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    Missouri Supreme Court upholds right to farm amendment

    Posted 6:00 PM 6/30/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Supreme Court upheld the controversial "right to farm" constitutional amendment Tuesday.

    Opponents content the ballot language was too vague and wasn't clear on who qualified as a "farmer or rancher" or even what "farming and ranching practices" (More)

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    Cole County judge dismisses Sunshine lawsuit

    Cole County judge dismisses Sunshine lawsuit

    Posted 5:31 PM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A judge has dismissed an advocacy group's lawsuit challenging restrictions on filming Missouri Senate committee meetings.

    Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Tuesday dismissed the petition brought by Progress Missouri, which claimed decisions by Senate committee (More)

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    'Right to bear arms' amendment upheld by Missouri Supreme Court

    Posted 4:49 PM 6/30/2015 by Kaitlin Rounds and Andrea Stoll, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Supreme Court issued an opinion Tuesday upholding Amendment Five, also known as the "Right to Bear Arms" amendment.

    St. Louis Police Chief D. Samuel Dotson III and Rebecca Morgan had appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court that the summary statement of the title of a (More)

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    Montgomery County teen dies in car accident

    Montgomery County teen dies in car accident

    Posted 4:33 PM 6/30/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY - An 18-year-old from New Florence died early Tuesday morning after a single-car accident near Missouri Route 161.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 18-year-old Jacob Davenport traveled off the right side of Old Williamsburg Road around 12:35 a.m. Tuesday. Highway Patrol said his truck flipped over multiple times, partially ejecting Davenport.

    The Highway Patrol said Davenport was not wearing a seatbelt.

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    Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures

    Missouri Supreme Court upholds farming, gun rights measures

    Posted 4:24 PM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms.

    The judges on Tuesday issued an opinion saying that summaries of the proposals on ballots last year were fair.

    Critics complained that (More)

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    Humidity creates hazards for dogs

    Posted 4:23 PM 6/30/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With recent rains and overcast skies, veterinarians are warning pet owners that high humidity can pose a danger to dogs.

    The Humane Society of the United States said most dog owners focus more on high temperatures and aren't aware of the hazards humidity can cause problems for (More)

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    Kansas City man sentenced to life for grandmother's death

    Kansas City man sentenced to life for grandmother's death

    Posted 4:20 PM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge has sentenced a 19-year-old Kansas City man to life in prison for stabbing his grandmother to death a day after she celebrated her 70th birthday.

    Corey Barrett was convicted in May in Jackson County Circuit Court of second-degree murder, first-degree (More)

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    Missouri Supreme Court's new Chief Justice begins term Wednesday

    Posted 3:42 PM 6/30/2015 by Landon Burke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Judge Patricia Breckenridge will begin her two-year term Wednesday as the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri.

    Breckenridge has served on the Supreme Court of Missouri since 2007.

    In a news conference Tuesday, Breckenridge said the Supreme Court's (More)

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    Map shows where low-income children can find summer food programs

    Map shows where low-income children can find summer food programs

    Posted 3:41 PM 6/30/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offers an online map so low-income families can find summer food programs in Missouri.

    Chief Public Information Officer Ryan Hobart said free meals are served to low-income children at hundreds of locations across the (More)

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    Canadian wildfires alter Missouri skies

    Posted 3:27 PM 6/30/2015 by Corie Wilkins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri skies have looked noticeably different over the last few days. The haziness of the sky throughout much of the Midwest is due to wildfires all the way out in Canada.

    The smoke originated in northern Saskatchewan due to multiple wildfires caused by drought and extreme (More)

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    Highway Patrol releases impaired boater campaign crackdown results

    Highway Patrol releases impaired boater campaign crackdown results

    Posted 3:08 PM 6/30/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol released results from its "Operation Dry Water" campaign to crack down on impaired boat drivers.

    Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. J. Bret Johnson said troopers arrested three people across the state for boating while intoxicated. Johnson (More)

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    Body pulled from Missouri River near Kansas City

    Body pulled from Missouri River near Kansas City

    Posted 2:28 PM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    SUGAR CREEK (AP) - Crews from the Missouri State Highway Patrol have pulled a body from the Missouri River near Sugar Creek.

    The Kansas City Star reports a person noticed what appeared to be a body and reported it to authorities early (More)

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    Jefferson City Parks and Rec uncovers one woman's lost memories

    Posted 2:16 PM 6/30/2015 by Sam Knef, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CEDAR CITY - 22 years ago, Patty Green lost memories she thought she'd never get back. The flood of 1993 wiped out almost everything her family had, including pictures of her, her daughter Lena, and her newborn granddaughter Cera.

    On Tuesday, however, Green was able to reclaim some (More)

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