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One man is dead after shots fired in Columbia

One man is dead after shots fired in Columbia

Posted 10:54 PM 7/27/2016 by Allison Ross, KOMU 8 News

COLUMBIA - One person is dead after shots were fired at Allen Street and Lassel Place just before 8 p.m. Wednesday night. 

Columbia police arrived just after 8 p.m. when the victim was sent to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Detectives are still investigating the scene. So far police have not given us any information on the victim or any leads to possible suspects. 

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Former St. Louis officer sentenced for beating suspect

Former St. Louis officer sentenced for beating suspect

Posted 6:12 PM 7/27/2016 by The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A former St. Louis police detective who admitted beating a handcuffed suspect faces more than four years in federal prison for a civil rights violation.

Thomas A. Carroll pleaded guilty earlier in St. Louis to a felony count of deprivation of rights under color of (More)

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City and local groups work on event for homeless population

City and local groups work on event for homeless population

Posted 2:15 AM 7/28/2016 by Laurel Bloom, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Thursday marks the eighth Project Homeless Connect event hosted by the City of Columbia's Community Development Department.

"The idea is to take all the services that are of particular importance to the homeless population and put them all in one place," neighborhood (More)

Yesterday

Pharmaceutical prices increased by about 300 million dollars from last year

Pharmaceutical prices increased by about 300 million dollars from last year

Posted 10:48 PM 7/27/2016 by Allison Ross, KOMU 8 News

JEFFERSON CITY -  Missouri Senate Interim Committee held a public testimony Wednesday to discuss the MoHealthNet Pharmacy Benefits budget after an increase in prices by almost 300 hundred million dollars from the year before. 

Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, said the (More)

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Rock painting and hunting activity gains popularity in Missouri

Rock painting and hunting activity gains popularity in Missouri

Posted 11:01 PM 7/27/2016 by Sheila Wang, KOMU 8 Reporter

FULTON - A new outdoor activity has been bringing out Missourians to look for hidden rocks since the start of the summer. 

The activity first started in Lebanon, Missouri a couple of months ago, and it's gained instant popularity across the state.

"Probably close to 20,000 (More)

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Small Missouri city residents frustrated by shrinking lake

Small Missouri city residents frustrated by shrinking lake

Posted 2:15 PM 7/27/2016 by The Associated Press

BLACKBURN (AP) — Blackburn residents say they're frustrated with a company that won't maintain the pond it built next to its railroad tracks in the town.

Kansas City Southern tells The Kansas City Star that it no longer needs a reserve (More)

7/26/2016

Missouri governor candidate sued for defamation

Missouri governor candidate sued for defamation

Posted 6:48 PM 7/26/2016 by The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A man accused of sexual abuse in a pending civil lawsuit is suing Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate John Brunner.

In a petition dated Tuesday, California venture capitalist Michael Goguen accused Brunner of defamation.

The allegations against (More)

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