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    Nixon reauthorizes tax that funds Missouri Medicaid services

    Nixon reauthorizes tax that funds Missouri Medicaid services

    Posted 6:49 PM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri tax on medical service providers that helps fund the state Medicaid program has been reauthorized by the governor.

    Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed legislation to continue the tax for another year.

    The measure extends taxes on medical (More)

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    St. Louis' mayor narrows scrutiny of Confederate memorial

    St. Louis' mayor narrows scrutiny of Confederate memorial

    Posted 6:46 PM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis' mayor is scrapping plans for a panel to decide whether a Confederate memorial should be moved out of the city's Forest Park.

    Francis Slay wrote in his blog Tuesday he now wants a foundation to solicit proposals from people or groups willing to offer up a public (More)

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    Meningitis vaccine law updated for college students

    Meningitis vaccine law updated for college students

    Posted 6:30 PM 7/1/2015 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A law took effect Wednesday, July 1 that requires all students living in on-campus housing at public universities in Missouri to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. 

    All students living in dormitories starting in the 2015-2016 school year must receive a (More)

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    Columbia Sanitary Landfill changing odor control system

    Columbia Sanitary Landfill changing odor control system

    Posted 10:25 PM 6/29/2015 by Sam Knef, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After receiving odor complaints, the Columbia Sanitary Landfill is switching to a new method of odor control.

    Landfill workers will now cover trash with clay instead of mulch. This comes as part of a settlement between the landfill, Missouri Attorney General's office and the (More)

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    Inmate collapses during Boone County Courthouse appearance, dies

    Inmate collapses during Boone County Courthouse appearance, dies

    Posted 2:53 PM 7/1/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Coroners were preparing to perform an autopsy Wednesday on an inmate who deputies said died after a morning court appearance at the Boone County Courthouse. 

    The female inmate complained of breathing problems while inside a third floor courtroom. Emergency medical (More)

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    Columbia Police welcome new police dog

    Columbia Police welcome new police dog

    Posted 2:40 PM 7/1/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department announced the addition of a new K-9 officer Wednesday.

    K-9 Officer Gorrit and his handler Officer Jameson Dowler started their work together for CPD Monday. Gorrit completed five weeks of training by himself before coming to Columbia. He and (More)

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    Macon officials dedicate solar farm

    Macon officials dedicate solar farm

    Posted 2:23 PM 7/1/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MACON - Macon officials, along with officials from Gardner Capital and MC Power Companies, officially dedicated the city's 10,800-panel solar farm Wednesday. 

    The farm provides power to 35 Missouri cities that (More)

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    Police: Missouri man kills self during standoff

    Police: Missouri man kills self during standoff

    Posted 2:20 PM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    NEW MADRID (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Missouri's New Madrid County said a man being served a search warrant killed himself after a several-hour standoff at his home.

    KFVS-TV reported that police who entered the man's home about 5 p.m. Tuesday were confronted inside by the sought (More)

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    Missouri Public Services Commission denies Grain Belt Express

    Missouri Public Services Commission denies Grain Belt Express

    Posted 2:15 PM 7/1/2015 by Andrea Stoll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Public Services Commission voted Wednesday 3-2 against the proposed Grain Belt Express energy line. 

    Commissioners voted to deny the requested (More)

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    Petition to move Confederate rock from courthouse lawn

    Posted 2:11 PM 7/1/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Boone County man was working to get signatures Wednesday for a petition to remove the Confederate rock from the Boone County Courthouse front lawn.

    Tommy Thomas III said he started the petition three to four weeks ago after coming across the rock while doing research.

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    Group claims two counties not complying with gay marriage ruling

    Group claims two counties not complying with gay marriage ruling

    Posted 2:10 PM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS - PROMO, a statewide organization advocating for gay rights, said Wednesday two Missouri counties were not complying with the Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage.

    The Recorders' Association of Missouri said offices had 25 days since Friday's ruling to start issuing marriage (More)

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    Incoming students get a sneak peek of Eliot Battle Elementary

    Incoming students get a sneak peek of Eliot Battle Elementary

    Posted 1:45 PM 7/1/2015

    COLUMBIA -The new Eliot Battle Elementary School students got their first look at the school before the fall semester. Battle Elementary will consist of students from Two Mile Prairie Elementary School and Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary.

    The two field trip days were offered to the enrolled (More)

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    Ameren applies for largest utlity-scale solar plant in Mo. history

    Ameren applies for largest utlity-scale solar plant in Mo. history

    Posted 1:36 PM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY - The Missouri Public Service Commission (PCS) said Wednesday Ameren Missouri applied for authority to build a renewable-energy plant in Montgomery County that would be the largest solar project of its kind in Missouri history.

    Ameren's application said construction on (More)

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