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    Auditor: Spending by St. Joseph schools 'staggering'

    Auditor: Spending by St. Joseph schools 'staggering'

    Posted 8:13 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - The St .Joseph School District received a poor grade from the state auditor, who said the district spent a "staggering" amount of money on unauthorized stipends for administrators.

    In an report released Tuesday, Auditor Tom Schweich gave the district a poor rating, the (More)

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    Man gets 3 life terms for sex crimes with children

    Man gets 3 life terms for sex crimes with children

    Posted 8:07 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    FARMINGTON (AP) - A southeast Missouri man has been sentenced to three terms of life in prison plus 15 years for sex crimes involving children.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that 54-year-old Joseph Troy Wilson, formerly of (More)

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    St. Louis minister victim of carjacking

    St. Louis minister victim of carjacking

    Posted 8:03 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are searching for the suspects who held a Baptist minister at gunpoint and stole her car outside a midtown church.

    KMOV-TV reports that the crime happened Tuesday night at Central Baptist Church. Police say a woman (More)

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    Man shot and killed by Springfield police officer

    Man shot and killed by Springfield police officer

    Posted 7:07 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield officials say a man was shot and killed by an officer on the city's north side.

    Police were sent to check on suspicious activity about 10 p.m. Tuesday. Springfield officials said in a news release that the officer contacted a suspect at the site and the (More)

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    Hallmark to transfer printing work from Georgia to Kansas

    Hallmark to transfer printing work from Georgia to Kansas

    Posted 6:35 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hallmark Cards plans to end printing work at its Litho-Krome printing subsidiary in Georgia and transfer the work to Lawrence, Kansas.

    Hallmark officials said Tuesday the Litho-Krome subsidiary produces greeting cards and Crayola packaging.

    The work will end in (More)

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    Suspect in double homicide in Springfield arrested

    Suspect in double homicide in Springfield arrested

    Posted 6:30 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Authorities say a suspect in the shooting deaths of a Springfield woman and her son has been arrested in Arkansas.

    A police statement said U.S. Marshals arrested 51-year-old Willie Clark Jr. without incident Tuesday at a home in McGehee, Arkansas.

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    Hawk recovering after flying through window in Kansas City

    Hawk recovering after flying through window in Kansas City

    Posted 5:04 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A hawk is recovering after crashing through a window earlier this month at a south Kansas City home.

    Drew Arnold tells the Kansas City Star he was at home Feb. 6 when he heard a crash in a bedroom. Arnold says he went to (More)

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    Experts say St. Louis recovery still lags behind

    Experts say St. Louis recovery still lags behind

    Posted 4:51 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Analysts with PNC Bank say the metropolitan St. Louis area is taking steps toward economic recovery, but not as fast as many other places.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that PNC economists wrote that St. Louis has lagged (More)

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    Missouri woman accused of foiled murder-for-hire plot

    Missouri woman accused of foiled murder-for-hire plot

    Posted 4:43 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southern Missouri woman is jailed without bond on federal charges that she tried to hire someone to kill her sister.

    Federal prosecutors in Springfield charged Leta Faye Douglas of Houston, Missouri, last week with use of interstate commerce facilities in the (More)

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    Sale of $38.5M in bonds for University of Missouri approved

    Sale of $38.5M in bonds for University of Missouri approved

    Posted 4:39 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri state board has approved the public sale of $38.5 million in bonds to pay to renovate a University of Missouri-Columbia hall.

    The Board of Public Buildings voted Tuesday in favor of selling the bonds for Lafferre Hall in the university's engineering (More)

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    Judge sentences man to 15 years for shooting at police

    Judge sentences man to 15 years for shooting at police

    Posted 4:32 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    JACKSON (AP) - A judge has sentenced a southeast Missouri man to 15 years in prison for shooting at police in 2012.

    The Southeast Missourian reports 48-year-old Lawrence Guthrie of Jackson pleaded guilty in November to three counts of assault on a law (More)

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    Jury convicts St. Louis County doctor of health care fraud

    Jury convicts St. Louis County doctor of health care fraud

    Posted 4:24 AM 2/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office says a jury has found a St. Louis County doctor guilty of health care fraud.

    Prosecutors say 68-year-old Devon Golding wrongly billed patients for medical services he didn't provide. They say he also allowed a nurse, who isn't certified as a (More)

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    Missouri high school graduation rates rise dramatically since 2011

    Posted 12:32 AM 2/18/2015 by Jasmine Dell, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released information showing that, in 2014, Missouri's high school graduation rate increased by 10 percent over the past three years. In 2011, Missouri's high school graduation rate was at 78 percent. Three years later, 87 (More)

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