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    Columbia man raises money for Columbia native shot in Nashville

    Posted 1:00 PM 7/28/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Music teacher Jay Pilkington is raising money for one of his former students who was shot Thursday in Nashville. Pilkington taught Nathan Zumwalt guitar when he was a student at Rock Bridge High School.

    "I'm just a diamond miner. I don't make diamonds, I just shine them up," (More)

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    Boy, 13, dies in southeast Missouri dirt bike accident

    Boy, 13, dies in southeast Missouri dirt bike accident

    Posted 12:34 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS (AP) - An eastern Missouri boy has died following a collision of two dirt bikes at a state park in St. Francois County.

    Thirteen-year-old Chance Harris of St. Peters died in the accident Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Chance was riding at St. Joe State Park when (More)

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    Presbyterian church in Fulton named in abuse lawsuit

    Presbyterian church in Fulton named in abuse lawsuit

    Posted 11:54 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A minister is taking his own denomination to task, claiming in a lawsuit that the Presbyterian Church was partly responsible for sexual abuse he suffered as a teenager.

    Rev. Kris Schondelmeyer, a 31-year-old youth minister in Toledo, Ohio, is seeking unspecified damages in (More)

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    Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment

    Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment

    Posted 11:24 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. A proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would explicitly extend those legal protections to text messages, emails and other electronic communications.

    The Amendment 9 (More)

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    Victim forced into trunk in St. Louis carjacking

    Victim forced into trunk in St. Louis carjacking

    Posted 11:19 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 22-year-old woman is in custody, and St. Louis police are searching for additional suspects following a carjacking in which the victim was forced into the trunk.

    KTVI-TV reports that the crime happened Sunday morning. The victim was ordered at gunpoint into the trunk. (More)

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    Local faith leaders call for peace in Israel, Gaza

    Posted 11:17 AM 7/28/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation held a news conference Monday with several local faith leaders calling for peace in Gaza and Israel. They also called for Israel to end its seven-year blockade of Gaza.

    The group said the United States has some responsibility for the (More)

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    Brothers' steers, Buzz and Scuzz, gussy up for Cole County Fair

    Posted 9:51 AM 7/28/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Corban and Wyatt Bonnett woke before the sun rose Monday. Their 1,200-pound steers Buzz and Scuzz did too.

    The Bonnett brothers plan to show their steers at the Cole County Fair in Jefferson City this week. The fair begins Monday night at 5 p.m. and runs through Saturday. (More)

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    Boy, 11, shot in St. Louis robbery

    Boy, 11, shot in St. Louis robbery

    Posted 9:51 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - An 11-year-old boy is among three victims injured in a robbery in St. Louis.

    The crime happened just after midnight Monday in south St. Louis.

    Police say an armed suspect announced a robbery and began shooting, injuring a 50-year-old man, a 34-year-old woman and the child.

    All three are hospitalized in stable condition.

    Police continue to search for the suspect.

     

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    Apartment fire damages dozens of cars in Lake St. Louis

    Apartment fire damages dozens of cars in Lake St. Louis

    Posted 9:31 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    LAKE ST. LOUIS (AP) - No one is hurt but nearly three dozen cars are damaged following a fire at an apartment complex in Lake St. Louis.

    KMOV-TV reports that the fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday at Cedar Ridge Apartments. Authorities say 32 cars in a carport were damaged, with about 20 (More)

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    2 killed, 3 injured after woman drives on wrong side of I-49

    2 killed, 3 injured after woman drives on wrong side of I-49

    Posted 9:23 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    SHELDON (AP) - Two people are dead after an elderly woman drove on the wrong side of Interstate 49 in southwest Missouri and collided head-on with an oncoming car.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 92-year-old Dorothy Cross of Sheldon was driving north in the southbound lanes of the (More)

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    Second arrest made in connection with the shooting on Worley

    Second arrest made in connection with the shooting on Worley

    Posted 9:05 AM 7/28/2014 by Desmon Turner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    The Columbia Police Department arrested Tavion Jones, 18, who is accused of two counts of first-degree assault in connection with a July 5 shooting.

    Police report Jones was arrested during a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Monday after they recognized the vehicle he was in. Officers said they (More)

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    Sen. Blunt hopes for religious ambassador in the Middle East

    Sen. Blunt hopes for religious ambassador in the Middle East

    Posted 7:55 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom.

    The Missouri Republican says his legislation received unanimous approval from the U.S. House on Friday. It (More)

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    Health Expo offers free screenings

    Posted 2:02 AM 7/28/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hepatitis C Alliance is hosting the Mid-Missouri Health Expo Monday morning.

    The event will take place from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Parkade Plaza.

    A variety of free health screenings is available including cholesterol, blood glucose, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, blood pressure (More)

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