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Rebuilding of Birds Point levee finished for 2011

The Army Corps of Engineers announced that repair work on Birds Point levee will be suspended until warmer weather.

Christopher Hitchens, militant pundit, dies at 62

Hitchens, a Washington, D.C.-based author, essayist and polemicist who waged verbal and occasional physical battle on behalf of causes left and right, died Thursday night at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer.

Anonymous donors pay strangers' Kmart layaway accounts

At Kmart stores across the country, Santa is getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers' layaway accounts.

Two centuries after New Madrid quakes, what's next?

On the 200th anniversary of those devastating quakes, some seismologists are warning that the region should be on guard because of the risk that another "Big One" could strike the region within the next 50 years.

Housing agency upholds wage standards for Joplin

Peter Kinder's proposal to suspend the new federal wage standards was rejected, as it was decided that Joplin doesn't need a wage cut at the present time.

Department of Conservation, Quail Forever aim to provide quail with habitat

Quail hunters and the the Missouri Department of Conservation partner to repopulate Carroll and Caldwell counties with quail.

Business owner watches as pay phones fade away

The pay phone industry in St. Louis is in fast decline as cellphones dominate the telecommunications industry. For 62-year-old Jim Nesselhauf, that decline is the demise of his business.

Volunteers pack meals for children in Haiti

A Missouri church organized an event that packed more than 600,000 meals for children in Haiti.

Gov. Nixon proposes to tap university reserves

Gov. Jay Nixon wants five Missouri universities to give the state $106 million from their reserves.

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