Mo. Democrats propose assault weapon ban

By JORDAN SHAPIRO (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., AP) – Missouri’s gun-friendly culture isn’t stopping some House Democrats from trying to purge assault weapons from the state. Legislation backed by several St. Louis area lawmakers would require gun owners to surrender or destroy their assault weapons within 90 days of the measure’s passage. The proposed ban would… Read more »

Man arrested in Alaska Coast Guard base deaths

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska, AP) – An Alaska man was arrested Friday in last year’s shooting deaths at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak Island that left two employees dead, the U.S. attorney said. James Michael Wells of Kodiak is accused in a federal murder complaint of killing Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkins and retired… Read more »

Mo. man to be freed on bond before murder retrial

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER (ST. LOUIS, Mo., AP) – A Missouri man whose conviction in the 1990 slaying of a rural neighbor was recently overturned by the state Supreme Court will remain free on bond as the state prepares for a third murder trial in the case. A county judge on Friday ordered the release… Read more »

Jury gets corruption case of former Detroit mayor

By ED WHITE (DETROIT, Mich., AP) – The corruption case of Kwame Kilpatrick was given to jurors Friday after a blistering summary from a prosecutor who said the former Detroit mayor’s bank account swelled with a “tidal wave of green” through extortion and bribery. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Chutkow tried to pull the jury to… Read more »

Meteor explodes over Russia

By JIM HEINTZ and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV (MOSCOW, AP) – A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring about 1,100 people. The spectacle deeply frightened many Russians, with some elderly women declaring that the world was… Read more »

Mules and Jennies host Lincoln on Hall of Fame Weekend

The Mules and Jennies basketball teams will host Lincoln on Saturday Feb. 16 at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building. This weekend is also Hall of Fame weekend with the 22nd class being inducted into the UCM Athletic Hall of Fame. These Mules and Jennies will be inducted on Saturday morning and introduced… Read more »

State offers college financial aid workshops

(COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) – The state of Missouri is holding a series of free financial aid workshops for prospective college students. The events are known as “FAFSA Frenzy.” The acronym stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a rite of passage for most college-bound students this time of year as the priority deadline… Read more »

Disabled cruise ship is moving again

By JAY REEVES and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI (MOBILE, Ala., AP) – The miserable passengers aboard the ill-fated Carnival cruise line were slowly making their long journey home Thursday after crews repaired a broken tow line, another bad break that briefly set the ship adrift off the Alabama coast. As passengers came within sight of land and… Read more »