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'Fulton Flash' nominated for commemorative stamp

Helen Stephens was a two-time gold medal winner who set records in the 100-meter dash and 400-meter relay in the 1936 Olympic games. 

Alderwoman wants St. Louis smoke-free

Lyda Krewson says she hopes the bill she plans to introduce will at least get dialogue started in the city about banning smoking in restaurants and businesses.

Biden to speak at University of Missouri-St. Louis

He plans to address the progress of the Economic Recovery Act and making college accessible.

Sturgeon documents to join Missouri State Archive

Recently recovered court documents from Sturgeon will join the Missouri State Archives after they are organized and put onto microfilm. The archives are available in online databases and have tens of thousands of records, some dating back to 1770.

Missing for decades, court documents found in cabinet

Presumed lost for decades, Sturgeon Court of Common Pleas documents surfaced once more during the recent Boone County Courthouse remodel. The documents paint a lively picture of life in northern Boone County from 1860 to 1921.

Casino charges dropped against 2 Missouri lawmakers

Charges were dropped against Missouri lawmakers Sen. Jeff Smith and Rep. Joe Aull, who were accused of presenting false identification at a Boonville casino.

Twitter keeps Missouri legislators linked in with constituents

Missouri lawmakers are using Twitter, a micro-blogging Web site, to keep their constituents updated on their political work. While it is gaining in popularity, some lawmakers do not wish to "tweet" about topics such as votes, debates and opinions of others.

Kansas gives prairie chickens to Missouri

About 100 of the rare birds are brought to Missouri each year, where conservationists hope to re-establish a stable population.

Casino charges dropped against two Missouri lawmakers

Authorities decided to drop charges against Missouri lawmakers Jeff Smith and Joe Aull in connection to misdemeanors for misusing casino-issued identification

Missouri business owners learn lessons from disasters

Tornadoes, floods and fires serve as impetus for many to change the way their businesses operate.

Biden to debate higher education costs in Missouri

Vice President Joe Biden to come to Missouri to discuss higher education costs and the Economic Recovery Act

Lawrence, Kan., hospital switching from bottled to boxed water

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, Lawrence Memorial Hospital says it will be the first hospital in the nation to sell water in paper cartons instead of plastic bottles.

Series of explosions rock St. Charles chemical plant

One person remains hospitalized with burns after the explosion and fire Sunday night at the SantoLubes LLC plant. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

St. Louis-based Express Scripts to buy WellPoint subsidiaries for $4.68 billion

About 25 million NetRx customers could benefit from more aggressive pricing. Express Scripts is currently the third-largest pharmacy benefits manager, and this deal could push it past No. 2 CVS Caremark.

St. Louis woman pleads guilty in sex slave case

A St. Louis woman will be sentenced in July after pleading guilty to a sex trafficking charge. The charge was for forcing a captive woman to work as a prostitute.

Former Missouri doctor gets 15 years for trying to hire former patient to kill ex

Esther Wadley attempted to hire Paul Bell, one of her former patients, to kill her ex-husband, Joshua Millager. Bell instead contacted the FBI and helped the Missouri State Highway Patrol gather evidence against Wadley.

State proposes tours of old Missouri State Penitentiary

The Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Commission is seeking to develop a two-hour hard hat tour by May that would show the inside of the Missouri State Penitentiary.

UPDATE: Ohio joins Missouri in study of truck-only I-70 lanes

Ohio joins Missouri in studying whether a commercial trucks-only lane would increase safety and decrese traffic congestion.

Kansas prairie burns lower air quality in Missouri

A Kansas official said the smoke that passed through the region has filtered all the way through Missouri to Tennessee and Kentucky.

UPDATE: Arrest made in 1979 Missouri slaying case

Recently paroled Max Allen Ellison Jr. was arrested Friday on first-degree murder and robbery charges.