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    KC man charged with aiming laser at helicopter

    KC man charged with aiming laser at helicopter

    Posted 5:09 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 24-year-old Kansas City man is facing a federal charge accusing him of aiming a laser pointer at a Kansas City Police Department helicopter last fall.

    The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City says Jordan Clarence Rogers was charged in a federal grand jury indictment on Tuesday. Prosecutors say he aimed the beam of a laser pointer at the helicopter on Oct. 8.

    It was unclear Tuesday afternoon whether Rogers had obtained an attorney.

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    Explosion levels western Missouri home

    Explosion levels western Missouri home

    Posted 4:01 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - Investigators are focusing on natural gas as the possible cause of an explosion that leveled a house in western Missouri.

    The Kansas City Star reports the blast in Independence early Tuesday afternoon was felt two (More)

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    Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

    Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

    Posted 3:40 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown have migrated to the city of St. Louis as demonstrators continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement.

    About 100 protesters marched Tuesday from St. Louis City Hall to the (More)

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    Man pleads guilty to sodomy a day before his trial date

    Man pleads guilty to sodomy a day before his trial date

    Posted 3:25 PM 8/26/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A man pleaded guilty in a Boone County court Tuesday to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in 2013.

    Dwayne Robison's original trial date was set for Wednesday, but he pleaded guilty to four counts of statutory sodomy in court Tuesday.

    A judge sentenced Robison to 15 (More)

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    Local group joins national day of action for Michael Brown

    Posted 3:07 PM 8/26/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Grass Roots Organizing visited Jefferson City Tuesday in efforts to gain the attention of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Grass Roots Organizing (GRO) is a group that focuses on organizing at the grass roots level for all Missourian human rights issues. They met at the (More)

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    Mid-Missouri gets first compressed natural gas station

    Posted 2:49 PM 8/26/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia and Clean Energy hosted a grand opening Tuesday morning for mid-Missouri's first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

    It will supply CNG, not only to government and private fleets, but also CNG vehicles owned by the general public.

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    Local government officials take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Posted 2:37 PM 8/26/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HALLSVILLE - City officials completed the Amyotriphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday night. 

    Ice cold water was dumped on Hallsvilles' Mayor, city clerk, cheif of police and Board of Alderman from a five-foot loader bucket. 

    Deputy Clerk, Kenyetta (More)

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    Assault between 2 inmates changed to homicide after victim dies

    Assault between 2 inmates changed to homicide after victim dies

    Posted 1:42 PM 8/26/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Captain John Wheeler of the Cole County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the Jefferson City Correctional Center reclassified an Aug. 19 assault between two inmates as a homicide after the victim died Sunday from his injuries.

    The Cole County Sheriff's Department reported the (More)

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    Mizzou celebrates botanic garden

    Posted 1:17 PM 8/26/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri celebrated the 15th anniversary of the campus botanical garden on Tuesday.

    The public had a chance to meet with Peter Hatch, former Director of Gardens at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello plantation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hatch held that title for (More)

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    Columbia health center receives $250,000 from Obama administration

    Posted 1:09 PM 8/26/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As a part of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has awarded almost $1.5 million to six health centers across Missouri. 

    Family Health Center of Boone County in Columbia is one of the recipients.

    The center received $250,000 to deliver better (More)

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    Man accused of assault, climbing into couple's bed

    Man accused of assault, climbing into couple's bed

    Posted 10:24 AM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    MARTHASVILLE (AP) - An 18-year-old Warren County man faces three felony charges for allegedly breaking into a Marthasville couple's home, climbing into their bed and attempting to have sex with the woman.

    KSDK-TV reported that the Warren County Sheriff's Department arrested Mario (More)

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    CPD makes an arrest in liquor store robbery

    CPD makes an arrest in liquor store robbery

    Posted 9:14 AM 8/26/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Tuesday detectives identified and arrested a Columbia man in connection to an Aug. 13 armed robbery of Loop Liquor & Food Mart. 

    Columbia Police detectives said they arrested 31-year-old Joesph Lee Anderson around 6:30 p.m. Monday on suspicions of armed (More)

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    Ferguson City Council postpones meeting

    Ferguson City Council postpones meeting

    Posted 7:40 AM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The city council in Ferguson has postponed a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, citing a need for a larger venue due to interest from residents following the death of Michael Brown.

    A new date and place has not been set. It would have been the first council meeting since Brown (More)

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