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Actor John Schneider helps out victims of the Louisiana floods

Branson - The actor, musician and filmmaker, currently starring in popular soap opera 'The Haves and the Have Nots,' is doing his bit to raise money for flood relief by staging a concert in Branson, Missouri.

U.S. scientists hope prehistoric fish can solve modern problem

Chicago - A giant prehistoric fish once thought to be extinct could be the solution to the worsening invasion of non-native Asian carp that is choking U.S. rivers and crowding out local species.

Justice Department sues city of Ferguson to push police reform

Ferguson - The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Missouri, because the City Council tried to amend a deal with the DOJ that would have enacted changes in its policing and court practices.

A chat with country legend Leroy Van Dyke Special

Not many people have been in the game as long as this Missouri-born 86 year old, recently honoured by his home state in recognition of all he has achieved. He filled Digital Journal in on his present activities.

Interview: Country singer Johnny Lee has been busy Special

Best known for the timeless standard "Looking for Love" Johnny Lee also had a number of other hits 'back in the day' and is still out on the road performing them live for his legions of fans. He spoke to Digital Journal.

U.S. state carries out first execution since Supreme Court ruling

Washington - The US state of Missouri executed a death row inmate, the first execution since the country's Supreme Court backed the use of a contested lethal injection drug.

Intern sexting scandal takes down powerful Missouri politician

Kansas City - Missouri House Speaker John Diehl (R) announced his resignation from his leadership position on Thursday after being caught up in a sexting scandal.

Shooter kills cousins in Missouri murder spree

Washington - A gunman who killed seven people in rural Missouri before turning the gun on himself was related to at least four of his victims, police said Friday.

Eight dead in mass murder and suicide in Missouri

Investigators in Tyrone, Missouri are working six active crime scenes this morning after eight bodies were discovered overnight in several homes in rural southern Missouri.

No pardon for Missouri prisoner serving life sentence for pot

Sedalia - Every day for over 20 years, Jeff Mizanskey, a nonviolent offender, has been staring at the same prison walls, a victim of Missouri's stringent three strikes' law that has since been repealed. Last month, Governor Jay Nixon declined to pardon Mizanskey.

Protests return to Missouri after black teen slain by police

Saint Louis - Hundreds of angry demonstrators took to the streets of another St. Louis suburb Tuesday to protest the slaying of a black teen by a white police officer.

Grand Jury clears Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown

Ferguson - At 9:30 p.m. ET, a grand jury decided to clear Missouri police officer Darren Wilson over the death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown.

Anonymous seizes Twitter account of KKK amidst Ferguson threats

Ferguson - There's a lot of tension in the air in Ferguson, Missouri as reports indicate that the grand jury decision regarding the shooting death of teen, Michael Brown, may be imminent.

Source: Feds say charges against Ferguson cop unlikely

Washington, D. C. - Reports from the U.S. capital indicate that federal prosecutors are likely not planning to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in August and set off riots and days of street protests.

Op-Ed: Allegations of inappropriate affair in Russ Faria murder case Special

Explosive allegations surfaced this week alleging that Lincoln County, Missouri, prosecutor, Leah Askey, was having an affair with one of the lead detectives in the Russ Faria murder case during the time of Faria’s arrest, trial, and conviction.

Missouri cops look for suspects in officer shootings in Ferguson

Ferguson - Missouri law enforcement officers in the St. Louis suburb where deep racial schisms were exposed last month are continuing to look for suspects in two separate shootings involving police.

Op-Ed: Ferguson police chief should be fired

Ferguson - If there still was anyone in the country who thought Tom Jackson could continue as police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, the video "apology" he posted Thursday surely disabused them of any such notion.

Ford to add more than 1,000 jobs in Missouri

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced that it has plans to add 1,200 new jobs at its assembly plant in Kansas City, Missouri.

Grand jury gets more time to decide on Ferguson charges

Ferguson - A Missouri grand jury considering whether to indict a Ferguson police officer over the death of Michael Brown can hear evidence for four more months.

Report: U.S. authorities to probe Ferguson police conduct

Ferguson - The U.S. Justice Department plans to launch a full-scale investigation into alleged civil rights abuses by police in Ferguson, Missouri, where two weeks of sometimes violent protests followed the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager last month.

Teacher raises more than $150,000 to feed Ferguson students

Ferguson - The turmoil in Ferguson has forced schools in the local school district to stay closed until August 25, and this means that low-income students who rely on reduced-price or free lunches may not be getting the food that they need.

St. Louis police allegedly shoot another African American suspect

St Louis - A cell phone video has emerged showing St. Louis police allegedly shooting an African American male in broad daylight after he stole two sodas from a local store.

