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    Police surround 2 homes, but fear booby traps

    Police surround 2 homes, but fear booby traps

    Posted 11:33 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police in St. Louis have surrounded two homes owned by a man charged with several federal gun crimes, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that there is concern that the homes are booby trapped.

    Police converged on the homes in the Baden neighborhood Thursday morning. (More)

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    Man fatally shot in St. Louis County apparently targeted

    Man fatally shot in St. Louis County apparently targeted

    Posted 10:48 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - St. Louis County police say a 41-year-old man shot to death outside his home was apparently targeted.

    Abusalam Heggs was killed about 1 a.m. Thursday in north St. Louis County. Police say the shooter was waiting for him to arrive home.

    Heggs was shot multiple times and died at the scene. Police have no suspects and no motive.

     

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    Cole County grand jury indicts three on murder charges

    Cole County grand jury indicts three on murder charges

    Posted 10:39 AM 3/26/2015 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County grand jury has indicted three men accused in a Jefferson City murder.

    The grand jury filed indictments March 25 against 25-year-old Vincent Smith, 23-year-old Robert Burks of (More)

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    Columbia Police investigate shots fired at apartment complex

    Columbia Police investigate shots fired at apartment complex

    Posted 10:17 AM 3/26/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Thursday they were investigating multiple shots fired in a residential area. Columbia Police were dispatched at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday to the area of 2700 Quail Drive. 

    Police said the investigation revealed shots were fired near the parking lot of 2701 Quail Drive and a bullet struck the bathroom window of an apartment at the address. 

    Police do not have a suspect and are asking the public to report tips to (573) 875-TIPS. 

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    Columbia police investigate Petro Mart armed robbery

    Columbia police investigate Petro Mart armed robbery

    Posted 10:02 AM 3/26/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police announced Thursday they are investigating an armed robbery they said happened late Wednesday night. 

    Police said the suspect took both cash drawers and fled the scene on foot heading eastbound. A witness observed the suspect run behind Pier 1 Imports. A K-9 tracked the suspect to a hotel and officers recovered the knife, both tills, some cash and change.

    There was no one was injured during the robbery and police did not locate the suspect.

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    Joplin sues former master developer for fraud

    Joplin sues former master developer for fraud

    Posted 8:24 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - The city of Joplin is suing its former master developer and two men who ran the Texas-based company.

    The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks $1.5 million from Wallace Bajjali Development Partners and accuses the company of fraud.

    One of the company's former partners, David (More)

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    Trustees consider splitting Columbia College into schools

    Trustees consider splitting Columbia College into schools

    Posted 7:26 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The Columbia College Board of Trustees will vote in April on a proposal to split the college into separate schools.

    A task force that studied the proposal for several months has endorsed the change, which would be a structure similar to universities or larger colleges.

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    Missouri woman gets 6 years prison for mortgage-fraud scheme

    Missouri woman gets 6 years prison for mortgage-fraud scheme

    Posted 5:26 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City-area woman who operated a real-estate business has been ordered to spend six years for her role in a $5 million mortgage fraud scheme.

    Forty-one-year-old Teresa Jean Whitten of Claycomo, Missouri, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Kansas City (More)

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    Police: Man arrested after highway shootout with officers

    Police: Man arrested after highway shootout with officers

    Posted 5:18 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a man is in custody after leading police on a multi-county chase, shooting at several cars and injuring two people, one of whom is in critical condition.

    St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez says the suspect also shot multiple times at officers, who returned (More)

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    University of Missouri police chief retiring

    University of Missouri police chief retiring

    Posted 5:11 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The police chief of the University of Missouri is retiring after more than four decades with the department.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 69-year-old Jack Watring's last official day on the job will be June 1. (More)

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    Skills conference offers technical job opportunities

    Posted 2:22 AM 3/26/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LINN - The Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference began Thursday at the State Technical College of Missouri.

    The conference collaborates with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to host 2,100 high school students and teachers to participate in more (More)

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    Three arrested after SWAT team searches Columbia home

    Three arrested after SWAT team searches Columbia home

    Posted 10:35 PM 3/25/2015 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia authorities arrested three men Wednesday morning after serving a search warrant at 806 Oak Lawn Drive.

    Columbia SWAT officers and detectives from Vice Narcotics and Organized Crime began searching the home just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Reports said VNOC detectives found (More)

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    Local Scores: Wednesday, March 25

    Local Scores: Wednesday, March 25

    Posted 9:45 PM 3/25/2015

    Here are the local scores for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    High School Baseball

    Rock Bridge 11

    Ripley (TN) 1

     

    Boonville 7

    Fulton 0

     

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