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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…

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…