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Puckett found not guilty

Had been charged with 2011 murder

Drew Puckett was found not guilty of second-degree murder charges late Tuesday afternoon. A grand jury indicted Puckett in 2011, charging him for the shotgun killing of Caleb Crabtree.

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Bagnell Dam floodgates opened; city of Bagnell evacuated

Governor sends National Guardsmen, other military outfits to assist severe flooding in Miller County

The city of Bagnell, Wood River Campground and Chaney Road Trailer Park in Miller County were evacuated Wednesday morning, according to the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District.

Flooding closes U.S. 63 in 2 places

High water also closes I-44

Road closed at Westphalia, south of Vienna.

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California selects new police chief

New police chief selected for California

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UPDATE: Highway Patrol lists injured in School for the Deaf bus crash

Seventeen passengers and its driver received minor injuries Friday when a charter bus carrying Missouri School for the Deaf students overturned near the eastern Missouri community of Danville, officials said.

RR Donnelley to close JC plant; notice of closure attached

RR Donnelley, Jefferson City’s 12th largest employer, told its employees this morning that the Jefferson City operations will be shut down.

California Cargill closes early Thursday

The Cargill Inc. turkey processing plant in California closed early Thursday, July 25, due to a possible safety issue.

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Maylee pleads guilty, sentenced to life in prison

Judge Kevin Crane ordered Maylee to serve four life sentences after a court appearance this morning.

Auditor: Patrol didn't show need for new plane

Patrol also needs better monitoring of school bus safety, money-handling.

Miller County prosecutor files murder, other charges

Miller County Prosecutor Matt Howard filed a murder charge Sunday against an Iberia man whose home address is the same as the home where Macala Shelton, 13, last was seen Friday night.

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Village Green Shoping Center has power outage Wednesday

California Fire Department kept busy on Wednesday

Flu in Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE — A flu virus has been going around the Cole County R-I Elementary School, said Superintendent Jerry Hobbs said. Tuesday 20 students were sick, then 69 on Wednesday and 34 on Thursday. Friday 14 more were sick.

Flu in Russellville

More than 130 students affected

Nixon chief of staff has stroke

Full recovery expected

John Watson, 53 — Gov. Jay Nixon’s chief of staff — was hospitalized over the weekend after a mild stroke.

Weather-related announcements for Friday, March 1, 2013

Tracking weather-related closings and announcements for Friday, March 1, 2013 on our website.