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    Missouri income growth among tops in 2013

    Missouri income growth among tops in 2013

    Posted 10:53 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A new report ranks Missouri among the national leaders in the growth of household income, even though it remains below the national average.

    Figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show Missouri's median household income was $46,931 based on a 2013 survey (More)

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    Columbia Police Department steps up DWI enforcement

    Columbia Police Department steps up DWI enforcement

    Posted 8:55 AM 9/18/2014 by Kellan Marvin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department plans to improve road safety by cracking down on impaired driving with DWI enforcement patrols and a sobriety checkpoint September 19 through September 21.

    According to a news release from the City of Columbia, of the 757 people killed in Missouri (More)

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    Fair St. Louis to return to Forest Park next year

    Fair St. Louis to return to Forest Park next year

    Posted 7:29 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Organizers of Fair St. Louis say the popular event during the July Fourth weekend will return to Forest Park next year.

    The festival was moved to Forest Park this year from its usual home near the Gateway Arch because of renovation underway there. (More)

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    Prison supervisor guilty of hiding guard attack

    Prison supervisor guilty of hiding guard attack

    Posted 7:01 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A lieutenant at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield is facing up to three years in prison after admitting that he persuaded an inmate not to report being assaulted by a prison guard.

    Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old James Myrick, of Nixa (More)

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    Police: Man, 1 year-old son shot in St. Louis

    Police: Man, 1 year-old son shot in St. Louis

    Posted 5:11 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say a St. Louis man and his 1-year-old son have been shot and that the child is in critical condition.

    St. Louis police say the 23-year-old man and the child were shot in the Walnut Park West neighborhood Wednesday night. They say the boy is unstable at an area hospital.

    No other information about the shooting has been released. No arrests have been reported.

    Police are investigating.

     

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    Woman injured in Kansas City house explosion

    Woman injured in Kansas City house explosion

    Posted 5:08 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City authorities say a house exploded in the southeast part of the city, injuring a female neighbor.

    Fire Chief Paul Berardi says no one was inside the house that blew up on Wednesday night. The woman was hospitalized with minor injuries in the blast that damaged (More)

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    Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

    Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

    Posted 5:04 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - State officials are asking hunters to collect tissue from deer killed in north-central Missouri to help track a deadly disease.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation is requesting the samples to test for chronic wasting disease.

    The disease is always fatal (More)

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    Webster University celebrates centennial

    Webster University celebrates centennial

    Posted 5:00 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    WEBSTER GROVES (AP) - A former Catholic women's college that has grown into an international university with campuses in nearly 60 cities kicks off its centennial celebration Friday in downtown St. Louis.

    Webster University's 100th birthday party begins with a free lunchtime event Friday (More)

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    Missouri officials seek to lower business fees

    Missouri officials seek to lower business fees

    Posted 4:26 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Secretary of State Jason Kander says he wants to reduce fees for companies doing business in Missouri.

    Kander says his goal is to do away with many of the numerous different fees charged to businesses and instead charge only a processing fee for most filings with his (More)

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    Enrollment record at Missouri State

    Enrollment record at Missouri State

    Posted 4:22 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - It's official: Enrollment is at an all-time high at Missouri State University.

    The university says fall enrollment is 24,489, topping the previous record of 23,838 set last fall. Enrollment on the main campus in Springfield also reached a new high with 22,385 students.

    The university says the Springfield campus includes students from every Missouri county, 49 states and 88 countries.

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    Texas man admits trying to entice minors for sex

    Texas man admits trying to entice minors for sex

    Posted 4:19 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 41-year-old Texas man admits traveling to Missouri to have sex with two minor sisters whose supposed father - an undercover detective - he met online.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City says John Paul Christian of San Marcos pleaded guilty in federal court (More)

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    Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Posted 4:13 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them.

    Police spokesman Brian Schellman told KSDK-TV the officers responded Wednesday night to a report of gunshots.

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    Inauguration day for Chancellor Loftin

    Posted 3:41 AM 9/18/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Thursday marks a day that has not been seen or experienced at MU for 10 years, a day rich with tradition, pomp and circumstance.

    At 3:00 p.m. in the Missouri Theater, R. Bowen Loftin will officially be installed as the 22nd chief executive officer at the University of (More)

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