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Governor names new Missouri public safety director Gov. Jay Nixon announced his appointment of Daniel Isom II as the new director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety. He is the former chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He will replace outgoing Public Safety Director Jerry Lee, who is retiring after almost three years in the position. “Dr. Isom has experience and training in law enforcement that are almost unmatched, including ...

Recount planned for "Right to Farm" amendment Missouri’s so-called “Right to Farm” amendment will get a recount. Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Wednesday that his office will conduct a statewide recount of Constitutional Amendment 1, which appeared on Missouri’s August 5th primary election ballot. The measure passed by about 2,500 votes out of 996,000 cast. Kander’s office has created a webpage in an effort to make the recount process more transparent and ...

Crash kills 2 in Boone County Two people from Harrison died in a one-vehicle crash in Boone County.  The Arkansas State Police says Tiffany Lewis, 33, and Charles McMurtry, 44, died when the driver of a pickup in which they were riding lost control in a curve, left the road, hit a highway sign and a fence, and overturned. The crash was about 7:20 p.m. Tuesday on Arkansas 392 in Batavia.  The ...

Work closes parts of Kimbrough Avenue near MSU today, tonight Pavement repair will cause Kimbrough Avenue directly north and south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday. Motorists should plan an alternate route. These repairs are part of the Grand at Kimbrough intersection improvements. The repairs are in the same area as a street closing for City Utilities of Springfield work.  Kimbrough was closed to traffic between Bear Avenue and ...

Big bargain sale starts today You can save lots of money in southwest Springfield.  Doors opened at 9 a.m. Wednesday for the Just Between Friends sale at Remington's off Republic Road at Kansas Expressway.  It's your chance to save 50 to 90 percent off retail prices on winter clothing, Halloween costumes, baby supplies and toys.   You'll also find name brands, shoes and even formal dresses in the new juniors section. Organizers ...

Powerboat owner dies after crash at Lake of the Ozarks The owner of a Rhode Island-based powerboat company has died after a high-speed boat crash.   Mike Fiore, 44, of Bristol, Rhode Island, died Tuesday evening at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, according to Frank Sciacca, general counsel for Fiore's company, Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats. Sciacca said in a statement that Fiore died from complications from surgery after the accident.   The highway patrol's water division says Fiore was the ...

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SEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities
WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.

US stocks slip after S&P breaks 2,000 barrier
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 13, 2014 in New York CityNew York (AFP) - Wall Street fell slightly in early trade Wednesday a day after the S&P 500 set a new mark, closing above the 2,000 milestone for the first time.

Jasper Johns' former assistant pleads guilty
NEW YORK (AP) — Pleading guilty to a single charge, a former Jasper Johns assistant told a federal judge Wednesday that he transported works of art stolen from the pop artist's Connecticut studio over state lines.

College football begins with low-key opening game
Alabama head coach Nick Saban tracks his defensive backs during Alabama football practice, Tuesday, Aug.26, 2014, at the Hank Crisp Indoor Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Vasha Hunt) MAGS OUT Mandatory CreditATLANTA (AP) — Welcome back, college football!

Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2014 file photo, Chicago's Joshua Houston, right, celebrates with Ed Howard after their 7-5 win in the U.S. final game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series baseball tournament in South Williamsport, Pa. The team won the U.S. title, but lost 8-4 to South Korea in the championship game. The team united the city of Chicago and will be feted with a parade Wednesday, Aug. 27. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.