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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.

Power problems the big issue now with the snow storm

Numerous utility lines are being reported down due to the heavy snow that’s coming through mid-Missouri.

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Winter storm pounds Missouri

Winter Storm Warning in effect until midnight


Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter storm

Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning,

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Obama says ’America’s possibilities are limitless’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting “America’s possibilities are limitless,” President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation’s economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

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Man kills mother, then 26 at Conn. grade school

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left 28 people dead.

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Flag Spring Church destroyed by early morning fire

Church totally destroyed