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    Schweich announces run for governor

    Schweich announces run for governor

    Posted 5:11 PM 1/28/2015 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich announced his candidacy for governor in St. Louis on Wednesday.

    Schweich says his three primary goals would be: uprooting corruption in state government, promoting economic prosperity, and improving schools. 

    "As a state, we are facing (More)

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    Missouri panel hears objections to voter photo ID proposal

    Missouri panel hears objections to voter photo ID proposal

    Posted 4:37 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Republican lawmakers say requiring photo identification at the polls will prevent voter impersonation fraud.

    Bill sponsor Rep. Tony Dugger, of Hartville, said during a House hearing on Tuesday that he has included exemptions for older Missourians and a (More)

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    Missouri House to halt committee meetings at country club

    Missouri House to halt committee meetings at country club

    Posted 4:06 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri House is putting an end to committee meetings at country clubs and restaurants.

    House Speaker John Diehl said Wednesday that, effective immediately, all House committee meetings will be held at the Capitol.

    That decision comes a day after the (More)

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    Missouri lawmakers, elected officials likely to get raise

    Missouri lawmakers, elected officials likely to get raise

    Posted 3:58 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will be getting a pay raise.

    Legislative efforts to prevent the raise stalled

    Wednesday after a filibuster by some state Senate Democrats, who say the current $35,915 a year isn't enough considering the (More)

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    Groups discuss privacy issues related to body cameras

    Groups discuss privacy issues related to body cameras

    Posted 3:09 PM 1/28/2015 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri groups are in talks about possible changes to Missouri's Sunshine Law when it comes to public access to video footage of body cameras worn by law enforcement agencies.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says police should wear body cameras more frequently but that (More)

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    IBM lays off employees at Columbia facility

    IBM lays off employees at Columbia facility

    Posted 2:45 PM 1/28/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The head of IBM's employee union confirmed to KOMU 8 News the company is laying off employees at its Columbia facility on LeMone Industrial Boulevard. 

    Lee Conrad, the national coordinator at Alliance@IBM, IBM's employee union, said employees have been reporting layoffs (More)

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    Motorcyclists ride in honor of fallen friend

    Motorcyclists ride in honor of fallen friend

    Posted 2:40 PM 1/28/2015 by Quinn Cochran, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Friends and family showed up Wednesday afternoon to participate in a memorial ride for fallen friend, Ryan Gunier. Gunier, 24, died Saturday evening after crashing his motorcycle into a car on Route K near Timber Ridge Road. Roughly 25 riders showed up on Wednesday afternoon at the (More)

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    Jefferson City Public Schools push for a healthier environment

    Jefferson City Public Schools push for a healthier environment

    Posted 2:20 PM 1/28/2015 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - When it comes to wellness, Jefferson City Public Schools are not holding back. Lewis and Clark Middle School is one of the schools that is helping students and staff make healthier choices by tracking their health daily.

    The staff in the middle school is using Active (More)

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    State lawmaker asks for more flexibility in school lunches

    State lawmaker asks for more flexibility in school lunches

    Posted 2:12 PM 1/28/2015 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new resolution in the Missouri State Legislature urges lawmakers to make school lunch programs across Missouri more flexible. It also encourages schools to utilize farm-to-school programs whenever possible. 

    Currently, Missouri schools receiving federal funding must (More)

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    Mexico mother who locked kids in room with feces appears in court

    Mexico mother who locked kids in room with feces appears in court

    Posted 1:56 PM 1/28/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HUNTSVILLE - A Randolph County judge sentenced a Mexico mother to 4 years after she locked her three children in a room covered in feces.

    A judge granted a change of venue request for April Davis after the case originated in Audrain County Court.

    Mexico police found her three (More)

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    Attorney general reaches settlement with company for violations

    Attorney general reaches settlement with company for violations

    Posted 1:24 PM 1/28/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Chris Koster announced Wednesday his office reached a settlement with Fawe Enterprise, LLC, which conducted business in the Rolla area as Air Essentials, for violating Missouri's no-call law.

    Air Essentials must pay a $5,000 fine and is prohibited from (More)

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    St. Louis chief seeks Highway Patrol help to fight crime

    St. Louis chief seeks Highway Patrol help to fight crime

    Posted 1:03 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - Facing an increase in violent crime, including murders, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to assist with policing work in the downtown area.

    St. Louis police did not respond to interview requests, but patrol Capt. Tim Hull confirmed (More)

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    Suburban St. Louis mayor gets another extortion charge

    Suburban St. Louis mayor gets another extortion charge

    Posted 12:56 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - The mayor of a small St. Louis suburb already charged with extorting money from a towing company is now being accused of doing the same to a convenience store.

    Federal prosecutors say Pine Lawn Mayor Sylvester Caldwell took at least $1,000 from the store between July 2013 and (More)

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