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    Lake St. Louis adopts anti-texting laws

    Lake St. Louis adopts anti-texting laws

    Posted 7:50 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    LAKE ST. LOUIS (AP) - Lake St. Louis has become the seventh municipality in the St. Louis area to ban texting while driving.

    KMOV-TV reports that the ban, recently approved by the city council, adds Lake St. Louis to a list that also includes St. Charles, Florissant, Kirkwood, St. John, Ellisville and Manchester.

    Enforcement varies. Manchester police issued 20 citations in September alone.

     

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    MU's Traditions Plaza nears completion

    Posted 7:42 AM 10/23/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Crews scramble to finish construction work on MU's new Traditions Plaza Thursday in order to have everything finished in time for a dedication ceremony.

    The construction began over the summer and hit a few roadblocks along the way.

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    Vonderrit Myers' family to release autopsy

    Vonderrit Myers' family to release autopsy

    Posted 7:38 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Relatives of Vonderrit Myers Jr., the 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer on Oct. 8, will release results of an independent autopsy.

    KTVI-TV reports that the family plans to release the results Thursday afternoon. (More)

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    Suspect in Missouri couple's death waives hearing

    Suspect in Missouri couple's death waives hearing

    Posted 7:32 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former high school superintendent accused of murdering a Springfield couple has lost a bid to be released on bond while he awaits trial.

    Mark Edward Porter is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the April deaths of Gary and Jan Tyrrell. On Wednesday, he (More)

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    Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

    Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

    Posted 6:59 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - The Jackson County Courthouse Annex in Independence will be undergoing a $6.8 million renovation and expansion.

    The county Legislature this week approved a contract for the work at the annex, which will get five new courtrooms. The project is expected to be completed by (More)

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    Son charged with murder in Missouri woman's death

    Son charged with murder in Missouri woman's death

    Posted 6:51 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    GREENFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man is now charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his mother.

    Charges against 28-year-old Jason William Fury of Golden City were amended this week after his mother, 58-year-old Sherry Fury, died Monday of a gunshot wound to the (More)

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    Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Posted 5:39 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City officer has shot a man who police say held a CVS store employee hostage with a weapon.

    Police say the suspect was transported to an area hospital in serious condition after the Wednesday night shooting. No other injuries were reported.

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    Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Posted 5:35 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - St. Louis County police say a man who tried to hang himself in the Jennings jail earlier this month has died.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports authorities said Wednesday that 26-year-old DeJuan Brison died Tuesday. They haven't (More)

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    Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Posted 4:33 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    HATTON (AP) - A Callaway County hog farm whose owners are seeking a state permit to significantly expand operations has reported a 10,000-gallon waste spill to state regulators.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the waste came from the Pork Master Inc. hog feeding facility and wound up in (More)

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    Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Posted 4:28 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor's budget-cutting powers.

    The Missouri Club for Growth has been running ads criticizing Gov. Jay Nixon's (More)

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    Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Posted 4:24 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The first female mayor of Kansas City will be part of an inaugural group of inductees into a hall of fame that recognizes women from the area.

    Kay Barnes is being recognized for efforts to revitalize downtown Kansas City. The University of Missouri-Kansas City says the (More)

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    Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Posted 4:20 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ALTON (AP) - Flags on public buildings in a southern Missouri county will be lowered to honor a volunteer fire chief who was killed in the line of duty.

    Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri and American flags to be flown at half-staff on state buildings in Oregon County on Friday, when (More)

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    Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Posted 4:13 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City authorities have arrested an armed robbery suspect after a 100 mph car chase that ended when the suspect's vehicle caught on fire.

    City police say the chase started Wednesday night after a person reported an armed robbery in a convenience store parking lot. (More)

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