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Scott County deputy working real life cold case

Lt. Jerry Bledsoe has been following leads on the 1979 disappearance of Cheryl Anne Scherer.

Missouri House approves $700 million university bond issue

The approval of the proposal, which would allocate $700 million to university construction projects through bonds, comes as a House committee considers using federal money for the projects, whose funding was suspended earlier this year.

Three children found dead after Holts Summit house fire

The siblings died of carbon monoxide poisoning after their two-story Callaway County home caught on fire early Friday morning.

Stimulus funding to be used for site cleanups

Contaminated mining sites in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas will each receive between $10 million and $25 million to accelerate cleanup, the EPA said.

UPDATE: First Rocheport river cleanup to be held Saturday

Missouri River Relief, a volunteer river cleanup organization, will clean up part of the Missouri River in Rocheport on Saturday.

Bill to boost Missouri sales tax passes House

The Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would place on the 2010 ballot a measure to increase Missouri's state sales tax and eliminate its state income and corporate taxes.

Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons on college campuses

Two years after a 32-person killing at Virginia Tech University, the Missouri House passed a bill that, among other gun-related proposals, would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the state's college campuses.

Missouri Senate approves Show-Me Health Coverage

The measure, which would provide coverage to an estimated 35,000 uninsured patients, sparked a philosophical debate about the government's role in providing universal health care.

Biden pledges to alleviate college tuition burden during Missouri visit

At a town-hall style meeting at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Vice President Joe Biden said the adminstration will explore ways to make higher education more affordable, possibly with low-interest loans against 529s and by extending tax credits.

Sentencing to resume for rape, murder of St. Louis girl

Starting Monday, a judge is to decide whether to give life in prison or the death penalty to the 38-year-old Tennessee man who last year pleaded guilty to the May 2006 rape and strangling of Tiffany Souers, 20, who attended college in South Carolina.

Biden to discuss making college more affordable at meeting on St. Louis campus

While in Missouri, the vice president will also visit a Boys & Girls Club to announce a new job training program.

Humane Society gets custody of 102 dogs from alleged puppy mill

More than 100 dogs and three primates were seized in Daviess County. The dogs are at the Humane Society in St. Louis, and some will be put up for adoption next week.

Preliminary hearing set in 30-year-old Cape Girardeau murder

The former deputy sheriff, who is on parole for a kidnapping conviction, is suspected of killing a Cape Girardeau woman in 1979.

Suspect in Hannibal killing pleads guilty, cooperates in case against other suspect

One of the suspects in the beating death of a Hannibal man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and felonious restraint. The suspect will also cooperate in the case against the other man charged in the killing.

Three children die in Holts Summit house fire

A two-story home was fully engulfed in flames when Holt's Summit firefighters arrived at about 3 a.m. Friday. No names have been released.

Biden talks renewable energy in Jefferson City

View photos from Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday.

Biden visits Jefferson City plant, announces wind farm construction

Vice President Joe Biden announced $4 billion in federal grants for smart grid technology during the Thursday afternoon visit.

ABB plant workers welcome Biden

Vice President Joe Biden visited ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday. The plant employs about 650 people and has been working with Wind Capital Group to build Lost Creek Wind Farm, located near Maryville.

Missourians rally at 'tea' (Taxed Enough Already) parties

Missourians rallying at "tea parties" from Hannibal to Jefferson City were among many other demonstrators across the country who were protesting government spending.

Missouri detective retires after career spent investigating child fatalities

Gus Kolilis was so open to sharing his knowledge that he was responsible for the rapid growth of child fatality review boards across the country, said Terri Covington, head of the National Resource Center on Child Death Review.

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