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State panel doesn't order change in odor regulations

A new set of air regulations likely won't help the city of Carthage, which is trying to resolve odor problems. Because the regulations are not helping Carthage, the city's mayor said it would consider forcing its own odor laws.

Husband charged in wife's 2003 death

Police say Michael Shane Yarnell confessed to killing his wife and dumping her body on an island. She  has been missing for five years.

Hosmer chosen as chairman of Missouri Democratic Party

Craig Hosmer, current Greene County Democratic chairman and former Springfield state representative, was elected as Missouri Democratic Party chairman.

Costs of battle over Blunt's e-mail, fired employee reach $1M

After an ex-employee's allegation of wrongful termination by Gov. Blunt spurred an investigation and lawsuits, taxpayers have been paying to defend both sides.

Faith takes Franklin County couple back to Brazil

After a year and a half in the U.S., a missionary and his wife return to his native country of Brazil.

Ribbon cutting to open Poplar Bluff supervision center

A new community supervision center is opening in Poplar Bluff to house those on probation or parole who need supervision.

Twinkie maker cleared to exit bankruptcy

Kansas City-based Interstate Bakeries Corp. was cleared to exit bankruptcy Friday.

Meth offender registry proposed in House.

Rep. David Sater of Cassville prefiled a bill to create a registry for methamphtamine offenders.

Second-generation Secret Santas offer holiday hope

Secret Santas will be handing out $100 bills to those in need Friday in St. Louis.

Fenton Chrysler workers agree to buyouts

More than one-third of plant workers have agreed to buyout or retirement offers, and the packages would impact near 1,700 employees.

Noranda announces layoffs at New Madrid plant

Fifty salaried workers learned they would be losing their jobs in this third round of layoffs for the aluminum plant.

Nixon wants 100 residents to recruit Missouri officials

The "citizen advisers" will look in their own neighborhoods for candidates to serve in the governor's administration.

Former St. Louis police officer charged with aggravated battery

An Illinois grand jury indicted a former St. Louis police officer and cleared a Pontoon Beach officer after two people were shot outside a bar.

K.C. mayor settles his portion of lawsuit

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser paid former aide Ruth Bates a $30,000 settlement. Bates sued the mayor, his wife and the city, alleging racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Fenton officials support auto industry bailout

While the Fenton plant idles, a Canadian plant is flourishing, which is one reason the mayor of Fenton is calling for help.

Female offenders moved to new Missouri prison

The Missouri Department of Corrections said the transfer was completed early Friday, more than two years after ground was broken on the 1,636-inmate facility. The women were transferred from the 121-year-old Chillicothe prison, which held 525 prisoners.

MoDOT says 34 projects could be awarded with stimulus money

The Missouri Department of Transportation has 34 projects that could be awarded in 180 days if Congress passes an economic stimulus project with money for infrastructure improvements.

Gov. Blunt to join board of auto salvage company

The company's proxy statement says its directors are paid $50,000 a year and are eligible to receive company stock.

Special prosecutors file lawsuit against Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt

The lawsuit alleges Blunt and his office violated Missouri Sunshine Law by failing to produce requested documents, failing to follow public record retention policies and charging significant sums for documents requested by Missouri media outlets.

UPDATE: Fines sought against Gov. Blunt for Sunshine Law violation

The request for penalties are outlined in a revised lawsuit against Blunt, his former chief of staff and others.

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