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8:54 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Nixon had $414,000 left over from campaign

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Governor Jay Nixon spent $15.5 million on his re-election campaign and still has hundreds of thousands of dollars left over.

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Crime
5:40 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Cameras allowed in court for Mamtek case

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A central Missouri judge will allow media to have cameras, audio and video recording during court appearances by the former head of an artificial sweetener company now facing charges of theft and securities fraud.

Bruce Cole was chairman and CEO of Mamtek U.S. Inc., which received $39 million in industrial development bonds from the city of Moberly to build a sweetener plant. Construction stalled after a bond payment was missed. Authorities accuse Cole of using bond revenues for personal purposes and misleading investors.

Crime
2:38 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Chiefs had given counseling to Belcher, girlfriend

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Police say the Kansas City Chiefs had been providing counseling to linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend before he killed her and committed suicide over the weekend.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:51 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Federal housing for Joplin tornado victims reaching an end

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Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that nearly 600 federal trailers housing Joplin residents since the May 2011 tornado are slowly emptying, with only about 80 of the trailers still occupied.

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Sports
12:03 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Former Rock Bridge soccer player drowns during college practice

Arianna Alioto
Northern Michigan University

An investigation is looking at the drowning of an 18-year-old freshman on Northern Michigan University's varsity women's soccer team during a team workout in a school swimming pool.

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Politics
11:58 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Jo Ann Emerson to retire from US House

Jo Ann Emerson
United States Congress

At least two Missouri Republicans have confirmed interest in succeeding U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson after her planned retirement.

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Crime
8:17 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Police searching for motive in Kansas City Chiefs murder-suicide tragedy

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Investigators are still searching for a motive to help explain why Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, and then himself.

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Sports
11:24 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Amid accusations, MU basketball player Michael Dixon transferring

Michael Dixon (11) with teammate Phil Pressey in a game last season.
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COLUMBIA, Mo. — Suspended Missouri guard Michael Dixon has left the team after two sexual assault claims by a female student and a Mizzou graduate who said he threatened to “kick her in the stomach and push her down the stairs” if she became pregnant.

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Politics
9:01 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Nixon plans health care announcement

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Democratic Governor Jay Nixon is preparing to announce his support for a major health care initiative.

Nixon scheduled news conferences Thursday at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Barnes Jewish Center in St. Louis and Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield.

He will be joined at some of the stops by officials from the Missouri Hospital Association and the Missouri Primary Care Association. Both groups are part of a new coalition urging Missouri to expand Medicaid eligibility as called for by President Barack Obama's health care law.

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Business
8:22 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

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Visions of lifelong riches are surely dancing in the heads of those rushing to buy lottery tickets for Wednesday night's $500 million Powerball jackpot.

Past winners of mega-lottery drawings and financial planners have some more sound advice: stick to a budget, invest wisely, learn to say no and be prepared to lose friends while riding an emotional roller-coaster.

Tales of big lottery winners who wind up in financial ruin or other desperate straits are increasingly common.

Politics
8:20 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Audit gives Mo. Lottery 'good' rating

State Auditor Tom Schweich filed paperwork on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, to explore a political campaign for U.S. Senate.
State of Missouri

A new state review rates the performance of the Missouri Lottery Commission as "good."
State Auditor Tom Schweich released his office's findings Tuesday and says the lottery has been run well.

The audit did question the lottery for renegotiating and entering into long-term contracts instead of rebidding contracts for services. It also noted that in 2010 and 2011, about $4.9 million of expenses for promotional items, event sponsorships and payments to advertising agencies were not included when advertising costs were reported to lawmakers.

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Politics
8:17 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Ex-Mo. lawmaker accused of Social Security fraud

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A former Missouri lawmaker has been indicted on charges of receiving Social Security disability payments while serving in the state Legislature.

The indictment Tuesday alleges that former Democratic House member Ray Salva received about $60,000 of disability payments that he wasn't entitled to while representing the Kansas City suburb of Sugar Creek from January 2003 through December 2010.

Salva did not immediately return a telephone message Tuesday.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:26 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Cleanup of closed Mo. nuclear fuel plant ongoing

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The coordinator of the cleanup of a closed eastern Missouri nuclear fuel plant says he's pleased with the pace of a $200 million cleanup.

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Politics
3:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Blunt may seek emergency declaration for river

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U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri may seek a presidential emergency declaration in an effort to keep barges moving on the drought-riddled Mississippi River.

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Politics
8:23 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Tax changes atop 2013 agenda in Missouri Senate

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Changes in Missouri's tax code will be near the top of the agenda for Republicans in the state Senate during the 2013 session.

Sen. Tom Dempsey, of St. Charles, is expected to be elected as presiding officer when the Senate convenes in January. He says majority party Republicans want to act quickly on legislation to provide "income tax relief." The specifics remain to be finalized but could include income tax cuts for individuals, small businesses or corporations.

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