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St. Louis hard hit by opioid epidemic

St. Louis hard hit by opioid epidemic

Posted 12:10 PM 12/16/2017 by The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As Missouri struggles with the epidemic of opioid abuse, no place in the state has been hit harder than St. Louis.

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Highway Patrol fires Trooper Anthony Piercy in Ellingson drowning

Highway Patrol fires Trooper Anthony Piercy in Ellingson drowning

Posted 10:00 AM 12/16/2017 by Ethan Illers, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed it has fired Trooper Anthony Piercy.

KOMU 8 spoke to Capt. John Hotz, who confirmed the termination, effective Friday.

KOMU 8 News obtained a letter the Highway Patrol sent to Craig Ellingson, Brandon's father.

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Missouri police help kids celebrate Christmas

Missouri police help kids celebrate Christmas

Posted 1:01 PM 12/16/2017 by Maia McDonald, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - Some Jefferson City kids are getting the chance at a Merry Christmas this year with the help of several Missouri law enforcement groups.

The Jefferson City Police Department is hosting its annual Operation T.O.Y.S. (Take Our Youth Shopping) event. 

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Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, raping Kansas deputy

Man pleads guilty to kidnapping, raping Kansas deputy

Posted 3:51 PM 12/15/2017 by The Associated Press

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Blue Springs, Missouri, man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a sheriff's deputy in Johnson County, Kansas.

The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old William Luth (More)

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