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| December 21, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 32-year-old Kansas City man has been convicted of killing a friend who was trying to apologize to him. Curtis Bradley will be sentenced in February for second-degree murder and other convictions in the death of 31-year-old Wiley Garner Jr. Prosecutors say Garner wanted to apologize for an argument, but Bradley began shooting as Garner approached with his hand outstretched.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Investigators in St. Louis are trying to determine if high winds caused a building collapse that trapped two people, including a woman who had to be rescued. Firefighters were able to pull the unidentified woman from the rubble of the three-story building that collapsed yesterday afternoon.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A St. Charles County man is seeking a recount of last month’s vote to establish a county police department. A.C. Dienoff of O’Fallon filed a petition this week citing several reasons for the request. County voters last month narrowly approved establishment of a county police department that would replace the existing sheriff’s department.

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Another Missouri town has amended its anti-discrimination ordinance to include prohibitions against discrimination for sexual orientation and gender identity. The Kirkwood City Council voted unanimously for the change yesterday. St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia are among other cities that have adopted similar laws.

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) — A south-central Missouri teenager is facing charges after students and a teacher reported he threatened to bring guns to school and kill people. 18-year-old Zackary Wilmoth of West Plains was charged yesterday by the Howell County prosecutor with two counts of making a terroristic threat. Wilmoth was free last night on $10,000 cash bond.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — New figures show that Missouri’s population grew by about 13,000 people from July 2011 through July 2012. That translates to an increase of 0.2 percent.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri conservation officials say an adult deer from Macon County tested positive for chronic wasting disease. The deer was the only one of out of about 800 test samples to have the neurological disease.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A dozen students from Independence who spent the past semester at a weight-loss boarding school in South Carolina are coming home today a combined 756 pounds lighter. The students from the Independence School District spent the past four months exercising and learning healthy eating habits. Their tuition was paid for by their families, the district, a foundation and other donations.

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