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Colleges confront shootings with survival training

The program teaches students and professors to use improvised weapons to fight back. One researcher has concerns.

UPDATE: Court overturns one death sentence, upholds another

The state Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of killing his cellmate. It upheld one given by a judge after the jury was deadlocked.

Something's in the air in Carthage — and it's stinky

The mayor of the city, which has been plagued by bad smells from its plants, said the state needs to develop stricter rules for investigating and enforcing odor problems.

Lawuits demand Mo. lawmakers add cash to trust funds

The Kansas City symphony and two sick Missourians want a court to rule that lawmakers have shortchanged their causes. In separate lawsuits, the Kansas City symphony and Thomas and Margaret Redmond ask that Missouri lawmakers be ordered to increase funding for the arts and life science research.

Song sung raspy: Diamond postpones St. Louis concert

The singer has been diagnosed with laryngitis. But the move to postpone didn't come until after a concert Monday in Columbus, Ohio, that left many fans demanding refunds.

Chaffee water system out of chlorine; boil order issued

An official said he was concerned because he didn't know how long the water system had been without chlorine.

Man sentenced to jail for stealing Daniel Boone plaque

A 27-year-old eastern Missouri man is sentenced to 120 days in jail for stealing the bronze plaque that marked the St. Charles County grave site of pioneer Daniel Boone.

Amended lawsuit renewed in Blunt e-mail case

 A bipartisan pair of prominent attorneys renewed a lawsuit Monday seeking e-mails from Gov. Matt Blunt’s office while asserting it has violated Missouri’s open-records law.

ANALYSIS: Steelman stays silent after losing primary to Hulshof

In a break from modern political tradition, Sarah Steelman so far has not endorsed Kenny Hulshof in his November general election against Democrat Jay Nixon. In fact, since election night, Steelman has said nothing at all about Hulshof.

McCaskill prepares for prime time speech

The pressure is on to perform because she has a particularly choice spot on the Democratic National Convention program. She's speaking Monday night right before headline speaker Michelle Obama.

Fuel tank breaks loose, ends up in Mississippi channel

The U.S. Coast Guard is warning barge operators about the old tank, which rests firmly against the river bottom and sticks 10 to 15 feet above the water near Cape Girardeau.

UPDATE: Hulshof, Nixon disagree on economy

But they agreed that better training for the state's work force will be a big part of their plans to expand the economy.

Embarq to drop 500 to 700 jobs

The nation's fourth-largest traditional telephone company said it was making those cuts and more to cope with the loss of business as more people drop landline phones for wireless and Internet phone services.

3 more in SW Missouri charged with child endangerment

Officials say the adults lived with their children in filthy conditions among more than 300 ill-kept animals on a Polk County property.

Fiber plant all but ruled out in tumor probe

Soil samples showed elevated levels of arsenic and lead, but not at hazardous levels, officials told residents of Cameron.

KC man gets 12 life terms for rape

The rapes took place in the Westport area in the 1980s.

InBev CEO says he expects Anheuser-Busch deal to go through

Horse at Missouri State Fair tested positive for rabies

UPDATE: 3 candidates selected for Mo. Supreme Court vacancy

Gov. Matt Blunt now has 60 days to choose one of the three or the nominating commission will make the the final choice.

Nader to appear on Missouri ballot in November

The secretary of state's office said Thursday that Ralph Nader supporters submitted more than the required numbed of signatures to get him and vice presidential candidate Matt Gonzalez on the ballot.

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