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    Ferguson presses cleanup bid ahead of Brown anniversary

    Ferguson presses cleanup bid ahead of Brown anniversary

    Posted 12:39 PM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - One of the areas hardest hit by last year's unrest in Ferguson is getting a little sprucing.

    Hundreds of volunteers converged Monday morning on West Florissant Avenue for a litter-pickup and weeding effort spearheaded by KMOX Radio personality Charlie Brennan ahead of the (More)

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    Man shot after driving at police gets 5 years in prison

    Man shot after driving at police gets 5 years in prison

    Posted 12:02 PM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A shoplifting suspect who was shot and wounded by a suburban St. Louis police officer earlier this year has been sentenced to five years in prison.

    The St. Louis County prosecutor's office said 42-year-old Darnell Wilson pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree assault on a (More)

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    Body found in flooded area of southeast Missouri

    Body found in flooded area of southeast Missouri

    Posted 11:07 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) - An autopsy was scheduled to help determine the identity of a woman's body found floating in a flooded area of southeast Missouri.

    The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports the body was found Sunday night in Pemiscot County after authorities received a call about a van (More)

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    Roadwork causes closures on MU campus

    Roadwork causes closures on MU campus

    Posted 10:29 AM 7/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri said roadwork would cause road closures on campus starting Monday, and lasting through Aug. 7.

    According to an email from MU, the City of Columbia would perform work that would (More)

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    Flooding force trout into southwest Missouri river

    Flooding force trout into southwest Missouri river

    Posted 10:00 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Recent flooding in southwest Missouri has resulted in a boom for anglers.

    The flooding forced trout out of a large hatchery pool site into areas along a popular trout stream.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports flooding closed the Roaring River State Park in Barry (More)

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    Sheriff: Girl shot while in vehicle on Missouri freeway

    Sheriff: Girl shot while in vehicle on Missouri freeway

    Posted 8:56 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Missouri are investigating whether a stray bullet that wounded an 11-year-old girl, who was shot in the neck while traveling with her family on Interstate 55, was accidental.

    Pemiscot County investigators told  (More)

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    2 dead in St. Louis after drive-by shooting

    2 dead in St. Louis after drive-by shooting

    Posted 8:28 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The homicide total in St. Louis for 2015 has reached 111 after two men in their 20s were killed in a drive-by shooting Sunday night.

    The shooting happened in north St. Louis. Police Maj. Ronnie Robinson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

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    Man sitting, unconscious, along train track killed

    Man sitting, unconscious, along train track killed

    Posted 8:21 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    WRIGHT CITY (AP) - An eastern Missouri man died Sunday after being struck by a train.

    Authorities said 30-year-old Eric Korte of Wright City was unconscious while sitting next to Norfolk Southern tracks late Sunday night. A westbound Union Pacific engine struck his hand, causing Korte to sit up. He was then he was struck by the second train car.

    The Warren County coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

     

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    More safety resources may be added to Columbia middle schools

    Posted 7:45 AM 7/27/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Middle schools in Columbia may be getting more safety resources.

    In his proposed budget, City Manager Mike Matthes (More)

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    Family of 5 rescued from flooded Missouri roadway

    Family of 5 rescued from flooded Missouri roadway

    Posted 6:59 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    PALMYRA (AP) - Authorities said three fishermen rescued a St. Louis area family after the driver of their vehicle got caught in a flooded roadway in northeast Missouri.

    Palmyra Fire Chief Gary Crane told The Quincy Herald-Whig that an emergency call (More)

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    Columbia tests bench that charges electronic devices

    Columbia tests bench that charges electronic devices

    Posted 4:21 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Columbia is offering the public an unusual way to charge their electronic devices.

    A wood and metal bench in front of City Hall, called a Soofa, has an attachment that will charge electronic devices.

    Public Works Director John Glasscock said the bench cost $4,100. He (More)

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    Police: Man fatally shot in Jefferson County after dispute

    Police: Man fatally shot in Jefferson County after dispute

    Posted 4:03 AM 7/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    HOUSE SPRINGS (AP) - A 34-year-old man has died after being shot in the chest during an argument in Jefferson County.

    According to Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, Patrick M. Marchlewski was shot Saturday evening at Rockford Beach Park near House Springs after a disagreement between (More)

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    Missouri school administrators gather ahead of new school year

    Posted 9:13 PM 7/26/2015 by Tom Barclay, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri school administrators are heading back to school just one month before the new school year gets underway.

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education kicked off its 54th annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators in Columbia (More)

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