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    Rock Bridge High School Hosts Substance Abuse Discussion

    Posted 1:15 PM 4/17/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Rock Bridge High School guidance counselors are inviting parents to discuss teen drug and alcohol use at a forum Thursday night.

    Jeremy Duke, a Columbia based counselor who specializes in tackling (More)

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    St. Louis Man Gets 4-Year Term for Burning Dog

    St. Louis Man Gets 4-Year Term for Burning Dog

    Posted 12:33 PM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man has been sentenced to four years in prison for burning a dog alive.

    A judge on Thursday sentenced 23-year-old Wesley Reid, who pleaded guilty to one count of animal abuse and one count of burning property.

    The incident happened in August. Reid set (More)

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    Missouri Lawmakers Pass E-Cigarette Legislation

    Missouri Lawmakers Pass E-Cigarette Legislation

    Posted 12:25 PM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House and Senate have each passed bills that would prevent people younger than 18 from purchasing electronic cigarettes.

    But the legislation passed on Thursday would also exempt those products from the state's tobacco taxes, which opponents say would (More)

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    Mo. Clean Energy District Meets to Talk About Water Treatment Bond

    Posted 11:19 AM 4/17/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Thursday afternoon the Missouri Clean Energy Board will meet to discuss preliminary arrangements to issue bonds to counties across the state. The bonds would fund energy efficient (EE) and renewable energy (RE) projects.

    Pilot Grove in Cooper County is looking to (More)

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    Man Claiming to Be Catholic Clergy Soliciting Donations

    Posted 10:23 AM 4/17/2014 by Brent Pearson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Diocese of Jefferson City said it has been notified that a man claiming to be a Catholic Clergy member has been falsely soliciting money for donations.

    The diocese said the man has been posing as a Roman Catholic priest or monk claiming to have plans to build a convent (More)

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    Man Accused of Stealing $50,000 in Jewelry

    Man Accused of Stealing $50,000 in Jewelry

    Posted 9:55 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    CREVE COEUR (AP) - A man suspected of stealing jewelry valued at more than $50,000 is in custody after a St. Louis-area woman caught him inside her home.

    KMOV-TV reports that the victim was returning to her Creve Coeur home recently when (More)

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    New Columbia Roundabout Leaves Business Owner Upset

    Posted 9:39 AM 4/17/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Business owner George Godas said he has lost business since the city constructed a new roundabout in front of his restaurant George's Pizza and Steaks. The roundabout came as part of the second phase of Columbia's Clark Lane initiative.

    Columbia Public Works spokesman Steven (More)

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    Christian Ministry Plans Missouri Camp Expansion

    Christian Ministry Plans Missouri Camp Expansion

    Posted 9:31 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    SHELL KNOB (AP) - An international Christian ministry says it is planning a $21.5 million expansion of its facilities on Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri.

    Young Life, based in Colorado Springs, Colo., said Wednesday its new development near Lampe will allow the organization and other (More)

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    Dispatchers Accreditation May Lower Cost of Home Insurance

    Posted 8:04 AM 4/17/2014 by Marissa Balmas. KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, or IAED, will present Boone County Public Safety Joint Communications with a plaque recognizing them as an Emergency Fire Center of Excellence Thursday afternoon.

    Boone County Joint Communications is the 26th center to receive (More)

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    Man Badly Burned in Southeast Missouri Fire

    Man Badly Burned in Southeast Missouri Fire

    Posted 7:45 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    LEADWOOD (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized with third-degree burns following a house fire.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Mo.  reports that the fire broke out just after midnight Thursday in Leadwood. By the (More)

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    MoDOT Wraps Up Bridge Shoulder Work on Highway 63

    Posted 7:33 AM 4/17/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MoDOT and APAC crews finished laying new asphalt Thursday morning on the shoulders of the southbound bridge at Highway 63 and Stadium Boulevard.

    Crews began work on the shoulder of the left-hand southbound lane at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The shoulders of the bridge were (More)

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    Man Shot to Death by St. Charles Police Officer

    Man Shot to Death by St. Charles Police Officer

    Posted 7:25 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A man is dead after he was shot by police in St. Charles.

    St. Charles police went to a home Wednesday night after neighbors complained the man was threatening them and igniting fireworks.

    KSDK reports police (More)

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    Pregnant Woman Apparently Was Stabbed to Death

    Pregnant Woman Apparently Was Stabbed to Death

    Posted 7:08 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A pregnant Springfield woman who was found dead in her home had reported being a victim of domestic assault several times in the past.

    Court records indicated 26-year-old Jessica Conner suffered what appeared to be several stab wounds before she was found dead Friday at (More)

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