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    T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges

    T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges

    Posted 2:07 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri will get more than $280,000 from T-Mobile following claims that the company was unfairly charging customers for third-party text message subscriptions.

    Attorney General Chris Koster on Friday announced Missouri was among 49 states that settled with T-Mobile (More)

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    Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

    Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

    Posted 1:50 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials said prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states, including five cases in Missouri.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said investigators are trying to determine the specific brands that (More)

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    Gold tooth dropped into Kansas City donation kettle

    Gold tooth dropped into Kansas City donation kettle

    Posted 1:39 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Salvation Army spokesman said someone has dropped a gold tooth into a holiday collection kettle.

    Spokesman Rick Carroll said Thursday that he's found diamond rings, silver bars and four-leaf clovers but has never heard of a tooth donation. He says the item could be (More)

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    Taxis, credit cards, Facebook lead CPD to new robbery spree arrest

    Posted 12:02 PM 12/19/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer; Creighton Hayes & Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Police said Friday they arrested a second suspect in connection to the recent string of armed robberies in north Columbia, and prosecutors charged the first suspect, 31-year-old Jafari Boss, Friday (More)

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    State Rep. asks Sen. Schaefer to investigate Ferguson decision

    State Rep. asks Sen. Schaefer to investigate Ferguson decision

    Posted 11:08 AM 12/19/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY- A Missouri lawmaker sent a letter Friday to Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia requesting Schaefer investigate the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCullough for his handling of the Ferguson grand jury decision. 

    Schaefer chairs the Joint Committee on (More)

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    Columbia gyms prepare for New Year's rush

    Posted 8:47 AM 12/19/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - It's almost that time to make a New Year's resolution. According to a recent study from Red Bull, the number one resolution is weight loss.

    Residents in Columbia have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a gym to work out. Several different gyms have opened up in the past (More)

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    Victim shot during potential armed robbery in Sedalia

    Victim shot during potential armed robbery in Sedalia

    Posted 11:31 PM 12/18/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - A Sedalia Police Department report said a man sustained serious wounds after a suspect shot him around 1:30 p.m. Thursday in what police said may have been a robbery.

    The report said an ambulance transported Wesley Brown to Bothwell Regional Health Center.

    Police said Brown may have been shot during the course of a robbery at Gold Buyer, a pawn shop at 108 S. Ohio Ave. in Sedalia. Police did not know if anything had been taken from the store. 

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    Flying fish wreak havoc in local rivers

    Posted 9:36 PM 12/18/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - "If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em," is the motto of an MU professor trying to eliminate silver carp, an invasive species, from Midwest rivers. The fish is spreading rapidly, threatening local species.

    The silver carp, also known as the Asian carp, was imported from China during (More)

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    Safety Commission offers safety tips for holiday lights

    Posted 8:19 PM 12/18/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Each winter, many adorn their homes with bright lights and holiday decorations, but a few residents in the county go above and beyond the typical holiday-lover's decor.

    Countryside Nursey School had a variety of lights displayes making it the most colorful house in its (More)

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    Sex offender arrested after posing as Santa Claus

    Sex offender arrested after posing as Santa Claus

    Posted 6:42 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities said a sex offender has been arrested after performing as Santa Claus for Kansas City area children.

    The Jackson County Sheriff's said in a news release Thursday that the 50-year-old man faces a charge of failing to register as a sex offender for not (More)

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    SWAT team called to a narcotics search warrant

    SWAT team called to a narcotics search warrant

    Posted 5:56 PM 12/18/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a Jefferson City man on charges of drug trafficking Thursday morning.

    Jefferson City's SWAT team, along with the MUSTANG Drug Task Force, conducted a narcotics search warrant at 1017 B Buena Vista Street.

    Police said they found Robert Criddle, 33, in (More)

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    Suspect in string of armed robberies arrested after shots fired

    Posted 5:51 PM 12/18/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department (CPD) arrested a suspect said to be linked to five armed robberies, after officers were dispatched to a shots fired call.

    When responding to the call in the 1500 block of I-70 Drive Southwest Wednesday night, officers discovered a victim who was (More)

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    Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

    Stream seeks recount in St. Louis County exec race

    Posted 5:46 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A former Republican state lawmaker who narrowly lost a November election for St. Louis County executive has asked for a recount on the final possible day to make such a request.

    Rick Stream sought the recount Thursday after previously suggesting he was considering that (More)

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