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    Springfield police: Woman going 96 mph before fatal accident

    Springfield police: Woman going 96 mph before fatal accident

    Posted 10:00 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Prosecutors said an Illinois woman's car was going 96 mph when it slammed into a stopped SUV, killing a Springfield couple.

    Greene County prosecutors have charged 35-year-old Antonia Livia-Reiss, of Columbia, Illinois, with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Police (More)

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    Police: St. Louis man forced daughters to assist in attack

    Police: St. Louis man forced daughters to assist in attack

    Posted 9:50 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man was facing eight felony charges Tuesday after allegedly forcing his young daughters to assist in the assault of his girlfriend.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 28-year-old Donnell Tyson was accused in the attack at his home on Friday. His daughters (More)

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    Ex-director of Missouri women's shelter agrees to plea deal

    Ex-director of Missouri women's shelter agrees to plea deal

    Posted 9:24 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - The former director of a women's shelter in southeast Missouri was set to be sentenced Sept. 21 after pleading guilty to felony stealing.

    The Southeast Missourian reports 44-year-old Allison Leonard was accused of misappropriating more than $20,000 from the Safe House (More)

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    3 years after man set on fire, girlfriend is in custody

    3 years after man set on fire, girlfriend is in custody

    Posted 8:13 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS (AP) - A St. Louis County woman was placed in custody, three years after she allegedly tried to kill her boyfriend in Memphis, Tennessee, by dousing him with gasoline and setting him on fire.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that U.S. Marshals on Friday arrested (More)

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    Crocodile removed from St. Louis County pond

    Crocodile removed from St. Louis County pond

    Posted 8:09 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    CHESTERFIELD (AP) - After four days of trying, a 3-foot-long Nile crocodile was finally captured from a pond in west St. Louis County.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions received a call Thursday about the animal seen swimming in a condominium complex (More)

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    Columbia plans to revitalize public buses

    Posted 7:53 AM 8/4/2015 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council authorized an agreement Monday night with BYD Coach and Bus Inc. to test four electric buses.

    The buses will run on electric batteries that have a warranty of 12 years. The energy and maintenance costs of the electric buses will be compared to that of (More)

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    Polls open Tuesday morning for Columbia special election

    Posted 2:14 AM 8/4/2015 by Mark Collins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - There is only one item on Columbia's special election ballot Tuesday: renewing the city's current 1/4-cent sales tax. The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

    Polls are open to all registered Columbia voters. Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren said her office sent sample ballots (More)

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    18-year-old accused in St. Louis-area violent crime binge

    18-year-old accused in St. Louis-area violent crime binge

    Posted 5:19 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - Authorities believed that a fatal shooting in the town of Bellefontaine Neighbors last month was part of a violent two-day crime binge in north St. Louis County.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 18-year-old Willie Roberts was charged Friday with first-degree murder (More)

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    Missouri task force on human trafficking set to begin work

    Missouri task force on human trafficking set to begin work

    Posted 5:15 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A team of Missouri lawmakers, activists and others was set to begin efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking.

    Legislators voted unanimously to create the task force during this past legislative session. Republican Rep. Elijah Haahr of Springfield will be the (More)

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    Man arrested in sexual assault of girl, 4, in Lincoln County

    Man arrested in sexual assault of girl, 4, in Lincoln County

    Posted 5:07 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    HAWK POINT (AP) - A 33-year-old Marthasville man was arrested in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl in Hawk Point.

    The St. Louis-Post Dispatch reported the suspect was arrested Monday and faces a charge of statutory sodomy.

    According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department (More)

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    Man charged with assault in ramming of St. Louis police car

    Man charged with assault in ramming of St. Louis police car

    Posted 5:03 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Bellefontaine Neighbors man was charged after St. Louis police said he intentionally rammed into a squad car.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 48-year-old Kevin Labriado was charged Sunday with two counts of second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and (More)

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    Holts Summit remembers three teens killed in weekend crash

    Posted 7:05 PM 8/3/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HOLTS SUMMIT - A small mid-Missouri community remembers the three teenage girls who died in a severe car accident Saturday

    The victims were 17-year old Miriah McDaniel, 17-year-old Elizabeth Moses, and (More)

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    Missouri senator accused by interns leaves credit union job

    Missouri senator accused by interns leaves credit union job

    Posted 6:39 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri state senator has left his credit union job following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward Capitol interns.

    KCTV reports that CommunityAmerica Credit Union says Sen. Paul LeVota resigned (More)

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