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    Missing Jefferson City child, suspected to be with mom

    Missing Jefferson City child, suspected to be with mom

    Posted 5:56 PM 5/28/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police are searching for a two-year-old reported missing Thursday night. 

    Colton Dominquez was reported abducted after his mother, Billie Jo Linhart, failed to return him to his court-appointed guardian. Linhart does not have custody of the child. 

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    Missouri group to examine human trafficking policies

    Missouri group to examine human trafficking policies

    Posted 4:07 PM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Advocates for human trafficking survivors, law enforcement, state officials and lawmakers will be meeting over the next 18 months to evaluate Missouri's policies to combat human trafficking.

    Deborah Hume is a founding member of the Central Missouri Stop Human (More)

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    Kaldi's coffee sleeves recalled

    Posted 2:01 PM 5/28/2015 by Blair Ussary, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Kaldi's Coffee sleeves have been recalled because they were a fire hazard.

    Kaldi's Coffee received word about the recall when two reports came in saying the sleeves caught fire. The individuals noticed the hazard when they put their coffee in a microwave with the sleeve still on (More)

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    Lawmakers to review conduct guidelines for internship program

    Posted 2:30 PM 5/28/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Although the legislative session ended May 15, lawmakers will come together to review the Missouri House's internship policy. This action follows the controversy surrounding former House Speaker John Diehl and sexually suggestive texts he exchanged with a college freshman (More)

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    Man arrested in Jefferson City Subway robbery

    Man arrested in Jefferson City Subway robbery

    Posted 2:28 PM 5/28/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man Thursday in connection with an armed robbery at Subway. 

    Jefferson City Police and Cole County Sheriff's deputies responded to a robbery call at the Subway on East High Street. Police set up a perimeter and determined the suspect was still inside (More)

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    Today's Talk: Capitol reviewing intern policy

    Today's Talk: Capitol reviewing intern policy

    Posted 1:41 PM 5/28/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - Following the resignation of former House Speaker John Diehl over texts exchanged with a capitol intern, a group is reviewing capitol intern policy.

    Missouri Speaker of the House Todd Richardson asked the group to talk to universities about how policies concerning interns in the (More)

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    Superintendent of Joplin school district to resign in June

    Superintendent of Joplin school district to resign in June

    Posted 1:22 PM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - The man who led the Joplin school district as it rebuilt from devastating destruction after the May 2011 tornado said he would retire at the end of June.

    Superintendent C.J. Huff announced Thursday he was leaving the district after seven years to spend more time with his (More)

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    Columbia public pools open for summer season

    Posted 3:20 AM 5/28/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation officially opened its pools Thursday.

    Parks and Recreation opened the following pools at noon:

    • Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center, 1900 (More)
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    Geologists believe sinkholes connected to cave

    Geologists believe sinkholes connected to cave

    Posted 12:05 PM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    BRANSON (AP) - Geologists said two massive sinkholes at a Branson golf course were connected to a large cave previously found on the property.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports experts also believed the sinkholes at Top of the Rock Golf Course have stopped growing.

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    Multi-state corporation expands to Fulton, brings jobs

    Posted 11:15 AM 5/28/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A multi-state corporation announced Thursday it is expanding its facilities to mid-Missouri and bringing jobs.

    Henderson Products, Inc. is based in Manchester, Iowa and makes heavy duty truck-mounted snow and ice equipment. It's the only company in North America that builds every (More)

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    Southern Missouri school officials face religious lawsuit

    Southern Missouri school officials face religious lawsuit

    Posted 10:50 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - A group advocating for the separation of church and state sued Joplin school officials over claims they violated the U.S. Constitution by allowing students to go on a field trip at a Christian ministry.

    The Joplin Globe reports the suit was filed by the American Humanist (More)

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    Kansas City man falls overboard, drowns in Osage River

    Kansas City man falls overboard, drowns in Osage River

    Posted 10:45 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    TUSCUMBIA (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 75-year-old Kansas City man drowned after he fell into the Osage River Wednesday evening.

    The patrol said Larry J. Pennington lost his balance when he was moving gear around in his boat and fell overboard near the Osage River Bridge (More)

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    Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb's courts violate rights of poor

    Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb's courts violate rights of poor

    Posted 10:42 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal lawsuit seeking class-action status accused a St. Louis suburb of violating the rights of the poor by jailing them because they can't pay small amounts of bond money.

    Wednesday's lawsuit in St. Louis against 13,000-resident St. Ann alleges people unable to come (More)

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