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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…

Credibility concerns in Missouri shooting probe

By DAVID A. LIEB (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — After a week of violent clashes between police and protesters, Missouri authorities leading the investigation into the police shooting death of an…

Police: Teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

By DAVID A. LIEB and ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — A suburban St. Louis police chief on Friday identified the officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager…

Lawyer: Cops try to justify teen’s shooting death

(FERGUSON, Mo., AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb says police are trying to assassinate…

Nixon heads to Ferguson, cancels Fair visits

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon will skip several planned events at the Missouri State Fair to return to Ferguson after another night of conflict between protesters and…

Silver Dollar City announces big expansion

(BRANSON, Mo., AP) — Silver Dollar City in Branson is planning an $8 million expansion that will include six new rides. Officials with the theme park announced Wednesday the four-acre…