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    Man accused of throwing brick at police during protest

    Man accused of throwing brick at police during protest

    Posted 12:42 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A St. Louis man is facing felony assault charges for allegedly throwing the brick that struck a police officer during a protest that followed the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson officer.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis County (More)

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    Innocent motorist hurt in chase crash still in induced coma

    Innocent motorist hurt in chase crash still in induced coma

    Posted 12:33 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    CREVE COEUR (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man remains in an induced coma, a week after his pickup was struck by a car that was being chased by St. Ann police.

    The mother of 37-year-old Keith Lamkins of St. Peters told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he remains in critical but stable (More)

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    Creation of St. Louis police oversight board looks likely

    Creation of St. Louis police oversight board looks likely

    Posted 12:25 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A majority of elected officials in St. Louis are backing a bill to form a civilian oversight board for St. Louis police, but a union official warns it could deter officers from doing their jobs.

    The seven-member board would look into allegations of police misconduct and (More)

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    Dog's quick action saves girl during seizure

    Dog's quick action saves girl during seizure

    Posted 12:16 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    WENTZVILLE (AP) - A yellow Labrador retriever is being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old Missouri girl.

    KSDK-TV reports that Danielle Davenport of Wentzville had a seizure after going to bed Monday night. The rest of the family was sleeping when Bailey, the yellow lab, jumped (More)

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    Columbia man connected to murder pleads guilty to drug charges

    Columbia man connected to murder pleads guilty to drug charges

    Posted 11:41 AM 1/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man originally charged with murder pleaded guilty to a drug charge in Boone County court Friday.

    Martrell Smith pleaded guilty Friday morning to possession of a controlled substance and sentenced to seven years in prison.

    Smith was arrested last January for his (More)

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    Two arrested on drug trafficking charges in Sedalia

    Two arrested on drug trafficking charges in Sedalia

    Posted 11:30 AM 1/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - Police said Friday detectives executed a forced-entry, drug-related search warrant and arrested two individuals in Sedalia Thursday.

    The Sedalia Police Department said detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit and Criminal Investigations Bureau, along with patrol officers and a (More)

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    UM System sexual harassment training deadline extended

    Posted 10:39 AM 1/30/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Friday was the deadline for University of Missouri system employees to complete mandated Title IX sexual harassment training courses, but the training hasn't come easily due to technical problems. UM System officials now say they are extending the deadline to March 31.

    Computer (More)

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    Incentive program saves city $4 million in revenue

    Posted 10:25 AM 1/30/2015 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid and City Manager Mike Matthes proudly announced the savings of $4 million dollars in 2014 budget through an incentive program started by them three years ago.

    Mayor McDavid said the program provided an incentive for government agencies to save as much (More)

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    Three suspects arrested in connection to Boone County burglary

    Three suspects arrested in connection to Boone County burglary

    Posted 10:14 AM 1/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department said Friday three additional suspects had been arrested in connection to a burglary last week, bringing the total number of arrests to five. 

    Deputies said Eulus McClain, 17, Antonio J. Primer, 20, and Martavious L. Jones, 17, are being (More)

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    One person dies in Higbee house fire

    One person dies in Higbee house fire

    Posted 9:37 AM 1/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HIGBEE - Randolph County Sheriff's deputies announced Friday a man is dead after a Thursday evening fire near a home in Higbee.

    Firefighters responded to a call of a fire at 6:54 p.m. Thursday. They arrived on the scene to see a detached garage at 102 Burton Street engulfed in (More)

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    Springfield man convicted of lesser crime after law change

    Springfield man convicted of lesser crime after law change

    Posted 9:00 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man who withdrew his guilty plea to second-degree murder after state gun laws were changed has been convicted of a lesser crime in his girlfriend's death.

    Darrell Smith was convicted Thursday of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal (More)

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    Columbia police searching for two men in connection to carjacking

    Columbia police searching for two men in connection to carjacking

    Posted 8:46 AM 1/30/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police are looking for two men relation to a carjacking early they say happened early Friday morning.

    Officers were dispatched to the area of Garth Avenue and Worley Street in Columbia after someone reported a stolen vehicle. The investigation revealed a woman allowed a male (More)

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    Governor Nixon calls aqueduct proposal a "hair-brained idea."

    Governor Nixon calls aqueduct proposal a "hair-brained idea."

    Posted 8:00 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Water Authority accepted a report on proposal to build an aqueduct to take water from the Missouri River to southwestern Kansas.

    The authority will circulate the report to appropriate legislative committees. But board members said Thursday they aren't (More)

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