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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…

Warrensburg Chamber president to resign

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The president of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that she will resign Aug. 15. Tammy Long has served as Chamber president for 18 years. Dan Houx, chair of…

Missouri launches website for military voters

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri residents stationed elsewhere because of military service can now use a state website to get ballots for elections. Secretary of State Jason Kander says…

Winds leave damage, power outages in Missouri

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A storm that swept through Missouri left thousands without power across the state early Tuesday. No major injuries have been reported. The National Weather Service…

High water postpones Missouri River boat race

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — An annual paddle boat race on the Missouri River will be postponed until August because of high water on the river. The MR340 race on…

Young Street to close for two days for drainage work

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Young Street will be closed east of the North Park Shopping Center entrance beginning July 14 so workers can install a new storm drainage pipe. Vehicles may access…

2 people killed after boats collide in river

(FREEBURG, Mo., AP) — Two central Missouri residents have died after two boats collided on the Gasconade River over the July Fourth weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a…

Missouri moves to allow bistate police response

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing law enforcement agencies to assist each other across state lines in the Kansas City metro area. Now,…

Murder suspect captured after weekend escape

(WINONA, Mo., AP) — A murder suspect who escaped from a southeast Missouri jail while watching a fireworks show is back in custody. Winona Police Chief Alonzo Bradwell says 35-year-old…

Nixon signs religious liberties bill for schools 

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation intended to protect students’ religious expression at public schools. The bill signed Wednesday says students cannot face discrimination…