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Burglar faces charges after homeowners chase him out of homes Greene County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in the 500 block of West Rivendale Street last Saturday afternoon after the homeowner saw an unfamiliar man walking through her home while she was working in the backyard.  The homeowner confronted the man, who was armed with a knife, and he fled the home prior to deputies' arrival. Deputies located Adam Graver, 36, standing in the ...

Pedestrian hit near Missouri State University is not student there A pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle late Tuesday night was still in critical condition on Wednesday at midday.  City police identified him as Robert Urton, 21. The accident was on National Avenue at Bear Boulevard near Missouri State University. Urton was hit shortly before 10 pm.   Police say he is not a student at MSU.  According to his Facebook page, he lives near where ...

Lackey will start Game 1 of NLDS for Cardinals on Friday Righthanded pitcher John Lackey will start Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday.  Lackey was 13-10 in the regular season, and 9-4 at Busch Stadium with a 1.93 ERA at home. Lackey also brings a lot of postseason experience to the mound. He’s 7-5 in 21 games, including 18 starts. He pitched on World Series winners with Anaheim in 2002 and Boston in ...

St. Clair County deputies shoot man who opened fire on them St. Clair County deputies shot the driver of a stolen car after they say he opened fired on them early Wednesday. The sheriff’s department's spokesman says Deputy Jason Matter and Deputy Dale Roberts responded to a report about 1:15 a.m. that someone saw a stolen vehicle on Missouri 52 in Appleton City. The car stopped in the parking lot of Appleton City school. The deputies said they ...

Proposed NFL stadium in St. Louis secures naming rights deal The proposed NFL stadium on the riverfront has a naming rights deal worth $158 million.  National Car Rental signed a 20-year agreement with the St. Louis Regional Sports Authority for what could become National Car Rental Field.  The St. Louis-based company would pay $6.5 million in the first year, with a 2 percent annual inflation escalator every year after that.  The stadium, however, is no sure ...

VIDEO: The Garden Spot plants for fall and readies for winter Dan tells Steve about planting sugar snap peas, and winterizing your garden.  ...

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Oregon shooter killed himself in front of class: officials
A sign at the edge of campus welcomes students and staff back to Umpqua Community College on October 5, 2015 in Roseburg, OregonThe gunman behind the massacre at a college in Oregon that left nine people dead killed himself in the classroom where the carnage took place, authorities said Wednesday. Jim Burge, police chief in the city of Roseburg, said the 26-year-old shooter confronted two police officers who arrived at the scene right after his killing spree. New details have been emerging about the October 1 shooting at Umpqua Community college, in which nine others were injured.

U.S. says won't cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria
The United States will not cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because Moscow's strategy is "tragically flawed", U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Wednesday in his strongest comments yet on the issue. "We are not prepared to cooperate in a strategy which as we explained is flawed, tragically flawed on Russia's part," Carter said during a trip to Rome, renewing U.S. accusations that Russia's strikes were not focused on Islamic State militants.

The Latest on storm: Divers find bodies of 2 missing people
Linda Whitcomb, left, helps Dot Valentine go through the belongings of her flooded home in Columbia, S.C., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. People in the city are beginning cleanup after being pummeled by a historic rainstorm. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):

U.S. chief of Volkswagen pledges cooperation with Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG's U.S. chief pledged to cooperate with a congressional investigation into the German carmaker's emissions scandal but offered little insight into what led to the crisis.

Habana equals Lomu record as Springboks reach World Cup quarter finals
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana scores his third and his team's seventh try during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup against USA at the Olympic Stadium, east London, on October 7, 2015Brilliant Bryan Habana scored a second half hat-trick to equal Jonah Lomu's record of 15 World Cup tries on Wednesday as South Africa hammered the United States 64-0 to book their quarter final place. Habana is closing on the all time Test try record of 69 held by Japan's Daisuke Ohata. The South African is now level with Wallaby hero David Campese's mark on 64.