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Stories with place: Missouri
  • Twins shut down by Vargas in 5-0 loss to Royals 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:08 am
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Ricky Nolasco was virtually unhittable a week ago in Minnesota, shutting down the scuffling Royals over eight innings in an easy victory that came amid a three-game sweep.

  • Vargas shuts down Twins, leads Royals to 5-0 win 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 11:59 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Jason Vargas began tinkering sometime between the second and third inning, after his pitch count had risen perilously high yet he'd managed to wiggle out of three straight jams.

  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 9:31 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people.

  • Blackhawks, Blues set to go distance again 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:05 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

  • Royals put outfielder Dyson on bereavement list 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:23 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The Royals have placed outfielder Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list and recalled versatile Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Omaha.

  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:31 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.

  • Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:12 pm
  • TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.

  • Illinois' mining-oversight official fired 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:41 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the latest official to depart in the last two months.

  • St. Louis priest charged with child sex crimes 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:34 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis priest previously accused of felony child endangerment and witness tampering in Lincoln County has been charged with first-degree sodomy involving another child.

  • Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:47 pm
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

  • Murder suspect wants statements thrown out 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:16 pm
  • SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.

  • Woman's quest could help cure rare disorder 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:44 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - When Mary Kaye Richter's son was diagnosed, she could only find a few paragraphs about hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, which inhibits the growth of teeth, hair and sweat glands. To learn more, she converted a storage room of a church in Mascoutah, Illinois, into the headquarters for a foundation that she established.

  • Joplin prepares to open several new safe rooms 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:55 am
  • JOPLIN, Missouri - Joplin residents will soon be able to seek shelter from storms in safe rooms across the city, school district officials said.

  • Mo. House votes to expand sales tax exemptions 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:05 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Pizza parlors, doughnut shops and even convenience stores all could be in line for a tax break on the food that they make and sell as a result of a measure moving through the Missouri Legislature.

  • Missouri deputy shoots, kills dog 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:32 am
  • WASHINGTON, Missouri - An investigation continues after an eastern Missouri deputy shot and killed a dog.

  • Kill switch plan lauded by victim's father 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:25 am
  • ST. LOUIS - The father of a former Saint Louis University volleyball player killed for her cellphone says he is grateful that major makers have agreed to put so-called kill switches in new smartphones next year to deter thefts and robberies.

  • Hit-and-run driver hits blind woman, service dog 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:07 am
  • ST. ANN, Missouri - Police in St. Louis County continue to search for the driver who struck a blind woman and her service dog.

  • Gun-related cases moving faster in St. Louis 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:04 am
  • ST. LOUIS - St. Louis judges say cases involving guns are moving through the system faster, thanks to a change in procedure.

  • Mo. Senate panel endorses penny transportation tax 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:04 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.

  • Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:50 am
  • ST. LOUIS - In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought.

  • Source: Haith front-runner for Tulsa job 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:50 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Missouri coach Frank Haith is in position to replace Danny Manning at Tulsa.

  • Settlement reached in suit over Bridgeton Landfill 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:31 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - The operator of the Bridgeton Landfill in suburban St. Louis will pay nearly $7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of homeowners living nearby who claimed that noxious odors and an underground fire lowered property values and harmed their quality of life.

  • Trail delayed for former sweetener plant CEO 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:25 pm
  • COLUMBIA, Missouri - The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case.

  • Man shot to death by St. Charles police officer 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:55 pm
  • ST. CHARLES, Missouri - A 52-year-old man is dead after he was shot by police in St. Charles.

  • Burglary suspect breaks leg while fleeing police 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:25 pm
  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A burglary suspect broke his leg while trying to flee from police after a homeowner found him inside a western Missouri residence.