AP – State Stories

| December 6, 2012
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Governor Jay Nixon is making his third trip to a war zone since taking office. He’s visiting Missouri troops who are deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — PrideFest in St. Louis is moving downtown. The annual summer gay pride festival will be held at Soldiers Memorial in June, rather than Tower Grove Park.

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Mark Twain’s image is being emblazoned on a commemorative coin. The U.S. Mint is making a limited number of $1 and $5 coins honoring the Missouri writer. Proceeds from the sale will help sites such as the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — H&R Block says its second-quarter loss narrowed, thanks to cost-cutting efforts. The Kansas City company is the nation’s largest tax preparer. It typically turns in a loss in the August-to-October period because it takes in most of its revenue during the U.S. tax season.

LAMAR, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri man has admitted he accidentally killed his ex-girlfriend’s 4-month-old son when he shook the baby. Twenty-eight-year-old Jonathan Rector pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a plea deal, and his sentence will be limited to 15 years in prison. Kaiden Stevens died in February at a Kansas City hospital.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County Police are seeking upgraded charges against a woman who allegedly beat her 92-year-old grandmother, now that the woman has died. Rachel Armstrong is already faces a charge of elderly abuse. Her grandmother, whose name hasn’t been released, died Sunday morning.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — American Airlines will keep four gates at St. Louis’ Lambert Airport, but at less cost. Lambert officials say an agreement expected to be filed next month with a U.S. Bankruptcy Court allows American to shed $2.3 million a year in payments to the airport. American ranks second in flights at Lambert, behind only Southwest Airlines.

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