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    Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal

    Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills not top goal

    Posted 12:37 PM 12/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's legislative leaders say anti-abortion measures are not among their main priorities next session.

    Eight bills have been filed so far, as the legislative session that starts Jan. 7 nears.

    Legislative leaders say their focus will be on economics and (More)

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    Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers

    Michael Brown's family condemns shootings of NYC officers

    Posted 12:32 PM 12/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The family of Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, has released a statement condemning the shooting deaths of two New York City officers.

    The statement released Saturday by the Parks & Crump law firm said Brown's family rejects "any kind of (More)

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    3 people shot, 1 fatally, in east Kansas City

    3 people shot, 1 fatally, in east Kansas City

    Posted 11:30 AM 12/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Police say one person has been shot to death and two others wounded in east Kansas City.

    Officers responded to the shooting around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police say one person died at a hospital. Two other shooting victims sustained wounds that weren't life threatening.

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    Police brutality protesters attempt to block I-70 traffic

    Police brutality protesters attempt to block I-70 traffic

    Posted 6:02 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City police have made about a dozen arrests after a group protesting police brutality attempted to block traffic on Interstate 70.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the group gathered at a park for a rally and proceeded to march onto an interstate entrance ramp, near downtown. No injuries were reported.

    Eastbound traffic was shut down as a safety precaution.

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    6 MU fraternity members arrested over hazing

    6 MU fraternity members arrested over hazing

    Posted 5:18 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - Police have arrested six University of Missouri-Columbia students on suspicion of hazing during a hide-and-seek style game.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that officers were called to a residence hall after several students saw what they thought was a person being (More)

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    Santa, Mrs. Claus bring holiday cheer to Columbia neighborhood

    Santa, Mrs. Claus bring holiday cheer to Columbia neighborhood

    Posted 5:01 PM 12/20/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Families in the Bear Creek neighborhood got a special surprise Saturday when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived for a holiday party.

    Members of the Almeta Crayton Community (More)

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    Firefighters pull burned man from portable toilet

    Firefighters pull burned man from portable toilet

    Posted 5:01 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - Firefighters have rescued a man from a burning portable toilet just north of downtown St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the man was rushed Friday night to a hospital, where he was in critical but stable condition.

    A fire department spokesman says the fire was "pretty well-involved" by the time firefighters arrived. It was not immediately known why the man was inside the portable toilet or why it was on fire.

     

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    Body found inside burning vehicle in St. Louis

    Body found inside burning vehicle in St. Louis

    Posted 4:54 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found inside a burning vehicle.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the discovery was made Friday night after firefighters were called to the scene. A fire department spokesman says the blaze was extinguished and the body discovered.

    Police later learned that the unidentified man had been shot twice. Authorities are trying to identify the man.

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    Joplin man sentenced to 25 years in prison

    Joplin man sentenced to 25 years in prison

    Posted 4:30 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN - A Joplin man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a home-invasion killing.

    The Joplin-Globe reports that 21-year-old Johnathan Taylor was sentenced Friday for his role in the July 2012 death of 23-year-old Jacob Wages.

    Prosecutors said Taylor and (More)

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    Rice's 3-pointer gives Illinois 62-59 win over Missouri

    Rice's 3-pointer gives Illinois 62-59 win over Missouri

    Posted 3:31 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - During a timeout with 17.8 seconds remaining in a tie game on Saturday, Missouri coach Kim Anderson figured Illinois would attempt to find guard Rayvonte Rice for the final shot.

    Rice did end up with the ball as the clock wound down, dribbling around behind the 3-point (More)

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    Missouri congressman asks Obama to preserve levee plan

    Missouri congressman asks Obama to preserve levee plan

    Posted 2:53 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Congressman Jason Smith is pushing for the completion of a Missouri Bootheel region levee amid concerns that the project would increase the risk of flooding in predominantly black Illinois communities.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that the Salem Republican (More)

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    University of Missouri buyout offer has 110 takers

    University of Missouri buyout offer has 110 takers

    Posted 2:08 PM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - More than 100 faculty members at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia are taking buyouts and retiring.

    The Columbia Missourian reports that more than 42 percent of eligible faculty members, or 110, were approved for the buyout. The majority of them won't (More)

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    Missouri High Steppers move forward after being denied funding

    Missouri High Steppers move forward after being denied funding

    Posted 1:39 PM 12/20/2014 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri High Steppers are on hold for now, but vow to move forward. 

    This past week the Columbia City Council denied the Steppers the funding they're usually given for their practice space. 

    The founder of the Missouri High Steppers, Ronaldo Barry, said (More)

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