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

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PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Platte County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol say they arrested an Idaho man who witnesses say was pointing a gun at traffic along Interstate 29 north of Kansas City. Authorities say they haven't received any reports of the man firing shots at traffic. Several witnesses reported seeing the man walking along the interstate with a rifle.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A man will be sentenced in October for the nearly 30-year-old murder of an elderly eastern Missouri woman. Brian McBenge was convicted yesterday of first-degree murder in the killing of Eleonora Knoernschild in November 1984. McBenge was connected to the death by DNA evidence and fingerprints at the scene.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge has found that a Missouri-based trucking company had a pattern of discrimination against its female drivers. The judge ruled that Springfield-based New Prime violated federal law by requiring female drivers to be trained only by other female drivers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says damages and remedies for the women involved in the case will be determined later.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police say they made 47 arrests last night in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The night of protests was more subdued than previous nights despite tensions rising briefly when a bottle was hurled at officers. Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Ferguson today to meet with FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into Brown's death.

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