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Painting by Italian master turns up in Texas

After her mother saw another work by the artist in a St. Louis art gallery, a Dallas resident realized she might have a Sebastiano Ricci painting in her living room.

Here's how to rally with Palin in Jefferson City

The low-down on when and where the event will take place.

Colorado fugitive arrested in KC — and filmed for TV

Tommy "TJ" Lee Halfacre was one of Colorado's 20 most wanted fugitives and is suspected of killing Carlos Rene Ortiz Orellana in Aurora, Colo. His  arrest was filmed for "America's Most Wanted."

Obama's back, and Springfield's got him

He's venturing into this Republican stronghold in his fourth swing through Missouri in two weeks.

Small landowners upset with hunting permit changes

They're flooding the Department of Conservation with complaints about a proposal to begin charging for free hunting permits.

Economy, race might factor into Missouri vote

Obama's race may hurt his support in the working-class neighborhoods of St. Charles County near St. Louis.

University City officer dies after being shot

A suspect is being sought in the Friday night shooting, which happened in the University City Loop area.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from the Obama rally

 

Conservation Department encourages hunters to buy permits early

By purchasing permits a few days or weeks early, hunters might find a faster-working computer system and shorter waits at vendors.

Smucker's takeover of Folgers to mean more jobs

One of Smucker's plants is in Kansas City.

Mental evaluation may be months away for man accused of killing 8

Defense attorneys representing a man charged with killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri over the summer say an evaluation of his mental fitness might not be ready for two months.

State corrections officer pleads not guilty to rape charges

The charges filed Wednesday include multiple counts of rape, sodomy and burglary over an eight-year period ending Oct. 8.

Palin draws big crowd in Cape Girardeau

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin received a rousing welcome Thursday in southeast Missouri, telling an overflow crowd that John McCain will fix the economy, lead America to victory in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and move toward energy independence.

Local sex offenders concerned about new Halloween law

Many sex offenders were concerned about Halloween-related activities with their own children or grandchildren. Others were nervous about getting in trouble for the actions of other people in their household, like giving candy to trick-or-treaters.

Twinkie-maker can seek creditor approval of plan

Interstate Bakeries Corp. can begin seeking creditor approval of a plan that would allow the company to exit more than four years of bankruptcy, a judge said Thursday.

Missouri House candidates Robb, Kelly debate higher education

Republican Rep. Ed Robb and former legislator Chris Kelly agree that higher education needs to be better funded but disagree on who would be the more effective legislator.

Analysis finds disparities in county voter rolls

Fourteen of the state's 114 counties had more registered voters than voting-age adults. Such a scenario raises the question of whether some people could vote twice in different places.

Ozark police cleared in Taser use incident

The police struck the teenager nine times with a Taser after he refused to follow their orders to stay down.

Report: Cost of state universities goes up 6.4 percent

For the current academic year, the average list price of tuition and fees at four-year public universities rose $394, or 6.4 percent, to $6,585 for in-state students, according to the annual "Trends in College Pricing" report from the College Board.

Oakland Junior High School students hold political convention

More than 400 parents, teachers, candidates and community members attended the event on Wednesday morning.

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