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Carterville man arrested for driving drunk on mower

The police said the man also had a revoked license and outstanding warrants.

Gov. Nixon to announce tech grants for schools

At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon will be announcing more than $4 million in grants for technology in schools. Nixon will make the announcement at the Carnahan High School of the Future in St. Louis.

Washington, Missouri, keeps anti-meth law

The City Council in Washington, Mo., has voted to keep a bill that requires a prescription to purchase pseudoephedrine-based medication. Working in one of the top counties for meth lab busts in the nation, police have praised the law.

Benton and Sikeston both nearing 150 years

Sikeston and Benton will both be turning 150 years old next year. The two Missouri towns have a number of celebrations prepared for the event, including a New Year's Eve ball in Sikeston and a Founder's Day celebration in Benton in April.

Rural hospital faces tough decisions with federal demand of electronic records

Rural hospitals such as Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola find themselves gambling when it comes to meeting federal demands to replace paper records with electronic ones. Although electronic systems can make an institution more efficient, the initial costs can be too much for smaller hospitals to handle.

Fire damages home of broadcaster Jack Buck's widow

A fire damaged the home of the widow of late Cardinals broadcaster, Jack Buck, on Tuesday, but she escaped unharmed.

Man charged with DUI for lawnmower beer run

An Illinois man was arrested on charges of felony aggravated driving under the influence for driving a lawnmower to a gas station for more beer.

Illinois prep football players' injuries draw lawsuit

East St. Louis football coach Darren Sunkett and the district are being sued by the mother of a student-athlete who claims the coach and the school placed winning over the health of the student-athletes.

Authorities to take new look at old Missouri murder

Mark Woodworth is serving a life sentence for the murder of Cathy Robertson in 1990. A five-month examination by The Associated Press found that some evidence pointing to other suspects was discounted or not fully explored by investigators.

UPDATE: Kenya crash injures Missouri filmmakers, kills pilot

St. Louis-area filmmakers are being treated for burns and other injuries after surviving a plane crash in Kenya that killed the pilot and seriously injured another passenger.

Kenya plane crash kills pilot, injures Missouri filmmakers

The filmmakers are being treated for burns and injuries after the crash on Saturday in Nairobi.

Missouri receives $1 million for library computers

The grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be distributed in 120 Missouri libraries.

VA working to increase suicide prevention efforts for returning soldiers

The number of suicides among veterans has prompted a response from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Analysis: Fish and energy needs clash in Midwest

A new law in Arkansas will lead to less efficient use of hydropower dams in order to improve the surrounding waters as a trout habitat. The law might lead to increased electricity costs in several states, including Missouri.

Nearly 20 years later, questions nag in murder of Chillicothe woman

Fourteen years ago, Mark Woodworth was convicted at age 16 of shooting a husband and wife in their farmhouse bedroom. However, evidence in the case has often seemed tenuous to many, including Livingston County investigators and jurors at the trial.

Electric power industry buzzing over 'smart grid' technology

"Smart grid" technology promises to revolutionize the electric power industry by making utilities more intuitive, but critics and regulators worry about its cost benefit and questions of security and privacy.

5 people die in crash in eastern Missouri

The car apparently crossed the center line and collided with the another vehicle on Missouri Route OO just southeast of Farmington.

Tribe buys American Indian mound in St. Louis

The Oklahoma-based Osage Nation plans to develop the mound into an interpretive historical site and ban any further archeological digs on the site.

Missouri education officials discuss campus safety

Almost 300 teachers, school board members, social workers and campus police officers from across Missouri gathered at an annual school safety and security conference on Thursday.

Benefits of new GI Bill vary from state to state

The new GI Bill will go into effect on Aug. 1, and in some ways, it's the most generous version of the bill yet, but only in certain states. In other states, such as California, the bill's benefits will hardly be felt at all.

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