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    KC district to unveil consultant recommendations next month

    KC district to unveil consultant recommendations next month

    Posted 4:40 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A consultant hired to help the Kansas City school district come up with a plan for boosting student achievement and enrollment is presenting its findings next month.

    The district hired the consulting firm MGT of America Inc. last fall to conduct an assessment. The effort (More)

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    Man held in custody for marijuana and mushroom grow operation

    Man held in custody for marijuana and mushroom grow operation

    Posted 9:29 PM 3/26/2015 by Vivien Tran

    CAMDENTON- A man is held in the Camden County Adult Detention Facility on charges of intent to distribute a controlled substance. Deputies from the Camden County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence regarding a traffic warrant arrest on Tuesday, March 24 around 9:30 AM.

    While at the (More)

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    Sex trafficking survivor reveals dark reality of trade

    Posted 7:37 PM 3/26/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - At an impressionable 19 years old, one Columbia teen trusted a stranger.

    "I thought I was invincible," Jessica Luebbert said.

    But she was about to learn a difficult lesson when she encountered a sex trafficker.

    "He asked me if I was interested in modeling in Maui," (More)

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    Engineering firm pushing for I-70 to support driverless cars

    Posted 6:35 PM 3/26/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- If one Missouri engineering firm gets its way, Interstate 70 could soon be missing something on its roads: drivers.

    Integrated Roadways has plans to upgrade the renovation of Interstate 70 with its smart pavement technology. The technology included would allow for support for (More)

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    Execution set for man convicted of contract killing

    Execution set for man convicted of contract killing

    Posted 5:48 PM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled a May 12 execution for a former St. Louis jailer convicted of hiring someone to kill his ex-wife in 2000.

    The state's high court set the execution date Thursday for Kimber Edwards, who turns 51 on Sunday.

    Thirty-five (More)

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    Sexual abuse trial in Creve Coeur to proceed

    Sexual abuse trial in Creve Coeur to proceed

    Posted 5:42 PM 3/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    CREVE COEUR (AP) - A St. Louis judge has ruled that a sexual abuse case against a former Marianist cleric at Chaminade College Preparatory School can proceed to trial.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a Marianist leader, the school and the Marianist Province were sued in 2012 by a (More)

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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

    Posted 4:23 PM 3/26/2015 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    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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