- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Colorado wildfire forces more evacuations
WETMORE, Colo. -- A wildfire that had forced more than 80 people to flee their homes continued growing Saturday and more homeowners were put on alert for possible evacuations. Saturday's weather forecast provided little hope of relief from temperatures in the 90s, gusty wind and dry storms packed with lightning. As of Friday, 15 large wildfires were burning across nearly 700,000 acres in the West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.
National Zoo's panda gives birth to single cub
WASHINGTON -- The National Zoo's giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a single cub early Saturday. The cub was born at 3:41 a.m. It is the first for the zoo's current pair of the endangered bears. Five other panda cubs have been born at the National Zoo, but none survived. It was too early to determine the gender and exact weight of the cub.
States may have trouble with children's insurance
The Congressional Research Service says several states could run into funding problems for a government program providing health insurance for poor children. Depending on whether demand is low or high, six to 14 states will use up their share of federal money for the State Children's Health Insurance Program during the 2006 budget year and 12 to 20 during 2007.
Minn. state employees back to work -- for now
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The first partial government shutdown in Minnesota history ended early Saturday as Gov. Tim Pawlenty signed a temporary spending plan and lawmakers agreed on the outline of a two-year budget. The legislature overwhelmingly approved the "lights on" measure to send 8,900 furloughed state employees back to their jobs by restoring funding until Thursday. Lawmakers now have until Wednesday night to hash out the final details of the two-year budget or risk another shutdown.
No evidence of racism in Tenn. church arson cases
SPARTA, Tenn. -- Authorities said there was no evidence that racism was behind seven arson fires that inflicted heavy damage on two black churches -- but they were not ruling anything out. The fires erupted in the middle of the night and also burned five vacant houses Friday. No one was injured. The FBI was called in because federal law covers church arson, authorities said.
Astronauts beat Hurricane Dennis to launch site
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The seven astronauts who will make the first space shuttle flight since the Columbia disaster arrived early at the launch site Saturday, beating Hurricane Dennis by a day. The astronauts were supposed to fly in from Houston today, the same day as the start of the countdown, but the trip was moved up because of the hurricane.
-- From wire reports