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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Two bills promoting the First Amendment in Missouri schools have been heard in front of House panels in the first month of the legislative session.

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It was the sharpest, most caustic debate yet for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

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A 9-year-old Lamar girl was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 3:55 p.m. Friday on Northeast Fifth Road, a mile north of Lamar in Barton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

DURANT, Okla. — The Missouri Southern Lions didn’t record a hit, but they earned a victory.

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The name Traders Church seemed a perfect fit when the congregation moved to a downtown Joplin location in June 2014.


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Katheryn S. 'Katie' Todhunter, age 86, Joplin, Mo., passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at The Communities of Wildwood Ranch following a long illness.

Kenneth E. Miksell, 80, of Grove, Okla., died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at UHC of Joplin.

Hazel Mae (Snow) Annis, 98, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 7:51 p.m., Jan. 30, 2016, at the Seneca House Nursing home.

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Francis Vernest Morgan, age 83, of Joplin, Mo., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Carthage Health and Rehabilitation, surrounded by his wife and kids.

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James (Jim) Dennison Dorris Jr., 44, Seneca, Mo., passed into eternal rest at 2:07 a.m., Feb. 1, 2016, at Freeman West Hospital after a sudden illness.

SUN CITY WEST, Ariz. - Robert Friedman, 90, an engineering entrepreneur, passed away Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -Edna Mae Shutters, 95, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

QUAPAW, Okla. - Pamela C. Whitcomb, 52, a housewife, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

WAGONER, Okla. - Douglas Craig Summers, 65, a sheet rock finisher, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

JOPLIN, Mo. - Katheryn S. "Katie" Todhunter, 86, a former Mercantile Bank employee, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

JOPLIN, Mo. - Kenneth Earl Miksell, 80, formerly of Grove, Okla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

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The photo of the shirtless teenage boy appeared on Nicole Lovell's Instagram account around the beginning of December. Next to it, a message was posted under the 13-year-old's username: "I love this baby he's so hot. HES MINE."

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