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Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau 

(CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., AP) — A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs. The Missouri Department of Economic…

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings 

By MARIA SUDEKUM (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded…

Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects. The proposed constitutional amendment passed the House earlier this month.…

Man accused of stealing $50,000 in jewelry 

(CREVE COEUR, Mo., AP) — A man suspected of stealing jewelry valued at more than $50,000 is in custody after a St. Louis-area woman caught him inside her home. KMOV-TV…

Missouri House approves early voting measures 

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.,AP) — Missouri House members have approved a pair of measures allowing early voting, though some lawmakers contend it would be too limited. On Thursday, the House approved…

KC police investigate possible highway shooting

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Kansas City police are investigating another possible highway shooting after an incident in which a minivan’s rear window was broken out on a highway where…

Jewish center where 2 were killed reopens

(OVERLAND PARK, Kan., AP) — A Jewish Community Center in Kansas where two people were shot to death on Sunday has reopened. The center in Overland Park opened its doors…

Court expands legal rights for injured workers

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court overturned 30 years of precedent with a ruling Tuesday that gives greater legal protections to injured workers…

Ameren starts construction on natural gas pipeline

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Ameren Missouri says construction is underway on an 11-mile natural gas pipeline from Columbia to Ashland, which currently does not have natural gas service. Officials with…

Opening of nursing home part of Joplin recovery

By WALLY KENNEDY (JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — Gladys Dutton has done a lot of things in her life, but Monday’s dedication of the Communities at Wildwood Ranch nursing home marked…

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