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Winning Lotto ticket sold in St. Louis County

The ticket is worth $1.1 million and was sold at a Shop 'N Save in south St. Louis County, according to the Missouri Lottery. The winner has until Oct. 5 to turn in the ticket and receive the prize.

Missouri Democratic Party under scrutiny over funds

The Democratic Party in Missouri is under fire for its usage of campaign funds over the years. According to Missouri and federal law, politicians cannot use money raised in campaigns for Missouri offices in federal elections.

Federal prosecutor to seek indictment against plane thief

Adam Dylan Leon, who allegedly stole a plane on Monday from his Canadian flight school and flew it erratically across seven states before landing it on a rural Missouri highway, faces two federal charges. Prosecutors want him jailed until his case is resolved.

Woman's body found in state park

The body of a Missouri woman was found in a park in Lincoln County.

St. Louis TV station gives job seekers face time

KNLC, operated by the New Life Evangelistic Center, is allocating free commercial time to people looking for jobs. This way, job seekers can promote themselves and share resumes with potential employers.

Shooting down stolen plane not considered, Defense official says

A Canadian man who stole a plane and landed in Missouri did not show hostile intent, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman said.

Missouri receives U.S. Department of Labor grant for layoffs

The $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help fund workforce development services for former industrial workers in southern parts of the state.

Missouri General Assembly supports additional restrictions on sex offenders

Missouri General Assembly supports initial provision of a crime bill that will ban sex offenders from loitering in parks or coaching sports teams with minors. There is some debate whether the rule should apply to foreign courts.

Missouri senators allege undue influence in Ameren bill

Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer says his district has been bombarded by untrue robo-calls opposing the bill and accused Republican Sen. Jason Crowell of being involved in the campaign.

Dead man re-elected mayor of Missouri town

Winfied mayor Harry Stonebraker was re-elected Tuesday, a month after his death. Stonebraker died of a heart attack at 69 on March 11. A mayor will be appointed to serve until a special election in April 2010.

Missouri senators debate nuclear plant bill

Senate debate has begun on a bill that would allow AmerenUE to pass the financing costs of a new reactor at its Callaway plant on to current utility customers.

Man runs away from courtroom

Dustin Fernow could face new charges after running out of a courtroom Monday. Fernow was on probation for burglary.

Delays expected for Missouri tax returns

A shortfall in the state's revenue is causing the state to delay tax refunds. Missouri has been borrowing funds from its reserves since February. The state expects to make all payments by the end of the fiscal year.

Freeze poses little concern to fruit farmers

Forecast of hard freeze has Missouri fruit industry expecting less damage compared with the devastating freeze of April 2007, according to mid-Missouri growers. Most of the farmers said that the fruit can handle the temperatures that were expected to affect Missouri on Monday night.

Black Parents Association hosts college prep workshop

The workshop will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke United Methodist Church. It is free and open to the public, and all high school students are welcome to attend.

Missouri lawmaker among 6 to meet Cuban President Raul Castro

The meeting came a day after six representatives — including one from Missouri — met with Cuban President Raul Castro.

Missouri Senate endorses scholarship expansion plan

The Senate on Monday endorsed Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to expand Missouri's scholarships by eliminating the mentor requirment of Missouri's existing A+ Schools Program. The program would also apply to all students from public high schools.

Missouri House endorses drug tests for welfare some recipients

The Missouri House gave its preliminary approval to a bill designed to facilitating tests of work-eligible welfare recipients for illegal drug use.  The drug tests would be given based on "reasonable cause."

Missouri Supreme Court considers sex offender case

A federal law already requires almost all sex offenders in Missouri to register, which supersedes the state law the Missouri legislature is considering, according to Assistant Attorney General Jeremiah Morgan.

UPDATE: Flight student charged with piloting plane into U.S.

Student stole airplane from flight school, expecting to be shot down by U.S. military.

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