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    70-year-old man gets life in prison for murder

    70-year-old man gets life in prison for murder

    Posted 12:26 PM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A western Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his neighbor following a feud.

    Attorney General Chris Koster's office handled prosecution of 70-year-old Lonny Leroy Mays of Clinton. Koster said Wednesday that Judge Mark Pilley (More)

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    State auditor announces review of Missouri Veterans Commission

    State auditor announces review of Missouri Veterans Commission

    Posted 11:39 AM 11/26/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - State Auditor Tom Schweich announced Wednesday his office would audit the Missouri Veterans Commission in 2015. He also released responses to seven complaints from federal elected officials related to the handling of pension and disability claims. In a letter to the (More)

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    Protests postpone St. Louis Thanksgiving parade

    Protests postpone St. Louis Thanksgiving parade

    Posted 11:17 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The annual Thanksgiving Day parade in St. Louis has been postponed because of the continued protests over Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings.

    Parade organizers cite community unrest that erupted after the Monday night announcement of a St. Louis County (More)

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    Missouri taxpayers sue Nixon for Common Core test

    Missouri taxpayers sue Nixon for Common Core test

    Posted 11:14 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge says taxes from three people suing Gov. Jay Nixon won't go to a group creating tests for the Common Core education standards.

    Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green said Tuesday in a temporary restraining order that the lawsuit has a shot at (More)

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    Man charged with killing bouncer on opening night

    Man charged with killing bouncer on opening night

    Posted 10:54 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 33-year-old St. Louis man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a north St. Louis County bar bouncer.

    Thirty-year-old Herbert Burnett was shot to death late Saturday night while working at Knockout Bar & Grill. It was the club's opening night.

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    Winter weather causes problems on Boone County roads

    Posted 10:48 AM 11/26/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter and Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The presence of sticky, slushy snow on the streets of Boone County early Wednesday morning caused problems for drivers and law enforcement.

    Between 8:15 and 9:15 a.m. emergency crews responded to 11 different accidents in the Columbia area.

    A mix of slushy precipitation (More)

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    Columbia, Jefferson City police offer safe driving alternatives

    Columbia, Jefferson City police offer safe driving alternatives

    Posted 10:11 AM 11/26/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Authorities in Columbia and Jefferson City are taking extra steps to ensure safety for drivers on the road for the Thanksgiving holiday as well as urging drivers to travel responsibly.

    The Columbia Police Department's traffic unit will monitor I-70 and Highway 63 between 12:00 (More)

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    Fulton police ask for help in armed robbery incident

    Fulton police ask for help in armed robbery incident

    Posted 10:07 AM 11/26/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - Fulton Police announced Wednesday they were looking for a suspect who they say robbed a store at gunpoint.

    Police reports said officers arrived to the Incentive Resale building at 601 Airway Drive just after 9 p.m. Tuesday in response to an armed robbery.

    The store clerk (More)

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    Pedestrian struck, killed in Independence

    Pedestrian struck, killed in Independence

    Posted 8:08 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - A pedestrian has been struck and killed while crossing U.S. 40 in the Kansas City suburb of Independence.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the 48-year-old man was rushed Tuesday night to a hospital, where he died. The case is under investigation, and the man's name wasn't immediately released.

     

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    Kansas City police arrest Ferguson protesters

    Kansas City police arrest Ferguson protesters

    Posted 7:07 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A photographer for The Kansas City Star was among several people arrested during a Kansas City march to protest the Ferguson decision.

    The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté tweeted that four had been detained. The arrests (More)

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    American Royal halts efforts for events center

    American Royal halts efforts for events center

    Posted 6:41 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Citing a lack of interest by the city, the American Royal is halting planning and fundraising for a new events center in Kansas City's West Bottoms area.

    A letter sent to City Councilman Ed Ford late Monday by an attorney for the American Royal said the debate over (More)

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    Protesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down

    Protesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down

    Posted 4:59 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON(AP) - Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

    Tuesday was far calmer than the previous night, though officers did (More)

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    Missouri's Cottey College names new president

    Missouri's Cottey College names new president

    Posted 4:45 AM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEVADA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's Cottey College has named a new president.

    The Joplin Globe reports the women's liberal arts college this month selected Doris Tegart, who worked at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, for 20 years, as its new leader.

    Tegart currently serves (More)

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