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Murder charges now filed in Missouri against Sheley

The man suspected of bludgeoning eight people to death last month had already been charged in two of the killings.

Blunt's attorneys ask judge to dismiss e-mails suit

Former state Supreme Court Judge John Holstein, who is representing the governor, called the suit so flawed that he hopes it “never serves a model for any pleading in this court or anyplace else.”

Sales tax holiday signed for energy-efficient appliances

The bill signed by Blunt is scheduled to run from April 19 through April 25 each year.

UPDATE: Women share concerns with Michelle Obama in KC

Obama held a roundtable discussion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday.

Columbia woman to compete in Ms. Missouri Senior Pageant

Judith McKenney, 66, is one of 12 contestants in the pageant. Her pageant mentor, Susan Groves, of Fulton, won the contest last year.

Anheuser-Busch asks stockholders to reject InBev

Anheuser-Busch filed a consent solicitation on Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that outlines why shareholders should turn down InBev’s proposal to fire all of the St. Louis brewer's board of directors and replace them with a slate chosen by InBev.

Former St. Louis firefighter sentenced for child molestation

He admitted having inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old girl.

St. Louis priest pleads not guilty to assault while driving drunk

Prosecutors allege that John Brockland crashed his car into another vehicle after running through a flashing red light in suburban St. Louis.

Public defender appointed for suspect in 8 slayings

Nicholas Sheley appeared before Judge Steven Bordner in Galesburg, Ill., where he’s being held on first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Ronald Randall.

Springfield street might be named after Bob Barker

City Council members want to commemorate the legendary “The Price is Right” game show host, who is a graduate of Springfield’s Drury University.

Woman charged with death of her boyfriend’s 2-year-old son

Prosecutors say the boy was struck with a stick. His father, Stacey Tolbert, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Bullet fired into Cape Girardeau courthouse

The bullet hole was discovered Tuesday in the Common Pleas Courthouse on the upper floor. No one was hurt.

Hannibal recovers from flash flood

Three to four inches of rain fell in about 40 minutes, causing creeks to overflow and leaving water standing on many streets.

Obama campaign to triple its paid workers in Missouri

The jump to 150 workers would make it one of the largest Democratic campaign efforts in the state's history, but the McCain campaign said this just shows how desperate Obama's people are.

Kansas City police identify gunman who was fatally shot after shooting at passing cars

Kansas City police have identified a 55-year-old gunman, Reginald McGee, whom officers fatally shot after he allegedly fired a rifle at passing vehicles in Swope Park.

Police fatally shoot man who was firing on traffic

Police said the man wrecked his car in Swope Park, pulled out a rifle and began firing at vehicles. He hit three before he was shot.

Gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof outlines his economic and job plans

The Republican candidate talked about restrictions to lawsuits, restricting payments from the workers’ compensation, adding quality jobs, aiding advanced technology companies and making Missouri a distribution hub.

Federal appeals court puts FCC’s proposed cell phone tower regulations on hold

Because of cell phone tower power loss during Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, the FCC proposed that all cell towers have a minimum of eight hours of backup power. But cell phone companies say the proposed backup power regulations would cost too much.

Chris Koster’s campaign staff may have violated fundraising law

Koster, who is running for state attorney general, said his staff has acted within campaign finance laws, but e-mail records provided to The Associated Press indicate that campaign workers coordinated large transfers of money.

Humane Society of Missouri helps rescues animals in disasters

The society has assisted more than 3,000 animals so far this year. The group has also helped about 300 animals in Iowa during recent flooding.