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    Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

    Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

    Posted 5:46 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

    Rick Stream sought the recount Thursday after previously suggesting he was considering that (More)

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    St. Louis broadens traffic court reform efforts

    St. Louis broadens traffic court reform efforts

    Posted 5:42 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis region's biggest municipal court has given its judges more discretion to consider violators' ability to pay when setting fines for minor traffic offenses.

    An administrative order announced Thursday by Mayor Francis Slay at a City Hall ceremony compels the (More)

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    Target 8: Calculating the value of each vote in November election

    Posted 5:04 PM 12/18/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Boone County saw about 35.8 percent of registered voters actually vote in the Nov. 4 mid-term election.

    With the turnout lower than the Nov. 2012 and 2010 elections, KOMU 8 News' Target 8 team investigated how much each vote was worth in terms of cost to the county taxpayers for (More)

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    Missouri highway fatalities down overall, up in mid-Missouri

    Posted 5:04 PM 12/18/2014 by KOMU 8 News, Meredith Miller

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports fatality rates are down about 40 percent from 2005, but central Missouri rates have increased from last year.

    As of right now Missouri highways have seen 500 fewer fatalities on the roads compared to the 1,257 deaths in (More)

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    Increased number of mid-Missouri youth using e-cigarettes

    Posted 3:16 PM 12/18/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - New information released Thursday reveals more teenagers are choosing to smoke e-cigarettes instead of tobacco cigarettes nationwide. Local experts said the same trend is happening among mid-Missouri youth. 

    Dr. Kevin Everett, with MU Family and Community Medicine, said he (More)

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    Missouri pares back revenue projections

    Missouri pares back revenue projections

    Posted 3:13 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri officials are ratcheting back their expectations for the state's finances while forecasting modest growth for the future.

    Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he has agreed on new revenue projections with budget leaders from the Missouri House and Senate. That (More)

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    Missouri governor to act for home care raise

    Missouri governor to act for home care raise

    Posted 3:07 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon intends to issue an administrative rule to ensure home care workers get a hike in pay.

    The Office of Administration on Thursday confirmed the governor's plans after home care workers earlier that day caroled outside his mansion to request his (More)

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    MU Chancellor encourages enterpreneurship at MU Extension sites

    Posted 2:58 PM 12/18/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - MU Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin met with alumni and Fulton business and community leaders to discuss a new proposal to bring money into the university.

    Loftin has been traveling around the state to gather input and information from community leaders about what he and the (More)

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    Missouri truck driver convicted of sex trafficking

    Missouri truck driver convicted of sex trafficking

    Posted 2:19 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A northwest Missouri commercial truck driver has been convicted of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution.

    The U.S. attorney's office said 55-year-old Tony Eugene Wardlow, of St. Joseph, was found guilty Wednesday. The self-employed driver was (More)

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    Jefferson City Chamber holds ribbon cutting for road improvement

    Posted 1:08 PM 12/18/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce members, local business owners and county officials gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday on behalf of Cole County Public Works to commemorate the completion of the Business 50 West Improvements Project.

    Cole County Engineer (More)

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    Missouri town gives rides home to drunk drivers

    Missouri town gives rides home to drunk drivers

    Posted 12:59 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    COTTLEVILLE (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief says a policy that allows officers to give suspected drunk drivers rides home is a community policing strategy designed to build citizen trust.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the three-year-old city policy has been an informal (More)

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    Anheuser-Busch subsidiary expanding in Arnold

    Anheuser-Busch subsidiary expanding in Arnold

    Posted 12:52 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ARNOLD (AP) - Anheuser-Busch will spend $150 million to expand the facility for its subsidiary, Metal Container Corp., in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold, creating about 70 new jobs and doubling the brewer's aluminum bottle capacity in the United States.

    Plans for the expansion were (More)

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    Homeless teen receives full Stephens College scholarship on Today

    Posted 12:36 PM 12/18/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A homeless eighth-grader is getting the chance to become a college grad after she received a full scholarship Thursday to Stephens College on the Today Show.

    Dominique Victor is 14 years old and lives with her mother in a New York homeless shelter. 

    Today show anchor (More)

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