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Recent shootings heap new attention on Ozarks

By DONALD BRADLEY The Kansas City Star (AVA, Mo., AP) — A pistol hanging from his belt, Greg Shoults took a seat on the deck outside the busy restaurant. He…

NCAA, QBs shift among topics at SEC media days

By JOHN ZENOR There’s plenty of issues to discuss in the Southeastern Conference. The league opens its annual media days — four days instead of three now — on Monday…

Swiss Lindt buys US candy maker Russell Stover

(GENEVA, AP) — Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Lindt CEO Ernst Tanner said Monday that…

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…

Democrats scour records for provocative comments

By THOMAS BEAUMONT (DES MOINES, Iowa, AP) — As the nation’s midsection has grown more conservative and Republican, Democrats have sometimes had to rest their hopes on well-positioned GOP contenders…

Ashcroft’s son enters politics for first time

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Another Ashcroft has entered politics in Missouri. John Ashcroft was a two-term governor, a senator and U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush. Now, his…

Roger Dale Duvall

Roger Dale Duvall, 51, died Thursday, July 10, at his home. Visitation services will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Sweeney-Phillips & Holdren Funeral Home in Warrensburg, Missouri.…