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Minnesota man charged in Missouri child solicitation case

A Minnesota man was arrested by Maryland Heights police for allegedly approaching a boy and offering to pay him for sex.

UPDATE: KC suburb disputes 'fastest-dying town' designation

Upset by Forbes magazine's recent designation as one of "America's Fastest-Dying Towns," the Kansas City suburb says that it is very much alive and well.

Hunting camp gives veterans place to cope

Camp Hope, inspired by the memory of one soldier killed by a bomb in Iraq, saw its third group of veterans last month.

Former aide says K.C. mayor's wife played major role in 'weird administration'

The former spokesman said Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser's wife ran meetings in the mayor's absence and participated in personnel decisions.

 

Negro Leagues Museum names new director

A former assistant to the Kansas City city manager was selected — a move that caused at least two board members to quit in protest

Hundreds trade St. Louis police guns for cash

Officers say they paid $10,000 for the weapons in the first two hours.

New Branson airport to be served by AirTran

It will be the first national network carrier for the airport when it opens in May.

Teach For America corps members try to close education gap

Teach For America recruits recent college graduates and working professionals to teach in low-income, inner-city schools. In Missouri, several MU graduates are working to improve education in St. Louis.

Immigrant smuggling ring broken up

Authorities say the ring drove undocumented immigrants to nearly two dozen states, including Missouri.

Letters containing suspicious powder top 30

Thirty governors have now received letters containing suspicious powder in letters postmarked in Texas.  So far, the powder has tested harmless.

St. Louisan uses circus training to unify children

Jessica Hentoff is the executive and artistic director of a circus school run out of the City Museum in St. Louis. She brings together children who normally wouldn't cross paths and unifies them through circus training and performances.

Nixon says he will end patronage for Revenue Department fee offices

In the past, some governors have used fee offices as a reward to political supporters.

Man arrested after wife's remains found encased in concrete

The Highway Patrol said Horst Gunter Sabla shot his wife to death. Her remains were found encased in concrete by hunters.

KC Southern reduces earnings forecast

The railroad operator expects fourth-quarter revenues to be down 5 percent from a year earlier and annual growth to slow to less than 10 percent.

I-64 closure to start early

The closure was originally scheduled for Sunday, but rain in the forecast has motivated Transportation Department officials to move up the closure.

Former county collector sent to prison for tax evasion

Former Crawford County collector Danny Wayne Gladden was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for federal tax evasion.

''Christmas Lady" raises spirits of nursing home residents, veterans

Dorothy Lee, a native of Bonne Terre, gathers gifts for those who might otherwise not receive any holiday presents. Last year, she provided gifts for 870 people; this year, it has been more difficult to get donations.

K.C. might criminalize feeding Canada geese in parks

The proposed ordinance would fine goose-feeders a maximum of $500 and a jail sentence of up to six months.

Judge revises ruling on CAFO proposed for Arrow Rock

Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce revised her August ruling to lower the original 15-mile buffer zone to a 2-mile zone.

Gov.-elect Nixon to hold potluck inaugural

Nixon announced Thursday that he will host a potluck dinner from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Jan 12, immediately after he is sworn in as governor.

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