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Mo. man sentenced for $3.5 million fraud scheme

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A northwest Missouri man who stole about $3.5 million from friends and neighbors in an investment fraud scheme will spend 11 years in prison with…

Mo. Eagle Scout earns all 134 merit badges

(WELDON SPRING, Mo., AP) — A suburban St. Louis Eagle Scout has achieved a rare distinction — earning every merit badge offered by the Boy Scouts of America. The St.…

St. Joseph police want to add 22 more personnel

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo., AP) — A new study says the St. Joseph Police Department needs 22 more employees to handle its current case load. Police officials told the St. Joseph…

Fulton homeless shelter rebounds, will stay open

(FULTON, Mo., AP) — A Fulton homeless shelter that nearly closed last year because of financial difficulties has a brighter future. Brad Sheppard, manager of the Wiley House, says increased…

Student wounds official, self at St. Louis school

By JIM SALTER (ST. LOUIS, AP) — A part-time student shot a longtime administrator in the chest at a downtown St. Louis business school before turning the gun on himself…

ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007

By GARANCE BURKE (SAN FRANCISCO, AP) — A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four…

EPA changed course after oil company protested

By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI (WEATHERFORD, Texas, AP) — When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family’s drinking water had begun “bubbling” like champagne, the federal government sounded an…

Vegas woman who couldn’t stop growing dies at 34

By MICHELLE RINDELS (LAS VEGAS, AP) — As a teenager growing up in Las Vegas, Tanya Angus strutted along fashion runways. She was 5 feet 8 inches tall. But at…

2 killed in shooting on Ky. college parking lot

(HAZARD, Ky., AP) — A gunman who fired into a vehicle, killing a man and a woman and wounding a 12-year-old girl, has been charged with murder and attempted murder…

Woman wedged between 2 buildings in Portland, Ore.

(PORTLAND, Ore., AP) — Firefighters in downtown Portland, Ore., are cutting through a parking garage wall to rescue a woman who somehow got wedged between two buildings. Lt. Damon Simmons…