plans to cut jobs and consolidate six military aircraft divisions into four. 

Kansas City will dedicate memorial for black veterans

The memorial will include a black granite plaque, landscaping, new trees and a 50-foot flagpole.

Missouri man named commander of AMVETS

Jerry Hotop of Perryville took over Sept. 1 as the organization's leader.

Missouri regulators reviewing quality of phone service

The Public Service Commission has received an increasing number of customer complaints about wireline phone service.

Hickman softball team wins

The Hickman softball team beat Kirksville 9-2 on Tuesday at home.

Labor Day wreck in southeast Missouri caused by smoke

The chain-reaction crash injured 26 people, four seriously. Authorities said a brush fire along Highway 60 near Dexter in Stoddard County created black smoke so thick that drivers couldn't see. The result was a wreck that involved 18 vehicles.

ROSE NOLEN: No race, culture or religion owns America

Most Americans, I think, truly want the country to live up to its promise. Only a minority made up of idiots wants to see America drown in a cesspool of bigotry.

Hickman soccer team wins in overtime

The Hickman boys soccer team emerged with a 1-0 overtime victory in a defensive struggle Tuesday against visiting Jefferson City.

Four companies compete for casino license

The license in question is the last one available in the state.

Rock Bridge soccer team beats Union 1-0

Ryan Schmidt scored in the 72nd minute to give the Bruins the victory.

Mizzou volleyball team sweeps Big 12 awards

The Mizzou volleyball team swept the Big 12 weekly awards after winning the Pepperdine Challenge over the weekend.

West Nile case reported in St. Louis County

The first case of West Nile Virus this year has been reported in St. Louis County.

Springfield utility wants to bury CO2 underground

The utility is currently testing the viability of burying carbon dioxide emitted from its power plants.

Lew Perkins, embattled Kansas athletics director, quits early

Perkins had previously said he planned to retire in September 2011. Senior associate athletics director Sean Lester will serve as interim athletics director.

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