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Former MU prof reflects on life as he turns 109

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Almost a decade after passing the century mark, a former University of Missouri professor says he does his share of fretting but that life has been…

Prosecutions, fines increase in puppy mill cases

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — A state law intended to crack down on Missouri’s worst puppy mills has increased the number of prosecutions and fines and led to the rescue of…

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped…

$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the 415,000-square-foot plant Wednesday…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology. The school announced in a news…

EPA launches criminal probe into Tyson discharge

(MONETT, Mo., AP) — Tyson Foods is the subject of a federal criminal investigation of its role in the discharge of a food supplement into a southwest Missouri town’s wastewater…

Columbia City Council OKs downtown student housing

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The Columbia City Council has approved a Texas-based housing developer’s proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex near the University of Missouri campus. The council…

Judge: Mamtek CEO committed $1.3M bond fraud

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The former CEO of Mamtek committed fraud to secure almost $1.3 million from bond funds that were supposed to be used to build an artificial sweetener…

Obama in Washington for meetings on Iraq, Missouri

By JULIE PACE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama returned to work at the White House Monday, replacing images of him bicycling and…

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…