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Police: Woman held in box for months found dead, man sought

By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and MARIA SUDEKUM (SEDALIA, Mo., AP) — The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but…

10 seniors arrested for prank, damaging 35-year-old trees

(WENTZVILLE, Mo., AP) — Ten Missouri high school seniors have been arrested for a suspected prank that damaged decades-old trees near the high school’s cafeteria. St. Louis media outlets report…

Kansas City art collection gets $2.32M at Chicago auction

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City couple has sold a collection of 33 American paintings for $2.32 million at an auction in Chicago. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1Q0oeBl)…

PETA honors Shiloh woman killed while rescuing opossum

(SWANSEA, Ill., AP) — A national animal rights group is honoring the southern Illinois animal rescue volunteer who was struck and killed by a regional commuter train while responding to…

2 dead in Springfield after standoff

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Springfield police say they found a man and woman dead inside their home after a standoff that lasted about an hour. Lt. Eric Reece says police…

Eastern Missouri town approves proposal to handle stray cats

(PACIFIC, Mo., AP) — A proposal to control the population of feral and stray cats roaming the streets of Pacific, Missouri, has been approved. Local media outlets report the Pacific…

Warrensburg Schools Foundation announces four scholarship recipients

The Warrensburg Schools Foundation recently announced the winners of six student scholarships that were awarded Friday. Cooper Collier received the Russell and Louise Elsberry Education Scholarship for $2,000. The Elsberry…

Missouri House elects Richardson as new speaker

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri House has elected Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber’s top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl. Richardson…

Missouri House speaker apologizes for actions with intern

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl is attempting to repair his reputation and retain his powerful position while seeking forgiveness for what…

Reward in fatal shooting of Missouri jogger increased

(RAYTOWN, Mo., AP) — A reward for information in the random shooting death of a jogger in a Kansas City suburb three years ago has been increased to $25,000. The…

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