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| June 5, 2012
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DIEHLSTADT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say at least three people were killed last night when severe storms swept through southeastern Missouri. A father and his two adult sons died in Diehlstadt when their mobile home was destroyed.

DONIPHAN, Mo. (AP) – A 47-year-old southeastern Missouri man has pleaded guilty to killing two elderly couples whose bodies were found in their burned-out homes two years ago. David Youngblood, of Doniphan, was charged with murder in the June 2010 deaths of his aunt and uncle and another couple found dead three weeks later in their burned-out home in Current View.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Members of Congress are expected to attend today’s public forum in St. Louis to discuss the area’s housing needs. Democratic Congressmen William Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan, former Republican Senator Kit Bond, and St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard are expected to attend.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A western Missouri man snagged hits third state fishing record after he caught a record 5-pound, 6-ounce carpsucker on a trotline last month in Cass County. Nicholas Wray, of Harrisonville, caught the lunker on the South Grand River. Wray says he fishes about 200 days each year, going out most nights after work.

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — Two teenagers are dead and another seriously injured after their vehicle was struck by a train in Butler County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened earlier today at a railroad crossing. Fifteen-year-old Victoria Swanson and 17-year-old Heather Whitmer, both of Poplar Bluff, were killed.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Kansas motorist has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Kansas City, Mo. The Jackson County prosecutor’s office says 33-year-old Aldo Rivera-Campillo, of Overland Park, Kan., is charged with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 20-year member of the Missouri Supreme Court has announced his resignation effective Aug. 1. Judge William Ray Price Jr. told Gov. Jay Nixon in a letter Monday he’s leaving the high court to return to private legal practice.

COLUMBIA, MO. (AP) — The University of Missouri is hosting a three-day conference on global climate change. Scientists and policy makers from around the world are expected to attend the event that begins tomorrow. A scientist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is among those scheduled to speak.

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