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Kansas City men plead guilty to illegally copying movies

Robert Henderson of Grandview admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he illegally recorded several movies at a Lee's Summit theater, then offered them for sale. Stephen Garrett of Kansas City admitted that he made thousands of illegal copies of movies and music CDs on computers in his basement, then offered them for sale.

H1N1 vaccine now arriving in Missouri

The Department of Health and Senior Services said that as of Tuesday, about 17,000 doses of aerosol mist vaccine had arrived in the state.

Monsanto losses widen, better than projected

Because of increased competition with its agricultural chemical division, Monsanto Co. focuses on its seed business after its fourth quarter losses widen.

Anheuser-Busch InBev sells theme parks for $2.3B

Anheuser-Busch InBev will sell its 10 theme parks, including SeaWorlds and Busch Gardens, to a private firm – to help pay for InBev's takeover of Anheuser-Busch last year.

First H1N1 vaccinations available but most must wait

H1N1 vaccinations have been administered to a number of health care workers in Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee who have been working closely with patients with flu-like symptoms. Officials expect the H1N1 vaccine to be available for the public in mid-October, when at least 40 million doses of the vaccine will  have been produced.

Suspected robber dies after apparent accidental shooting near Jefferson City

Court records show that nine people were suspected of being involved in the robbery plot.

Natural resources chief: No risk from delayed E. coli report

Mark Templeton, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, told Senate investigators that delaying the release of high E. coli test results didn't endanger public health.

Commerce secretary: Clean energy key to Midwest economic recovery

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke emphasized the importance of clean energy industries at a meeting of the Midwestern Governors Association.

New teleconferencing system to get workout with McCaskill forum

The virtual roundtable meeting on financial aid with UM System President Gary Forsee and other administrators will be the first high-profile use of the system since it was formally introduced last month.

Missouri Southern faculty senate votes no confidence against university president

In a secret ballot Monday, 21 of 26 members of the faculty senate of Missouri Southern State University approved the no-confidence vote.

MoDOT uses video to show need for new I-70

The Missouri Department of Transportation says I-70 is a good example of a road that has gone through its life cycle and now needs to be replaced.

MU's Alden to lead national athletic directors' group

Alden will serve as president of the Division 1A Athletic Directors' Association through September 2010.

Jefferson City robbery results in apparent accidental shooting

According to the Cole County Sheriff's Office, 19-year-old Lamar Gardner died Monday night from wounds allegedly inflicted by his accomplice during the robbery.

More cuts expected as Missouri revenues drop

State revenue collections decreased by 10 percent in the first quarter of the current fiscal year as compared to the same three months last year. Additional money is expected to be withheld by Gov. Jay Nixon to compensate for the loss.

H1N1 flu vaccine to be distributed through local providers

As the first H1N1 vaccine arrives in Missouri this week, the state's Health Department is leaving it up to local health agencies to decide who will and who will not receive the medicine.

Government report: Consumers should expect lower winter heating costs

The Energy Information Administration said Tuesday it projects lower fuel costs, and expectations of a milder winter will further reduce the cost to heat homes this year.

Sen. McCaskill wants more federal regulations for reverse mortgages

U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday that she plans to  introduce legislation that would create more consumer protections for seniors with reverse mortgages, which allow people to convert their home equity into cash.

Fall break prompts alert of serial rapist in Kansas

Thirteen rapes near Kansas State University and the University of Kansas since 2000 have been linked to one person, and most have taken place during school breaks.

Cerner teams up with government to track H1N1

The Kansas City-based company will collect data on the flu strain for federal and state health agencies, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday. She said this will allow the government to deploy resources more strategically.

Missouri man gets life for killing 3 at Texas farmhouse

Levi King was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty last month for the murders he committed in 2005 near the town of Pampa.