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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri youth football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is now facing rape and sodomy charges.
 
Greene County prosecutors added the new charges against 46-year-old Craig Michael Wood of Springfield on Monday. Court documents indicate the additional charges in the February death of Hailey Owens stem from newly available autopsy results.
 
Hailey was abducted while walking home from her best friend's house, just two blocks from her own home. Neighbors reported watching in horror and unsuccessfully giving chase as Hailey was pulled into a pickup truck that sped away.
 
She was found dead hours later in the basement of Wood's home.
 
Wood is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday. His public defender says he plans to ask for a delay because of the new charges.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 13:15
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St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - St. Louis Homicide detectives are on the scene of a shooting in North St. Louis.

 

Police say 16-year-old Noah Barnes was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors in the 1900 block of Clara say they heard five to six shots and then saw a person laying face down in the street.

 

Police have not released any information on suspects. 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:51
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 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016.
 
The DNC on Tuesday said the party will accept proposals through June 6 and will pick a host city either late this year or early in 2015.
 
In addition to Chicago and New York, the cities under consideration include: Atlanta; Cleveland; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit; Indianapolis; Las Vegas; Miami; Nashville; Orlando; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City.
 
Some cities seem more likely than others. For instance, President Barack Obama, who will be leaving the White House in 2017, calls Chicago home and his potential successor Hillary Rodham Clinton is from Illinois. Clinton also represented New York in the Senate.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 12:24
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is raising new concerns that an income tax cut passed by the Legislature could have "cataclysmic" consequences for state revenues.
 
The Democratic governor said Tuesday that the bill could eliminate taxes on all income over $9,000, punching a $4.8 billion hole in the state budget.
 
Republican legislative leaders called Nixon's assertion "ridiculous," "absurd" and "laughable."
 
Nixon did not veto the bill Tuesday but has indicated he will do so.
 
House Majority Leader John Diehl said Tuesday that lawmakers will attempt to override the veto before their session ends May 16.
 
An override requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers. That means Republicans would have to vote in block and pick up the support of at least one House Democrat.
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