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Man admits causing fire that damaged his home

Police say the fire was a plot against man's live-in girlfriend.

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Woman now faces death penalty for antifreeze deaths of husband, son

Diane Staudte is charged, along with her daughter, Rachel, with slipping antifreeze into the drinks of her husband, son and another daughter who survived.

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Mo. House panel considers impeaching governor

Legislators filed three separate impeachment resolutions against Gov. Jay Nixon.  The committee chairman says no vote will be taken on Wednesday.

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Evidence arguments precede trial for Missouri woman charged for 1974 murder

Alice Uden from Chadwick is accused of killing her husband in Wyoming 40 years ago.

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Judge convicts woman for stealing from employer in Bolivar

Amy Jenkins, 39, waived her right to a jury trial, and Judge John Porter convicted her after a trial on Monday.

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Attacks targeting online payments not nearly as common as other cybercrimes

Twice as many of last year's internet data breaches resulted from people clicking on malicious web links and choosing easy-to-guess passwords. 

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Missouri death row appeal focuses on execution drug

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Appeals that seek to spare the life of a Missouri man facing execution this week focus on concerns about the lethal injection drug.

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Missouri lawmakers plan to send Nixon criminal code

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are poised to send Gov. Jay Nixon legislation to overhaul the state's criminal laws.

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