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UPDATE: More than 300 people searching for missing girl in St. Martins

Nine-year-old Elizabeth Olten did not arrive home after she started walking from a friend's house Wednesday night. Dozens of people were searching a rural, wooded area near where she was last seen.

Settlement reached in St. Louis leafleting lawsuit

The city agreed to pay $80,000 to a ministry that was threatened with arrest for leafleting during a gay pride festival.

Southwest Airlines adds nine new flights from St. Louis

Southwest said Wednesday its new flights are expected to begin by May 2010 and will go on sale in December.

Missouri drops plans for test for integrated math

The state's decision not to create a test for Integrated Math II and III is expected to convince many districts to drop the system. Some Columbia schools use integrated math curriculum.

Prosecutors: KC man drugged girls with ice cream

Federal prosecutors are accusing a south Kansas City man of using sedative-laced ice cream to drug at least eight young girls and pose them for pornographic pictures.

Kroger Hazelnut Spread recalled over undeclared peanuts

The recall covers Kroger Hazelnut Spread in plastic, 13-ounce jars with a March 2011 sell-by date. Some cases of the recalled spread were distributed in Missouri.

New UM curators attend first meeting Thursday

St. Joseph newspaper company president David Bradley and former state lawmaker Wayne Goode were appointed in July by Gov. Jay Nixon.

9-year-old Cole County girl reported missing

Elizabeth Olten, who went missing Wednesday evening, has long brown hair and was last seen wearing a pink sweater, T-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

Missing Kansas teen found safe

A high school girl who went missing on Tuesday was found safe on Thursday. A Texas man, who is suspected of having been with her, is being charged with driving on a suspended license and aiding and abetting a runaway.

Disaster aid authorized for Missouri farmers

The declaration covers 28 primary counties plus 47 counties located next to them. Boone County is not included in the list.

MU to spend $4 to $6 million for "Mizzou Advantage"

MU plans to spend between $4 million and $6 million annually on the program that includes funding set aside for new faculty hires. 

Film screening to show story of Bosnian family in Columbia

The Selimovic family's story will be shown via film at 7 p.m. Thursday in St. Louis at the Fontbonne University Library. The family resettled in Columbia after surviving the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

MoDOT to sell land statewide

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to sell 23 parcels of land by mid-November. The department started advertising the land this week.

It's 'Missouri Day'

Missouri Day, observed on the third Wednesday in October, is a day meant to unite people from across the country who have ties to Missouri.

Missouri's pregnant women may have to wait for H1N1 vaccine

Under Missouri law, pregnant women and children under 3 aren't supposed to receive vaccines with the mercury-based preservative thimerosal.

Wet weather delaying Missouri harvest

The National Agriculture Statistics Service reported Monday that 93 percent of Missouri's corn crop has matured, about 14 days behind normal.

Missouri School of Journalism honors media leaders, Slate

Faculty of the Missouri School of Journalism select the medalists who are scheduled to lecture Tuesday before receiving their awards.

 

Dinosaurs to be unearthed at St. Louis attractions

"Dinosaurs Unearthed" will open Nov. 7 at the St. Louis Science and "DinoQuest" will open May 1 at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Renewable energy requirement met for Columbia

With the completion of a project in Jefferson City that will turn landfill gas into electricity, Columbia Water and Light has met its requirement to generate or purchase at least 5 percent of its energy output from renewable sources.

Missouri prison policy limits media's ability to interview inmates

Department of Corrections Director George Lombardi said it was costing too much to provide security while media personnel conducted interviews.

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