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Independence Substitute Teacher Accused Of Hitting Third-Graders Put On Leave

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a substitute teacher won't be allowed backed into an Independence district classroom until an investigation into accusations he hit several third-graders finishes

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St. Louis Man Faces Charges Stemming From Beating Dog To Death

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man faces charges following accusations he beat one dog to death and injured another. Robert Taylor is suspect of striking one Chihuahua several times in the head and face

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St. Louis Board of Alderman Look At Proposal To Create A St. Louis Civilian Oversight Board

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' governing board appears ready to decide a measure that would allow citizens to review complaints against police officers. The St. Louis Board of Aldermen is expected to vote today on a proposal that would create a seven-person St

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Several Charges Dropped Against A St. Louis Police Officer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors dropped more than a dozen charges before a St. Louis city police officer was to testify about a secret device used to locate suspects in a robbery spree. The move this month freed the officer from facing questions about a surveillance tool that is subject to a confidentiality agreement between St

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Bonehead Catcalls During Report Condemning Catcalling

Public awareness about how degrading catcalling is continues to grow. Sadly, one man does not appear to have gotten the message.

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UMKC Business School Allowed To Run Up Operating Deficit

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new audit has concluded that the University of Missouri-Kansas City's business school was allowed to run up an operating deficit of nearly $11 million in an ill-fated effort to boost its enrollment

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Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City
Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City

Missouri Republicans Set Some Changes To Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republicans have stuck to their commitment of not expanding Medicaid this session but some incremental changes to the system are moving forward. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey's proposal to raise the asset limit for people with disabilities is one that's passed the Senate

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Furious 7’ Outpaces ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’

For the third week in a row, Furious 7 took the top spot at the box office and made it look easy. Not even a trio of newcomers could slow down the latest entry in the crowd-pleasing action series, which has become the fastest film to reach $1 billion worldwide. On the domestic box office, it’s equally impressive. It’s a juggernaut. A cultural event. At the end of the day, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 may make some money, but it’s making that money in the shadow of a genuine phenomenon.

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Rainfall expected through Sunday, April 19, 2015 (Courtesy of National Weather Service)

Scattered Thunderstorms Expected Sunday

The weather forecast has certainly changed a lot in 24-48 hours. On Friday (April 17), there was a chance for severe weather to come through our area, but now it appears the projection of the storm changed and so did the intensity

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fishing in a lake
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Check Out This Fish Find

I think all of us are familiar with the message in a bottle or maybe putting a message into a balloon and seeing how far they travel, but this story is amazing.

If you recall the tsunami in Japan in 2011, some four years ago

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