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    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Posted 5:35 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Police and protesters in Ferguson have shared the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

    The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of protest Tuesday over the fatal police (More)

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    Man changes plea to guilty, sentenced to 18 years

    Man changes plea to guilty, sentenced to 18 years

    Posted 6:46 PM 8/19/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A man set to be tried Tuesday will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to several sex charges.

    Brett Courtney, of Jefferson City, was supposed to stand trial Tuesday, but moments before the jury was brought in, his counsel announced he wanted to change his not (More)

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    At least 57 arrested overnight in Ferguson

    At least 57 arrested overnight in Ferguson

    Posted 5:42 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The number of people arrested Monday night and Tuesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri, far exceeds what police originally said.

    A St. Louis County spokeswoman says 57 people were booked at the county jail. Spokeswoman Candace Jarrett says that does not include people taken (More)

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    Pilot hurt in crash of small plane

    Pilot hurt in crash of small plane

    Posted 4:10 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRAIN VALLEY (AP) - Authorities say a pilot has been seriously injured in the crash of a small plane at a western Missouri airport.

    Grain Valley police said the crash occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday as the pilot was trying to land the single-engine plane at East Kansas City Airport, about (More)

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    Rights groups call for openness in Michael Brown case

    Rights groups call for openness in Michael Brown case

    Posted 4:09 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Coalition members, including the ACLU and National Bar Association, have filed lawsuits seeking the incident report (More)

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    Bystanders save passengers from burning car at the Ozarks

    Bystanders save passengers from burning car at the Ozarks

    Posted 4:02 PM 8/19/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Three people were injured after car crash Tuesday afternoon on Old Highway 54 in front of Menards.

    James Doyle, the Lake of the Ozarks Fire Protection District chief fire marshal, said the cars hit "very hard" and expected the survivors to have many more injuries than (More)

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    Michael Brown funeral set for Monday

    Michael Brown funeral set for Monday

    Posted 3:29 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Funeral services for Michael Brown are planned for Monday.

    Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Brown family, says the exact time and location for the memorial has not been finalized.

    The shooting of the unarmed Brown by officer Darren Wilson has stoked more than a week (More)

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    CPS reports increase in enrollment for 2014-2015 school year

    CPS reports increase in enrollment for 2014-2015 school year

    Posted 3:19 PM 8/19/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools (CPS) started classes Tuesday with more students than last year.

    CPS reported first day enrollment was 18,178, an increase of 42 students from the 2013-2014 school year.

    According to CPS, district administrators will be working this week to resolve (More)

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    Scholastic facility adds 30 full-time jobs in Jefferson City

    Posted 3:05 PM 8/19/2014 by Lauren Langille, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Just in time for the beginning of the school year, the Scholastic distribution center in Jefferson City rolled out a Book Fairs Division this month.

    "We've added about 30 jobs to our 2,000 at the [National Service Organization] because of bringing the case fair (More)

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    Moberly medical clinics affected by data breach

    Posted 2:54 PM 8/19/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY- Moberly Regional Medical Center confirmed Tuesday a nation-wide data breach affected some of its clinics.

    Community Health Services (CHS), the company which owns Moberly Regional Hospital and its clinics, also confirmed the breach.

    It involves limited personal (More)

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    Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    Posted 2:45 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.

    The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black (More)

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    Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

    Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

    Posted 2:43 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The city of Ferguson says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.

    The St. Louis suburb put out a statement Tuesday saying that Mayor (More)

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    Missouri Supreme Court upholds man's death sentence conviction

    Missouri Supreme Court upholds man's death sentence conviction

    Posted 2:40 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a southwest Missouri man who admitted raping and killing a 9-year-old girl.

    The court on Tuesday rejected numerous arguments in Christopher Collings' appeal for the November 2007 death of Rowan (More)

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