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    Jeff City Diocese announces Columbia may add two Catholic schools

    Posted 4:31 PM 1/27/2015 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA-Two new Catholic schools may come to Columbia by 2017. Bishop John Gaydos, of the Jefferson City Diocese, announced Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School three goals he would like to accomplish in the next couple years. Gaydos calls the goals the "Columbia Project."

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    209K Missourians sign up for health care on federal exchange

    209K Missourians sign up for health care on federal exchange

    Posted 4:08 PM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Nearly 38 percent more Missourians than last year have signed up for health insurance under the federal exchange.

    U.S. Health and Human Services data released Tuesday shows that 209,336 residents had signed up for coverage as of Jan. 16, up about 57,000 from the first (More)

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    Activists protest against Columbia payday loan office

    Activists protest against Columbia payday loan office

    Posted 3:08 PM 1/27/2015 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Activists will rally outside a payday lending store Tuesday, protesting for more protections for consumers against short term, high-interest loans.

    Volunteers from Grass Roots Organizing (GRO), will wear hazmat suits and tape off Quik Cash off East Broadway, which they call a (More)

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    Missouri Democratic House member switches to independent

    Missouri Democratic House member switches to independent

    Posted 2:51 PM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri lawmaker who sided with Republicans on tax cuts is leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent.

    State Rep. Keith English, of Florissant, said Tuesday that he's dropping his party affiliation. He noted his support for gun rights but also his opposition (More)

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    Parents of child killed by family dog charged

    Parents of child killed by family dog charged

    Posted 2:45 PM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - The parents of a St. Charles County toddler killed by the family dog are now facing charges.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-month-old Deriah Solem died Aug. 9, two days after she was attacked by the (More)

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    Second DMV office could end long lines

    Posted 2:06 PM 1/27/2015 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia license office, or DMV, was busy Tuesday afternoon but that could soon change due to a possible additional location.

    Missouri Department of Revenue Director of Communications Michelle Gleba said the need for a second location echoes a large population growth in the (More)

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    Short Street garage barriers working for first time in months

    Posted 1:31 PM 1/27/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - For the first time since fall, Short Street parking garage has working parking barriers.

    The mechanical arms that let cars into and out of the garage have had mechanical issues for months, according to Columbia Public Works. That caused the barriers to lock while they were down. (More)

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    Missouri bill would shield human trafficking victims' info

    Missouri bill would shield human trafficking victims' info

    Posted 12:41 PM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri secretary of state is pushing a bill that would allow the state to keep human trafficking victims' addresses secret.

    Secretary of State Jason Kander on Tuesday announced legislation that would expand the Safe at Home program to cover those victims.

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    St. Louis moving to take down homeless tent city

    St. Louis moving to take down homeless tent city

    Posted 11:47 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A large homeless encampment near downtown St. Louis will soon be torn down due to health and safety concerns, but the city's Human Services director says officials will work with those living in tents to help them find better alternatives.

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    Woman and her 8-year-old son shot in St. Louis

    Woman and her 8-year-old son shot in St. Louis

    Posted 10:57 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say an 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home.

    The mother was also wounded in the Tuesday morning shooting. Both mother and child are in (More)

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    More surveillance video of Ferguson area looting

    More surveillance video of Ferguson area looting

    Posted 10:53 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - St. Louis County police are once again seeking the public's help in identifying people involved in looting on the night it was announced that Ferguson officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the fatal August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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    St. Louis County Assessor Zimmerman to run for Missouri AG

    St. Louis County Assessor Zimmerman to run for Missouri AG

    Posted 10:45 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman says he is running for attorney general in 2016.

    Zimmerman announced his candidacy Tuesday, setting up a potential Democratic primary against state Sen. Scott Sifton of St. Louis County, who already has entered the race.

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    Man dies after being hit by bus on Kansas City highway

    Man dies after being hit by bus on Kansas City highway

    Posted 10:41 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Police say a 59-year-old man died when he was hit by a city bus on a highway in central Kansas City.

    The victim, Kenneth Cowans, was hit Monday evening on northbound Highway 71. Police say a bus driving north on the highway hit Cowans. No passengers were on the bus and (More)

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