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    USDA files complaint over treatment of circus elephants

    USDA files complaint over treatment of circus elephants

    Posted 10:37 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A company hired by Moolah Shriners to stage a circus in suburban St. Louis is accused in a federal complaint of mishandling elephants during two shows in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture alleges in the April 28 complaint that during a March (More)

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    Proposed Kansas City hotel clears hurdle with officials' OK

    Proposed Kansas City hotel clears hurdle with officials' OK

    Posted 10:32 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A proposed Kansas City hotel has cleared a hurdle with city officials approving plans in helping finance the $302 million project.

    Mayor Sly James says Thursday's unanimous vote is a big stepping stone in keeping the Hyatt convention hotel project moving forward. He (More)

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    Boone County Sheriff: Eight burglaries near one area since April

    Boone County Sheriff: Eight burglaries near one area since April

    Posted 10:14 AM 5/22/2015 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - There have been at least eight reported daytime burglaries since early April in the Lake of the Woods area east of Columbia, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

    Two residences on Pinehurst Lane and homes on (More)

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    Investigation complete in fatal deputy-involved shooting

    Investigation complete in fatal deputy-involved shooting

    Posted 9:51 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol has completed its investigation into a Boone County sheriff deputy's fatal shooting of a man in February.

    The patrol says it will send its report to Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight by the end of next week.

    The deputy shot and killed (More)

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    Caretaker of former Brown memorial denies discarding items

    Caretaker of former Brown memorial denies discarding items

    Posted 9:33 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The caretaker of stuffed animals and other mementos from a former mid-street Ferguson memorial to Michael Brown denies discarding many of the items after they were removed this week.

    Relatives of 18-year-old Brown joined volunteers Wednesday in clearing out the memorial (More)

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    Shell casings found at two separate shots fired scenes overnight

    Shell casings found at two separate shots fired scenes overnight

    Posted 9:03 AM 5/22/2015 by Jacqueline LeBlanc, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police said they found several shell casings in two separate Columbia intersections late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

    Officers were dispatched to a shots fired report at 10:23 p.m. near Sylvan Drive and Whitegate Drive Thursday night, and at 2:02 a.m. near (More)

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    A con artist scammed an MU student on Care.com

    Posted 8:45 AM 5/22/2015 by Rona Navales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri student who signed up for Care.com about two years ago to make some easy money on the side learned a hard lesson about scams.

    Alexis Carter successfully worked with multiple families babysitting children, with her most recent job in 2014.

    About a (More)

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    Police: Woman was using heroin while driving with child

    Police: Woman was using heroin while driving with child

    Posted 8:17 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri woman is facing multiple charges after crashing on Interstate 55, allegedly with a syringe of heroin still in her arm while her 3-year-old child was in the back seat.

    The accident happened Tuesday in St. Louis. (More)

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    Carjacking suspect caught after chase

    Carjacking suspect caught after chase

    Posted 7:53 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A carjacking suspect is in custody following a lengthy chase in the St. Louis area.

    KMOV-TV reports that the suspect allegedly took a silver Infiniti in St. Charles around 11 p.m. Thursday. Police began a pursuit on Interstate 70 when (More)

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    Woman found shot to death in car in St. Louis

    Woman found shot to death in car in St. Louis

    Posted 7:40 AM 5/22/2015

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a woman.

    The victim's body was found Thursday night inside a car. She has not been identified but police say she appeared to be in her 20s.

    The woman was shot several times. The car was parked at the intersection of Sarah and Enright avenues.

    Police have no suspects, and there is no known motive for the killing.

     

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    Website details Missouri State Penitentiary inmate records

    Website details Missouri State Penitentiary inmate records

    Posted 6:49 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A new website is available to check records of inmates who spent time in the Missouri State Penitentiary between 1836 and 1931.

    Secretary of State Jason Kander on Thursday announced the website. It details the names of prisoners along with their crimes and how long (More)

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    10 seniors arrested for prank, damaging 35-year-old trees

    10 seniors arrested for prank, damaging 35-year-old trees

    Posted 5:37 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    WENTZVILLE (AP) - Ten Missouri high school seniors have been arrested for a suspected prank that damaged decades-old trees near the high school's cafeteria.

    St. Louis media outlets report the seniors at Holt High School, which is in the St. Louis suburb of Wentzville, were arrested (More)

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    Final defendant sentenced in Petro America securities fraud

    Final defendant sentenced in Petro America securities fraud

    Posted 4:40 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 46-year-old Arizona man has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for his role in a $10.2 million securities fraud conspiracy that victimized more than 12,000 investors across the U.S. and Canada.

    Brian Langenbach of Globe, Arizona, was sentenced (More)

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