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Missouri school moves contentious statue of Native Americans

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A controversial statue has been relocated by Saint Louis University after complaints from faculty and students that it symbolizes white supremacy. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1BqrhvV)…

St. Joseph National Military Heritage Museum fires staff

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — The board of the National Military Heritage Museum in St. Joseph has fired the museum’s director and two part-time staffers, citing financial concerns. Supporters of…

Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb’s courts violate rights of poor

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A federal lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses a St. Louis suburb of violating the rights of the poor by jailing them because they can’t pay small…

Twice-caught fugitive’s clean life led to decades of freedom

By KANTELE FRANKO (COLUMBUS, Ohio, AP) — In 55 years as a fugitive, Frank Freshwaters got caught twice. The first time, in 1975, the escaped inmate’s good behavior helped him…

Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding

By JUAN A. LOZANO and SETH ROBBINS (HOUSTON, AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered, many cities remain in danger, and officials have warned about…

Motorsports returns to the State Fair

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – A variety of motorsports will be featured at this year’s Missouri State Fair, including the High Roller Classic Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car National Tour Series, closing out the fair…

US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy

By NICOLE WINFIELD (ROME, AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that…

Car rental firm founder’s family to donate $22M to charity

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The family of Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor is set to announce a $22 million donation to various organizations that support underserved children in the St.…

Missouri man dies after being bitten in both legs by snake

(NIXA, Mo., AP) — A 37-year-old southwest Missouri man is dead after being bitten on both legs by a venomous snake after he waded into the James River. The Springfield…

Missouri governor delays state energy plan deadline

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pushing back the deadline for the state’s Division of Energy to devise a comprehensive statewide energy plan. Nixon said Friday…

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