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CHERRY HILL: A Polished Nail moves to independent location

A Polished Nail moved from a shared space on Merchant Street to an independent location in the Cherry Hill business community.

Pharmaceutical company voluntarily recalls birth control pills

Columbia area pharmacies said they do not carry birth control pills being recalled by generic pharmaceutical company Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.

UPDATE: Bloch gives $32 million to UMKC business school

The money will go toward expanding their business school, which is to be called the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Joplin family reunites after tornado destroys home

Susan Bragole invited her extended family back to her temporary home in Joplin to begin the healing process after the May tornado disaster.

Missouri brothers sentenced to probation in spamming case

The national spamming scheme involved more than 2,000 college students, including some at MU. 

Libyan fighters press into Gadhafi-controlled Bani Walid

As revolutionary attacks escalated and revolutionaries gained ground, a pro-regime radio station urged loyalists not to back down. Interim leaders have been pushing forward with trying to form a new government. 

Missouri volleyball team falls to Western Kentucky

The Tigers fell to 11-3 after losing their opener Friday at the American Classic tournament in Washington, D.C.

US violent crimes decrease by 12 percent

There were 3.8 million violent crimes last year, down from 4.3 million in 2009, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The violent crime rate has fallen by 70 percent since 1993.

Disaster declared for farmers in Boone, 22 other Missouri counties

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's declaration will allow farmers in primary disaster and neighboring areas to receive financial aid to deal with this summer's heavy rain and flooding.

Police to implement extra enforcement for Child Passenger Safety Week

Missouri law enforcement officers are teaming up for Child Passenger Safety Week. According to the National Institutes of Health, car accidents are the leading cause of accidental death among children.

Couple that bought Sheryl Crow's vintage car keeps helping Joplin

The car was sold at an auction in August to benefit the Joplin school district. On Thursday, the couple who bought the car made a $130,000 donation to the district.

EPA proposes adding southwest Missouri site to cleanup list

The Compass Plaza Well site in Rogersville could become a national cleanup priority. 

Drivers urged to share road with farm equipment

With harvest season approaching, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers and farmers about safe ways to share the road. Last year, there were 157 accidents involving farm equipment. 

Navy clears WWII vet's record after "don't ask, don't tell" repeal

The Navy notified gay former corpsman Melvin Dwork, 89, last month to tell him that his discharge will be changed from "undesirable" to "honorable" and that he will now be eligible for benefits.

Missouri elected Linda Hickam new state veterinarian

Missouri has new state veterinarian, Linda Hickam. She served the past three years as deputy state veterinarian.

DNA that freed one Missouri man points to new suspect

A St. Louis man who was incarcerated for 17 years on rape charges was exonerated after a DNA test.

Missouri student loan default rate increases

Missouri's student loan default rate increased from 2008 to 2009, but the state's default rate was still lower than the national average. 

OLD SOUTHWEST: Smooth transition for Grant Elementary School's new principal

Kristin Matthews is keeping herself very busy during the first month of the school year.

GUEST COMMENTARY: USDA Rural Development helps rebuild rural infrastructure in Missouri

In a time where many Americans are unemployed or underemployed, one key to recovery lies within rural America. USDA Rural Development is one organization that works to improve the economy of rural areas. 

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