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Report: Water, highway patrol merger meant less training for water operations

Missouri lawmakers say standards for State Highway Patrol swimming training are necessary after a handcuffed man drowned while in custody.

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Congressman asks National Zoo to help find bald eagle a home

A Missouri congressman is asking the National Zoo director to help find a home for a bald eagle that's blind in its left eye.

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Truck kills 600-pound bear in southern Missouri

Missouri officials say the 600-pound black bear was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer near the Arkansas border.

Mizzou buying second radio station to expand news and music programming

University of Missouri purchasing KWWC 90.5 FM from Stephens College in Columbia.

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Gov. Nixon officially cancels emergency order for Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the state of emergency he declared on Aug. 16 in response to looting and violent protesting in Ferguson.

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Lake Ozark bans open carrying of guns

Four members of the Board of Alderman say the ordinance will boost the area's image asa family-friendly tourist destination.  Permit holders can still carry concealed guns.


4-year-old boy accidentally shoots 3-year-old brother

The shooting happened Sunday afternoon at a home in north St. Louis County. Police say the boys' 27-year-old father was smoking pot in another room.

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Researchers found new species of salamander in Arkansas

Doctoral student Michael Steffen of the University of Tulsa and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission herpetologist Kelly Irwin discovered the new species in May 2011.

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  • Customer refuses to leave tip for gay waiter

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    What a customer left behind for a waiter in Kansas has ignited a social media firestorm. The server found a message written on a credit card receipt telling him he would get no tip because he is gay.  

    Sandra Olivas reports.

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