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    Michael Brown's family disappointed with Justice Department

    Michael Brown's family disappointed with Justice Department

    Posted 1:39 PM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Brown's uncle says a Department of Justice decision not to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his nephew is deflating.

    Brown was killed during a confrontation with Darren Wilson on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb. A St. Louis County grand jury (More)

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    Missouri Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies

    Missouri Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies

    Posted 1:33 PM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Groups advocating for health care access say a bill blocking federal subsidies that help pay for health insurance premiums would cause thousands of Missouri residents to lose coverage.

    A Republican senator presented the measure to a committee Wednesday as the U.S. (More)

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    US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    Posted 11:36 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department says it won't prosecute former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old that led to weeks of protests.

    Federal officials concluded there was no evidence to disprove Wilson's testimony (More)

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    Columbia restaurants roll out the "dough" for True/False

    Posted 11:36 AM 3/4/2015 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Local food joints are working around the clock in preparation for this weekend's True/False Film Festival.

    Cafe Berlin is among those restaurants, and one employee said the rush is only just beginning.

    "We're going to be really busy," host and cook Graham Kennedy said. (More)

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    Educators prepare students for IT jobs

    Posted 11:29 AM 3/4/2015 by Phil Bergman, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The field of information technology is an ever-expanding field and local schools are doing their best to accommodate this trend.

    Each year, more and more jobs are available for people wanting to work in the IT field and it's getting to a point where there's not enough people (More)

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    Snow, freezing rain causing problems in Missouri

    Snow, freezing rain causing problems in Missouri

    Posted 11:13 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Another round of winter weather is hammering parts of Missouri - again.

    Freezing rain and snow were falling in several areas of the state, with southern Missouri taking the worst of it. Several school districts called off classes as freezing rain fell Wednesday in the (More)

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    Southeast Missouri State names new president

    Southeast Missouri State names new president

    Posted 10:46 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Carlos Vargas-Aburto will become the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State starting July 1.

    The university announced its new president on Wednesday.

    Vargas-Aburto is acting president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He was among four finalists for (More)

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    St. Louis shelter sues in effort to keep operating

    St. Louis shelter sues in effort to keep operating

    Posted 9:29 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Rev. Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis has filed suit against the city in an effort to keep its occupancy permit to operate a shelter for homeless people.

    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The city has said it will shut down the (More)

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    Victim of homeless encampment fire identified

    Victim of homeless encampment fire identified

    Posted 9:24 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities in St. Louis have identified the man who died in a tent fire at a homeless encampment.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1zXSoNX ) reports that the victim was 38-year-old Jersey Arthur Burkot. He died Friday when fire broke out at his tent at the (More)

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    One alderman loses in St. Louis primary election

    One alderman loses in St. Louis primary election

    Posted 9:18 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Incumbent Democrats on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen swept to primary election victories on Tuesday, with one exception.

    Aldermanic President Lewis Reed easily won against his opponent in the only citywide race. Meanwhile, a Reed supporter, Cara Spencer, defeated veteran (More)

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    Two southwest Missouri districts approve four-day school week

    Two southwest Missouri districts approve four-day school week

    Posted 9:08 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    PIERCE CITY (AP) - Two southwest Missouri school districts will have four-day school weeks next school year.

    Students in Miller and Pierce City will attend school Tuesday through Friday next school year. Stockton also is considering the shortened school week.

    The Miller school board (More)

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    Grizzly bear at St. Louis Zoo dies

    Grizzly bear at St. Louis Zoo dies

    Posted 9:05 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A popular resident of the St. Louis Zoo has died.

    Zoo officials say the grizzly bear "Bert" was euthanized Tuesday at age 25. He had been in ill health with age-related problems. His brother, "Ernie," died at age 21 in 2011.

    The two bears were rescued after being orphaned in Alaska by zoo officials in 1991. Their mother had been shot by a state wildlife agent after raiding homes in suburban Anchorage.

     

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    Man accused of trying to distribute prescription drugs

    Man accused of trying to distribute prescription drugs

    Posted 5:06 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man is accused of trying to distribute tens of thousands of prescription pills he acquired from India and Thailand.

    Brian S. Hoskins is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and (More)

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