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    Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey resigns

    Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey resigns

    Posted 1:37 PM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said Friday he is resigning from office to return to the private sector and spend more time with his family.

    In a statement released Friday, Dempsey said, "It has been an honor to be chosen to represent my community in (More)

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    Boone County Circuit Court gets "fair" rating on audit

    Boone County Circuit Court gets "fair" rating on audit

    Posted 11:38 AM 7/31/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The state auditor's office released a report regarding the 2014 audit period for Boone County Judicial Circuit Court. The court received a fair rating. 

    A fair rating indicates the court need improvement in several areas, according to the auditor's office. The report (More)

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    Woman accused in antifreeze deaths wants statements tossed

    Woman accused in antifreeze deaths wants statements tossed

    Posted 10:38 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Attorneys for a southwestern Missouri woman accused of fatally poisoning her husband and a son with antifreeze want a judge to toss out her videotaped statements to investigators.

    Diane Staudte appeared in a Greene County courtroom Thursday for a hearing over defense (More)

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    DOJ report critical of St. Louis County family court

    DOJ report critical of St. Louis County family court

    Posted 10:17 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court, alleging that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights.

    The investigation was initiated in 2013 (More)

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    Former county prosecutor announces candidacy for attorney general

    Former county prosecutor announces candidacy for attorney general

    Posted 10:12 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Democrat and former county prosecutor Teresa Hensley says she's running for Missouri attorney general.

    Hensley announced her candidacy Thursday, the same day Democratic state Sen. Scott Sifton dropped out of the race to seek re-election in the Senate.

    Hensley (More)

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    Missouri man drowned in Gasconade River

    Missouri man drowned in Gasconade River

    Posted 8:33 AM 7/31/2015 by Daniel Shapiro, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    PULASKI COUNTY - A Missouri man drowned in the Gasconade River on Thursday after his kayak tipped over.

    50-year-old Douglas Etheridge was kayaking on the Gasconade River when his kayak tipped over near the Rochester Bridge in Pulaski County around 4:40 p.m.

    Etheridge tried to climb back into his canoe was failed to do so. He was retrieved from the water and pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital in Lebanon.

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    Springfield man seeks settlement in suit involving late son

    Springfield man seeks settlement in suit involving late son

    Posted 8:21 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The father of a 4-year-old boy killed in a fall from a third-story window last year in downtown Springfield asked a judge to sign off on a $100,000 settlement of his wrongful-death lawsuit.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported that Patrick Twibell filed the lawsuit (More)

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    Company asks Missouri to rethink multistate power line

    Company asks Missouri to rethink multistate power line

    Posted 8:09 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Houston-based company asked Missouri utility regulators to reconsider their rejection of a proposed high-voltage power line that was planned for a multistate wind energy project.

    The Kansas City Star reported that Clean Line Energy wanted the Missouri Public Service (More)

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    Whistleblower's lawyer makes conflict claim in drowning case

    Whistleblower's lawyer makes conflict claim in drowning case

    Posted 8:01 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - An attorney for a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who criticized the agency after a handcuffed Iowa man fell from a patrol boat and drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks said it is a conflict for state Attorney General Chris Koster to represent police in a lawsuit involving (More)

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    Suspect in southeast Missouri killing turns himself in

    Suspect in southeast Missouri killing turns himself in

    Posted 7:55 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARUTHERSVILLE(AP) - A southeast Missouri man suspected in the shooting death of a man in early July has turned himself in.

    The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported that 26-year-old Ratio Frederick Armour surrendered Thursday morning at the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department. He is (More)

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    University City weighs contracting for ambulance service

    University City weighs contracting for ambulance service

    Posted 7:36 AM 7/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - A suburban St. Louis town is considering turning its ambulance service over to a private contractor.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that University City's bid to outsource emergency medical services drew scorn from the union representing firefighters, whose (More)

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    Free dental clinic comes to Columbia

    Posted 6:37 PM 7/30/2015 by Landon Burke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Volunteers opened the doors of MU's Hearnes Center Friday at 5 a.m. to offer free dental care to people in need. Dentists and volunteers from all over the state met in Columbia to host the MOMOM free dental health clinic this weekend.

    "MOMOM" stands for Missouri Mission of (More)

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    Pool inspections find glass violations

    Posted 9:00 PM 7/30/2015 by Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services inspects more than 200 outdoor pools during summer months.

    These range from community pools to apartment complexes to hotel pools.

    This year the health department updated its codes for new pools. The (More)

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