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Soldier charged in Sedalia high school incident

Michael John Frederick of Kansas City was charged with making a terrorist threat after an incident at Smith-Cotton High School on Saturday night. The 19-year-old, who had been reported as AWOL, allegedly told an assistant superintendent about six escaped convicts that might kidnap or hold students hostage.

Survey suggests improving but weak Midwest, Plains economy

The economic index rose to 38.4, but a score below 50 is in negative territory.

Search warrant details photos taken of alleged sex abuse victims

The search warrant said that authorities seized more than 60 videos from Jared Mohler's home in Columbia.

UPDATE: Police seize more videos in Missouri sex abuse case

A police warrant states that more than 60 videos and computer equipment were seized from 48-year-old Jared Mohler's home in Columbia. Prosecutors added to the rape charges Thursday against Mohler, his 53-year-old brother, Burrell Mohler Jr., and his 77-year-old father, Burrell E. Mohler Sr.

UPDATE: Slaying suspect said hobby was 'killing people'

Although details have emerged since Alyssa Bustamante was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, there are facts about the murder of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten that remain a mystery.

Many facts still secret in murder of Missouri girl

Teen suspect in killing of 9-year-old girl posted hobbies of "killing people" and "cutting" on YouTube profile.

Police release search warrant in Missouri sex abuse case

Family members in a Missouri sex abuse case recalled being taken to various locations as children and being photographed with naked men, according to a search warrant released by police investigators.

MoDOT spent over $100 million in rural highway repairs

The Missouri Transportation Department says it has improved almost 4,000 miles of pavement on smaller, rural highways in 2009.

House explosion rocks west Springfield

A house in west Springfield was destroyed by an explosion on Thursday. Eight other houses were damaged. The cause of the explosion is unknown but is under investigation.

UPDATE: Eleven more charges filed in Lafayette County sex-crime case

The new charges filed against three of the six accused men include allegations of rape and bestiality.

7 emergency responders given Missouri Medal of Valor

The recipients were recognized for their efforts in rescuing people from burning vehicles and fires, as well as ending a gun fight.

Three Missouri areas violate air quality standards for ozone

Ozone levels in St. Louis, Kansas City and Ste. Genevieve County were above Environmental Protection Agency standards at certain times between April 1 and Oct. 31, according to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

UPDATE: Missouri teen to face murder charge as an adult

Alyssa Bustamante, 15, was indicted for first-degree murder and armed criminal action and will be tried as an adult. Bustamante is suspected of killing 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten.

Warrant in Mohler family case leads to porn, incest magazines

Pornography, computer equipment and weapons were removed from Burrell Mohler Sr.'s house.

UPDATE: Warrant in Mohler case: Pornography and incest magazines found

The Jackson County search warrant issued last week said investigators seized several items from Burrell E. Mohler Sr.'s home, including four computer towers, several pornographic magazines and books, several DVDs and cameras.

Former Missouri legislator named regional health director

Former state representative Judy Baker of Columbia will take over as regional director of the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

Pregame Playmakers: Homecoming committee worked for eight months on parade

For MU and Columbia, Homecoming is the game day of the football season. But for the 29 members of MU's homecoming steering committee, planning starts in February.

Keaveny sworn in as Missouri state senator

Democrat Joe Keaveny was sworn in Wednesday as Missouri's newest state senator.

Nixon proposes continuation of tuition freeze at public state universities

Nixon's proposal calls for a 5.2 percent decrease in state appropriations compared to the current fiscal year.

Relatives of Mohler family doubt some sex abuse claims

Police are continuing to search for evidence, but they still have found no evidence of the buried glass jars with notes written by children, who might have documented sexual abuse.