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    Danforth aide says Missouri auditor shot himself after call

    Danforth aide says Missouri auditor shot himself after call

    Posted 8:31 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFERSON CITY (AP) - An aide to former U.S. Sen. John Danforth says she was on the phone with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich discussing his religion just moments before he killed himself.

    Danforth assistant Martha Fitz said in a written statement Thursday that Schweich's chief of staff (More)

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    Missouri woman admits role in arson fire that killed son, 15

    Missouri woman admits role in arson fire that killed son, 15

    Posted 7:49 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a 2001 blaze that killed the couple's teen-age son.

    Sandra Kay Bryant of St. Louis County entered the plea Thursday in St. Louis federal court to one felony count of aiding and abetting the use of fire to commit mail (More)

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    Missouri Senate's student transfer bill could cost $224M

    Missouri Senate's student transfer bill could cost $224M

    Posted 7:42 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Senate bill intended to fix issues with Missouri's student transfer law could cost more than $200 million to implement next fiscal year.

    Legislative researchers this week estimated the legislation could cost $224 million between state and local government (More)

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    Missouri Senate OKs higher weight limits on livestock trucks

    Missouri Senate OKs higher weight limits on livestock trucks

    Posted 7:33 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A measure to set higher weight limits on trucks carrying livestock on most Missouri roads has won Senate approval.

    Senators on Thursday voted 33-0 in favor of the legislation, which expands current exemptions for milk trucks.

    Livestock trucks could carry as (More)

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    Missouri officials investigate bacteria as cause of deaths

    Missouri officials investigate bacteria as cause of deaths

    Posted 7:23 PM 3/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri health department is investigating whether a staph bacteria caused the deaths of two St. Charles County residents.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials confirmed Wednesday that they are looking into whether methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (More)

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    Soaring ticket sales on first day of True/False Film Festival

    Posted 6:33 PM 3/5/2015 by Arianna Poindexter, KOMU 8 Reporter and Michael Doudna KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The True/False Film Festival is officially underway, and one thing is definitely true for this year's festival: ticket sales have skyrocketed.

    David Wilson, the festival's co-founder said the four-day event sold out of passes faster than in previous years and there are no more (More)

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    Spill shuts down major Columbia street

    Posted 5:06 PM 3/5/2015 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The spill of an unknown substance shut down northbound lanes of College Avenue and all lanes of Walnut Street Thursday afternoon.

    The Columbia Fire Department responded to the incident around 4:00 p.m. after a passerby noticed the spill and called 911.

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    Increase in Boone County 911 calls in 2014

    Posted 4:30 PM 3/5/2015 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Boone County Joint Communications announced Wednesday the number of calls that are handled by 9-1-1 dispatchers increased in 2014.

    Joint Communications Deputy Director Joe Piper said, "Our numbers from 2014 shows the number of 911 calls we have received are up by 7 percent."

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    Mid-Mo law enforcement taking different approaches to body cams

    Posted 3:56 PM 3/5/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - After the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, interest in police body camera. President Obama proposed funding to help agencies adopt the (More)

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    Ameren upgrading, installing underground power lines

    Posted 3:34 PM 3/5/2015 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Some apartments and senior housing in Jefferson City will have a backup source for power in a few months.

    Ameren Missouri is planning on installing underground power lines in April or May to provide greater reliability for when lines above ground fail.

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    Mizzou hosts National College Wheelchair basketball tournament

    Posted 2:44 PM 3/5/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers are vying for a national championship this weekend, only not in the sport you might think. 

    Mizzou is hosting the men's and women's National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament from Thursday through Saturday at the Mizzou Rec (More)

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    No. 1 Mizzou wrestling to host 2015 MAC Championships

    No. 1 Mizzou wrestling to host 2015 MAC Championships

    Posted 2:37 PM 3/5/2015 by Stephanie Lorenc, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - No. 1 Mizzou wrestling is set to begin postseason play this weekend at the Hearnes Center with the 2015 MAC Championships. The Tigers will be facing opponents from Old Dominion, Central Michigan, Northern Iowa, Ohio, Kent State, Northern Illinois, and Eastern Michigan.

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    Central Missouri Humane Society welcomes 33 fire survivors

    Posted 1:50 PM 3/5/2015 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Central Missouri Humane Society took in 33 pets who escaped an mobile home fire in Carter County.

    CMHS is currently taking care of 12 chihuahua puppies and 19 adults, as well as two cats.

    Foster Care Coordinator Brooke Dickerson said CMHS is happy to help out these (More)

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