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Quake in California’s wine country injures dozens

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SUDHIN THANAWALA (NAPA, Calif., AP) — A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California’s wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mirrors and pictures…

$90 million pet food factory opens in Joplin

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — A cat and dog food manufacturer has opened its first factory, a $90 million facility in Joplin. Heartland Pet Foods Manufacturing opened the 415,000-square-foot plant Wednesday…

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology. The school announced in a news…

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…

Results from the Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Crowds gathered on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Saturday to Celebrate Kids in Agriculture – Youth in Agriculture Day, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation. The annual Sale…

Kansas City Council approves subsidies for Cerner

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Council has approved city subsidies and rezoning necessary for Cerner Corp.’s 10-year, $4.45 billion expansion plan. The incentives and zoning passed Thursday…

American Royal wants Kemper Arena torn down

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — American Royal officials told a Kansas City Council committee that it still wants Kemper Arena torn down, rather than renovated, even if a competing proposal…

$7 M project paves way for Port of East St. Louis

(EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill., AP) — State and local officials have broken ground on a $7 million project to build a road, rail lines and utilities to serve the future…

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…

Report: Record Missouri corn crop possible

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Missouri farmers are on track to harvest record crops of corn and soybeans. In an updated forecast Tuesday, the agency…