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Posted at 3:00 PM

Late in the afternoon of July 21, 1865, Wild Bill Hickok took up a position on the corner of South Avenue and the Springfield public square waiting to see whether Dave Tutt came across the square sporting Hickok’s gold Waltham watch.

Posted at 11:00 AM

When you live in Missouri, events like Halloween and the Fourth of July happen just like they do anywhere else in the country. But here in Missouri, you also get the element of surprise called the weather.

Updated at 9:55 AM

Tsai Ing-wen has been formally inaugurated as the new President of Taiwan. She is the first woman to hold this top government position, a milestone of tremendous importance.

Updated May 24, 2016 at 1:25 PM

With Hillary Clinton heading into an almost certain general-election race against Donald Trump, Bill Clinton has begun to work out what type of role his wife would play in his third administration should she win the race.

Updated May 24, 2016 at 1:18 PM

Graduations are going on all over the country. Most families will have someone graduating somewhere either from high school or college and this is the time when we all go to show our support for our young people. Having been a graduation speaker...

Updated May 24, 2016 at 12:58 PM

Poverty has haunted Appalachia for a century, and with the coal industry dying, the anger and hopelessness are rising. So, as the campaign trail wound through the down-and-out counties of West Virginia and Kentucky, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders...

Updated May 21, 2016 at 12:52 PM

There was a time when children "were to be seen and not heard" and when it was unacceptable to include children in "grown up" conversations and situations of any kind.

Updated May 20, 2016 at 1:01 PM

The number of homicides increased in the first three months of 2016 in more than two dozen major cities across the country and that trend seems to be continuing into the first half of the year.

Updated May 18, 2016 at 1:21 PM

North Korea, the world’s last remaining truly totalitarian dictatorship, held a Communist Party Congress May 6 to 9. Tight total control of the enormous, closely choreographed show was self-evident. The last such party congress was held in 1980, an...

Updated May 18, 2016 at 10:18 AM

I know this column will be wildly unpopular with many readers.Honestly, I don’t want to write it. I have received all of the emails on this subject that I care to.

Posted May 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Laclede County native William “Billy” Martin was 29 years old in 1889. The county history published the same year allowed that “for a man so young,” Martin’s dubious career had been “a remarkable one.”

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