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    Mid-Missouri authorities set to enforce fireworks regulations

    Mid-Missouri authorities set to enforce fireworks regulations

    Posted 11:25 AM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department and Jefferson City Fire Department were reminding residents Friday not to discharge fireworks in city limits.

    Columbia police said possessing or discharging fireworks within city limits is against city ordinance. The department said it would have (More)

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    Lawsuit seeks to further recall of Ferguson's mayor

    Lawsuit seeks to further recall of Ferguson's mayor

    Posted 9:42 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A Ferguson resident hopes his lawsuit resurrects a recall petition effort meant to oust Ferguson's mayor from office.

    The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners announced last week a group trying to remove James Knowles III was 27 signatures shy of the 1,814 (More)

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    Police: Frog hunters find human torso in Dunklin County ditch

    Police: Frog hunters find human torso in Dunklin County ditch

    Posted 9:21 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KENNETT (AP) - Authorities were investigating Friday after human remains were found in a ditch in Dunklin County.

    The Southeast Missourian reports authorities received a call Wednesday night from two people catching frogs in a drainage ditch south of Kennett and said they found what they (More)

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    Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks

    Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks

    Posted 8:58 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Flooding has forced nearly a dozen Missouri parks to close some areas for the Fourth of July weekend.

    At the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, rising lake levels have shuttered some camping areas, two marinas, a boat ramp, two fishing docks, Ozark Caverns and a trail.

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    Dock owner expresses concern over high lake levels

    Posted 8:15 AM 7/3/2015 by Sam Knef, KOMU 8 Reporter

    GRAVOIS MILLS - Dock owners expressed concerns Friday as Lake of the Ozarks water levels continued to rise above flood stage. 

    A Lake of the Ozarks property owner said the high water level of the lake is "unprecedented."

    "Yesterday, all of the sudden, the water rose and came (More)

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    Columbia burn surgeon offers firework safety advice

    Posted 2:42 AM 7/3/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, burn surgeons are offering people firework advice to help keep them safe this weekend.

    The University Hospital's burn and wound program director Jeffrey Litt said the Fourth of July weekend is one of the busier parts of the burn (More)

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    Extra security at Fair St. Louis

    Extra security at Fair St. Louis

    Posted 5:04 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - With vague threats of terror attacks in America over the Fourth of July weekend, extra precautions are being taken during Fair St. Louis.

    KMOX Radio reports that police are patrolling a chain link perimeter fence with metal detector (More)

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    TARGET 8: Records show school cafeterias lack health inspections

    Posted 2:45 PM 6/1/2015 by Brittany Rendak & Soorin Kim KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Cafeterias around Columbia feed hundreds of children every year, but records show some did not get the advised amount of health inspections.

    According to the Columbia and Boone County food codes, school cafeterias should be get at least one visit from health inspectors every six (More)

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    SC investigators find that weather caused church fire

    SC investigators find that weather caused church fire

    Posted 8:39 PM 7/2/2015 by Associated Press

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say weather caused the fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in South Carolina.

    A statement from the State Law Enforcement Division released Thursday says investigators found no evidence of criminal intent at the fire at Mount (More)

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    Clinton to speak at La Raza conference in Kansas City

    Clinton to speak at La Raza conference in Kansas City

    Posted 8:11 PM 7/2/2015 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced plans to speak at an upcoming conference in Kansas City.

    The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1KxAYjs ) that Clinton will address the National Council of La Raza's annual conference in Kansas City on (More)

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    Man sentenced to 15 years for stabbing Springfield teenager

    Man sentenced to 15 years for stabbing Springfield teenager

    Posted 7:59 PM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing a teenager to death at a southwest Missouri apartment complex.

    Jesus Padilla was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

    Prosecutors said (More)

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    Nixon orders first no-wake policy at Ozarks since '93 floods

    Posted 6:28 PM 7/2/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter and Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon issued a no-wake zone at the Lake of the Ozarks Thursday due to the flooded conditions. 

    A Nixon staffer said the last time a no-wake zone was implemented was during the 1993 flood season. 

    Nixon directed the Department of Public Safety and (More)

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    Roads closed after rains flood Boone County

    Posted 5:53 PM 7/2/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - A flood advisory was in effect for Boone County Thursday following heavy rainstorms Wednesday night and over the past couple of weeks.

    Boone County Emergency Management closed 12 roads because of flooded streets.

    KOMU 8 meteorologist Tori Stepanek said the frequency (More)

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