CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A large swath of southern Missouri is working to dig out from a storm that has coated the region with a mix of snow, ice and sleet. The National Weather Service says that another storm system is hitting the state overnight into Sunday, dumping 1 to 3 inches in north and west-central Missouri, with the heaviest snows near the Iowa-Missouri state line.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Bitter cold didn't stop a group of southeast Missouri runners from competing on a snow-covered course. As it began looking increasingly like the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in Tennessee was going to be canceled because of the weather, runners in Cape Girardeau (juh-RAHR'-doh) started talking. They decided they wanted to run anyway, and a free event dubbed the St. Jude's Frostbite Half/Full Marathon was hastily organized. Organizers say 22 participants completed Saturday's half-marathon in Cape Girardeau.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in East St. Louis, Illinois are investigating the shooting death of a teenager whose body was found in snow near his home. Police Chief Michael Floore says 18-year-old Roman Brooks was found before dawn Friday by ambulance workers.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A second defendant in a Joplin homicide case has agreed to a plea deal that will require him to testify against the alleged shooter. The Joplin Globe reports that 22-year-old Cody Stephens pleaded guilty Friday in Jasper County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in the July 2012 death of 23-year-old Jacob Wages.
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