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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says baseball fields that sit near a St. Louis County landfill that is contaminated with Cold War-era nuclear waste are safe for public use. EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks says today that scientific surface gamma radiation screening and soil sampling showed that the fields are safe and no further environmental response is necessary.

SUNSET HILLS, Mo. (AP) - The criminal investigation of a small-town Missouri mayor accused of purposely striking a bicyclist with his car has been turned over to an outside law enforcement agency. Sunset Hills Police Chief William LaGrand said Thursday that St. Louis County police will now handle the inquiry.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating after a woman was shot to death while walking with her three grandchildren. The shooting happened about 7:45 p.m. yesterday in north St. Louis, near the border with Wellston. Police believe 46-year-old Juliette Cleveland-Davis was an innocent bystander caught in crossfire between two groups.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Two Columbia residents have been arrested in the 2011 disappearance of a central Missouri man, in a case investigators are now calling a homicide. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 34-year-old Charlie Bell of Harrisburg was the subject of a massive search after he was last seen riding his motorcycle on September 15th, 2011. His body has never been found. Thirty-three-year-old Jennifer Freeman and 43-year-old Patrick Curl were arrested Wednesday. Both were held Thursday on $300,000 bond.

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