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If you are in the riverfront area in downtown today, you might see a US Coast Guard presence.

No reason to worry, it is all part of a Homeland Security training exercise. Training takes place today and Tuesday. Seven agencies will participate. This includes local, state, and federal agencies.

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MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Officials in a northwest Missouri county whose prosecutor is under fire for his handling of a teen sexual assault case are planning to close county offices Tuesday because of a planned rally related to the case.

Nodaway County Clerk Beth Walker says the courthouse and county administrative building are being closed. Walker says law enforcement officers will maintain some kind of presence around the buildings during the rally.

At least two activist groups, including one called "Justice for Daisy," have called for the protest, which is to begin at 6 p.m.

Daisy Coleman says she was 14 in January 2012 when a 17-year-old Maryville boy gave her alcohol and had sex with her when she was incapacitated. Felony charges against the boy and a second 17-year-old were dropped months later.

 

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The United Mine Workers says 15 protesters were arrested in a non-violent demonstration outside the Peabody Energy Corporation building in downtown St. Louis Tuesday.

Patriot Coal was spun off from the energy company in 2007 and filed for bankruptcy last year. A federal appeals court ruled in August that Peabody Energy remains obligated to maintain health-care benefits for more than 3,100 retirees of Heritage Coal, another Peabody spinoff company.

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