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Struggling Sprint Nextel to eliminate 8,000 jobs

Effort seeks St. Louis as trade hub with China

Missouri legislators argue limitation of Sunshine Law

The Missouri House and Senate have interpreted the Sunshine Law not to apply to individual lawmakers — even though it does apply to the legislature as a whole, legislative committees and legislative staff.

U.S. Army Corps fixing Table Rock Lake site

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' campgrounds should be open by Memorial Day. The campgrounds were closed last year because of flood damage.

Fake ID business lands Kansas man in prison

A Kansas man who was caught with fake IDs, Social Security cards and other counterfeit documents was sentenced to eight years and five months in prison.

Judge refuses conflict claim in tax fraud case

A federal judge determined that a Joplin man can pay his co-defendants' legal fees and share defense attorneys in a case concerning a 43-count federal indictment alleging multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

One killed in drive-by shooting in St. Louis

A woman was killed and her husband was critically injured in the shooting on the Poplar Street Bridge.

Two Columbia TDDs included in statewide audit

The records of transportation development districts Broadway-Fairview and Grindstone Plaza came under review by the Missouri State Auditor's office as part of a routine statewide audit report.

Missouri parents charged in son's starvation death

Second-degree murder charges were brought against parents of child in the first prosecuted homicide of the year in Kansas City. Death was result of malnutrition, dehydration and neglect according to medical examiner's report.

Harrisonville man charged with murder, statutory rape, incest

The 47-year-old man has admitted to investigators he is the father of at least two of his daughter's four children. The bodies of two of the children were found in coolers on the family's property.

Kansas City man charged with killing roommate

Police say a Kansas City man allegedly killed his roommate in a dispute over money before setting the house on fire to destroy the evidence.

Roy Blunt 'seriously' weighing Senate bid

The U.S. Rep. joins at least three other Republicans that are considering running for the seat after Sen. Kit Bond announced he would not run for fifth term earlier this month.

Nixon asks community colleges not to raise tuition

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday a deal with two-year higher education institutions that they would not raise tution if spared from budget cuts in the next fiscal year. The deal is similar to one made with four-year institutions earlier this week; both agreements are dependent on legislature cooperation.

Father charged after infant remains found

A 47-year-old man is charged with murder after the remains of two infants were found on the property where the family once lived. He is also charged with fathering four children with his teenage daughter.

Missouri environmental lobbyist joins in efforts to repeal utility law

Irl Scissors told the Missouri Conservation and Environment Alliance, which he has  represented, that he plans to help repeal a 1976 Missouri law which prevents utilities from charging customers for the cost of construction. Scissors, in a Jan. 14 e-mail, said he doesn't think it's "viable" to stop the repeal.

Lawmakers seek to change funding requirements for power plants

AmerenUE has applied to build a second mid-Missouri nuclear reactor and wants to recoup its costs as the plant is built.

Anonymous donor pays for renovation of Hannibal statue

Hannibal's Tom and Huck statue is being renovated thanks to gifts from an anonymous donor. The statue in Mark Twain's hometown attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year.

Students watch as St. Louis police shoot man

A man pulled out a knife after rear-ending a school bus.

Projected Missouri budget shortfall smaller than expected

The budget shortfall would have been even more severe had the state not been able to cover part of the gap with money that had been set aside by lawmakers and former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt. 

Missouri Senate bill would change basis for utility rates

If the bill passes, it would revoke a state law that prevents electricity companies from charging for services not yet being provided. The bill would help AmerenUE build a second power plant in Callaway County.

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