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    Appeals court upholds convictions in KC restaurant arson

    Appeals court upholds convictions in KC restaurant arson

    Posted 2:56 PM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of three men who were involved in 2008 arson fire that destroyed an iconic Kansas City restaurant.

    The Kansas City Star reports the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected all of the claims by Rodney (More)

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    St. Louis-area foot doctor gets 366 days prison for fraud

    St. Louis-area foot doctor gets 366 days prison for fraud

    Posted 2:47 PM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis foot doctor has been ordered to spend a year and a day in federal prison and pay $1.75 million for his role in submitting bogus health care claims.

    Sixty-six-year-old Dr. Lawrence Iken of Chesterfield was sentenced Friday in St. Louis, where Iken and (More)

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    Late Missouri auditor's campaign returns $480,000 to donors

    Late Missouri auditor's campaign returns $480,000 to donors

    Posted 2:19 PM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Records show late Republican Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich's campaign for governor has returned more than $400,000 to donors.

    Campaign finance reports released this week show the committee has given back $480,000 in contributions.

    Schweich amassed more than $1 (More)

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    Fayette man charged with kidnapping after woman found beaten

    Fayette man charged with kidnapping after woman found beaten

    Posted 1:28 PM 4/17/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FAYETTE - A Fayette man is charged with kidnapping and assault after a woman was found in his father's house "severely beaten" and bruised.

    A probable cause statement (More)

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    MU's Jesse's Hall set to reopen May 18

    MU's Jesse's Hall set to reopen May 18

    Posted 11:50 AM 4/17/2015 by Taylor Esler, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU Campus Operations showed off renovations to Jesse Hall Friday, nearly a year after they started.

    Campus officials said the work was designed to increase the longevity of the mostly wood building and improve safety. The renovation added 1400 sprinklers heads and 404 smoke (More)

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    Female winner of St. Louis marathon stripped of title

    Female winner of St. Louis marathon stripped of title

    Posted 11:40 AM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri woman who finished a St. Louis marathon third last year and was the female winner of it this year is being stripped of the title after officials concluded she didn't run the full course either year.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials determined (More)

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    Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students

    Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students

    Posted 11:32 AM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA(AP) - Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week.

    The organizations sent a letter to Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin Thursday about graffiti found at the Mark Twain (More)

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    Shots fired at two locations on Rice Road

    Shots fired at two locations on Rice Road

    Posted 9:34 AM 4/17/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department announced Friday morning it dispatched officers to investigate two separate shots fired incidents on Rice Road Thursday night. 

    The first shots fired report at 10:36 p.m. near 4511 Rice Road led officers to 2113 Carol Drive, where they found (More)

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    Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding

    Missouri Senate approves change to license office bidding

    Posted 8:49 AM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Revenue Department would be blocked from considering how much a contractor would pay back to the state for running license offices under a proposal moving forward in the Legislature.

    The Missouri Senate gave unanimous approval Thursday to a measure that (More)

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    Watchdog groups urge action from Loftin following graffiti

    Posted 7:50 AM 4/17/2015 by Quinn Cochran, KOMU 8 Reporter

     COLUMBIA - An ongoing investigation involving  antisemitic graffiti found in an MU resident hall has gained national attention. The graffiti was first found on April 9 and, after being removed by staff, appeared again the next day. The graffiti contained swastikas and racial (More)

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    Two campuses address sexual assault differently

    Posted 7:25 AM 4/17/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With a name like "Slut Walk", a sexual assault awareness march is sure to raise some eyebrows. But, that was exactly the goal at Stephens College in Columbia this week.

    "We weighed the options of having a ‘Take Back the Night' event or a ‘Slut Walk' and ultimately we (More)

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    Kansas City Council approves complaint settlement

    Kansas City Council approves complaint settlement

    Posted 7:04 AM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The aide to a former Kansas City councilman will receive a $225,000 settlement of her complaint that the councilman created a hostile work environment.

    The city council approved the settlement Thursday for Tonia Titus, who worked for ex-councilman Michael Brooks. The (More)

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    Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

    Public gets second chance to weigh in on education standards

    Posted 6:28 AM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The public is getting a second chance to weigh in on an effort to review Missouri's educational standards.

    The meeting is planned for Monday in the State Board of Education meeting room in Jefferson City. Lawmakers last session passed a bill to take another look at (More)

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