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    Boone County Fire evaluating responses after record year

    Boone County Fire evaluating responses after record year

    Posted 3:45 PM 3/2/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY -  The Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a record number of calls in 2014. District officials said Monday, it's time to reevaluate its operations to keep with the increased demand.

    "As a volunteer agency we've got some stations that are running more calls (More)

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    Ferguson Commission to unveil social data

    Ferguson Commission to unveil social data

    Posted 3:43 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Members of the Ferguson Commission are expected to provide an update on what commissioners have learned in the first 100 days of operation.

    The meeting is Monday night at the Missouri History Museum. The commission is expected to discuss data on social and economic (More)

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    Kansas City schools, ACLU settle suit over Ferguson protests

    Kansas City schools, ACLU settle suit over Ferguson protests

    Posted 3:05 PM 3/2/2015 by Jim Suhr, The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City's school district has settled a lawsuit over its punishment of students who during a speech last year by Missouri's governor protested the deadly Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

    The district says it isn't required to compensate any of the affected (More)

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    Columbia Police Department releases new internal affairs report

    Columbia Police Department releases new internal affairs report

    Posted 2:29 PM 3/2/2015 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department released new data Monday, regarding information including arrests and calls in 2014.

    The department released a similar report two years ago, which showed a shift in the number of arrests and police dispatch calls.

    Compared to the (More)

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    Man pleads guilty to stabbing his wife

    Man pleads guilty to stabbing his wife

    Posted 2:10 PM 3/2/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man accused of killing his wife in late 2014 pleaded guilty in court Monday.

    Authorities charged 88-year-old Donald Rowland last October with stabbing his 86-year-old wife, Betty Rowland.

    A court document said Rowland admitted to killing his wife and trying to (More)

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    Boone County Fire Protection District rescues cow

    Boone County Fire Protection District rescues cow

    Posted 2:06 PM 3/2/2015 by Melody Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- The Boone County Fire Protection District rescued one cow Monday, but could not save another. The district said it received the call a little after 12:30 p.m. regarding two cows falling through ice in a pond. The district managed to rescue the first cow since it was closer (More)

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    Officials head to Fort Leonard Wood to oppose job cuts

    Officials head to Fort Leonard Wood to oppose job cuts

    Posted 12:59 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers and elected officials plan to oppose proposed cuts at Fort Leonard Wood during a listening session there.

    U.S. military leaders are holding a public comment session Monday evening at the base to hear input on a plan that could cut up to 5,400 (More)

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    Lawmakers cancel hearings due to Missouri auditor's funeral

    Lawmakers cancel hearings due to Missouri auditor's funeral

    Posted 12:50 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are clearing their schedules to allow members to attend Auditor Tom Schweich's funeral.

    The Missouri House and Senate canceled most committee hearings scheduled for Tuesday and will go into session later than usual at 4 p.m.

    Schweich's (More)

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    Thompson sentenced to life without parole

    Thompson sentenced to life without parole

    Posted 12:25 PM 3/2/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man has been sentenced to life in prison with out the possibility of parole at a sentencing hearing Monday.

    James Thompson was convicted of first-degree murder after a week long trial in January. Thompson hired a hit man to kill his friend, Brian Daniels, in April (More)

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    Obama says 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    Obama says 'Now is the moment' for police to make changes

    Posted 12:10 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Monday now is the moment for police to make changes that build trust in minority communities.

    The president announced findings of a policing task force he appointed in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.

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    Police: Child was in back seat during fatal confrontation

    Police: Child was in back seat during fatal confrontation

    Posted 12:02 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 5-year-old girl was in the back seat of the car involved in a fatal officer-involved shooting in suburban St. Louis.

    The shooting happened Saturday in Wellston. The suspect, 34-year-old Thomas Allen Jr., died a day later.

    Allen was a back seat passenger in a car (More)

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    Testimony: man declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

    Testimony: man declared 'Heil Hitler!' after Jewish site shootings

    Posted 11:56 AM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A police officer testified at a preliminary hearing that a white supremacist suspected of killing three people at two Jewish sites in Kansas declared "Heil Hitler!" after the shootings.

    Overland Park police Sgt. Marty C. Ingram testified Monday that Frazier Glenn Miller (More)

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    Jefferson City gets new police officers

    Posted 11:07 AM 3/2/2015 by Melody Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City residents will have the opportunity to meet six new police officers at a city council meeting Monday night. 

    Captain Doug Shoemaker said the additional officers were brought on by the vacancy of previous positions.

    The additional officers come at (More)

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