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    Woman fatally struck by two vehicles in St. Louis

    Woman fatally struck by two vehicles in St. Louis

    Posted 9:56 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a 45-year-old woman has died after being struck by two vehicles as she was leaving a St. Louis restaurant.

    The accident occurred just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Police say the woman was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. A man who she was walking (More)

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    Man drives through garage, shoots occupants of NW Missouri home

    Man drives through garage, shoots occupants of NW Missouri home

    Posted 9:50 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    FAUCETT (AP) - A 34-year-old man has been charged with killing a man and wounding a woman after driving through the closed garage door of a rural northwest Missouri home.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 34-year-old Daron Simpson was charged Saturday night in Buchanan County with (More)

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    Three Kansas City teens charged in slaying of 14-year-old girl

    Three Kansas City teens charged in slaying of 14-year-old girl

    Posted 9:43 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Three Kansas City teenagers have been charged in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl.

    The Jackson County prosecutor's office announced Sunday that 17-year-old Issac M. Carter, 17-year-old Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy and 18-year-old Dominic McDaniel face charges of (More)

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    Suspect shot by police in Hannibal

    Suspect shot by police in Hannibal

    Posted 7:43 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    HANNIBAL (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a police officer shot and wounded a suspect in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal.

    Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis says an officer spotted 24-year-old DaMark Rudd Saturday night in the downtown area.

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    Springfield police officer shot

    Springfield police officer shot

    Posted 6:45 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield police officer is hospitalized after being shot.

    Police say the officer was responding to a "check person" call in north Springfield about 1:30 a.m. Monday when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer.

    Springfield police Capt. Greg Higdon says (More)

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    McCulloch to discuss Ferguson, policing at SLU law forum

    McCulloch to discuss Ferguson, policing at SLU law forum

    Posted 6:09 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch will serve as keynote speaker at a Saint Louis University symposium on law enforcement issues after the fatal Ferguson police shooting.

    An announcement from the student group coordinating the February 20 law school event says the (More)

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    Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House

    Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House

    Posted 5:44 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for President Barack Obama said a "device" has been found on the grounds of the White House but that it poses no threat.

    Spokesman Josh Earnest said Secret Service agents recovered the object but that early indications are that it does not pose a threat to (More)

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    City of Columbia pitches new trail options

    Posted 5:23 AM 1/26/2015 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's trail options may soon be expanding.

    The City of Columbia will hold a meeting open to the public to choose options to close a gap in the city's trail system Monday night.

    Currently the city has an existing trailhead behind Clyde Wilson Memorial Park next to (More)

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    Columbia Schools to discuss teacher salaries

    Posted 2:54 AM 1/26/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public Schools district policy committee will meet Monday evening to discuss possible changes to the pay grade of teachers in the district. 

    Currently, any teacher who has been with Columbia Public Schools since the 2009-2010 school year would receive less (More)

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    Opposition groups meet to speak against common core

    Opposition groups meet to speak against common core

    Posted 6:02 PM 1/25/2015 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Members of Concerned Women for America gave a presentation in Jefferson City Sunday afternoon, encouraging the public to rally against Common Core education standards.

    Approximately forty men and women attended the lecture, where the audience was encouraged to take action (More)

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    NTSB cites fatigue in southeast Missouri train crash

    NTSB cites fatigue in southeast Missouri train crash

    Posted 5:55 PM 1/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ROCKVIEW (AP) - Federal officials say erratic shifts and sleep deprivation may have contributed to two freight trains colliding in May 2013 in southeast Missouri.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that the accident happened when a 60-car Union Pacific train hit a 75-car Burlington Northern (More)

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    Police release photos from liquor store robbery Saturday night

    Police release photos from liquor store robbery Saturday night

    Posted 4:47 PM 1/25/2015 by Steven Anthony, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police have released surveillance photos of the man who robbed Eagle Liquor Saturday night. 

    In a news release, police say the suspect entered the store with a knife and demanded money from the clerk. 

    The clerk gave the suspect the money he demanded and then (More)

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    Deaths by suicide appear to be increasing across Missouri

    Deaths by suicide appear to be increasing across Missouri

    Posted 4:09 PM 1/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Suicide claims more lives in Missouri than homicides and DWI accidents combined.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that data released Thursday by the American Association of Suicidology shows Missouri had a suicide rate of 15.9 per 100,000 people in 2012. This ranks (More)

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