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    Group claims two counties not complying with gay marriage ruling

    Group claims two counties not complying with gay marriage ruling

    Posted 2:10 PM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS - PROMO, a statewide organization advocating for gay rights, said Wednesday two Missouri counties were not complying with the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage.

    The Recorders' Association of Missouri said offices had 25 days since Friday's ruling to start issuing marriage (More)

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    Incoming students get a sneak peek of Eliot Battle Elementary

    Incoming students get a sneak peek of Eliot Battle Elementary

    Posted 1:45 PM 7/1/2015

    COLUMBIA -The new Eliot Battle Elementary School students got their first look at the school before the fall semester. Battle Elementary will consist of students from Two Mile Prairie Elementary School and Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary.

    The two field trip days were offered to the enrolled (More)

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    Ameren applies for largest utlity-scale solar plant in Mo. history

    Ameren applies for largest utlity-scale solar plant in Mo. history

    Posted 1:36 PM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY - The Missouri Public Service Commission (PCS) said Wednesday Ameren Missouri applied for authority to build a renewable-energy plant in Montgomery County that would be the largest solar project of its kind in Missouri history.

    Ameren's application said construction on (More)

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    Local businesses react to Ex-Im Bank's charter expiration

    Posted 1:15 PM 7/1/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Congress let the Export-Import Bank's charter expire at midnight Tuesday, meaning at least six mid-Missouri companies cannot apply for new loans.

    In a press release Senator Claire McCaskill said businesses like Emergency Medical Supplies Professionals (EMS) in Jefferson (More)

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    Columbia Regional Airport opens handicap-accessible bathroom

    Columbia Regional Airport opens handicap-accessible bathroom

    Posted 12:32 PM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Regional Airport announced Wednesday it opened a new handicap-accessible bathroom in the secure area of the terminal.

    Columbia Public Works said the restroom is located where passengers wait to board flights.

    The family restroom is fully ADA compliant and has (More)

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    Auxvasse lifts fifth boil order in ten weeks

    Auxvasse lifts fifth boil order in ten weeks

    Posted 12:24 PM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    AUXVASSE - The city of Auxvasse said Wednesday it was safe for residents under a boil order to start using their water as normal again.

    Residents on East Walnut Street (More)

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    MSHP announces sobriety checkpoints in July

    MSHP announces sobriety checkpoints in July

    Posted 12:15 PM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Wednesday it would start conducting sobriety checkpoints in Cole and Camden counties in July.

    Captain Michael Turner with MSHP did not specify dates for the checkpoints, but said they would happen sometime during the month.

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    New Missouri Director of Mental Health starts job

    New Missouri Director of Mental Health starts job

    Posted 10:37 AM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The new Director for the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) started his job Wednesday. 

    Mark Stringer was appointed to the position by Gov. Jay Nixon in June after Director Keith Schafer announced his retirement.

    The appointment required a Senate (More)

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    Randles, Pierson enter race for Missouri lieutenant governor

    Randles, Pierson enter race for Missouri lieutenant governor

    Posted 10:27 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The competition to become Missouri's next lieutenant governor is growing.

    Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson announced this week they're running for the office in 2016.

    They join Democratic doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw, of (More)

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    Two crashes on I-70 snarl traffic, one sends woman to hospital

    Posted 9:51 AM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Two accidents on westbound I-70 had traffic backed up east of Route Z Wednesday morning, and one of them left a woman in critical condition. 

    Boone County Public Safety said the first accident occurred about 8:50 a.m. That accident resulted in no injuries, according to (More)

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    Soggy park grounds forces changes in July 4 celebrations

    Soggy park grounds forces changes in July 4 celebrations

    Posted 9:05 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - Rains and high water have made for soggy park grounds near the St. Louis area, forcing changes in plans for some Independence Day celebrations.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that organizers are keeping a watchful eye on the forecast as the weekend approaches.

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    New president takes over at SEMO

    New president takes over at SEMO

    Posted 8:59 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - The new president at Southeast Missouri State University is officially at the helm.

    Wednesday was the first day in office for Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, who was named to the job in March. He replaced longtime president Kenneth W. Dobbins, who announced his retirement (More)

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    CDC report reveals germ that could affect swimmers

    Posted 8:07 AM 7/1/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week revealing a germ is becoming more common in recreational waters.

    Cryptosporidium typically causes diarrhea and can be found in some pools. Of the 90 recorded outbreaks, 69 were from contaminated pools (More)

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