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Invaders motorcycle gang investigated in two deaths

The gang is also being investigated in connection with the disappearance of another man.

UPDATE: Swine flu cases worldwide

A tally of swine flu's impact and scope throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

Missouri's second case of swine flu confirmed

A second case of swine flu in the Kansas City area was confirmed. The most recent victim is hospitalized in Nebraska.

Where are you, swine flu?

Swine flu information from World Heath Organization; cases by country and state

Missouri officials release additional info on 2 probable swine flu cases

The two probable cases — a father and son from Howard County — had recently traveled to Mexico and have been advised to stay home to avoid contact with others.

UPDATE: Monett woman committs suicide before sentencing


Adella Fae Patton, 47, of Monett, overdosed on medication at her home Friday after being found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action Thursday. Patton was awaiting sentencing for killing Kevin L. Madison of Exeter in December 2005.

Two Missouri colleges collaborate on joint bachelor's degree program

Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College, in Poplar Bluff, will be working together to create a joint bachelor of science program for social work next year.

Second mental evaluation ordered for Joplin teen suspect

Judge orders second psychiatric evaluation of Joplin teen accused of firing assault weapon at middle school.

UPDATE: Missouri receives $156M payment from tobacco settlement

However, there is a lawsuit pending in Missouri appeals court that would force the state to spend more of the money on life science research.

Obama, local officers threatened on Internet site

The Secret Service and authorities from southeast Missouri are investigating Internet threats against President Obama, local officers and a school. The threats were made Tuesday as four postings on Topix, an Internet message board with a Poplar Bluff local page.

Two rescued from floodwaters in northeast Missouri

The rescue happened near Center, southwest of Hannibal on Thursday evening. The car was found on a bridge surrounded by water for several hundred yards.

St. Louis suspect in shooting committed to psychiatric facility

The 24-year-old man charged with shooting a mail carrier in the head and shoulders will remain in the facility until able to assist in his own defense at trial.

Swine flu prompts Washington University to halt study abroad

The university in St. Louis will not send a group of students to study in Mexico this summer because of the swine flu.

Kansas City exhibit looks at 1918 flu pandemic

The National Archives' display begins May 23 and focuses on the Spanish flu, which began in Kansas 91 years ago and killed 50 million people.

House rejects $336 million in stimulus funds for state projects

Democrats opposing the bill charged that it was filled with pork projects that unnecessarily spent federal funds.

MU student groups sponsor concealed weapon discussion

MU College Republicans and College Democrats co-sponsored a discussion on the effects of concealed-carry legislation Thursday night in Middlebush Auditorium.

U.S. health officials confirm Missouri swine flu case

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a Kansas City-area woman in her 30s has the swine flu.  State health officials  said a 19-year-old man in the same area may also have the virus.

Missouri receives $156 million from tobacco settlement

Missouri received the money as part of a nationwide settlement with tobacco companies from 1998. This year's annual payment brings Missouri's total receipts from the settlement to $1.5 billion.

Missouri House defeats federal stimulus spending plan

House members have defeated a plan to spend $336 million of federal stimulus money on various projects across Missouri, calling the spending "pork."

Former Gov. Blunt to join Ashcroft Group

Former Gov. Matt Blunt will join former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's law and consulting firm.