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    Audrain County hospital responds to ebola scare

    Audrain County hospital responds to ebola scare

    Posted 12:32 PM 1/28/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MEXICO - The emergency staff at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Audrian cared for a patient Tuesday night originally thought to have been exposed to ebola.

    Staff followed the appropriate protocols by treating and releasing the patient after an evaluation.

    System Vice President of SSM Health Tracy O'Rourke commended the staff for their quick response to the situation.

    The emergency room remained open during this time.

     

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    Man arrested for fatally striking bicyclist

    Man arrested for fatally striking bicyclist

    Posted 12:18 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    BRIDGETON - A 42-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal accident involving a bicyclist earlier this month.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bridgeton police made the arrest Tuesday. Formal charges have not been filed.

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    Army Corps to drop Pomme Terre Lake level to kill zebra mussels

    Army Corps to drop Pomme Terre Lake level to kill zebra mussels

    Posted 12:10 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to lower the level of Pomme De Terre Lake to prevent an invasion of zebra mussels.

    The corps says it will drop the level of the lake 3 feet as soon as ice melts, possibly within the next few days.

    Corps officials say zebra (More)

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    Three sentenced in check fraud scheme that used homeless people

    Three sentenced in check fraud scheme that used homeless people

    Posted 12:05 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Three men have been sentenced in a scheme that used homeless men to cash counterfeit payroll checks in the Kansas City area.

    Federal prosecutors say more than $400,000 in counterfeit checks were cashed in the region in late 2012 and early 2013, as part of a scheme that used (More)

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    Two pedestrians killed when car swerves off roadway

    Two pedestrians killed when car swerves off roadway

    Posted 11:59 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    WELLSTON - Investigators are looking into an accident in suburban St. Louis that killed two pedestrians.

    The accident happened Tuesday night in the St. Louis County town of Wellston after a car swerved off the street and struck two pedestrians on the sidewalk. KMOV-TV reports that the 19-year-old driver told police she swerved to avoid another vehicle.

    Both pedestrians were pronounced dead at the accident scene. Their names have not been released.

     

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    Former Kansas City chiropractor sentenced for Medicare fraud

    Former Kansas City chiropractor sentenced for Medicare fraud

    Posted 11:44 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - A former Kansas City chiropractor was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for Medicare fraud.

    Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Michael Kelly Miller was also ordered Tuesday to pay $879,582 in restitution for proceeds he received as operator of the Waldo Rehabilitation (More)

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    Ex-Boy Scouts leader gets 20 years in child porn case

    Ex-Boy Scouts leader gets 20 years in child porn case

    Posted 11:34 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY - A judge has sentenced a former Boy Scouts leader in Missouri to 20 years in prison following his conviction in a child pornography case.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 25-year-old Ian Burow pleaded guilty in February to seven counts of receiving and distributing (More)

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    Ryan Ferguson and his father to attend Super Bowl XLIX

    Ryan Ferguson and his father to attend Super Bowl XLIX

    Posted 11:27 AM 1/28/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Ryan Ferguson and his dad are going to the Super Bowl in Glendale, Arizona.

    Ram Silverman, the co-founder of the Texas-based ticket distributer Golden Tickets, is providing the tickets.

    Silverman said he watched CBS's 48 hours special on Ferguson a few years ago and also saw a follow-up after Ferguson was released from prison in November 2013.

    Ferguson and his father will leave for Arizona on Thursday.

     

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    Judge rules in favor of fired Columbia police officer Rob Sanders

    Judge rules in favor of fired Columbia police officer Rob Sanders

    Posted 11:04 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia police officer who was fired after injuring a prisoner won a court ruling but will have to wait to see if he will be reinstated.

    Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce ruled last week in favor of Rob Sanders, who was fired in 2011 after he shoved a prisoner in a (More)

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    St. Louis airport passengers declined in 2014

    St. Louis airport passengers declined in 2014

    Posted 10:52 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - Passenger traffic has dipped slightly at Lambert Airport, based on 2014 full-year totals.

    The St. Louis airport served 12.4 million passengers last year, down 1.5 percent from 2013. Boarding passengers dropped 1.6 percent, while arriving passenger traffic dropped 1.4 (More)

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    Missouri Attorney General endorses body cameras for police

    Missouri Attorney General endorses body cameras for police

    Posted 10:28 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's attorney general says police should wear body cameras more frequently but that the public and media shouldn't have unfettered access to the recordings.

    Attorney General Chris Koster said in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday that concerns about individual (More)

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    Hearing set on public oversight of St. Louis police

    Hearing set on public oversight of St. Louis police

    Posted 10:22 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - Elected leaders in St. Louis are planning their first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board.

    Mayor Francis Slay and the city's police unions opposed a 2006 attempt at civilian oversight. But Slay supports the latest plan for a new Civilian Oversight (More)

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    Crosswalk equipment installed after pedestrian fatality

    Crosswalk equipment installed after pedestrian fatality

    Posted 10:17 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis city crews have installed new crosswalk equipment at an intersection where a 45-year-old pedestrian died over the weekend.

    Workers say they didn't find a problem with the old equipment, but city officials say they wanted to take action anyway. The new crosswalk (More)

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