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Missouri Sheriff Reopening 1997 Murder of Teenager

A southwest Missouri sheriff says he will reopen an investigation into a 1997 Springfield girl’s death that is linked to a man who was executed Thursday in Texas.


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Woman, 24, Convicted in Dismemberment of Husband

A jury has convicted a 24-year-old central Illinois woman of murder for the dismemberment of her husband.


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Lincoln Tomb Reopens After Months of Repairs

The interior of the Lincoln Tomb has been closed since December, as crews fixed cracks in the marble walls and repainted water-damaged ceilings.


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Man Hospitalized after Standoff in Springfield

Officers were called to home Sunday evening when a woman reported her husband was suicidal and had fired a shot in the house.


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Missouri Judge Says No Evidence Yet on Murder Case

A Missouri judge says prosecutors don’t have to provide evidence before the preliminary hearing for a 46-year-old man accused of killing a 10-year-old Springfield girl.


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Drury to End Housing Exemption for Nearby Students

Drury University plans to require all freshmen and sophomores to live on campus, beginning in the fall of 2015.


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Commission: Remove Juveniles from Sex Registries

Requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders impairs rehabilitation efforts for a crime that very few of them ever commit again, according to a study released Tuesday.


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Alert Changes Discussed after Missouri Child Death

The kidnapping and death of Hailey Owens last month has prompted Missouri lawmakers and law enforcement agencies to consider changes to the rapid alert system used to spread the word about possible child abductions.


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Parents of Slain Springfield Girl Suing Man Accused in Death

The parents of Hailey Owens, who was kidnapped and killed last month, are suing the man accused of murdering their daughter.


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Man Found Dead in Missouri Field Needs Identifier

The Greene County Sheriff’s office found a man in a southwest Missouri field, that later died, are asking for help identifying him.