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Columbia man to lead Missouri Guard's weapons of mass destruction team

Christopher Lemley has been promoted to a leadership position with a National Guard team that trains to deal with threats from weapons of mass destruction.

International master wins U.S. Championship in St. Louis

Anna Zatonskih won the Women's Chess Championship in St. Louis after a triple-overtime match.

Missouri auditor's office to review Kinder's travel

Peter Kinder's travel came under scrutiny following a report earlier this month by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Kinder had charged taxpayers a total of $35,050 for at least 329 nights at hotels in the St. Louis area since 2006.

Missouri university pulls Mortenson graduation speech invitation

Fontbonne University announced Thursday that Greg Mortenson, the "Three Cups of Tea" co-author, won't deliver its May 21 commencement speech nor receive an honorary degree.

Potential blasting of southeast Missouri levee causes debate

Sacrificing the levee would ease rising floodwaters around Cairo Ill., but Missouri farmers and politicians oppose the blasting, saying it would damage farmland and 100 homes.

Denim Day at MU brings awareness, support

Denim Day shows support and awareness for rape victims through information, crafts and unity at the MU Student Center. 

New report highlights progress of Missouri roads, bridges

The report says that despite making strides recently in fixing its roads, Missouri could lose ground, in lieu of expiring stimulus money and upcoming expenses.

Missouri Senate approves proposal to extend term limits

The bill would extend term limits from eight to 16 years for both House and Senate members.

Missouri Senate passes electronic voter check-in bill

The measure, which would let election officials verify voters' information electronically, now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.

UPDATE: Storms kill 72 around South, including 58 in Alabama

At least 58 people died in Alabama alone, including 15 or more when a massive tornado devastated Tuscaloosa. The city's mayor said sections of the city that's home to the University of Alabama have been destroyed and the city's infrastructure is devastated.

Missouri's Blaine Gabbert prepares for NFL Draft

After pro days, the NFL Combine, countless TV appearances, team workouts, interviews and dinners, all former Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert can do is wait and see where he will be chosen in Thursday's NFL Draft.

 

PHOTO GALLERY: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood — Day 3

The battalion relocated to Sikeston after flood conditions in Poplar Bluff stabilized. Meanwhile the Army Corps of Engineers is still waiting to decide whether to open a levee at Birds Point on the Mississippi River.

UPDATE: Leaky Missouri levee highlights national problem

The Poplar Bluff levee is one of more than 100 across the country listed as unfit for use in the government's most recent report. Limited expertise and resources are among the reasons for lack of maintenance and repairs. 

UPDATE: Missouri Gov. Nixon signs compromise dog-breeding bill

Ultimately, it means a voter-approved limit of 50 breeding dogs per business will be repealed, and many of the original dog-care provisions will be replaced.

UPDATE: Corps to wait for weekend to decide on levee break

The city of Cairo, Ill., is prepared to makes holes in a levee to curb rising waters, though some say this move would only cause flooded farmland.

Missouri budget includes aid for disasters

The Missouri state budget director said the state should be able to meet its disaster aid obligations.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Why is there so much excitement around the royal wedding?

There will be no shortage of media coverage for the royal wedding. Along with major networks broadcasting the event live, YouTube will be streaming the event live, and Vox magazine will be live blogging the event.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood — Day 2

The flood, which has displaced at least a thousand people living in river towns, continues to raise challenges for many Missouri residents.

Missouri General Assembly passes congressional redistricting map

Wednesday night, the Missouri General Assembly passed the map redrawing the state's congressional district boundaries. The bill must be be signed by Gov. Jay Nixon to become law.

PHOTO GALLERY: Day-by-day coverage of 2011 flood — Day 1

The flood, which has displaced at least a thousand people living in river towns, continues to raise challenges for many Missouri residents.

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