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Police search for victims of serial rapist

Man says he attacked 32 women in the Kansas City area as part of a 2006 plea deal. Now, police are looking for the victims he claims to have raped.

Historic black enclave celebrates its past

As the last person born in the historic black enclave of Pennytown, Virginia Huston has spent much of her life working to preserve the history of a community founded in 1871 by a freed slave.

Police say ATM customer shoots gunman after robbery

After a gunman robs a couple at an ATM in Kansas City, police said that the man shot the robber in the head.

Man describes ambushing cyclist with shotgun

Court documents say the suspects were bored and looking for someone to kill when they came across the cyclist.

Anheuser-Busch laptops stolen; staff info taken, too

All the personal information was password-protected and encrypted, the company said, but it would not say how many people are affected or when the theft occured.

Va. company sues to block Mo.'s limit on fees for records

The company was hired to overhaul Missouri's computer system for driver's license and motor vehicle records and was supposed to get $1 from the sale of every record before lawmakers limited the price to one-half of a cent for bulk orders.

Water level decreases at Mark Twain Lake, but flooding still possible

Mo. chamber group promotes biosciences in Kansas politics

The Life Sciences Fund of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce's political action committee has become a significant financial player in Kansas politics in recent months.

Company reaches settlement over obtrusive telemarketing practices in Missouri

A Michigan firm reached a $100,000 settlement with the state attorney general's office over consumer protection lawsuit.

UPDATE: Less than one-third of Missouri voters likely to go to polls Tuesday

Knox County will likely have the highest turnout; Butler County, the lowest.

Missouri middle schoolers improve MAP scores

Both their math and reading scores improved in the state's public schools. But more districts and schools failed to meet "adequate yearly progress" goals, though state education officials said that was because requirements were more stringent under federal law.

Economic conditions improve slightly in Midwest

Prosecutors urge death for videotaped sex slayer

They said Richard Davis is a rapist whose crimes have spanned two decades and become more intense over time.

Space capsule on display in St. Louis

Rescue ranch tends horse that was dragged behind four-wheeler

The bay fox trotter was injured near Ironton.

Boy, 13, dies after injury playing catch

He was struck on the neck, below his ear, and collapsed.

Yowling kitty saves owner from fire

Boo Boo's 97-year-old owner was going to put out the noisy puss so she could get back to sleep. And then she realized something was wrong.

Tip letter in missing-person case considered bogus

Jefferson County authorities say a letter claiming information about the whereabouts of a pregnant Pevely woman is bogus.

9th District candidates speak about immigration

Days before the Aug. 5 primary, 9th District candidates outlined their views on what immigration policies the United States should have.

Koster's ex-wife pays for ad questioning his ethics

Rebecca Bowman Nassikas donated $200,000 to a political committee last week that plans to use the money for TV ads. Missourians for Honest Leadership, formed in Columbia in 2006, has already posted the piece on its Web site,