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    Body spotted in Mississippi River in St. Louis

    Body spotted in Mississippi River in St. Louis

    Posted 4:59 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Recovery efforts for a body spotted in the Mississippi River are set to resume in St. Louis.

    Officials said recovery efforts were likely to resume Friday. According to the St. Louis Fire Department, a towboat worker reported seeing a body Thursday evening just south of the (More)

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    Group wants ballot measure seeking $15 an hour minimum wage

    Group wants ballot measure seeking $15 an hour minimum wage

    Posted 4:21 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations demanded the city place its initiative petition seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage on the November ballot.

    The Kansas City Star reported the group had enough signatures in May for a ballot measure. (More)

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    Spokesman: Disturbance breaks out at Ferguson meeting

    Spokesman: Disturbance breaks out at Ferguson meeting

    Posted 11:58 PM 7/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A city of Ferguson spokesman says a commotion involving dozens of people has broken out at a town hall meeting.

    Jeff Small tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch 20 to 30 protesters seeking a recall of Mayor James Knowles III clashed with supporters of Knowles during the meeting (More)

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    Suspects hospitalized after chase ends in Hickory Co.

    Posted 11:03 PM 7/30/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HICKORY COUNTY - Two suspects were taken into custody and hospitalized Thursday, after a car chase ended in a shooting with state troopers in Hickory County.

    Law enforcement agencies had not released the suspects' names as of late Thursday, but Missouri State Highway Patrol Corporal Scott (More)

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    Cole County Sheriff's deputies confirm one man shot this afternoon

    Posted 7:50 PM 7/30/2015 by Mark Collins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLE COUNTY - A man was shot Thursday afternoon just west of Jefferson City on the corner of Jasper Lane and South Brooks Drive, according to Cole County Sheriff's deputies.

    Deputies said neighbors heard some sort of disturbance, then heard a single gunshot. The victim was taken to St. (More)

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    Corrections officer shot in robbery, police search for suspects

    Corrections officer shot in robbery, police search for suspects

    Posted 6:03 PM 7/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are searching for suspects after a corrections officer was shot in the leg during a robbery.

    The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday as the officer was in uniform walking to a bus stop.

    Police say one or two men got out of a car and announced a robbery, leading to a struggle. The corrections officer was shot in the left leg. He is hospitalized in stable condition.

     

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    The rise of coloring books for adults

    Posted 5:46 PM 7/13/2015 by Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A different kind of book are flying off bookstore shelves recently.

    Coloring books specifically designed for adults have a center display at Barnes and Noble and have claimed several top spots on (More)

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    Renovations begin on capitol building

    Posted 5:19 PM 7/30/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Capitol building renovations began Thursday in Jefferson City. 

    Work began by taking inventory of the building's perimeter. Contractors used binoculars to examine the building's structure.

    The $40 million renovation project is scheduled over the next year. 

    According to one capitol building worker, contractors will remove the Thomas Jefferson statue on the south side of the building as well as the stairs. 

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    Man arrested for footage found on his own security camera

    Man arrested for footage found on his own security camera

    Posted 5:03 PM 7/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man who installed a surveillance system after his home repeatedly was burglarized may be having second thoughts after police say it recorded him dealing drugs while armed.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 50-year-old Kelvin Williams is charged by federal (More)

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    Gunshots and stolen cars featured in high speed police chase

    Posted 2:21 PM 7/30/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A shooting at an auto body shop in Callaway County near the Boone County line triggered a vehicle pursuit which ended in Hickory County about 90 minutes later with an exchange of gunfire.

    The Callaway County Sheriff's Department said the string of events started with an (More)

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    Man sentenced for fatal shooting of a grandmother

    Man sentenced for fatal shooting of a grandmother

    Posted 3:58 PM 7/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a woman walking with her grandchildren in St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 21-year-old Errick Owens was sentenced Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea (More)

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    Missouri representative charged with driving while intoxicated

    Missouri representative charged with driving while intoxicated

    Posted 1:38 PM 7/30/2015 by Katie Pylipow and Lee Ann Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    COLE COUNTY - Cole County prosecutors charged state Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, Thursday with driving while intoxicated.

    Hinson said the incident took place on Feb. 2 in Jefferson City, when a state utility truck was damaged in a single-vehicle accident.

    In the statement, Hinson (More)

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    Immigrant students deliver petitions to Gov. Nixon

    Posted 1:18 PM 7/30/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Immigrant students from various groups delivered petitions asking Gov. Jay Nixon to further help immigrant college students receive aid to attend school. 

    The students delivered more than 650 signed petitions and letters asking Nixon to re-affirm his efforts to stop (More)

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