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    Kansas City Zoo's oldest lion euthanized

    Kansas City Zoo's oldest lion euthanized

    Posted 8:23 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Zoo's oldest lion has been euthanized after veterinary staffers were unable to treat him successfully for numerous health issues.

    The Kansas City Star reports the lion, named Dumisani, was 18 years old and had lived at the zoo nearly his entire life (More)

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    Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate

    Regulators oppose lowering Noranda electric rate

    Posted 7:53 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - State utility regulators have indicated they will deny a request by Ameren Missouri's largest customer for a rate decrease of nearly $50 million a year, despite warnings from the company that it could be forced to close without the reduction.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

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    Bridge worker who fell to his death identified

    Bridge worker who fell to his death identified

    Posted 6:26 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A northwest Missouri man has been identified as the Missouri Department of Transportation contract worker who fell to his death from a Kansas City bridge this week.

    KSHB-TV reports 53-year-old David Craven of Kearney was working on a MoDOT project on a Missouri Highway (More)

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    10-year-old shot in St. Louis County

    10-year-old shot in St. Louis County

    Posted 5:29 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FLORISSANT (AP) - A 10-year-old boy is hospitalized but expected to survive after being shot while taking out the trash in north St. Louis County.

    Police say the shooting happened Wednesday night, at about the same time a man was shot while walking on a nearby street. Police are (More)

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    Columbia trends reflect statewide real estate data

    Columbia trends reflect statewide real estate data

    Posted 5:19 PM 7/24/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Housing experts said Thursday it's a good time to buy and to sell in Columbia.

    Missouri REALTORS released new data this week indicating more homes sold in June 2014 than June 2013, and the cost of the homes increased, supporting that idea.

    The June 2013 Home Sales Result (More)

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    Missouri Supreme Court upholds death penalty in murder case

    Missouri Supreme Court upholds death penalty in murder case

    Posted 5:07 PM 7/24/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Supreme Court of the State of Missouri upheld an appealed death penalty sentence for convicted murderer Leon Taylor Thursday afternoon.

    Taylor was arrested in connection to a 1994 gas station robbery in Independence, where he shot and (More)

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    Columbia Police adds body camera technology

    Columbia Police adds body camera technology

    Posted 4:52 PM 7/24/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department unvieled new body camera technology Thursday afternoon. 

    CPD officers will now wear body-attachable cameras that will record every interaction they have with other people. 

    One of the first officers to test the equipment said he (More)

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    Appeals court upholds priest's sentence

    Appeals court upholds priest's sentence

    Posted 4:49 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has upheld the 50-year prison sentence for a former Kansas City priest convicted on child pornography charges.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the sentence of 48-year-old Shawn Ratigan (More)

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    Court to review Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon's job status

    Court to review Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon's job status

    Posted 4:16 PM 7/24/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU Digital Producer

    OSAGE COUNTY - The Missouri Department of Public Safety's Administrative Hearing Commission set a date Wednesday for a hearing regarding Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon's job status. Missouri Attorney Chris Koster filed a complaint that could suspend or revoke Dixon's peace officer's (More)

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    Boone County stalking suspect pleads guilty to property damage

    Boone County stalking suspect pleads guilty to property damage

    Posted 3:16 PM 7/24/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A woman pleaded guilty to property damage and resisting arrest Wednesday after being arrested in an incident involving allegations of felony stalking last November.

    An incident report last November said 49-year-old Caroline Lazinger allegedly rammed her car into two vehicles (More)

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    New Madrid County inmates moving to new jail

    New Madrid County inmates moving to new jail

    Posted 2:20 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) - The Pemiscot County Jail will house prisoners from a neighboring southeast Missouri county, at least for the next six months.

    The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that the New Madrid County Commission has agreed to pay Pemiscot County $30 per prisoner per day.

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    10 months later, body in river still a mystery

    10 months later, body in river still a mystery

    Posted 1:22 PM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    HANNIBAL (AP) - More than 10 months after a woman's body was found in the Mississippi River near Hannibal, Missouri, the case remains a mystery.

    Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Shinn told the Hannibal Courier-Post that his department is revisiting old leads trying to solve the mystery. The (More)

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    Father and son injured in wrong way crash near fairgrounds

    Father and son injured in wrong way crash near fairgrounds

    Posted 1:17 PM 7/24/2014 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Thursday a woman drove on the wrong side of Highway 63 and collided head-on with another vehicle Wednesday night near the Boone County fairgrounds, injuring a father and his 7-year-old son.

    Officers said Kristine Moersch was the driver. They (More)

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