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Dog attack in Greenwood leaves child hospitalized

(GREENWOOD, Mo., AP) — A dog attack in western Missouri has left a toddler hospitalized. Greenwood police said they were called to the home Saturday after the dog attacked the…

Missouri River race to St. Louis begins

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — About 600 paddlers are headed east down the Missouri River to St. Charles for the start of the Missouri 340 race. The Kansas City Star…

Missouri governor’s race no mirror of White House contest

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri’s next governor…

Columbia tests bench that charges electronic devices

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Columbia is offering the public an unusual way to charge their electronic devices. A wood and metal bench in front of City Hall, called a Soofa,…

Flooding forces hatchery trout into southwest Missouri river

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Recent flooding in southwest Missouri has been a boon for anglers because it forced trout out of a large hatchery pool and into publicly accessible areas…

Missouri girl saves grandpa thanks to science fair project

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — A 10-year-old St. Louis girl is being credited for helping save her grandfather’s life after noticing, thanks to her science fair project, that he was having…

St. Louis County cases raises concerns of stranger danger

(CLAYTON, Mo., AP) — It was a parent’s nightmare — a stranger following a family home and molesting a child at knifepoint in her bed. Authorities say such a crime,…

Police say gun connects suspect to 2 Missouri’s deaths

(CLINTON, Mo., AP) — Police say evidence from a gun proves that a western Missouri man killed a former girlfriend and her teenage son weeks after he was charged with…

Missouri man gets 30 years for exposing sex partners to HIV

(POPLAR BLUFF, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for knowingly exposing a sexual partner to the virus that causes AIDS. David Lee…

Founder of one of North America’s largest bird sanctuary dies

By JIM SUHR (ST. LOUIS, AP) — Walter “Stormy” Crawford Jr., whose founding of one of North America’s largest bird conservation and rehabilitation centers was fueled by a childhood spent…