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UPDATE: Authorities search property of men charged with sex crimes

Five men have been charged with sexual felonies with children and with bestiality from 1988 to 1995. They are being held in the Lafayette County jail. Authorities are searching a rural property outside Bates City for evidence and said they think there might be more victims.

UPDATE: Some employees kept working despite rumors of hostage crisis

Ted Robertson, who works on the sixth floor of the Governor Office Building, looked out his window and saw police snipers.

Three Missouri men charged in sex case are lay ministers

Five family members, one of Columbia, were charged with forcible sodomy, rape and use of a child in a sexual performance.

Mid-Missouri man killed in shootout with deputy, police say

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the death, which occurred after the Holts Summit man's brother called the Callaway County Sheriff's Department, the patrol says.

Missouri governor nominates state personnel director

Bill Miller was chosen by Nixon to run Missouri's human resources system.

Police identify man killed in Kansas City crane accident

The man killed when a crane fell over at a Kansas City construction site Tuesday has been identified as 35-year-old Ryan Goodman of Lee's Summitt.

OSHA to fine Springfield company after fatal workplace accident

Following the death of a 59-year-old worker, OSHA has concluded that a Springfield company exposed workers to being hit by debris and fined the company $511,000.

Job cuts could cost Pfizer tax incentives

After the drug maker Pfizer announced plans to cut 600 jobs in Chesterfield, the company is in danger of having $7 million in tax breaks revoked if it falls under a certain level of employment.

Happy tales for some former fighting dogs

On July 8, the largest dogfighting raid in U.S. history took place in three states including Missouri. Four months later, more than 120 dogs from the raid will have been placed in foster homes by week's end, with an additional 117 still waiting.

Bloomfield museum honors soldiers' newspaper

The Stars and Stripes Museum and Library chronicles the Stars and Stripes newspaper's history from its Civil War beginnings to current day. The museum's displays include weapons, vehicles and uniforms paired with photos and stories from the Stars and Stripes.

Jefferson City funeral home closed over mishandled contracts

State regulators have ordered a Jefferson City funeral home to close amid accusations that it double-charged clients and did not issue refunds for canceled plans. A court hearing is scheduled for Friday.

Missouri Republicans call for changes in health care reform

With one exception, Missouri representatives voted with their parties on the U.S. House health care bill.

New Revenue Director assumes role, offers advice for young drivers

Missouri's new revenue director, Alana Barragán-Scott, says while the state needs money, it doesn't need it as the cost of selling drivers' licences to teens who are not quite ready for driving responsibilities.

Missouri Attorney General sues businesses over wastewater in lake

Two condominium developments and a restaurant are accused by the Missouri Attorney General of allowing sewage to be dumped into the Lake of the Ozarks.

Appeals court rejects challenge to Missouri execution team's training, competence

The decision might bring the state closer to being allowed to hold executions again.

Shooting at suburban Portland office park leaves two dead

The shooting occurred just before noon Tuesday at a drug-testing facility.

Former St. Louis detective sentenced for corruption

Bobby Lee Garrett pleaded guilty last year to charges including embezzling government property and wire fraud conspiracy.

One dead after crane tips over in Kansas City

Another worker was injured in the accident but is conscious and talking.

Post offices, state offices closed for Veterans Day

No mail delivery or retail services will be offered by Columbia post offices on Veterans Day. All state offices will also be closed for the day.

Carnahan excited, concerned about health care bill

The bill, which would overhaul the nation's health care system, was narrowly passed in the House last Saturday. Carnahan declined to say whether she supports the bill.