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    Firefighters respond to west Columbia house fire

    Firefighters respond to west Columbia house fire

    Posted 4:53 PM 3/26/2015 by James Packard and Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - No one was injured after a morning house fire in west Columbia, according the Columbia Fire Department .

    The fire broke out this morning and was contained to one bedroom of the home at 4404 Jeana Ct. The Columbia Fire Department said no one was thought to be home when the fire started. 

    The fire was put out around 11 a.m.

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    Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters

    Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters

    Posted 4:50 PM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six Ferguson protesters.

    Court records show that U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson officially dismissed the lawsuit Thursday. But (More)

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    Suspect taken into custody after high-speed chase down Hwy. 54

    Suspect taken into custody after high-speed chase down Hwy. 54

    Posted 4:23 PM 3/26/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY- The Cole County Sheriff's Department took a female suspect into custody Thursday afternoon after a high-speed chase down Highway 54. 

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the suspect vehicle was linked to a home invasion in Kansas. MSHP located the car from the (More)

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    Callaway County woman involved in fatal crash faces murder charge

    Callaway County woman involved in fatal crash faces murder charge

    Posted 1:12 PM 3/26/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Mokane woman is due to appear in Callaway County court Friday for a fatal car crash from August 2014. Prosecutors charged 53-year-old Lori Conner late Wednesday with murder and two counts of assault in connection with the crash.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said (More)

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    Columbia College explains proposed shift to schools structure

    Columbia College explains proposed shift to schools structure

    Posted 11:49 AM 3/26/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia College said Thursday it is pursuing the possibility of expanding into several schools.

    Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple put together a task force to determine if the college was operating as efficiently as possible.

    Assistant Director of Public (More)

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    Police surround 2 homes, but fear booby traps

    Police surround 2 homes, but fear booby traps

    Posted 11:33 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police in St. Louis have surrounded two homes owned by a man charged with several federal gun crimes, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that there is concern that the homes are booby trapped.

    Police converged on the homes in the Baden neighborhood Thursday morning. (More)

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    Man fatally shot in St. Louis County apparently targeted

    Man fatally shot in St. Louis County apparently targeted

    Posted 10:48 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - St. Louis County police say a 41-year-old man shot to death outside his home was apparently targeted.

    Abusalam Heggs was killed about 1 a.m. Thursday in north St. Louis County. Police say the shooter was waiting for him to arrive home.

    Heggs was shot multiple times and died at the scene. Police have no suspects and no motive.

     

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    Cole County grand jury indicts three on murder charges

    Cole County grand jury indicts three on murder charges

    Posted 10:39 AM 3/26/2015 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County grand jury has indicted three men accused in a Jefferson City murder.

    The grand jury filed indictments March 25 against 25-year-old Vincent Smith, 23-year-old Robert Burks of (More)

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    Columbia Police investigate shots fired at apartment complex

    Columbia Police investigate shots fired at apartment complex

    Posted 10:17 AM 3/26/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Thursday they were investigating multiple shots fired in a residential area. Columbia Police were dispatched at 11:24 p.m. Wednesday to the area of 2700 Quail Drive. 

    Police said the investigation revealed shots were fired near the parking lot of 2701 Quail Drive and a bullet struck the bathroom window of an apartment at the address. 

    Police do not have a suspect and are asking the public to report tips to (573) 875-TIPS. 

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    Columbia police investigate Petro Mart armed robbery

    Columbia police investigate Petro Mart armed robbery

    Posted 10:02 AM 3/26/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police announced Thursday they are investigating an armed robbery they said happened late Wednesday night. 

    Police said the suspect took both cash drawers and fled the scene on foot heading eastbound. A witness observed the suspect run behind Pier 1 Imports. A K-9 tracked the suspect to a hotel and officers recovered the knife, both tills, some cash and change.

    There was no one was injured during the robbery and police did not locate the suspect.

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    Joplin sues former master developer for fraud

    Joplin sues former master developer for fraud

    Posted 8:24 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - The city of Joplin is suing its former master developer and two men who ran the Texas-based company.

    The lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks $1.5 million from Wallace Bajjali Development Partners and accuses the company of fraud.

    One of the company's former partners, David (More)

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    Trustees consider splitting Columbia College into schools

    Trustees consider splitting Columbia College into schools

    Posted 7:26 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The Columbia College Board of Trustees will vote in April on a proposal to split the college into separate schools.

    A task force that studied the proposal for several months has endorsed the change, which would be a structure similar to universities or larger colleges.

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    Missouri woman gets 6 years prison for mortgage-fraud scheme

    Missouri woman gets 6 years prison for mortgage-fraud scheme

    Posted 5:26 AM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City-area woman who operated a real-estate business has been ordered to spend six years for her role in a $5 million mortgage fraud scheme.

    Forty-one-year-old Teresa Jean Whitten of Claycomo, Missouri, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Kansas City (More)

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