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Governor: DNA miles from prison is linked to escaped inmates

By MIKE GROLL (BELLMONT, N.Y., AP) — DNA found just miles from a maximum-security prison in far northern New York is linked to the convicted murderers who escaped more than…

St. Paul airman’s remains come home after 46 years

(MINNEAPOLIS, AP) — The remains of a St. Paul airman have been returned to Minnesota, 46 years after his EC-47 aircraft plunged into a Laotian jungle during the Vietnam War.…

2 University of Missouri athletes hurt in Columbia crash

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A football player and a women’s basketball player from the University of Missouri have been injured after their car flipped in Columbia. The Missouri State Highway…

Man says he was shot while driving on Kansas City interstate

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Police say a man reported he was shot as he drove along an interstate in Kansas City. The man told police he was driving east…

Band’s van, stolen in St. Louis, recovered in Florissant

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A Georgia band is getting its van back after the vehicle was stolen in St. Louis. The band the Radio Birds said the 1997 Dodge van…

Possible sighting causes shift in manhunt for killers

(DANNEMORA, N.Y., AP) — State police moved their manhunt for two convicted murderers to an area west of the New York prison from which they boldly escaped more than two…

Court hearing scheduled for Missouri woman

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A Missouri woman accused in the stabbing death of her mother has a court hearing scheduled in Wisconsin. Gypsy Blancharde and Nicholas Godejohn, of Big Bend,…

Shooting suspect feared ‘blacks were taking over the world’

By JEFFREY COLLINS and RUSS BYNUM (CHARLESTON, S.C., AP) — A former friend who had reconnected with the man accused of a shooting massacre inside a historic black church in Charleston,…

Little girl’s ‘free library’ stolen from her porch

(ST. CHARLES, Mo., AP) — Six-year-old Reese Short wanted to offer a free library in her neighborhood, but her effort ended when someone apparently stole the library from the porch…

Sexual violence education suggested for Missouri sororities

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri Panhellenic Association is proposing an education plan to help sororities prevent sexual assaults on campus. The association says the plan will be…