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    Protesters mass outside Obama appearance

    Protesters mass outside Obama appearance

    Posted 12:09 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - About 300 people stood outside the theater where President Obama spoke in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Protesters and supporters mingled Wednesday outside the Uptown Theater, monitored by nearby police.

    Protesters carried several signs, some of which read "Arrest (More)

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    Auditor: At least $12,000 missing in Clark County

    Auditor: At least $12,000 missing in Clark County

    Posted 12:04 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KAHOKA (AP) - A report by the Missouri Auditor's office shows that a northeast Missouri county is missing more than $12,000, with a former circuit clerk suspected of taking the money.

    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich on Tuesday released a report of Clark County showing that $12,181 in court (More)

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    Murder, other counts seperated in antifreeze deaths

    Murder, other counts seperated in antifreeze deaths

    Posted 11:53 AM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman accused of fatally poisoning two family members with antifreeze and nearly killing another in the same way could have two separate trials after a Greene County judge severed two murder counts from charges of assault and armed criminal action.

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    Police: Man dies after being shot, crashing car

    Police: Man dies after being shot, crashing car

    Posted 11:45 AM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    BERKELEY (AP) - A man is dead after being shot in the St. Louis County town of Berkeley and crashing his car into a parked car.

    KMOV-TV reports that the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday. The victim's name has not been released. A second victim is hospitalized in stable condition.

    The motive for the shooting was not known, and no arrests have been made.

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    Man struck, killed by train in eastern Missouri

    Man struck, killed by train in eastern Missouri

    Posted 11:42 AM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    PACIFIC (AP) - A man is dead after being struck by a train in eastern Missouri.

    KTVI-TV reports that the accident happened just before 8 a.m. Wednesday in Pacific, about 25 miles west of St. Louis. The victim was 35, but his name has not been released.

    An investigation continues.

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    Live blog: President Obama talks economy in Kansas City visit

    Live blog: President Obama talks economy in Kansas City visit

    Posted 11:41 AM 7/30/2014 by John Zupon, Jr., KOMU Digital Producer and Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - President Obama talked about economic issues during his visit to Kansas City Wednesday. His remarks at the Uptown Theater criticized Congress for it's lack of action on a number of issues, including the minimum wage, student loans, unemployment and tax breaks for the rich.

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    Water and Light Advisory Board planning for rate hikes

    Posted 11:35 AM 7/30/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA – The Columbia Water & Light Advisory Board is planning to implement the city manager's budget requirements into the 2015 budget.

    The board wants to implement the Mike Matthes' recommended 2 percent increase in electric bills for Columbia ratepayers. Water bills would (More)

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    Rolla rock quarry tightens rules after drowning

    Rolla rock quarry tightens rules after drowning

    Posted 10:34 AM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ROLLA (AP) - A Rolla rock quarry is requiring young children to wear life jackets after a Fenton boy's recent drowning death.

    Six-year-old Noah Cook drowned at Fugitive Beach on July 25 while with family members at the private swimming area in Phelps County.

    The Missouri State (More)

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    Kansas City nonviolence rally stopped after fights

    Kansas City nonviolence rally stopped after fights

    Posted 10:22 AM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City rally and parade for nonviolence had to be stopped after fights broke out.

    The event, "Your Life Counts," included performers and animals from the UniverSoul Circus, which is organizing anti-violence events around the country.

    The guest of honor at (More)

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    Missouri man charged with abuse in horse's death

    Missouri man charged with abuse in horse's death

    Posted 10:17 AM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A 40-year-old northwest Missouri man accused of ramming a horse to death with his vehicle has been charged with animal abuse.

    The St. Joseph News-press reports Michael Ebrecht of Quitman was charged Tuesday with felony (More)

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    Pettis County deputies capture jail escapee

    Pettis County deputies capture jail escapee

    Posted 10:08 AM 7/30/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - Pettis County sheriff's deputies captured a man Wednesday morning who had been on the run for almost a week after escaping from the Pettis County Jail.

    Captain Dave Keller said deputies captured 29-year-old Brandon McGee Wednesday morning without incident after receiving a tip (More)

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    Attendees hope Obama talks about taxes, student debt, more

    Posted 9:57 AM 7/30/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Madeline Frankle and Grace Walton arrived at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City at 4 a.m. Wednesday, getting in line to see President Obama speak.

    The president is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. While details of the speech have not been released, he is expected to address (More)

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    Man arrested for firing gun during argument

    Man arrested for firing gun during argument

    Posted 9:20 AM 7/30/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man Tuesday night after he fired a gun into the air during an argument.

    Jefferson City Police said they arrested 32-year-old Joseph Garcia for unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.

    Police said they responded to (More)

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