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Police: teen burned by his own fire bomb

The 17-year old tried to throw a Molotov cocktail at another teen when it exploded after the other teen hit the fire bomb with a stick.

Steelman won't run for Senate seat in 2010

After struggling with the decision, Steelman ultimately chose not to run for Republican Sen. Kit Bond's seat so she could raise her children in Missouri.

Legislators unlikely to override any of Gov. Nixon's 22 vetoes

Legislators discussed possibly overriding a veto on a bill that would expand expand legislative review over federal stimulus funds by creating an oversight committee with subpoena power.

First autism committee meeting brings emotional testimony

The Interim Committee on Autism Spectrum Disorders met for the first time Tuesday to gather information about the disorder.

Missouri emergency responders examine preparedness for quake

At a conference Wednesday, state emergency professionals discussed their preparedness for a natural disaster on par with Hurricane Katrina, a possible earthquake along the New Madrid fault.

Democrats turn back veto override try in Missouri House

The veto override had a 86-71 vote, which was short of the 109 votes for a two-thirds majority.

U.S. farmers on verge of giant corn harvest

Favorable weather has been the primary contributor to huge harvests of crops nationwide. Yields are up from recent years.

Missouri judge rejects lawsuit about fee to increase deputy's pay

A Jefferson City judge rebuked two counties that had argued the fee was unconstitutional.

Steelman won't run for Missouri Senate seat in 2010

Former state treasurer Sarah Steelman, who previously said she considered running for Senate, decided not to run because she wants to raise her youngest son in Missouri.

Democratic group fined for unethical contributions to Missouri attorney general's campaign

Donations made by the Democratic Attorneys General Association to Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's 2008 election campaign have been deemed unethical by state commission, costing the group $10,000.

Duplex in Columbia dedicated to growing marijuana

Boone County officials said no lived at the duplex, which had extensive electrical rewiring.

Authorities raid puppy mill, remove 100 dogs

Authorities said the dogs were mostly small breeds including poodles, miniature pinschers and Yorkshire terriers.

Two sentenced in Kansas City woman's death at meth lab

The woman died after accidentally drinking diluted lye, which is used to make methamphetamine.

SLU's Doisy Research Center tests H1N1 vaccine

The Edward A. Doisy Research Center in St. Louis held a press conference, gave a tour and answered questions about the development of the H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine should be available to high risk individuals in mid-October

Lawsuits challenge changes to Missouri's judicial selection process

A proposal to change the way the governor appoints judges to state courts has been challenged by legislators, who are filing suits to stop putting the idea to the voters.

Missouri lawmakers list construction needs but don't recommend doing projects

Legislators prioritized state projects for federal stimulus funding, but say their list is not an endorsement of construction plans.

Missouri unemployment rate climbs to 9.5 percent

Manufacturers, constuction and support services continue to cut jobs, according to a report by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Kansas City worker accused of stealing mail

Latrice-Antionette Murray, 38, is charged with stealing mail that was mistakenly delivered to the Internal Revenue Service.

Fighting scars linger for dogs seized in raids throughout Midwest

Their previous owners having pled guilty to various charges, dogs who lived only until they died in a fight or of their wounds, are now in the care of the Missouri Humane Society.

Missouri's Economic Development director resigns

Gov. Jay Nixon lost a Cabinet member Monday amid a tumultuous economic climate.

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