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Governor Nixon orders National Guard to Ferguson

By NIGEL DUARA and JIM SUHR (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of…

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

By DAVID A. LIEB (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an…

UCM’s interior design program earns accreditation

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The department of art and design at the University of Central Missouri has received notification that its interior design program, leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree…

Former South East Elementary School rededication ceremony set for Aug. 29

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – A committee of Warrensburg residents along with University of Central Missouri employees and alumni are planning a rededication ceremony for the former South East Elementary School at 415…

Cops: Amish girls kidnapped by more than 1 person

By GEORGE M. WALSH (ALBANY, N.Y., AP) — A New York sheriff says two young Amish sisters now safe at home were kidnapped from their family farm stand and police…

Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

By MATTHEW DALY (WASHINGTON, AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a…

Police: Teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

By DAVID A. LIEB and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager…

Lawyer: Cops try to justify teen’s shooting death

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb says police are trying to assassinate…

Nixon heads to Ferguson, cancels Fair visits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon will skip several planned events at the Missouri State Fair to return to Ferguson after another night of conflict between protesters and…

Silver Dollar City announces big expansion

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include six new rides. Officials with the theme park announced Wednesday the four-acre…