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Missouri Man Declared Incompetent To Stand Trial In Murder Case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with shooting another man to death at a Springfield bus station has been found incompetent to stand trial. Greene County prosecutors say Mohamed Dawod was declared incompetent last month for trial in the 2011 shooting death of Justin Hall

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Pine Lawn Police Officer Placed On Administrative Leave

PINE LAWN, Mo. (AP) — A police officer in Pine Lawn has been placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into accusations that the officer used excessive force against a resident. KMOV-TV reports Tracy Hurd told police the officer came to his house, demanded to see his identification and then arrested him without explanation

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73-Year-Old Woman Set To Receive Master’s Degree

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — One graduate earning a diploma tomorrow at Southeast Missouri State University is proof that learning isn't just for the young. Aline McGee is 73. She is earning a master's degree in elementary education

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Group Formed To Make Court Improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A group that includes two former chief justices of the Missouri Supreme Court and Kansas City's mayor will evaluate the functioning of municipal courts in the state and make recommendations for improvement

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

Deadline Nears For Missouri Legislature

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Legislature is in turmoil, with only one day remaining to try to straighten things out and pass legislation. The Legislature faces a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to approve bills

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Todd Richardson sworn in
Todd Richardson Sworn In as Missouri House Speaker (AP Photo)

New Missouri Speaker Named After Diehl Resigns

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republicans have chosen House Majority Leader Todd Richardson to take over the chamber's top spot following the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl. Diehl announced Thursday that he was resigning after acknowledging that he had exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a college freshman serving as a Capitol intern

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Police Lights

Springfield Police Investigate Two Deaths At a Hotel

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield police have identified two men whose bodies were found in a motel. Police said in a release Thursday that hotel employees found the men's bodies in separate rooms at the hotel on Saturday

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Southwest Airlines To Fly From Kansas City to John Wayne Airport Nonstop

Today Southwest Airlines announced plans to begin new once-daily nonstop flights between Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California, on November 22

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Monkey Business

Amazing Tool Tells You What Your Name Would Be If You Were Born Today

Not every Tom, Dick and Harry is meant to be a Tom, Dick and Harry.

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Shriners Hospital
Shriners Hospital In St. Louis (courtesy of Shriner's International)

New Shriners Hospital Set To Open

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The new $50 million Shriners Hospital in St. Louis will open next month with a smaller staff than the existing hospital. The hospital is leaving its 182,000-square-foot facility in Frontenac for a new facility about half that size overlooking Interstate 64 in St

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