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    DESE director, parents respond to concerns over P.E. activity

    DESE director, parents respond to concerns over P.E. activity

    Posted 4:49 PM 3/25/2015 by Tori Chamberlain and Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    FULTON - A director with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education responded to concerned parents Wednesday regarding what critics call an "inappropriate survey" conducted at Fulton Middle School the previous week.

    Gavin Allan, Director of Civil Rights Compliance at DESE (More)

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    Attorney General announces 2014 fees for improper digging

    Posted 4:31 PM 3/25/2015 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Chris Koster's office announced Wednesday it has collected more than $50,000 in penalties from violators of Missouri's One Call law. The law requires any person planning on digging to notify the Missouri One Call System hotline at least three days (More)

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    Lawyer: Police shooting suspect didn't fire gun in Ferguson

    Lawyer: Police shooting suspect didn't fire gun in Ferguson

    Posted 1:55 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson says his client had nothing to do with the incident and police should be searching for the real shooter.

    Jeffrey L. Williams is accused of shooting the officers (More)

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    Drowned man's cause of death determined after autopsy

    Drowned man's cause of death determined after autopsy

    Posted 1:47 PM 3/25/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - An autopsy determined the official cause of death for man found in lake last month. The Boone County medical examiner found 55-year-old Mark Wenkel died from accidental drowning due to intoxication.

    Wenkel's body was discovered last month after authorities were dispatched (More)

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    Man accused of threatening bicyclists who were police

    Man accused of threatening bicyclists who were police

    Posted 1:42 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    LEADINGTON (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is in custody after allegedly threatening three bicyclists with a gun. It turned out the bicyclists were off-duty police officers.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that three men were riding bikes Sunday in Leadington (More)

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    Trial begins in death of 4-month-old

    Trial begins in death of 4-month-old

    Posted 1:37 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A trial is underway for a St. Louis-area man accused of strangling and sodomizing a baby.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the trial for 26-year-old Jordan Lafayette Prince began Tuesday in St. Charles. He is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and (More)

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    Missouri Republicans split on possible expert witness change

    Missouri Republicans split on possible expert witness change

    Posted 1:33 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A proposal supporters said would bring Missouri's court procedures for expert witness testimony more in line with federal standards has encountered strong opposition from two Republican senators seeking statewide office.

    The measure would require expert witnesses to (More)

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    Restaurant workers capture shooting suspect

    Restaurant workers capture shooting suspect

    Posted 1:30 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say restaurant workers captured a man suspected of shooting someone following a dispute at a MetroLink light rail station near Union Station.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 19-year-old suspect was caught Tuesday night after allegedly shooting (More)

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    A tale of 2 Ferguson deaths: 1 well known, 1 anonymous

    A tale of 2 Ferguson deaths: 1 well known, 1 anonymous

    Posted 1:27 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Along a short stretch of winding road through a nondescript apartment complex, two memorials of stuffed animals mark the spots where young men died. The sites are separated by roughly 1,000 feet, but in a sense are worlds apart.

    One is for Michael Brown, whose fatal (More)

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    Missouri creates a plan for job growth by 2030

    Posted 1:06 PM 3/25/2015 by Jasmine Dell, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - New research shows Missouri is falling short when it comes to job growth and economic performance, compared to other states.

    The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released its plan for Missouri's economic growth between now and 2030, based in part on the research (More)

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    Woman's body found in office complex

    Woman's body found in office complex

    Posted 12:42 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - Police in the St. Louis County town of University City are investigating after the body of a woman was found in an office complex building.

    Authorities say 43-year-old Keisha Powell had been fatally shot. A worker arrived about 9 a.m. Tuesday and found the body.

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    Firefighters battle electrical explosion at Boone Hospital

    Posted 10:37 AM 3/25/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - An electrical fire caused several explosions on the roof of Boone Hospital Wednesday morning. The call came in around 9:30 a.m. at the northeast corner of the hospital at 1600 East Broadway. (See video.)

    The Columbia Fire (More)

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    Woman pleads guilty to threatening doorbell pranksters

    Woman pleads guilty to threatening doorbell pranksters

    Posted 7:47 AM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield woman could get a 10-year prison sentencing for threatening boys who rang her doorbell and ran away.

    Prosecutors say 32-year-old Ashley Crossland pleaded guilty to three felonies after becoming angry after the January 2014 prank. A probable cause statement (More)

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