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Missouri sex offender challenges residency restrictions

A sex offender convicted of five felony crimes in 1999 is challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law that forbids sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools and child care centers.

Dendrochronologists at MU use tree rings to reveal answers from the past

Dendrochronologists at MU study tree rings to learn about the history and frequency of natural disasters, to date buildings and to build records of climate change.

Couple found shot dead in Jefferson City

The couple was found after police went to an apartment complex about 3:30 this morning.

Two Missouri men killed in tractor-trailer rig accident

26-year-old Robin Wayne Smith of Camdenton and 38-year-old Cole Preston Winebrinner of Brookwine died Sunday when their tractor-trailer rig crashed on Interstate 40 in western Oklahoma.

Joplin plans campaign to attract thousands of new jobs

The Joplin Regional Prosperity Initiative will start next year and the goal is to create 6,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly.

Luetkemeyer holds ceremony for female pilots

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer is holding event to recognize two of the 300 remaining survivors of the Women Airforce Service Pilots.

Missouri arts, cultural groups generate over $1 billion

In a survey commissioned by the Missouri Arts Council, it was found that arts and cultural organizations in the state also supported 5,320 full-time jobs.

Farm Aid brings more than music to St. Louis area

In addition to the Farm Aid concert, the St. Louis area will also host events with an agricultural emphasis at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market and the Taste of St. Louis.

Suspect arrested in Jefferson City killings

Oklahoma police say they have arrested a 54-year-old man suspected of killing two people in Jefferson City, Mo. The arrest, which was made near Tulsa, came about 7 hours after police found the two bodies.

UPDATE: Nixon denies knowing about Ozarks' E. coli results

Despite accusations that an aide to Gov. Jay Nixon knew about the high E. coli levels in the Lake of the Ozarks reported on May 29, Nixon has said his office was not made aware of the water quality test results until June 23. He said that he ordered the information to be released to the public immediately after he was informed of the situation.

State approves $3.5 million for K.C. airfield

A downtown Kansas City airport is set to receive tax credits for a new terminal building, gueling facilities and hangars. Gov Nixon defends the decision as working to create 94 new jobs.

Pallid sturgeon look alike might get protection

Shovelnose sturgeon outnumber the endangered pallid sturgeon 80-1, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service might grant them protection because of the similarities in the two types of fish when they are young.

Missouri governor denies knowing about lake water tests

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon disputed a DNR official's claim that he knew in May of high E. coli levels at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Missouri hiker falls to death in Arizona

A man from St. Charles County suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling off a cliff in a national park in Arizona.

U.S. train delegation returns from Spain

A Missouri state representative was part of a group that traveled to Spain to gather ideas for a Midwestern high-speed rail system.

MU professor to be honored as 'adoption angel'

The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the lives of children in need.

Analysis: Nixon's lake controversy follows Blunt's

Governor Nixon's handling of E. coli bacteria in the Lake of the Ozarks resembles Matt Blunt's handling of deleted e-mails.

Cole County judge nominated U.S. attorney for eastern Missouri

Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan, who has presided over high-profile constitutionality challenges to state laws, was nominated to be a U.S. attorney for eastern Missouri.

Missouri man overcomes brain injury with help of rehabilitation center

Funding to cover certain brain injury treatment centers has been slashed. The younger population, the most likely to be uninsured, are the most likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.

DNR staff problems slowed release of E. coli test results

Water samples taken at the Lake of the Ozarks showed high E. coli levels, but the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said that internal delays pushed back the release of its report for almost another month.

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