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

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis civic leaders say they are prepared to provide temporary housing for up to 60 child refugees from Central America. Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley joined civic and faith leaders today at City Hall to announce the bid for a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement.

MOKANE, Mo. (AP) - An 86-year-old veteran of three wars is scheduled to break ground this weekend for a new veterans memorial in a central Missouri town. The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the ceremony will take place Sunday afternoon at AmVets Post 153 in Mokane (moh-KAYN'). Harold Lloyd Boone spent much of his childhood in the Missouri River town and served in World War Two, Korea and Vietnam.

TROY, Mo. (AP) - A 24-year-old Lincoln County man faces a felony assault charge for allegedly breaking the nose of another person who came to the defense of an abused cat. Aaron Evenson of Troy is accused of punching an unidentified victim whom police say intervened when Evenson tried to strike the feline. The Post-Dispatch says Evenson remains jailed on $15,000 bond.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs received good news regarding injured All-Pro safety Eric Berry. Berry, who left Thursday's training camp practice with what the team said was a sore ankle, has a right heel injury according to team spokesman Ted Crews. Berry was walking without a limp on Friday.

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