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    MSU protest at homecoming elicits racial slurs

    MSU protest at homecoming elicits racial slurs

    Posted 8:34 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Missouri State University officials are denouncing treatment that some people received during a protest at homecoming events.

    The protesters who marched silently through homecoming festivities on the Springfield campus Saturday say they were met with racial slurs and gun (More)

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    Ride-sharing Lyft has agreement with Kansas City

    Ride-sharing Lyft has agreement with Kansas City

    Posted 8:14 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The ride-sharing company Lyft will temporarily stop operating in Kansas City while it works out an agreement to operate legally in the city.

    Lyft officials said Wednesday that the drivers will stop working Friday for up to 60 days.

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    Lake St. Louis adopts anti-texting laws

    Lake St. Louis adopts anti-texting laws

    Posted 7:50 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    LAKE ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lake St. Louis has become the seventh municipality in the St. Louis area to ban texting while driving.

    KMOV-TV reports that the ban, recently approved by the city council, adds Lake St. Louis to a list that also includes St. Charles, Florissant, Kirkwood, St. John, Ellisville and Manchester.

    Enforcement varies. Manchester police issued 20 citations in September alone.

     

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    MU's Traditions Plaza nears completion

    Posted 7:42 AM 10/23/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Crews scramble to finish construction work on MU's new Traditions Plaza Thursday in order to have everything finished in time for a dedication ceremony.

    The construction began over the summer and hit a few roadblocks along the way.

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    Vonderrit Myers' family to release autopsy

    Vonderrit Myers' family to release autopsy

    Posted 7:38 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Relatives of Vonderrit Myers Jr., the 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer on Oct. 8, will release results of an independent autopsy.

    KTVI-TV reports that the family plans to release the results Thursday afternoon. (More)

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    Suspect in Missouri couple's death waives hearing

    Suspect in Missouri couple's death waives hearing

    Posted 7:32 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former high school superintendent accused of murdering a Springfield couple has lost a bid to be released on bond while he awaits trial.

    Mark Edward Porter is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the April deaths of Gary and Jan Tyrrell. On Wednesday, he (More)

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    Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

    Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

    Posted 6:59 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - The Jackson County Courthouse Annex in Independence will be undergoing a $6.8 million renovation and expansion.

    The county Legislature this week approved a contract for the work at the annex, which will get five new courtrooms. The project is expected to be completed by (More)

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    Son charged with murder in Missouri woman's death

    Son charged with murder in Missouri woman's death

    Posted 6:51 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    GREENFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man is now charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his mother.

    Charges against 28-year-old Jason William Fury of Golden City were amended this week after his mother, 58-year-old Sherry Fury, died Monday of a gunshot wound to the (More)

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    Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Posted 5:39 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City officer has shot a man who police say held a CVS store employee hostage with a weapon.

    Police say the suspect was transported to an area hospital in serious condition after the Wednesday night shooting. No other injuries were reported.

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    Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Posted 5:35 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - St. Louis County police say a man who tried to hang himself in the Jennings jail earlier this month has died.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports authorities said Wednesday that 26-year-old DeJuan Brison died Tuesday. They haven't (More)

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    Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Posted 4:33 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    HATTON (AP) - A Callaway County hog farm whose owners are seeking a state permit to significantly expand operations has reported a 10,000-gallon waste spill to state regulators.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the waste came from the Pork Master Inc. (More)

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    Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Posted 4:28 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor's budget-cutting powers.

    The Missouri Club for Growth has been running ads criticizing Gov. Jay Nixon's (More)

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    Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Posted 4:24 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The first female mayor of Kansas City will be part of an inaugural group of inductees into a hall of fame that recognizes women from the area.

    Kay Barnes is being recognized for efforts to revitalize downtown Kansas City. The University of Missouri-Kansas City says the (More)

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