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Gap remains in video record of fatal SC police shooting

By JEFFREY COLLINS and MICHAEL BIESECKER (NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., AP) — Dashboard video shows a police officer making a routine traffic stop. Cellphone video shows the officer shooting the fleeing motorist…

Missouri governor calls for reversal of proposed budget cuts

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says increased state general revenues from an improving economy make cuts in the Senate’s proposed budget for services for foster children…

FBI: Man plotted suicide bomb attack at Kansas military base

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH (KANSAS CITY, Kan., AP) — A 20-year-old man accused of planning a suicide attack at Fort Riley was arrested Friday while trying to arm what he thought…

Missouri Senate passes bill amnesty to delinquent taxpayers

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Senators have passed a proposal to grant amnesty to Missourians who agree to pay back taxes. The measure passed 26-7 early Wednesday morning. The House…

Springfield voters repeal protections for LGBT residents

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Springfield voters have narrowly repealed an ordinance enacted last year to protect gays, lesbians and transgender residents from discrimination. Unofficial returns from Tuesday’s election show the…

Funeral for a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

By STEVE SZKOTAK (APPOMATTOX, Va., AP) — A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds’ master’s cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the…

Wednesday storms could be bad, and Thursday’s could be worse

(NORMAN, Okla., AP) — A forecaster has warned that the ingredients necessary to “blow up some big storms” would fall into place Wednesday and Thursday and cautioned millions of residents…

Deadly bird flu shows up in South Dakota, 4th Minnesota farm

(SIOUX FALLS, S.D., AP) — A bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry has shown up in a commercial turkey flock in South Dakota and a fourth turkey farm in…

April Fools Day joke recognizes ‘Unofficial Mascot’

April Fools Day joke recognizes ‘Unofficial Mascot’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – While the Mules and Jennies mascots continue to play a prominent role in the University of Central Missouri’s campus culture, staff members in University Relations took advantage…

6-year-old’s fast action saves man from burning home

(PARK HILLS, Mo., AP) — A 6-year-old eastern Missouri girl is being called a hero for helping to save the life of a neighbor after his home caught fire. Kate…