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Woman's body recovered from Lake of the Ozarks

A Sunrise Beach woman's body was found in 13-feet of water Wednesday. The cause of death is still unknown.

Federal court hearing arguments on Arkansas' lethal injection process

Missouri and several other capital punishment states are watching the arguments against Arkansas' use of lethal injections to execute inmates. Arguments that the method is unconstitutional will be heard by a panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Thursday.

Hermann unveiling statue of namesake

The statue is of Arminius, also known as Hermann, who defeated a Roman army in the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.

High-speed rail advocates gather at Jefferson City

The goal for those meeting in Jefferson City is to build support for improved passenger train service between St. Louis and Kansas City, with the ultimate hope of making it a high-speed rail corridor.

Midwest existing-home sales fluctuate in August; prices down

Sales of previously occupied homes fell in eight of 12 major Midwestern metropolitan areas, according to a monthly report released Thursday by The Associated Press and Re/Max. In St. Louis, sales fell almost 14 percent from a year ago, and the median sale price declined more than 6 percent to $135,900.

St. Louis housing group alleges discrimination in ads

An equal housing council in St. Louis is filing 14 complaints, citing housing centers' discrimination against minorities and people with disabilities. The council claims that minorities are disproportionally represented in advertising materials.

Sen. Stouffer defends tax plan in Missouri congressional bid

State Sen. Bill Stouffer says his proposal runs contrary to "big-government spending" in Washington.

USDA to fund conservation effort in 12 states, including Missouri

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it will pour $320 million into a cleanup of the Mississippi River basin during the next four years. The initiative will fund projects in 12 states — including Missouri — in an effort to reduce a "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico.

Blue Springs duo plead guilty to training 12-year-old dominatrix

A man and woman plead guilty to training the woman's daughter to perform sex acts. They started the abuse when the girl was 12. The two of them profited greatly from selling video of the girl, as well as selling her as a prostitute.

H&R Block makes gaining, keeping clients its new focus

The tax-preparation company is looking to make customers out of the people who walk through their doors by updating its offices, adjusting fees to mirror the economy and building a marketing campaign to reflect a different approach.

Victim identified in Callaway County crash

A pilot died in Tuesday's crash on his way home to Alaska by way of Kansas.

Democrats trying to sell health plan to seniors, AARP

In an effort to attract seniors to the idea of a health care reform, Democrats are prodding AARP to support their cause.

State Sen. Stouffer launches challenge to Skelton for Congress

The Republican from Napton says veteran Rep. Ike Skelton has recently become more liberal, belying his reputation as a conservative Democrat.

St. Louis man with HIV charged over sexual contact

Orlando Hadley, 40 of St. Louis county, is facing charges for six counts of recklessly risking infection of another with HIV.

St. Louis-area 13-year-old died of high blood pressure, medical examiner says

The teenager, who weighed 383 pounds, collapsed and died during football practice in August.

Motorcyclist killed in chase by Independence police

The motorcyclist ran a stop sign and was hit by a truck. Police said they were trying to stop him for a traffic violation.

Nixon, Forsee named Tiger basketball scrimmage coaches

The Black and Gold Game will be held on 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Mizzou Arena. The event will kick off homecoming weekend festivities.

Missouri cop charged with dealing drugs near school

Kyle Zumbrunn, 26, of the Weston Police Department was arrested on suspicion of selling a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Union says regional airlines pressuring pilots to fly when sick, tired

John Prather, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, said regional airlines are jeopardizing the safety of passengers by making pilots fly when they are sick or tired and by punishing them when they report maintenance problems with planes.

Trucker pleads not guilty in I-44 crash that killed 10

The Missouri man is charged with misdemeanors that could put him in jail for 10 years. Troopers say his inattention caused the crash.

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