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    Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Posted 8:17 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be (More)

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    Dog dock-jumping starts Wednesday night at Boone County Fair

    Dog dock-jumping starts Wednesday night at Boone County Fair

    Posted 8:07 PM 7/23/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    Boone County - Dogs of all shapes and sizes gathered at the Boone County Fair Wednesday night to show off their distance jumps.

    Dogs competed in a big air event, which measures how far the dog jumps. Judges watch for the area where the tail meets the dog's body to hit the water.

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    Five fire departments fight house fire

    Five fire departments fight house fire

    Posted 7:42 PM 7/23/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    ELDON - Firefighters from Moreau Fire Department and four other local fire protection agencies responded to a house fire just after 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

    Officials said Moreau Fire Department was dispatched to 5 Reed Lane on the west side of Eldon. Upon arrival, Lieutenant Randy Scott (More)

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    KC leaders endorse ban on openly carrying guns

    KC leaders endorse ban on openly carrying guns

    Posted 4:40 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City City Council committee has endorsed a measure that would ban people from openly carrying firearms in the city limits.

    The Kansas City Star reports Mayor Sly James has pushed for the ban, noting that the tourist town of Lake Ozark also has voted for a (More)

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    Man pleads guilty to mail fraud involving $1 million in loans

    Man pleads guilty to mail fraud involving $1 million in loans

    Posted 4:02 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County man who claimed to own land in southeast Missouri that he planned to sell to Wal-Mart has pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud involving more than $1 million in improper loans.

    Fifty-four-year-old Ronald Roberts of Town and Country was accused of (More)

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    St. Louis women charged in fatal stabbing

    St. Louis women charged in fatal stabbing

    Posted 3:50 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 24-year-old woman is facing murder charges after a man was stabbed to death in St. Louis.

    Tyrone Barnett of Hillsdale was stabbed in the neck shortly after midnight Wednesday at a housing project. Police say Barnett and Tyianna Motton had been arguing just prior to the stabbing.

    Barnett was pronounced dead at a hospital. Motton was arrested at the scene and is jailed on first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges. She is jailed without bond.

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    SSM Health Care, doctor involved in surgery error to part ways

    SSM Health Care, doctor involved in surgery error to part ways

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis health care company is parting ways with a neurosurgeon who operated on the wrong side of a woman's brain last year.

    SSM Health Care and Dr. Armond Levy both confirm that his contract was not renewed. It expires in October. SSM says Levy was not fired (More)

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    Nixon orders review of state lottery, proceeds to education drop

    Nixon orders review of state lottery, proceeds to education drop

    Posted 2:56 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press and Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered a review of the Missouri Lottery after a decline in the proceeds transferred to education.

    The Missouri Lottery had record sales of nearly $1.16 billion during the 2014 budget year that ended June 30.

    But the amount of money (More)

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    Four confirmed dead in Niangua Bridge crash, lanes open to traffic

    Posted 1:32 PM 7/23/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CAMDEN COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed four people are dead and one was injured in a car accident on Route 5 in Camden County Wednesday morning.

    Crews from multiple agencies worked to cleanup, investigate and get traffic moving again throughout Wednesday. Fire crews (More)

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    2 companies moving from Kansas to Missouri

    2 companies moving from Kansas to Missouri

    Posted 12:17 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Missouri has apparently won another round in the continuing border war with Kansas that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line that runs through the Kansas City metropolitan area.

    Leawood, Kansas-based Cbiz Inc. and Mayer Hoffman (More)

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    Woman fatally stabbed man in St. Louis

    Woman fatally stabbed man in St. Louis

    Posted 11:49 AM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 24-year-old woman is in custody after a man was stabbed to death in St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 33-year-old Tyrone Barnett of Hillsdale was stabbed in the neck shortly after midnight Wednesday. Police say a (More)

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    State alters transfer plan for Normandy

    State alters transfer plan for Normandy

    Posted 11:46 AM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    NORMANDY (AP) - The Missouri Board of Education is altering its transfer policy for the troubled Normandy School District, a move that will allow additional students to transfer.

    The unaccredited St. Louis County district is now under state supervision. The state board voted in June to (More)

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    Burmese refugee's Boone County home gets makeover

    Posted 11:18 AM 7/23/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - A Burmese refugee's home is getting a makeover courtesy of Fairview Road Church. Klo Paw came to the United States with his family of five a few years ago, fleeing the Myanmar Regime. He bought his home less than a year ago.

    "It's been very difficult for them [the family]. (More)

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