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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

State offices to be closed on Black Friday

Citing a stronger state budget outlook because of the continued improving Missouri economy, Gov. Jay Nixon today issued an executive order closing state offices on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

Fatal crash on Highway 87

Accident on Hwy 87

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Paul Wilson among 3 nominated for high court vacancy

Former Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson is one of three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

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Gump meets challenge, retains Sheriff's office

After a hard-fought and at times heated campaign, incumbent Sheriff Jeptha "Jay" Gump defeated challengers Tony Wheatley, Dale Embry and Chris Dunham on the Republican ticket in the primary election held Tuesday, Aug. 8. Turnout was 33.77 percent.

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Prairie Home Bank Robbed

At approximately 11:25am today 7/18/2012 a lone gunman entered the Mainstreet Bank in Prairie Home.

California fireworks cancelled - burn ban in force until further notice

"The California Fireworks show has been cancelled and there is a burn ban in force in California until further notice," said California Fire Chief Allen Smith Friday, June 29. "The heat and drought continue. There is no relief in sight."