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Joplin sues former master developer for fraud

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — The city of Joplin is suing its former master developer and two men who ran the Texas-based company. The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks $1.5 million from…

Missouri man catches record-sized paddlefish

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A Missouri man says he fought for nearly 30 minutes before landing a state-record paddlefish last week. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the fish…

2 camels, 2 cows stolen from mid-Missouri

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Boone County authorities are looking for two stolen camels. The double-hump male camels were stolen along with two steers from a farm in Columbia. They were…

2 camels, 2 cows stolen from mid-Missouri

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Boone County authorities are looking for two stolen camels. The double-hump male camels were stolen along with two steers from a farm in Columbia. They were…

Missouri Senate committee passes student transfer bill

By SUMMER BALLENTINE (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — A House bill aimed at helping students switch to better-performing schools without sending struggling districts to financial ruin under Missouri’s student transfer…

Mid-Missouri Artists accept entries to Spring Fine Arts Show

The Mid-Missouri Artists group is accepting photography and other artwork for entry into the Mid-Missouri Artists 35th Spring Fine Arts Show. The show is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2,…

Liberty school principal resigns after bullying case

(LIBERTY, Mo., AP) — The principal of a suburban Kansas City middle school has resigned nearly a month after a student with Asperger’s syndrome was seriously hurt in a bullying…

Suspect killed in Joplin home invasion

(JOPLIN, Mo., AP) — Joplin police say a fatal shooting during a home invasion was self-defense. Police say 32-year-old Michael Dean, of rural Joplin, died early Monday at a house…

Bridge crack closes I-70 lane in Missouri near Boonville

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) — Missouri’s transportation director says a lane closure on an Interstate 70 bridge is one symptom of problems arising from a funding shortfall. One westbound lane…

Man, 2 children found dead after 24-hour Missouri standoff

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Officers found a man and his two young children dead in an apartment in southwestern Missouri after a standoff that had lasted nearly 24 hours, police…

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