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Missouri electric co-ops to get $237 million in federal loans

The Associated Electric, United Electric, West Central Electric and Osage Electric cooperatives will use the money to build or repair electric distribution lines and to finance energy conservation or renewable energy systems.

Animal welfare groups form coalition in St. Louis

St. Louis animal groups have formed the St. Louis Petlover Coalition, the first of its kind in the St. Louis area.

DJ Jazzy Jeff's Kansas City show stops abruptly

Jazzy Jeff said he left the show because officials did not like the type of music he was playing. But officials with the Power & Light District said they just wanted Jeff's crew to turn down the music. Now some people see Power & Light District's actions as racially motivated.

Illinois driver survives 100-foot fall in Iowa

Tomas Donaciano of Illinois lived through a 100-foot drop after his car went over a bluff in southeastern Iowa.

Firecracker blows off KC teen's fingertip

The 17-year-old couldn't tell whether the M80 firecracker he tried to light had ignited.

UPDATE: Missouri inmate's lawyers relieved by stay of execution

But it's not clear how long Reginald Clemons' execution will be on hold.

Chrysler dealers scramble to unload vehicles

Dealers terminated by Chrysler have been busy clearing their lots. Some are in court arguing that dropping them won't save the company much money.

UPDATE: Robertsville man's body recovered in Mississippi River

Uriah Williams, 63, fell off his fishing boat into the Dardenne Slough on Monday afternoon.

Missouri attorney general seeks to remove Dent County prosecutor

The list of allegations includes trying to refuse to file cases because of a budget dispute with county commissioners.

Three dead in Mexico crash

Fatal crash kills three, injures four others when vehicle collides with oncoming fire truck in Miller County on Sunday evening. 

Soldiers encounter dangerous side effects of bioterrorism vaccine

Smallpox vaccinations given to soldiers out of bioterrorism fears can have potentially fatal side effects. For Lance Cpl. Cory Belken from St. Louis, the vaccine's reaction to his pre-existing leukemia led to a frightening ordeal.

ANALYSIS: Missouri law falls short on health coverage

After a law to expand health insurance passed in 2007, the number of people insured has not increased substantially. Some Republican sponsors of the law attribute its shortcomings to a lack of marketing.

Missouri pet cemetery helps owners grieve

Cedar Hills Pet Cemetery owner said she has received late night calls more than once, seeking a consoling ear.

Part of downtown Kennett evacuated after spill

A tanker truck overturned, causing chemicals to be spilled onto the roadway.

File card switch starts photographer's career

An unlikely photographer's career began after he broke into and changed information in his Air Force personell file.

Former cancer patient wants to give back tenfold

Gary Rhine, an auctioneer and a former cancer patient, pledges to raise over $10,000 in an auction at the 18 FORE Life charity event in Dexter, Mo.

Federal court stays St. Louis man's execution

A St. Louis man convicted in a 1991 double murder was granted a stay of execution Friday. His supporters say he confessed to the murder after being beaten by police.

St. Louis man dies of tick-borne disease

The unidentified St. Louis man was infected with a bacteria that causes the disease ehrlichiosis.

Mother remembers children killed 5 years ago

The mother of two children who were murdered by their father 5 years ago finds sollace in the Independence playground that was built in their memory.

Mississippi River overlook opens in St. Louis

A 34-acre park on the banks of the Missippi River opposite the Gateway Arch opened Saturday and cost about $15 million to create.

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