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    Clerk charged with shooting teen for allegedly stealing cookies

    Clerk charged with shooting teen for allegedly stealing cookies

    Posted 12:02 PM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City store clerk has been charged after a teenager was shot while he allegedly was shoplifting some cookies.

    Jackson County prosecutors said 26-year-old Mohammed Abdi was charged Wednesday with armed criminal action. Police said he shot a 16-year-old in the leg (More)

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    BCFPD blows up watermelons for fireworks safety demonstration

    Posted 8:53 AM 7/2/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Fire Protection District blew up watermelons Thursday as part of a fireworks safety demonstration.

    Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said about 200 people go to the emergency room every day around the Fourth of July with fireworks-related injuries.

    "You (More)

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    St. Louis police ID man shot, killed during attack on woman

    St. Louis police ID man shot, killed during attack on woman

    Posted 11:21 AM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police have publicly identified a homeless man shot and killed last month by a woman they said he attacked with scissors.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 57-year-old Cedric Tankins died at the scene of the shooting June 21. 

    Police said Tankins (More)

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    Highways chairman: I-70 'falling apart' below the surface

    Highways chairman: I-70 'falling apart' below the surface

    Posted 11:07 AM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The chairman of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission said Interstate 70 is "falling apart" below the surface.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports chairman Steve Miller made the comments during a talk with St. Louis area leaders earlier this week.

    The (More)

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    JBS USA to buy Cargill pork business for $1.45 billion

    JBS USA to buy Cargill pork business for $1.45 billion

    Posted 10:46 AM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The U.S. subsidiary of a Brazilian-based international meat processor was set to buy the pork division of Cargill Inc., including two feed mills in Missouri.

    JBS USA, a division of Sao Paulo, Brazil-based JBS, and Cargill said Wednesday they signed an agreement for (More)

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    Morgan County Health Center worker accused of embezzlement

    Morgan County Health Center worker accused of embezzlement

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

    MORGAN COUNTY - The Morgan County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it arrested a Morgan County Health Center clerk, on charges of embezzling more than $140,000 from the health center.

    Deputies said 38-year-old Melissa Owsley, of Versailles, turned herself into authorities Wednesday after (More)

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    Kansas woman reaches $132K settlement over gun sale

    Kansas woman reaches $132K settlement over gun sale

    Posted 9:47 AM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas gun dealer sued for selling the shotgun a man used to kill himself and his son has reached a $132,000 settlement.

    Elizabeth Shirley sued the owners of a Baxter Springs gun shop, claiming negligence in preventing the 2003 sale of the gun to her husband's (More)

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    Jefferson City Police Department looks to upgrade 911 system

    Posted 6:14 PM 7/1/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - An upgrade to the Jefferson City Police Department's 911 system could change the way people dial 911 in Cole County.

    While the current "911 Rescue Star" system is nearly 12 years old, Support Services Commander Capt. Eric Wilde said he hopes the proposed system will be (More)

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    Children learn what it means to be a hero in their home

    Posted 3:33 AM 7/2/2015 by Dani Sureck, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Children dressed up as superheroes to learn how to make them "Heroes in the Home" Wednesday.

    Parents and children attended the summer camp session at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital, put on by Safe Kids. Safe Kids is a national (More)

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    Tornado warnings, thunderstorms pound mid-Missouri

    Tornado warnings, thunderstorms pound mid-Missouri

    Posted 10:37 PM 7/1/2015 by Katie Grunik and Brady Finn, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    COLUMBIA -Several severe thunderstorms with tornado warnings covered the mid-Missouri area Wednesday night.

    Thunderstorms with heavy rain, strong winds and a lot of lightning affected most of mid-Missouri with many areas experiencing tornado warnings. According to KOMU 8 weathercaster (More)

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    Fibromyalgia: Common, but invisible illness often misunderstood

    Posted 5:47 PM 6/15/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least two percent of Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic illness "characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain (More)

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    Flooding at Lake of the Ozarks leads to dam opening

    Posted 9:33 PM 7/1/2015 by Max Diekneite, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OZARK - Bagnell dam at the Lake of the Ozarks opened its floodgates for the first time in two years Wednesday due to flooding concerns. 

    Ameren officials opened 11 of the dam's 12 floodgates at 10 a.m. on Wednesday after the lake rose over a foot the night before. At midnight (More)

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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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