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    Local organization reacts to lethal injection ruling

    Local organization reacts to lethal injection ruling

    Posted 8:22 PM 6/29/2015 by Corie Wilkins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision to allow the use of lethal injection drugs in capital cases.

    The 5-4 decision came from a case in Oklahoma that questioned the use of the lethal agent Midazolan.

    The drug came under fire during the case because it (More)

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    Columbia police investigate shots fired near Clark Lane

    Columbia police investigate shots fired near Clark Lane

    Posted 7:51 PM 6/29/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter & Berkeley Lovelace, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident off of Clark Lane near Hickam Drive Monday.

    CPD said two drivers shot at each other and then drove away from the scene. No description of the suspects is available at this time.

    Police found shell (More)

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    Supreme Court votes down EPA "mercury and air toxins" regulation

    Posted 7:03 PM 6/29/2015 by Abby Rice and Vivien Tran, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency's effort to regulate power plant emissions. With a 5-4 decision, the justices voted against the Obama administration's attempt to curb the hazardous air pollutants emitted from the power plants.

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    Man in custody after Moberly police chase

    Man in custody after Moberly police chase

    Posted 6:34 PM 6/29/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MOBERLY - Police pursued a man through rural Randolph County near Route EE and County Road 2375 after he failed to pull over his vehicle for a traffic stop.

    Driver Cody L. Kitchen, 27, crashed his car into a ditch on County Road 2375. He ran away, and after a short chase, was taken into (More)

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    Camdenton tornado sirens fail real life test during tornado warning

    Posted 5:32 PM 6/29/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CAMDENTON - The Camden County Sheriff's Office has called a service technician to look at its storm siren activation equipment after the sirens did not go off Sunday night.

    According to the City of Camdenton, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration placed Camden County under a (More)

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    Community of Christ will close Imani Mission Center

    Posted 5:31 PM 6/29/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Founders of the Imani Mission Center packed up moving boxes on Monday after it announced it will close July 1.

    Community of Christ funded the mission center.

    A member of the church's communications and media relations team Kendra Friend said the church is proud of the (More)

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    Man sentenced to prison for distributing synthetic marijuana

    Man sentenced to prison for distributing synthetic marijuana

    Posted 5:10 PM 6/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 36-year-old man faces six years in federal prison for distributing more than $1.2 million worth of synthetic marijuana.

    The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri says Stephen Brian Reynolds of Camdenton was sentenced Monday in Springfield.

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    Same-sex couples can now receive marriage licenses, but few have

    Posted 4:30 PM 6/29/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MID-MISSOURI - Most mid-Missouri counties could issue same-sex couples marriage licenses on Monday, but few couples have sought them.

    Out of fourteen counties KOMU 8 News contacted, only the Boone County Recorder of Deed's Office actually did. The office issued one marriage license to a (More)

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    Nixon signs bill that financially supports those with disabilities

    Nixon signs bill that financially supports those with disabilities

    Posted 4:24 PM 6/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A new Missouri measure aims to help families financially support those with disabilities.

    The bill signed Monday by Gov. Jay Nixon would allow someone with a disability or their family to open a tax-exempt savings account to pay for related expenses.

    The (More)

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    Central Missouri roadside assistance is up in summer months

    Posted 3:29 PM 6/29/2015 by Sam Knef, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More central Missouri drivers are requiring roadside assistance in June and July.

    Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Scott White said Troop F has already assisted 214 motorists in June. He said this number is high.

    White found that in November of 2014, which he said (More)

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    St. Louis University researchers receive $2.9 million grant

    St. Louis University researchers receive $2.9 million grant

    Posted 2:36 PM 6/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A grant worth nearly $3 million will help researchers at Saint Louis University study a new tuberculosis vaccine.

    The $2.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was announced Monday. Saint Louis University researcher Daniel Hoft will use the grant to study (More)

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    U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of controversial drug for execution

    U.S. Supreme Court upholds use of controversial drug for execution

    Posted 2:16 PM 6/29/2015 by Hanna Yates, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the decision to allow the use of a controversial drug in lethal injections for executions today.

    The justices voted in a 5-4 case from Oklahoma that the drug Midazolam can be used in executions without violating the eighth amendment (More)

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    Missouri senator wants to create suicide prevention program

    Posted 2:16 PM 6/29/2015 by Blair Ussary, KOMU 8 News

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri senator said she'd like to create a new program for teachers.

    Senator Jill Schupp submitted a bill earlier this year that would make it possible for educators to (More)

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