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Missouri House votes to override school repair veto

The House's 112-47 vote was the first taken Wednesday as lawmakers considered 33 vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The measure now goes to the Senate to consider for a veto override.

Brady Center vows lawsuit over Missouri gun measure

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is prepared to sue if the legislature overrides Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill attempting to nullify federal policies that "infringe on the people's right to keep and bear arms."

Missouri legislature likely to debate at least 3 vetoes

Since the end of the legislative session, Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed 29 bills, more than in any other year of his tenure. The General Assembly will have a chance Wednesday to override those vetoes.

DAVID ROSMAN: Actions against Syria needed to stop al-Assad

Bashar al-Assad must be stopped from using illegal weapons against unarmed Syrian civilians.

GENE ROBERTSON: Decisions regarding Syria should hinge on will of the people

It is now incumbent on the executive and the legislative bodies to follow the will of the people. Discussions and decisions on Syria ought to occur with that priority given the highest consideration.

Longtime friends show passing game possibilities for run-heavy Hickman

As top running backs mend from injuries, Mason Murray and Roderick Beasley make passing case for rush-heavy Hickman.

Louise Tutt, Nov. 10, 1937 — Aug. 29, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Louise Tutt, a graduate of Hickman High School, worked as a legal advisor and judge.

Matt Adams' homer lifts Cardinals over Brewers

Matt Adams had a two-run home run and the Cardinals broke open a tight game with four in the eighth to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Test for Klinsmann will be at the World Cup

Qualifying for the World Cup competition might prove to be the easy part as winning the prestigious event will be the real test for Jurgen Klinsmann, a former German star player and now coach of the U.S. team.

Mighty SEC taking hits with nonconference losses

The league of champions already has lost four nonconference games — half as many losses as the SEC lost all of 2012. The SEC has lost to the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12 and even the Sun Belt. This week, the American Athletic Conference and Pac-12 are lining up to take a shot at college football's power conference.

Gordon, Shields lead Royals past Indians 6-2

The Royals, who entered Wednesday trailing Tampa Bay by three games, moved a game closer to the Indians. Cleveland came in 1½ games behind the Rays.

Tight end Jared Cook coming off huge debut for Rams

Coming off a huge debut, the big-body tight end with getaway skills said it was every bit as important that the defense be good enough to give him a chance when he signed with the Rams this offseason.

 

Cowboys, Chiefs renewing rivalry at Arrowhead

Ever since 1998, the "Preston Road Trophy" has been presented to the winning side on the rare occasions that Dallas plays Kansas City — as is the case this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Edward Bagley of Missouri gets 20 years for having a sex slave

Missouri residents Edward Bagley, Bradley Cook and Dennis Henry were sentenced Wednesday for their involvement in holding a woman as a sex slave.

Missouri author Daniel Woodrell changes literary directions

Daniel Woodrell, author of "Winter's Bone," said his cancer changed his outlook on writing. He said he doesn't think his new book will be as pessimistic as his previous books.

Restaurant owner Bernard Lensmeyer had passion for food, family

Bernard Lensmeyer operated several restaurants, including Bennie's and Auburn's in Columbia. He liked to restore cars and read the works of Vince Flynn.

8 taken to hospital after school bus crash

The accident happened just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 44.

Hermann volleyball too much for Tolton

Hermann beat Tolton volleyball in two games Tuesday at Hermann.

Mayweather lives the life with $41 million payday

Faye Williams, April 16, 1935 — Sept. 9, 2013, formerly of Columbia

Faye Williams worked as a nurse for more than 40 years.

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