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    Train hits, kills Monroe County woman who didn't stop at tracks

    Train hits, kills Monroe County woman who didn't stop at tracks

    Posted 10:06 AM 8/1/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MONROE COUNTY - A Missouri State Highway Patrol report released Friday said a train hit and killed a Madison woman after she failed to yield. 

    The report said 40-year-old Christy Mitcham was driving northbound on County Road 1033 about 2.5 miles southwest of Madison Thursday evening (More)

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    Columbia man arrested on child porn charge to appear in court

    Columbia man arrested on child porn charge to appear in court

    Posted 8:52 AM 8/1/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man arrested for child pornography will appear via video in court Friday.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested 57-year-old Scott May Thursday for possession of child pornography after an online investigation May 24 led troopers to suspicious files at an IP (More)

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    Man surrenders after standoff in St. Louis

    Man surrenders after standoff in St. Louis

    Posted 8:00 AM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 19-year-old man is hospitalized for observation after a standoff with St. Louis police.

    The standoff forced authorities to close busy Watson Road for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.

    It occurred at a four-family apartment building in south St. Louis. Police (More)

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    Boy, 16, accused of Lincoln Co. car break-ins

    Boy, 16, accused of Lincoln Co. car break-ins

    Posted 7:57 AM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    TROY (AP) - A Lincoln County teenager has been arrested for a series of car break-ins that occurred in subdivisions and commuter parking lots.

    The 16-year-old is in the custody of juvenile authorities. Authorities say other arrests are possible.

    Thieves have been targeted valuables (More)

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    Former postmaster sentenced for plotting robbery

    Former postmaster sentenced for plotting robbery

    Posted 7:48 AM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former southwest Missouri postmaster has been sentenced to three years and eight months in federal prison for plotting to rob a convenience store.

    Michael Joe Stubblefield of Cassville pleaded guilty in December to participating in a conspiracy to rob a convenience (More)

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    Opus will build in downtown Columbia

    Posted 6:54 AM 8/1/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council approved the Opus apartment complex building plan, despite some opposition from residents.

    In a special news release, the city council said it (More)

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    Nixon continues state-wide visits, tries to gain support

    Posted 6:35 AM 8/1/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Gov. Jay Nixon will speak with Fulton's local government and public school leaders Friday. 

    The governor has toured the state this summer, speaking to local leaders about the impact of special tax break and exemption bills passed by the General Assembly in the final (More)

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    Jury finds Mexico man guilty of several sex crimes against child

    Jury finds Mexico man guilty of several sex crimes against child

    Posted 5:21 AM 8/1/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - The Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney said Friday a jury found a Mexico man guilty of several counts of sex crimes against a child.

    Jacob Shellabarger said the jury found 49-year-old Thomas Miller guilty of one count of first-degree child molestation, two counts of (More)

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    Missouri man gets 15 years for identity theft

    Missouri man gets 15 years for identity theft

    Posted 4:26 AM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - A Missouri car dealer who orchestrated one of the largest identity thefts ever prosecuted in the state has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Terry Lee Morrow Jr. pleaded guilty in April to two counts of identity theft and nine counts each of (More)

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    Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

    Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

    Posted 4:23 AM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City council members have unanimously voted to ban people from openly carrying firearms within city limits.

    Mayor Sly James has advocated for the prohibition that was voted on Thursday. He says the city doesn't need any more weapons on the streets.

    The ban (More)

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    What downtown sewer projects really mean for Columbia

    Posted 10:10 PM 7/31/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is moving forward with more than $5 million for downtown sewer relief projects.

    Some residents are concerned about the necessity of these projects, and want to know were the money to pay for these projects is coming from.

    The ordinance, passed (More)

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    Officials won't confirm if pond draining is linked to missing man

    Posted 9:51 PM 7/31/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Officials drained a pond Thursday, near where a missing Harrisburg man used to live.

    The pond is located by Route J and Route EE between Harrisburg and Columbia. This is where the Boone County Sheriff's Department investigated the disappearance of 34-year-old Charles Bell in (More)

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    County investigates mayor's role in cycling crash

    County investigates mayor's role in cycling crash

    Posted 5:55 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    SUNSET HILLS (AP) - The criminal investigation of a small-town Missouri mayor accused of purposely striking a bicyclist with his car has been turned over to an outside law enforcement agency.

    Sunset Hills Police Chief William LaGrand said Thursday that St. Louis County police will now (More)

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