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Joplin soldier wounded at Fort Hood yearns for duty

Spc. Logan Burnette was injured in the Fort Hood shooting. He tried to throw a table at the shooter to distract him, since none of the soldiers had weapons to defend themselves. He said his goal now was to recover as quickly as possible so he could get back to duty.

UPDATE 4: Five charged in sex abuse case didn't enter pleas Thursday

The four brothers and their father appeared in court in Lafayette County to hear the charges against them.

Five charged in sex abuse case didn't enter pleas Thursday

The five men charged in the family sex abuse case appeared in Lafayette County court today but did not enter pleas. A father and his four adult sons are charged with several felonies, including forcible sodomy, rape with a child younger than 12 and use of a child in a sexual performance.

Nixon expands Share the Harvest program that donates deer meat

Nixon scheduled news conferences Thursday in Ashland, St. Louis and Sedalia to announce an expansion of the Share the Harvest program.

Missouri lawmaker owes more than $20,000 in missed taxes

Rep. Denny Hoskins, a Republican from Warrensburg and certified public accountant, told The Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal on Wednesday about the amount in taxes and penalties owed by Hos Properties LLC, a company Hoskins and his brother own.

Nixon: Deer meat donation program to receive tax credits

The Share the Harvest program has had to limit in recent years how much deer it could accept to donate to people in need.

Authorities continue investigating sexual abuse charges against Mohler family

Authorities believe they may find bodies and burried glass jars with notes written by children who may have been sexually abused by the Mohlers during an excavation Thursday.

Supplies sought for rescued pit bull puppies

The Humane Society of Missouri says it has an urgent need for supplies for more than 150 pit bull puppies in its care as a result of a multi-state dogfighting raid.

Police arrest suspect in fatal mid-Missouri robbery

A Kansas City man has been arrested on a murder charge for a Jefferson City home robbery in which a man was shot to death.

UPDATE: Police say details remain unclear in Jefferson City case

Capt. Michael Smith of the Jefferson City Police Department said Tuesday's events were a "very unique situation." Police said they could not confirm that the employee who first reported the hostage situation had any evidence to support her claim.

UPDATE 3: Police continue search for glass jars, bodies in child abuse case

Five related men have been arrested in connection with a child abuse case with allegations dating from 1988 to 1995. Police are searching for clues on property that was once owned by two of the men.

Columbia residents surprised by former neighbor's arrest

Former neighbors of Jared Leroy Mohler were surprised to find out he was arrested in connection with a sex abuse case.

UPDATE 2: Police search for glass jars with possible child abuse clues

The jars are believed to contain messages from more than 15 years ago documenting the allegations of sexual abuse.

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.