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Crime
5:25 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Three accused of setting NE Mo. fires

Three suspects are facing felony charges for a series of fires in northeast Missouri, including one that destroyed a small-town playground.

The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 17-year-old Jaston Boone of Edina, 20-year-old Shelby Snelling of Baring and 19-year-old Athena Wolter of Knox City each face three counts. They are being held at the Adair County jail on $10,000 bond.

Business
5:22 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

ASNE names former Post-Dispatch editor as director

The former editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the new executive director of the American Society of News Editors.

The ASNE announced the hiring Monday of Arnie Robbins, who stepped down last month after 15 years at the newspaper, including more than six years as editor. He begins work with ASNE on July 9 as the organization moves to the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, from Washington.

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Crime
4:57 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Missouri fan on team plane in federal drug probe

Håkan Dahlström FLICKR

A University of Missouri men's basketball fan who regularly traveled with the team to NCAA Tournament games is among 10 Columbia residents facing federal drug conspiracy charges.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Levi Coolley was on the team plane on four Tiger tournament trips from 2009 to 2011. Coolley also joined a team flight from Austin, Texas, in January and got complimentary tickets from Missouri players at nine games over two seasons.

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Politics
8:35 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Attorneys raise concerns about new lethal-injection drug

A syringe of propofol. The drug will now be used in executions in Missouri. It's also commonly used in veterinary medicine.
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As the Missouri Supreme Court decides whether to set execution dates for six condemned killers, attorneys for death row inmates are citing concerns over the state's new one-drug lethal injection method as among the reasons why the executions should not proceed.

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Politics
4:37 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Brunner airs first critical ad in Missouri GOP Senator bid

U.S. Senate candidate John Brunner has launched the first critical TV ad in Missouri's Republican Senate primary.

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Politics
4:14 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Missouri revenues ahead of projections, up 3.4 percent

Missouri's tax revenues are running a little ahead of projections heading into the final month of the state budget year.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:12 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Missouri drought taking a toll on grass

Lars Ploughman Flickr

Drought conditions abound around much of and lawns and grass are taking a beating.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:40 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

New testing at Times Beach site

Route 66 state park pond.
Lee Harkness Flickr

Nearly 30 years after Times Beach, Mo., was evacuated in one of the nation's most notorious environmental disasters, scientists with the Environmental Protection Agency are returning to the site for a new round of soil sampling.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:36 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Venus viewing event planned at MU observatory

Venus - Computer Simulated Global View
NASA

Astronomy enthusiasts and members of the public are invited to MU’s campus observatory Tuesday to watch the rare planetary passage of Venus.

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Politics
5:30 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Report finds racial disparity in Mo. vehicle stops

Scott Davidson Flickr

An annual report released Friday by the attorney general found black drivers were 72 percent more likely than white motorists to be pulled over in 2011. Black drivers were stopped 2.5 times more often than Hispanic drivers.

The report compares racial characteristics of Missouri's driving-age population to the racial composition of drivers in the roughly 1.7 million traffic stops, 129,000 searches and 81,000 arrests.

Science, Health and Technology
9:20 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Corps grants contracts to firms to rebuild Birds Point levee

The repair work is worth $20 million.
File flickr

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts to three firms for work to repair the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, a levee intentionally breached by the corps at the height of spring flooding in 2011.

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Agriculture
9:06 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Mo. conservation officials to address deer disease

Missouri conservation officials are holding a public meeting Saturday to discuss a disease affecting deer in the northern part of the state.

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Education
5:14 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri higher education officials plan conference

Officials of Missouri colleges and universities will gather next week for a day-long conference on issues including finances and academic quality.

The state Coordinating Board for Higher Educations is sponsoring the June 7 meeting in Columbia. It's expected to draw about 100 top administrators and members of governing boards, along with leaders of national organizations.

Politics
5:11 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Wisconsin Senator Johnson aids Brunner in Missouri campaign

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is in Missouri hoping to help a man with a similar background score a similar victory.

Johnson was attending a fundraiser and campaign event Wednesday for John Brunner, one of three prominent Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

A Brunner spokesman said the campaign hopes to raise $50,000 from the fundraiser in suburban St. Louis.

Politics
4:40 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri Legislature officially ends its 2012 session

Missouri's annual legislative session has officially come to a close.

Lawmakers stopped debating and passing legislation on May 18 in compliance with a constitutional deadline.

But the session officially ended Wednesday, when leaders of the House and Senate signed the bills that passed, delivered them to the governor and banged the gavel for the final time.

A total of 114 bills and proposed constitutional amendments passed the Legislature during its 2012 session.

Gov. Jay Nixon has 45 days to sign or veto legislation.

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