Missouri governor summons National Guard to Ferguson

Ferguson - Missouri National Guard officers were called in Monday to help the state highway patrol restore order in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb wracked by nightly protests since an unarmed black teen was killed by police more than a week ago.

Livestream video captured Sunday's Ferguson protests

Ferguson - On Sunday night, Vice journalist Tim Pool is livestreamed video of the chaos in Ferguson, MO, minutes before the curfew descends on the embattled neighbourhood. Seven people have been arrested and one man has been reportedly shot.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey marches in Ferguson protests

Ferguson - Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and the first person to send out a tweet from Twitter, has been using Twitter to provide updates live from the ground at the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.

Cops say slain Missouri teen robbed convenience store

Ferguson - Police in Ferguson, Mo., now allege that an African American teen shot and killed by an officer on Aug. 9, sparking days of civil unrest, was involved in a robbery of a convenience store 15 minutes earlier.

Missouri man executed for murder, rape of college student in 1995

Bonne Terre - A 43-year-old Missouri man convicted of raping and strangling a college student in 1995 was executed August 6 as his family members and those of his victim watched.

Missouri Governor doesn't want teachers packing heat

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed teachers and other school staff members to carry firearms on campus.

Congressmen who voted for NDAA detention face voters on Aug. 5th

A round of primary elections is scheduled to take place on August 5th in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington.

Bride-to-be killed on her way to her bachelorette party

Kansas City - Revelers became mourners when a woman’s life was cut tragically short in a vehicle en route to her own bachelorette party.
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US University of Missouri Campus back to work.
US University of Missouri Campus back to work.
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Entrance to Bass Pro Shops original store.  Springfield  MO  April 2012.
Entrance to Bass Pro Shops original store. Springfield, MO April 2012.
A woman holds a protest sign as demonstrators gather outside St. Louis County police headquarters in...
A woman holds a protest sign as demonstrators gather outside St. Louis County police headquarters in Clayton, Mo., a few days after the police shooting of an armed black teen in nearby Ferguson.
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Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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Image on Route 66 T-shirt for sale at St. James Winery off I-44.  St. James  MO
Image on Route 66 T-shirt for sale at St. James Winery off I-44. St. James, MO
Missouri House Special Standing Committee on Redistricting Chair John Diehl  R-Town and Country  acc...
Missouri House Special Standing Committee on Redistricting Chair John Diehl, R-Town and Country, accompanied by Tom Flanigan, R-Carthage, discuss with reporters the implications of the latest census data.
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IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
IHOP on S. Range Line currently under construction. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
Pastor Sean Harris  Fred Phelps Protests  LGBT Protests
Pastor Sean Harris, Fred Phelps Protests, LGBT Protests
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 I might just go back to medical school  said Amormino. I left there on good terms   it might rattle...
"I might just go back to medical school, said Amormino. I left there on good terms, it might rattle things up a bit."
Courtesy of St. Louis University School of Medicine
Dinner time for the feral cats who live in my Mom s backyard & environs  Arrow Rock  Missouri.
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Dinner time for the feral cats who live in my Mom's backyard & environs, Arrow Rock, Missouri. Photo taken: July 3, 2005
Scott Granneman from St. Louis, MO
Site of Jim Bob s Steaks & Ribs on S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
Site of Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs on S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
 America s Great Hunting Hall.   Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  April 2012.
"America's Great Hunting Hall." Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012.
Demonstrators in Ferguson  Mo.  march down West Florissant Avenue on the fourth day of protests agai...
Demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., march down West Florissant Avenue on the fourth day of protests against the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by local police.
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TRAGEDY: Surveillance camera photo released by local police shows the gas station parking lot where ...
TRAGEDY: Surveillance camera photo released by local police shows the gas station parking lot where an 18-year-old black teen was shot and killed by authorities Tuesday night.
St. Louis County Police Department
View of downtown skyline.  Kansas City  MO
View of downtown skyline. Kansas City, MO
MISSOURI EXECUTION: Photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthingt...
MISSOURI EXECUTION: Photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows Michael Worthington, who was executed Wednesday for killing a female college student in 1995.
Missouri Dept. of Corrections
ALDI Food Market just off of S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
ALDI Food Market just off of S. Range Line. Joplin, MO May 22, 2012
Harvey s at Union Station.  Kansas City  MO
Harvey's at Union Station. Kansas City, MO
Stuffed Grizzly Bear at Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  April 2012.
Stuffed Grizzly Bear at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012.
Special preview of The Archery Hall of Fame and Museum  Inc. at Bass Pro Shops.  Springfield  MO  Ap...
Special preview of The Archery Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. at Bass Pro Shops. Springfield, MO April 2012

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