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    Boys & Girls Club plans facility in Ferguson

    Boys & Girls Club plans facility in Ferguson

    Posted 4:54 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis will open a new club in Ferguson.

    Organizers say full details will be announced Friday by Flint Fowler, president of the organization. The Ferguson club will provide recreational and educational needs for boys and girls ages 6 (More)

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    Man convicted of 2011 Kansas City shooting death

    Man convicted of 2011 Kansas City shooting death

    Posted 4:24 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A jury in Kansas City, Missouri, has found a man guilty in a Christmas Eve 2011 shooting death and recommended that he get 30 years in prison on the murder count when sentenced in April.

    The Jackson County jury convicted 21-year-old Dalvin Johnson on Thursday. Jurors (More)

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    Teen certified as adult for trial in St. Louis hammer death

    Teen certified as adult for trial in St. Louis hammer death

    Posted 4:22 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 16-year-old has been certified to stand trial as an adult for his alleged role in the St. Louis hammer killing of a Bosnian immigrant.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a juvenile-court judge made the certification Wednesday, though adult charges have not yet been (More)

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    Southwestern Missouri firefighter, EMT accused of child porn

    Southwestern Missouri firefighter, EMT accused of child porn

    Posted 4:18 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwestern Missouri volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician is charged in a federal indictment with using a 9-year-old child to produce pornography.

    Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Nicholas Dickerson of Branson works as a Western Taney County Fire (More)

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    Late 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69

    Late 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69

    Posted 10:57 PM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to give Missouri women a 70-69 upset over No. 12 Texas A&M on Thursday night.

    Sierra Michaelis went the length of the court and drove into traffic before kicking out to Stock who was open (More)

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    Longtime capitol journalist reflects on Schweich's death

    Posted 9:40 PM 2/26/2015 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A journalist who has covered politics at the Missouri Capitol for 40 years said he had seen almost everything during his time in Jefferson City.

    Missouri Audior Tom Schweich's apparent suicide Thursday was a first for Missouri Digital News Director Phil Brooks. He said the (More)

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    Local Scores: Thursday, February 26

    Local Scores: Thursday, February 26

    Posted 9:11 PM 2/26/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are your local scores from around the area for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015:

    Mens College Basketball:

    Graceland defeats Central Methodist, 85-65.

    Columbia College defeats William Woods (More)

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    Lawmakers react to Schweich's death

    Posted 7:23 PM 2/26/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Tear-filled eyes filled the hallways of the Missouri State Capitol Thursday after hearing news about the death of State Auditor Tom Schweich. 

    Many people didn't want to talk about his passing because they said they didn't know enough about what happened yet. Other (More)

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    Genealogist shares stories of Columbia's black pioneers

    Posted 6:54 PM 2/26/2015 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - When it comes to celebrating Black History Month in Columbia, Traci Wilson-Kleekamp insists on telling stories many still feel uncomfortable about.

    This year, former director of diversity and outreach in MU's School of Medicine and a family history researcher, wanted to share a (More)

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    Clayton police chief: Tom Schweich's death apparent suicide

    Posted 5:18 PM 2/26/2015 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CLAYTON - Clayton Police Chief Kevin Murphy said Missouri Auditor and gubernatorial candidate Thomas A. Schweich, 54, died Thursday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his home.

    The shooting occurred just minutes after Schweich had called The Associated Press to invite a (More)

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    Former US Rep. Todd Akin: I'm not running in 2016

    Former US Rep. Todd Akin: I'm not running in 2016

    Posted 5:03 PM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is putting an end to the rumors: He will not make another run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

    Akin's 2012 bid was undermined by a remark during a TV interview in which he said that women's bodies have ways of avoiding pregnancy from what he called (More)

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    Missouri lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

    Missouri lawmaker faults district after autistic boy beaten

    Posted 4:58 PM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker is criticizing a suburban Kansas City school district after a student with Asperger's syndrome was beaten so severely that he was hospitalized.

    State Sen. Eric Schmitt said Thursday that the school's handling of the Feb. 19 attack on 12-year-old (More)

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    CDC looking into dangerous bacteria in doctors' offices

    Posted 3:41 PM 2/26/2015 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is bringing up questions regarding the bacteria, C. difficile.

    C. difficile is a bacteria typically found in hospitals, but a number of people have contracted the bug who have recently visited doctors' or dentists' offices. (More)

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