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Convention and Visitors Advisory Board updates 2012 budget

The board unanimously approved grants for interstate swimming championships and a signature series events package that encourages cultural enhancements to the area.

West Virginia holds Big 12 welcoming party

A reception in Morgantown officially welcomed the Mountaineers into the Big 12 on Tuesday, a day after the university filed a lawsuit against the Big East seeking to clear the way for West Virginia to start Big 12 competition next fall.

Missing baby's parents name Kansas City attorney co-counsel

John Picerno will help representing the missing baby's parents Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley, announced New York attorney Joe Tacopina.

Missouri men's golf finishes near bottom of final fall tournament

The Missouri men's golf team finished second to last in its final tournament of the fall season in Dallas. The Tigers placed 13th out of 14 teams.

Mill Creek Elementary School celebrates fall with reading event

Missouri basketball players, football players, Miss Missouri and others read to children at Mill Creek Elementary School on Monday.

Moberly won't pay $39 million of bonds for failed Mamtek factory

Moberly doesn't think the city's taxpayers should have to "bail out" Mamtek's shareholders or investors. The city is opting to default and let a bank take over the project, instead.

UPDATE: St. Louis E. coli investigation looks at grocer's salad bars

A majority of the 26 suspected cases of E. coli in St. Louis County reported that they ate at Schnucks salad bars. The grocery chain has removed some items from its salad bars as precaution.

Risks of grain elevator jobs examined after recent explosion

Of the six people that died in a grain elevator explosion Saturday in Kansas, four were younger than 25. Although the work is hard, grain elevator jobs tend to attract young employees, the director of a trade group said.

UPDATE: Coalition forms to oppose Missouri sales tax proposal

A new coalition, Leaders of the Coalition for Missouri's Future, argues replacing income tax with expanded sales tax is just a bad idea.

Vandalized lake in Twain Forest to remain empty

The National Forest Service will leave the Noblett Lake dry over the winter to kill undesirable plants.

UPDATE: St. Louis E. coli probe focuses on Schnucks' salads

Several of the people who have become ill purchased food from salad bars at Schnucks stores around St. Louis.

Coalition forms to fight replacement of Missouri income tax

Opponents of a proposal to replace the state income tax with an expanded sales tax argue the sales tax will hurt elderly and low-income residents.

Douglass Park Association revived under new leadership

Douglass Park residents and community leaders came together to share their ideas on bettering the community.

Pennsylvania bridge to be renamed for Cardinals' Stan Musial

Pending the governor's approval, a bridge near Pittsburgh will be renamed for Stan "The Man" Musial, a St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer. The bridge is near Musial's hometown.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Thanks, Cardinals, for an incredible baseball season

The Cardinals made an improbable run to the playoffs, the World Series and a MLB championship in 2011.

Missouri gets $1 million to expand truck parking along I-70

The Missouri Department of Transportation hopes to start construction by late 2012.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Joplin tornado case uncovers workers' compensation embarrassment

Even though public pressure made the way for Joplin tornado hero, Mark Lindquist, to receive workers' compensation for his injuries, the insurance company could have denied his claim under Missouri law.

Mamtek bond issue sparks call for Moberly audit

House Speaker Steven Tilley suggested that the city of Moberly be audited, citing the recent failure of a deal for an artificial sweetener factory. But a state representative from the area said there's no need for an audit.

Poplar Bluff heroin use on the rise

As the drug becomes a growing problem in the southeast Missouri community, police are worried it could be gaining a foothold.

E. coli investigation in St. Louis looks at grocer's salad bars

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