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    Missouri lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

    Missouri lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

    Posted 4:58 PM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker is criticizing a suburban Kansas City school district after a student with Asperger's syndrome was beaten so severely that he was hospitalized.

    State Sen. Eric Schmitt said Thursday that the school's handling of the Feb. 19 attack on 12-year-old (More)

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    CDC looking into dangerous bacteria in doctors' offices

    Posted 3:41 PM 2/26/2015 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is bringing up questions regarding the bacteria, C. difficile.

    C. difficile is a bacteria typically found in hospitals, but a number of people have contracted the bug who have recently visited doctors' or dentists' offices. (More)

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    Missouri and Israel could see future relations

    Posted 3:20 PM 2/26/2015 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The highest ranking Israeli official in the Midwest visited mid-Missouri Thursday to talk talk about the state's economic relations with Israel. 

    Roey Gilad, who is Consol General of Israel to the Midwest, spoke to Missouri House members about two things this (More)

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    Sources: State Auditor Schweich dead from self-inflicted gunshot

    Sources: State Auditor Schweich dead from self-inflicted gunshot

    Posted 1:49 PM 2/26/2015 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Auditor and gubernatorial candidate Tom Schweich died Thursday.

    According to the (More)

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    Viewer Survey: Share your thoughts on vaccinations

    Viewer Survey: Share your thoughts on vaccinations

    Posted 12:35 PM 2/26/2015 by James Packard, KOMU Digital Producer and Annie Hammock, KOMU Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - A spike in measles cases is renewing discussion on whether vaccines should be required for all children without suppressed immune systems, even over the objections from parents who deem them unsafe or otherwise object to federal guidelines.

    KOMU 8 News wants your view. Please (More)

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    Police: Body found in Kansas City well identified

    Police: Body found in Kansas City well identified

    Posted 12:06 PM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City police say the body found last week in a city-owned well has been identified as a 27-year-old woman, though the cause of her death hasn't been released.

    Police say Janina Vasquez's body was discovered in a 25-foot well near the Missouri River on Feb. 19.

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    Changes for storm sirens unveiled in Southwest Missouri

    Changes for storm sirens unveiled in Southwest Missouri

    Posted 12:01 PM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Weather and emergency management officials in southwest Missouri are hoping standardize use of severe weather sirens will reduce public confusion and save lives.

    Representatives from the National Weather Service, Joplin, Springfield-Greene County, Branson and (More)

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    Car stolen from dealership has been in 6 chases since

    Car stolen from dealership has been in 6 chases since

    Posted 11:54 AM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    WENTZVILLE (AP) - Authorities are searching for a man who stole a car from a St. Charles County dealership nearly two weeks ago, and has since then led police on at least a half-dozen chases.

    Police in Wentzville say a man entered Century Dodge Chrysler on Feb. 14 and asked to test drive a (More)

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    St. Louis schools are teaching chess to help students

    St. Louis schools are teaching chess to help students

    Posted 10:55 AM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - More schools in the St. Louis area are introducing the game of chess to their students.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that thousands of students at 135 public, parochial or private schools in St. Louis are (More)

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    Missouri museum to expand after receiving large donations

    Missouri museum to expand after receiving large donations

    Posted 10:36 AM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The Missouri Institute of Natural Science will be able to double its size after receiving an anonymous local donation.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that the donation will cover a significant portion of the (More)

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    St. Louis takes steps to bolster Section 8 program

    St. Louis takes steps to bolster Section 8 program

    Posted 10:24 AM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis aldermen have passed two measures aimed at improvements in the city's use of the Section 8 housing voucher program.

    The program is aimed at avoiding concentrations of poverty. Tenants receive rent subsidy vouchers from a housing authority and can redeem them (More)

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    Missouri man not guilty in shooting death of son-in-law

    Missouri man not guilty in shooting death of son-in-law

    Posted 10:12 AM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    POTOSI (AP) - A southeast Missouri man has been found not guilty in the shooting death of his son-in-law.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that a jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday in the case of (More)

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    Officers seek to block release of ticket scandal records

    Officers seek to block release of ticket scandal records

    Posted 9:53 AM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A group of St. Louis police officers is asking a court to keep records of the 2006 World Series ticket scandal private.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a judge has determined that the records are open under (More)

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