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    One year anniversary of Christopher Cray's disappearance

    Posted 3:06 PM 5/20/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Wednesday marks one year since Christopher Cray was last seen in Jefferson City. 

    Over the past year, there have been many developments in the case, but police have still not found Cray. Below is a timeline of the events in the missing person's case.

    June 5 (More)

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    Maries County crash leaves one dead, 2 injured

    Maries County crash leaves one dead, 2 injured

    Posted 3:01 PM 5/20/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MARIES COUNTY - A Holts Summit man died and two other people are seriously injured Tuesday night in a vehicle collision on Hwy 63 in Maries County. 

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Keith Jones, 50, crossed the center line and struck the car driven by David Connor, 79. (More)

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    Today's Talk: Library adds e-books to streaming service

    Today's Talk: Library adds e-books to streaming service

    Posted 2:45 PM 5/20/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Daniel Boone Regional Library system starting to check out e-books as part of its new "Hoopla" program.

    "Hoopla" is a digital streaming service that allows users to access thousands of movies, audio books, music albums, comic books and more with through their local library. (More)

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    Ferguson plans permanent memorial to Michael Brown

    Ferguson plans permanent memorial to Michael Brown

    Posted 1:54 PM 5/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The makeshift memorial that marked the site where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in August will be removed and replaced with a permanent plaque.

    Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III joined Brown's father, Michael Brown Sr., in announcing Wednesday the plaque (More)

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    Reward offered in fatal shooting in southeast Missouri

    Reward offered in fatal shooting in southeast Missouri

    Posted 1:46 PM 5/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    PARMA (AP) - Police in the southeast Missouri town of Parma were offering a $25,000 reward Wednesday in an effort to solve the killing of a convenience store clerk.

    The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports 59-year-old Brenda Smith and another woman were working at D and L One Stop in Parma (More)

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    Leaders worry St. Louis is a destination for state parolees

    Leaders worry St. Louis is a destination for state parolees

    Posted 1:38 PM 5/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A halfway house in downtown St. Louis is a concern for business leaders and residents who worry the area has become a destination for parolees fresh out of prison.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports their concerns were amplified after learning the state's only other (More)

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    Single-car crash closes Jefferson City road

    Single-car crash closes Jefferson City road

    Posted 12:53 PM 5/20/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Sheriff's Department said Wednesday a single-car accident closed a stretch of Bald Hill Road near Rackers Road.

    Captain John Wheeler said a woman hit a utility pole. Wheeler said Ameren Missouri was on the scene working on the pole.

    The accident happened between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. As of early Wednesday afternoon, the road was still closed. 

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    Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease

    Forest Service sees hope in battle against bat disease

    Posted 12:33 PM 5/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Officials with the U.S. Forest Service were cautiously optimistic Wednesday that a new treatment could help bats survive a deadly disease.

    The sickness known as white-nose syndrome has claimed the lives of millions of bats. About 60 brown bats were found with the disease (More)

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    3 alligator-like reptiles found at Kansas City home

    3 alligator-like reptiles found at Kansas City home

    Posted 12:16 PM 5/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities said three large reptiles that are similar to alligators were found at a Kansas City home.

    The Kansas City Star reports an AT&T worker saw the 3- to 6-foot long caimans while working on cable lines in the backyard of the home. Caimans are typically found (More)

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    Rep. Rowden announces campaign for Majority Floor Leader

    Rep. Rowden announces campaign for Majority Floor Leader

    Posted 11:47 AM 5/20/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

    COLUMBIA - Rep. Caleb Rowen, of Columbia, announced his campaign for House Majority Floor Leader Wednesday.

    Rowden, who was elected to the Missouri State House of Representatives in 2012, said, "Our challenges are great, but our opportunities are greater, and I am excited about the chance (More)

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    No injuries after small plane crashes in St. Charles Co.

    No injuries after small plane crashes in St. Charles Co.

    Posted 10:22 AM 5/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a small plane crashed near the runway of Smartt Field, an airport in St. Charles County.

    The crash happened Tuesday night. Authorities said the plane lost power and crashed about a half-mile short of the runway. The pilot and one passenger were inside, but were unhurt. The plane had only minor damage.

     

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    Fugitive accused of shooting at police arrested in Alabama

    Fugitive accused of shooting at police arrested in Alabama

    Posted 10:08 AM 5/20/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

    MARSHALL - The Marshall Police Department said Wednesday a felon on the run after allegedly shooting at police was arrested.

    Police said U.S. Marshals arrested Carl Roettgen in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Roettgen was on the run after they said he shot at a police officer in a Marshall Walmart (More)

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    State board: No progress at Normandy schools

    State board: No progress at Normandy schools

    Posted 7:53 AM 5/20/2015 by The Associated Press

    NORMANDY (AP) - Members of the Missouri Board of Education say that so far, efforts to improve the Normandy School District in St. Louis County have fallen short.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it was a year ago that the state board moved to intervene and save the Normandy (More)

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