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Food drive returns to the State Fair

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair is hosting its fourth annual food drive where canned food donations mean discounted gate admissions. “Last year the Missouri State Fair collected 32,800 pounds of food,” said…

Nixon takes a pass, so 2 bills become laws

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon declined to sign but also chose not to veto have now become laws. The Democratic governor vetoed a record…

Floodwaters continue to recede

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Mississippi River floodwaters continue to recede, but it will be sometime before the river is fully within its banks. The river rose sharply in late June…

St. Louis, Kansas City make abandoned homes list

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Two Missouri cities placed in the top 10 on a real estate information company’s list of cities with the most abandoned homes, but a Kansas community…

Recreational use halted on river at St. Louis

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The Coast Guard has closed down a stretch of the Mississippi River near St. Louis to recreational boats because of the waterway’s high levels. The shutdown…

Man sentenced for vandalizing prosecutor’s home

(WEST PLAINS, Mo., AP) — A south-central Missouri man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for vandalizing the home of a county prosecutor and briefly stealing two vehicles.…

Missouri enacts law requiring meningitis vaccine

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Students living in campus housing at Missouri’s public universities will be required to get vaccinated against bacterial meningitis beginning next year. Legislation signed by Gov.…

Springfield man guilty in crash that killed friend

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A 21-year-old Springfield man has been found guilty in the death of a friend in an accident while he was speeding over hills in an effort…

Sen. Kraus running for Missouri secretary of state

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Republican state Sen. Will Kraus says he plans to run for Missouri secretary of state in 2016. Kraus announced his candidacy Thursday, making him the…

Towns hopeful worst of flood is behind them

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Officials in several Mississippi River towns are cautiously optimistic that they’re about to emerge from the flood of 2014 with relatively minor damage. Water levels were…