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    Missouri Executes Inmate for 1993 Farm Slaying

    Missouri Executes Inmate for 1993 Farm Slaying

    Posted 5:53 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    BONNE TERRE (AP) - Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.

    William Rousan mouthed words to his brother-in-law and a minister he invited to the execution before he was killed. He was declared dead at 12:10 a.m. (More)

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    Missouri Exceeding Target for Reducing Energy Use

    Missouri Exceeding Target for Reducing Energy Use

    Posted 5:41 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon's administration said it has exceeded a goal to reduce Missouri's energy consumption.

    Nixon signed an executive order in 2009 setting a target of a two percent annual reduction in state energy use for each of the next 10 years for state buildings under (More)

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    Missouri House Panel to Mull Impeaching Governor

    Missouri House Panel to Mull Impeaching Governor

    Posted 5:39 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

    The Wednesday hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon's decision to allow same-sex couples who married (More)

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    April Aims to Educate People on Emergency Phone Calls

    Posted 8:51 PM 4/22/2014 by Elizabeth Kuhlman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - In addition to answering emergency phone calls, the Columbia Joint Communications Department spent April educating the community on what it means to dial 9-1-1.

    "It's a chance for us to remind folks what actually happens during a 9-1-1 call, what we kinda expect of you, kinda (More)

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    Missouri Man Facing Execution Denied Clemency

    Missouri Man Facing Execution Denied Clemency

    Posted 8:10 PM 4/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declined a Missouri death row inmate's clemency request, hours before the inmate's scheduled execution.

    Nixon said in a statement Tuesday evening that he thinks 57-year-old William Rousan's death sentence is appropriate. Rousan is scheduled to (More)

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    Governor Nixon Seeks Support from Columbia Public Schools

    Posted 7:53 PM 4/22/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Governor Jay Nixon spoke with Columbia Public Schools Tuesday night to seek their support in his pending veto of Senate Bill 509. 

    Senate Bill 509 contains a provision that would eliminate the income tax for Missouri residents who make over $9,000 dollars. 

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    Columbia Housing Authority Proposes Apartments for Veterans

    Posted 7:46 PM 4/22/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new campus for homeless veterans may soon be built in Columbia.

    The Community Development Commission talked about the proposal of new apartments at its meeting Tuesday night.

    The Columbia Housing Authority proposed building 25 one bedroom apartments on 4.2 acres of (More)

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    Spring Corn Planting Still Sputters in Key States

    Spring Corn Planting Still Sputters in Key States

    Posted 7:16 PM 4/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Efforts by the nation's corn growers to get their crops planted in key grain states continue to sputter.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says just 6 percent of this year's corn crop is in the ground. That compares to the average of 14 percent over the previous five (More)

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    Leadership Council Discusses New Apartment Development Downtown

    Posted 7:01 PM 4/22/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council (DLC) discussed different proposals Tuesday, including a new proposed building development downtown.

    The new complex would be on the corner of 10th Street and Broadway, in what is currently a parking lot next to Red Mango.

    DLC (More)

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    House OKs Use of Cannabis Extract for Epilepsy

    House OKs Use of Cannabis Extract for Epilepsy

    Posted 6:58 PM 4/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has endorsed legislation allowing use of a cannabis extract by people whose epilepsy is not relieved by other treatments.

    The bill would permit use of "hemp extract" with little of the substance that makes marijuana users feel high and greater (More)

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    Bike Paths Plan Changes in Columbia

    Posted 6:36 PM 4/22/2014 by Lexi Spivak, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia is looking to protect the environment this Earth Day by helping bike travelers commute. During Monday's city council meeting, a fourth option for bike routes along Hinkson Creek was added.

    The first three options to (More)

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    Republican US Sen. Blunt Speaks to Mo. House

    Republican US Sen. Blunt Speaks to Mo. House

    Posted 6:11 PM 4/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says there are no federal solutions to many problems confronting governments.

    The Republican lawmaker spoke Tuesday to a session of the Missouri House in Jefferson City.

    Blunt urged the legislators to resist when they're told the federal (More)

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    Mo. Senate Panel Adopts Tuition Restriction

    Mo. Senate Panel Adopts Tuition Restriction

    Posted 6:08 PM 4/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri Senate committee has adopted a state budget provision to prohibit public colleges and universities from offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

    But the Senate Appropriations Committee softened the outright ban and (More)

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