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    Missouri man sentenced to 40 years for child porn

    Missouri man sentenced to 40 years for child porn

    Posted 8:52 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 32-year-old Missouri man will serve 40 years in federal prison without parole for using four children as part of a nationwide child pornography ring.

    Federal prosecutors said Raymond Appling, of Ferrelview, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in March to four (More)

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    Missouri woman charged with starving child

    Missouri woman charged with starving child

    Posted 8:36 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A northwest Missouri woman accused of letting her 7-month-old son starve to death made her first appearance in Buchanan County Court, where a judge declined to reduce her bail.

    Twenty-two-year-old Macayla Armstrong of St. Joseph is charged with failing to provide (More)

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    La Planta food pantry wins $20,000

    La Planta food pantry wins $20,000

    Posted 8:28 AM 12/17/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LA PLANTA- A mid-Missouri food pantry won $20,000 this week to improve its facilities.

    The La Planta Christian Ministries Food Distribution Center won the funds as part of Walmart's Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign.

    Spokesperson Berry Brady said the money will be used to (More)

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    Man arrested for allegedly breaking down door, assaulting victim

    Man arrested for allegedly breaking down door, assaulting victim

    Posted 7:59 AM 12/17/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ASHLAND - A man was in the Boone County Jail Wednesday morning after a victim told investigators the man broke down his front door and assaulted him.

    Boone County Sheriff's deputies responded around 11:30 Tuesday night to a home on James Sapp Road in the Ashland area. Investigators said (More)

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    Washington U. gets $30 million for Alzheimer's studies

    Washington U. gets $30 million for Alzheimer's studies

    Posted 4:56 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal funds will provide $30 million for Alzheimer's disease research at Washington University in St. Louis over the next five years.

    The university announced Tuesday that the National Institutes on Aging and the National Institutes of Health have renewed grants that (More)

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    Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

    Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

    Posted 4:54 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Health care plans would have to cover eating disorder treatments under proposed Missouri legislation.

    State Sen. David Pearce of Warrensburg recently filed a bill requiring coverage for diagnosis and medically necessary treatment of the disorders. Coverage would (More)

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    Family recovering after deputy strikes SUV

    Family recovering after deputy strikes SUV

    Posted 4:51 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A southeast Missouri sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital and back at work after crashing into an SUV and injuring three people.

    The Southeast Missourian reported a Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department spokesman says 35-year-old Angela Martinez and her 1- and (More)

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    Missouri woman gets 7 years in bicyclist's death

    Missouri woman gets 7 years in bicyclist's death

    Posted 4:47 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for leaving the scene of an accident after she fatally hit a bicyclist while fleeing from her boyfriend.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports 32-year-old Shannon Smith of Buffalo received the (More)

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    Supremacist says he was found fit for murder trial

    Supremacist says he was found fit for murder trial

    Posted 4:41 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - An avowed white supremacist accused of killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish facilities on the eve of Passover says a mental evaluation has determined that he's mentally fit to stand trial.

    Aurora, Missouri, resident Frazier Glenn Miller is charged (More)

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    Boeing breaks ground on new St. Louis venture

    Boeing breaks ground on new St. Louis venture

    Posted 4:38 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon and a top Boeing Co. official say the company's latest venture in St. Louis opens up new possibilities for the region.

    Ground was broken Tuesday for a plant that will make parts for Boeing's new 777X passenger aircraft, which will be manufactured in the (More)

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    Drug evidence against professor ruled inadmissible

    Drug evidence against professor ruled inadmissible

    Posted 4:34 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that evidence of a marijuana-growing operation found in a university professor's home can't be used against him because of an invalid search warrant.

    Matthew Rouch was a professor in Northwest Missouri State (More)

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    Missouri unemployment dropping to 2008 levels

    Missouri unemployment dropping to 2008 levels

    Posted 4:26 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in more than six years.

    The state Department of Economic Development released data Tuesday showing the seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped from 5.9 percent in October to 5.6 percent in November.

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    Rural crisis center says Medicaid expansion might save tax payers

    Posted 9:42 PM 12/16/2014 by Sara Pang, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More than 50 people came to a public meeting to hear a panel speak on rural health care Tuesday.

    According to the health care organizer of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Martha Stevens, rural communities have high rates of poverty and are uninsured.

    "People that are (More)

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