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    Former New Madrid County teacher facing child porn charge

    Former New Madrid County teacher facing child porn charge

    Posted 6:14 PM 4/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    NEW MADRID (AP) - A former teacher has been charged with possessing child pornography.

    The Standard Democrat reports that 36-year-old Amy R. Walker, of Lilbourn, Missouri, posted bond Thursday. Walker was a teacher at the New Madrid (More)

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    Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for stabbing death

    Man sentenced to 7 years in prison for stabbing death

    Posted 5:48 PM 4/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to seven years in prison in a December 2013 stabbing death.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 29-year-old Michael M. Speed was originally charged with murder and armed (More)

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    McCaskill discusses sexual assault at MU

    McCaskill discusses sexual assault at MU

    Posted 4:26 PM 4/18/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) discussed sexual assault prevention at the University of Missouri Saturday afternoon.

    The discussion, part of the nationwide "It's On Us" campaign, came hours after MU police said a (More)

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    Fast start propels No. 20 Missouri softball

    Fast start propels No. 20 Missouri softball

    Posted 3:37 PM 4/18/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The No. 20 Tigers softball team exploded for nine runs in the first two innings on its way to a 11-1 victory in just five innings against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

    Mizzou has now outscored opponents 53-8 over the past five games and outscored the Razorbacks 20-1 (More)

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    Missouri State Highway Patrol offers free boat safety courses

    Missouri State Highway Patrol offers free boat safety courses

    Posted 3:19 PM 4/18/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    OSAGE BEACH - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is offering free boat safety certification courses this spring in support of "The Drive to ZERO Highway Deaths" campaign. 

    MSHP has reported five fatal boat/drowning reports at The Lake of the Ozarks since last April.

    MSHP hosted (More)

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    No. 14 Missouri splits doubleheader with Alabama but takes series

    No. 14 Missouri splits doubleheader with Alabama but takes series

    Posted 3:14 PM 4/18/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - No. 14 Missouri baseball failed to get on the board as the Crimson tide shut out the Tigers for the first time this season by a score of 6-0 before Missouri defeated the Tide 5-3 in the second game today.

    In two years in the SEC, Missouri has won just five series against (More)

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    Police: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

    Police: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

    Posted 2:48 PM 4/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - Authorities say police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them.

    St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said at a news conference Saturday that the man's mother reported Friday night that her son had barricaded himself in a home in (More)

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    Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

    Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

    Posted 2:46 PM 4/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    MONETT (AP) - Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit accusing a small southeast Missouri meat-processing plant of polluting a steam with slaughterhouse waste.

    The suit filed Friday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court charges Fruitland American Meat in Jackson with water (More)

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    Missouri program helps shelter dogs and prison inmates

    Missouri program helps shelter dogs and prison inmates

    Posted 2:38 PM 4/18/2015 by Jim Salter, The Associated Press

    BONNE TERRE (AP) - Missouri's Puppies for Parole program has marked a big milestone: 3,000 adoptions.

    Missouri Department of Corrections director George Lombardi started the program five years ago. It pairs shelter dogs with inmates at 19 Missouri prisons, who train the dogs over an (More)

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    Relay for life brings hope to Boonville

    Relay for life brings hope to Boonville

    Posted 2:24 PM 4/18/2015 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - It was a day full of remembrance and hope for the citizens of Boonville Saturday, as Relay For Life kicked off at the YMCA in town.

    Volunteers, Cancer survives and family members of cancer patients got together to walk for a long and gruelling 10 hours along a track inside the (More)

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    Fulton man in custody after stabbing woman

    Fulton man in custody after stabbing woman

    Posted 1:12 PM 4/18/2015 by Melissa Zygowicz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - One man has been arrested after stabbing a woman near a residence that left her hospitalized early Saturday morning.

    Fulton Police arrived at the 500 block of East 8th St. around 9 a.m. and found the female victim with two stab wounds. The injuries were not life-threatening.

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    Two groups of women sexually assaulted on MU's campus

    Two groups of women sexually assaulted on MU's campus

    Posted 10:39 AM 4/18/2015 by Melissa Zygowicz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Two females were sexually assaulted Saturday morning after a group of six men tried to grab them near Memorial Union on MU's campus.

    The MU Police Department received a report of a sex offense around 1:20 a.m. on two women. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. when (More)

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    Fatal motor vehicle crash at Mill Creek in Columbia

    Fatal motor vehicle crash at Mill Creek in Columbia

    Posted 7:02 AM 4/18/2015 by Lauren Donovan and Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man died after a fatal motor vehicle crash at 11:50 p.m. Friday.

    James Gonzalez was traveling southbound in the 4700 block of Old Mill Creek Road in Columbia when his Subaru Forester failed to negotiate a turn, traveled left off the roadway, through the grass right of (More)

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