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| December 12, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman turned in her 16-year-old son after spotting him on surveillance video of an attempted restaurant holdup. The teen is one of three people suspected of trying to rob a Church’s Chicken on Sunday night. The restaurant manager is grateful to the woman, but police say she’s been getting grief from some people for her decision.

MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who drove the wrong way for 11 miles on a southwest Missouri interstate told troopers he was just trying to get home. The State Highway Patrol says only two minor accidents occurred while the 78-year-old man motorist went the wrong way on Interstate 44 yesterday evening. The man told officers he made a wrong turn onto the roadway.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A new five-story residential hall at the University of Missouri is scheduled to open in 2015. The new dorm will help the school keep up with record-setting freshman classes. Construction of the building is scheduled to begin next September.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia elementary school principal is retiring after her sister-in-law scored a huge win in a recent Powerball drawing. Kris Matthews is principal of Grant Elementary School. Her husband is a brother of Cindy Hill, who along with husband Mark Hill won half of the record $588 million Powerball jackpot on Nov. 28.

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — University City police say a 12-year-old boy shot and killed a classmate last night when he was playing with his grandfather’s gun. Authorities say boy was playing with the weapon when it fired, shooting another 12-year-old in the head.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former high school tennis coach and substitute teacher in the St. Louis area has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for receiving and possessing thousands of images of child pornography. Fifty-year-old Richard Ambler, of Florissant, will also be subject to lifetime supervised release under the sentence he received Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The married father of five pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she’s getting ready to file legislation that would let airline passengers use more electronic devices in the sky. McCaskill says she’s asked the FAA to relax its current restrictions on using unapproved computers, smartphones and e-books when planes are below 10,000 feet.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A top official in Gov. Jay Nixon’s 2012 re-election campaign has been named executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party. The appointment of Joe Duffy was announced Tuesday. Duffy replaces Kelsey Thompson, who is leaving the post after nine months to rejoin Nixon’s administration.

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