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    Dog tossed from car is recovering

    Dog tossed from car is recovering

    Posted 9:49 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    OLIVETTE - A St. Louis County dog is recovering after being tossed from a car.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a woman reported seeing the dog thrown from a car on Interstate 70 late Tuesday morning. She took the dog to the St. Louid County Animal Care and Control Shelter in Olivette.

    The staff has named him "Lucky" there and x-rays showed he had a dislocated hip. His hip was put back into socket and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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    Body found near railroad tracks in NW Missouri

    Body found near railroad tracks in NW Missouri

    Posted 8:13 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A man's body has been found near train tracks in northwest Missouri, but a sheriff says the death does not appear suspicious.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports Burlington Northern Santa Fe employees found the body (More)

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    Program provides apartments for homeless vets in St. Louis

    Program provides apartments for homeless vets in St. Louis

    Posted 8:01 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new program in St. Louis places homeless veterans into furnished apartments, an effort to both get them off the street and help them turn their lives around.

    The effort will serve as a pilot program for possible use in other cities. (More)

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    Woman shot to death in north St. Louis

    Woman shot to death in north St. Louis

    Posted 7:51 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating the shooting death of a woman.

    The shooting happened about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in north St. Louis, near the border with Wellston. The victim was shot in the chest. Her name has not been released.

    Authorities say they do not have any suspects, or even a description of potential suspects.

    It was the 71st homicide in St. Louis this year.

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    Woman, 71, dies after being thrown from ATV

    Woman, 71, dies after being thrown from ATV

    Posted 4:44 AM 7/31/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CAMDEN COUNTY - A 71-year-old woman died Wednesday after she was thrown from the ATV she was riding.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Alice Vanmeter of Roach was driving an ATV at 8:20 p.m. when she drove off the road and hit a tree, a stump and a concrete retaining wall near Friar Tuck Drive and Robin Hood Lane.

    MSHP said both Vanmeter and the ATV landed on a driveway below the retaining wall.

    MSHP said Vanmeter was not wearing a helmet.

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    4 districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

    4 districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

    Posted 4:34 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A lawsuit by Normandy school district parents over changes to student attendance rules has been scaled back after the state again altered its transfer policy.

    Seven parents sued the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the new Normandy Schools (More)

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    UMSL sets new record for fundraising

    UMSL sets new record for fundraising

    Posted 4:31 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The University of Missouri-St. Louis has set a new fundraising record.

    Chancellor Thomas George says $31.2 million was raised during the 2013-14 fiscal year - $10 million better than the previous year's fundraising total. The donations helped create 70 new scholarships (More)

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    Missouri's top banking regulator retiring

    Missouri's top banking regulator retiring

    Posted 4:28 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's chief banking regulator is stepping down from the job effective Friday.

    Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says Finance Commissioner Rich Weaver is retiring after a three-decade career that began by working in the division's mail room in 1985.

    The (More)

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    Kansas City groups get $120K for Middle Blue River

    Kansas City groups get $120K for Middle Blue River

    Posted 4:25 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - Two Kansas City nonprofits are getting a total of about $120,000 in federal funds to improve areas around the Middle Blue River.

    The regional office of the Environmental Protection Agency says the grants to the Blue River Watershed Association and the Heartland (More)

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    Missouri regulators deny streetlight proposal

    Missouri regulators deny streetlight proposal

    Posted 4:18 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri utility regulators have denied a proposal from two St. Louis-area cities to purchase streetlights from an electric utility.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday (More)

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    Police investigate Missouri mayor in cycling crash

    Police investigate Missouri mayor in cycling crash

    Posted 4:16 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    SUNSET HILLS (AP) - Police in a St. Louis-area city are investigating contradictory reports from their mayor and a bicyclist who says the elected official caused him to crash.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Sunset Hills Mayor Mark (More)

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    Firm says Missouri school soil isn't hazardous

    Firm says Missouri school soil isn't hazardous

    Posted 4:12 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRIDGETON (AP) - An engineering firm hired by a Bridgeton-area school district has concluded that soil from schools 2 miles from a radioactive landfill didn't show high levels of radiation.

    The Pattonville School District spent $2,300 for the test presented on Wednesday. The superintendent (More)

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    Musicians raise funds for Jefferson City Jazzfest

    Posted 3:32 AM 7/31/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Musicians from all over Missouri will flock to Jefferson City Thursday night for Jazz Jam to raise money for Jazzfest. The Jazz Forward Initiative with Jeff Bassinson, Al Green and other musicians will perform at  the Mission to raise money for the Jazzfest in September.

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