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Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

By DAVID A. LIEB (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — In the nation’s agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track…

California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

By PAUL ELIAS (OAKLAND, Calif., AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage…

US given heads up about newspaper data destruction

By JACK GILLUM (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper’s hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents…

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…

Mules baseball hires new assistant coach

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Central Missouri head baseball coach Kyle Crookes has announced the hiring of Damian Stambersky as the new assistant coach for Mules Baseball. Stambersky comes to UCM after spending the previous…