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    Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

    Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

    Posted 7:36 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.

    Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for (More)

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    Ex-Crime Stoppers treasurer sentenced for theft

    Ex-Crime Stoppers treasurer sentenced for theft

    Posted 7:27 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - The former treasurer of a southwest Missouri anti-crime group has been ordered to repay nearly $3,300 he stole from the group.

    Joplin resident Matthew Paige served as treasurer of Heartland Crime Stoppers from July 2012 to April 2013, when the group's directors noticed (More)

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    Lawsuit seeks records related to Michael Brown shooting

    Lawsuit seeks records related to Michael Brown shooting

    Posted 6:19 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - An attorneys' group is suing to try to get police records about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

    The lawsuit filed Monday by the National Bar Association contends the Ferguson Police Department is in violation of the state (More)

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    Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

    Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

    Posted 5:57 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Authorities are setting up a designated protest zone for nightly demonstrations in Ferguson.

    The plan was announced Monday by St. Louis County police. Spokesman Brian Schellman said authorities are encouraging peaceful protesters to stay in the zone.

    But it wasn't (More)

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    Suspect enters plea in Springfield killings

    Suspect enters plea in Springfield killings

    Posted 5:48 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former Missouri school superintendent has pleaded not guilty to killing a Springfield couple from whom police said he had requested a large loan.

    KOLR-TV reports 53-year-old Mark Porter appeared in court Monday on two counts of first-degree murder.

    Porter is (More)

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    Trial date set for mom accused of locking kids in feces-filled room

    Trial date set for mom accused of locking kids in feces-filled room

    Posted 4:54 PM 8/18/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A judge granted a change of venue and set a trial date Monday for a Mexico mother accused of locking her kids in a feces-covered room.

    April Davis is accused of locking her three children, ages two, three and eight, inside a room with human feces on the wall and floor. The (More)

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    Obama talks about Ferguson protests, sending in attorney general

    Obama talks about Ferguson protests, sending in attorney general

    Posted 4:26 PM 8/18/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - President Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, where both the Justice Department and the FBI are investigating the shooting death of Michael Brown.

    "We are devoting substantial resources to the investigation," said Obama at a Monday afternoon news (More)

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    Columbia city council to discuss OPUS repeal

    Posted 3:43 PM 8/18/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will vote on whether to repeal a development agreement with OPUS Monday night.

    Protesters from Repeal OPUS gathered before the council meeting outside City Hall to speak out against the agreement.

    The council will have two different votes Monday (More)

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    Suspect arrested after chase in NW Missouri

    Suspect arrested after chase in NW Missouri

    Posted 2:10 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    MARYVILLE (AP) - A man driving a car allegedly stolen from the University of Nebraska was arrested after a chase involving several jurisdictions in northwest Missouri.

    Maryville Public Safety Director Keith Wood said the man was caught after a chase that began Monday morning in Tarkio and (More)

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    Gov. Nixon calls off Ferguson curfew

    Gov. Nixon calls off Ferguson curfew

    Posted 1:38 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have "immediate and limited" responsibilities.

    A midnight to 5 a.m. curfew had been in place the previous two nights.

    Nixon ordered the (More)

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    I-70 closes after fatal semi truck fire, accident

    I-70 closes after fatal semi truck fire, accident

    Posted 12:40 PM 8/18/2014 by Shannon Shaver, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A tractor trailer accident in the eastbound lanes of I-70 at mile marker 120 killed one person and caused significant delays Monday. The semi truck started on fire and was still smoking several hours later.

    There was one confirmed fatality. Two females were transported to (More)

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    Police enforce 'static assembly' ban in Ferguson

    Police enforce 'static assembly' ban in Ferguson

    Posted 12:23 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black teen are enforcing an order against static assembly.

    Authorities have been seen Monday urging people to keep moving and avoid standing in one place. Journalists who gathered by midday at a (More)

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    Mexico looks to improve economic future

    Posted 12:18 PM 8/18/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MEXICO- Audrain County recently received designation as a work ready community in progress, a designation Mexico plans to use to continue the growth of its local economy.

    The county was one of four to apply for the designation earlier this year. The program allows communities to give (More)

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