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    St. Louis judge finds felon within rights to be armed under

    St. Louis judge finds felon within rights to be armed under

    Posted 7:11 PM 3/1/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis judge has tossed a gun possession charge after ruling that a convicted felon had the right to be armed under a newly enacted amendment to the state constitution.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Judge Robert Dierker ruled Friday in the case of Raymond (More)

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    Armed suspect seriously hurt in officer-involved shooting

    Armed suspect seriously hurt in officer-involved shooting

    Posted 7:08 PM 3/1/2015 by Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEUA (AP) - Authorities have shot and wounded an armed suspect in a southeast Missouri hotel room.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that 28-year-old James Wilkins was taken to a hospital after he was shot in the chest Saturday morning.

    Cape Girardeau police said in a news (More)

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    Woman dies in crash on snow-covered stretch of I-70

    Woman dies in crash on snow-covered stretch of I-70

    Posted 7:04 PM 3/1/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman has died in a crash on a snow-covered stretch of Interstate 70.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Kayla M. Nguyen of O'Fallon was attempting to merge Sunday morning when her vehicle began to slide. The patrol says her vehicle went off the left side of the interstate before returning to the roadway and colliding with a tractor-trailer.

    Emergency workers pronounced her dead at the scene.

     

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    Kansas City police connect 2 deadly shootings

    Kansas City police connect 2 deadly shootings

    Posted 7:01 PM 3/1/2015 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police have connected the fatal shootings of two men who were found less than a mile apart.

    Police identified the victims as Calvin Watson and Daniel Conner, both 21 years old and from Kansas City. Police said in a news release that the first victim was found dead around 8:20 p.m. Friday. An officer then found a second victim who died at an area hospital.

    Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

     

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    Names of victims and suspect released in Saturday Boone County shooting

    Posted 6:57 PM 3/1/2015 by Melissa Zygowicz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - New details have emerged from a shooting that left three people dead, including the suspected shooter, and one wounded Saturday night.

    Deputies found 53-year-old Deborah W. Koontz and her 51-year-old brother Donald R. Wilson dead in the 4400 block of Santa Anna Drive shortly (More)

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    Mizzou women defeat Arkansas in regular season finale

    Mizzou women defeat Arkansas in regular season finale

    Posted 4:32 PM 3/1/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - It may have been senior night for Missouri women's basketball players Morgan Eye and Bree Fowler, but it was the sophomores that stole the show for the Tigers as they defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 57-41.

    After coming off a big upset in College Station, Texas over the No. 12 (More)

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    Columbia's "hidden gem" sets archery world record

    Posted 4:27 PM 3/1/2015 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Flight Archery isn't a well known sport in mid-Missouri. In fact, it's not well known anywhere, but that has never stopped Columbia resident Candy Sall.

    "The shooting is a bit different, we're not aiming at targets," Sall said. "We do shoot at a 45 degree angle to get maximum (More)

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    Mizzou baseball off to its best start since 1985 with sweep of UIC

    Mizzou baseball off to its best start since 1985 with sweep of UIC

    Posted 3:25 PM 3/1/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MILLINGTON, Tennessee - Mizzou baseball completed the three-game sweep over UIC Sunday with a 10-1 victory at USA Stadium. 

    The team is riding a six game winning streak and the program is now off to its best start since 1985 with a record of 10-1. 

    Junior Peter Fairbanks (More)

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    Apartment fire ends in total loss

    Posted 1:50 PM 3/1/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Three apartment buildings were destroyed by a fire Sunday morning in Jefferson City. 

    Jefferson City Division Fire Chief Jason Turner said nine residents were unharmed in the fire and transported to the Jefferson City Red Cross. Turner said the apartments are going to (More)

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    Suburban St. Louis police officer kills man in traffic stop

    Suburban St. Louis police officer kills man in traffic stop

    Posted 1:45 PM 3/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    WELLSTON (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police officer has fatally wounded a 34-year-old man during a traffic stop.

    Shawn McGuire of the St. Louis County Police Department said in a news release that Thomas Allen Jr. died Sunday. The shooting happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday after an (More)

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    Missouri Republicans seek to rein in liberal cities

    Missouri Republicans seek to rein in liberal cities

    Posted 1:12 PM 3/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Republican lawmakers in Missouri's Capitol often bristle at rules and requirements handed down from the federal government, saying they favor local authority in most matters.

    However, several GOP-supported proposals this year aim to hand down similar mandates to (More)

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    Boy dies after falling into southern Missouri farm pond

    Boy dies after falling into southern Missouri farm pond

    Posted 1:00 PM 3/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    NEVADA (AP) - A boy has died after falling through an ice-covered farm pond in southern Missouri.

    Capt. Kevin Scott, with the Nevada Fire Department, says emergency crews rushed to the scene Saturday morning after a caller said three children were in the pond northwest of Nevada. The (More)

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    Two die in crash on snow-covered Missouri highway

    Two die in crash on snow-covered Missouri highway

    Posted 12:44 PM 3/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    LEBANON (AP) - Two people are dead after a driver lost control on a snow-covered highway in southern Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the out-of-control car skidded into a tractor-trailer that was stopped Saturday afternoon because of an earlier crash on Interstate 44.

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