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Daniel Kent Showers, Oct. 3, 1956 — Aug. 17, 2013

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Bach-Yager Funeral Home.

Police arrest suspects in connection with July 23 burglary

Officers arrested Damon Lamont Harris, 21, and Martinez Demetrius Jackson, 18, on multiple criminal charges following the July burglary at the 3200 block of Martha Drive, according to a Columbia Police Department release. Police also arrested Ladame Smith, 19, on Sunday in connection with the same break-in, according to the release. 

UPDATE: Campaign continues over Missouri tax legislation

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones, a Republican from Eureka, says reducing taxes would help grow the economy, create additional economic opportunities and allow more funding for education. On Wednesday, Nixon renewed his objections.

FROM READERS: Mid-Missouri Lady Deuces seeking seventh-grade girls for competitive basketball team

An informational meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Armory Sports and Recreation Center.

Morgan Andrew Burnham, Sept. 23, 1979 — Aug. 13, 2013

Home runs hurt Miller in Cardinals' loss

Shelby Miller said his arm felt fine coming off a two-pitch outing abbreviated by a stinging line drive off his elbow by Dodgers leadoff man Carl Crawford, but he gave up a pair of home runs as St. Louis lost 5-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

Royals sloppy in loss to Marlins

After a 5-2 loss to Miami gave them their first defeat in eight series, the Kansas City Royals limp off to play five games in four days against AL Central-leading Detroit.

Molina expects to be back for Cardinals on Thursday

St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina plans to be in the lineup Thursday, the first day he's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list from a right knee strain.

Rams' Dunbar suspended four games for PED violation

St. Louis Rams starting linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar was second on the team with a career-high 157 tackles last season. He will be able to practice and play in all exhibition contests prior to the opener.

Recent escapes show exotic pets pose dilemmas in Missouri, Kansas

Two boa constrictors kept in a traler home in Bourbon have gone missing, and two alligators have been found in the last week in Joplin and a lake near Atchison County, Kan.

Missouri health care exchange details unclear

The federal government plans to publish details online after final certification decisions are made early next month.

18 face federal charges for contraband cigarettes

A Missouri couple and their lawyer from Kansas are accused of conspiring to transport contraband cigarettes to New York.

Groups question KU decision on art show

The oil paintings are of pastel-colored baby animals, weapons and bullets against a pale blue sky and figurines that are part-grenade and part-animal.

Couple catches live alligator in Joplin pothole

Joplin Health Department director Dan Pekarek suspects that the gator escaped or that its owner let it go because it was getting too big to handle.

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