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Columbia officials combat rise in opioid deaths

Columbia officials combat rise in opioid deaths

Posted 10:25 PM 1/20/2017 by Matt Vereen, KOMU 8 News Reporter

COLUMBIA – Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug-monitoring program in place, but officials in Columbia are hoping to change that in their city.

The Columbia Department of Health and Human Services has drafted a new ordinance to bring prescription drug monitoring to (More)

1/19/2017

USDA sets new living standards for organic livestock and poultry

USDA sets new living standards for organic livestock and poultry

Posted 3:36 AM 1/20/2017 by Lauren Petterson, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new set of regulations on Wednesday that clarifies standards for living conditions for organic livestock and poultry. 

According to the USDA, it will enforce these regulations:

  • All organic animals must (More)
1/18/2017

License to fly: Airports may no longer accept Missouri-issued IDs

License to fly: Airports may no longer accept Missouri-issued IDs

Posted 6:56 AM 1/20/2017 by Nora Faris, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY — If Missouri fails to comply with the federal REAL ID Act, some Missourians could face a real problem: they will not be able to use Missouri-issued driver’s licenses or IDs to board commercial flights.

Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, the Transportation Security (More)

1/19/2017

St. Louis man charged in 2014 deaths of 2 brothers

St. Louis man charged in 2014 deaths of 2 brothers

Posted 6:23 AM 1/19/2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 26-year-old St. Louis man is now charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of two brothers more than two years ago.

Authorities said Derrie Williams is also charged with two counts of armed criminal action. He was arrested Wednesday.

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1/18/2017

UPDATE: Columbia Police arrest suspect in bank robbery case

UPDATE: Columbia Police arrest suspect in bank robbery case

Posted 8:47 AM 1/19/2017 by Samantha Kummerer & Charles Nichelson, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers arrested Carl Lovell Wade, according to reports, after investigating a robbery at First State Community Bank on Golden Bear Drive.

Wade, 51, a Columbia-native, reportedly took a taxi to the bank, before handing a teller a note demanding cash and (More)

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