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Black and Jewish WWI heroes finally getting Medal of Honor

By NEDRA PICKLER (WASHINGTON, AP) — Two World War I Army heroes — one black, one Jewish — are finally getting the Medal of Honor they may have been denied…

Missouri’s athletic giving structure to undergo changes

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri athletic department is planning significant changes to its donor system. The changes are an effort to keep the school financially competitive in…

Mississippi River reopened to traffic after barges get loose

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The Mississippi River has been reopened to traffic after more than 100 barges broke loose just north of the Jefferson Barracks Memorial Arch Bridge near St.…

Bridge demolition leads to skateboarders getting new park

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Skateboarders have turned a concrete area beneath a St. Louis bridge into a skate park. But with that 76-year-old Kingshighway bridge now set to be torn…

Missouri lawmaker on probation for pharmacy violations

By SUMMER BALLETINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri state Rep. Lynn Morris’ pharmacist’s license has been placed on probation for a third time, most recently because Morris wrote prescriptions…

Craft breweries get OK in Kansas City, Missouri strip malls

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City, Missouri’s city council has voted to allow craft breweries to operate in neighborhood strip malls and storefronts. Kansas City media outlets report the…

Hannibal landmark to house vintage car museum

(HANNIBAL, Mo., AP) — A Civil War-era building soon will be housing a classic car museum in the Mississippi River city of Hannibal, Missouri. The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/1d2a4mz) reports that…

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…