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    Ferguson schools seek new leader after police shooting

    Ferguson schools seek new leader after police shooting

    Posted 4:29 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The Ferguson-Florissant school district's search for a new superintendent began well before a fatal police shooting brought international notoriety to the north St. Louis County.

    But the district's approach to selecting its next leader suggests that Michael Brown's (More)

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    3 charged with football hazing at St. Louis County school

    3 charged with football hazing at St. Louis County school

    Posted 4:22 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    TOWN AND COUNTRY (AP) - Two teens face sodomy charges and a third is accused of assault after an investigation into hazing by football players at a private St. Louis County high school.

    Seventeen-year-old Joshua Paul Brewer and 18-year-old Maverick Swan Holmsley of Wright City have each (More)

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    St. Charles man gets 40 years for sex crimes with child he babysat

    St. Charles man gets 40 years for sex crimes with child he babysat

    Posted 4:16 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A St. Charles man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for committing sex offenses against the 10-year-old girl he was babysitting.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 40-year-old Myron Frederick Buchanan Sr. was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty of statutory sodomy, child molestation and furnishing pornography to a minor in November.

    The crimes occurred in 2013 at Buchanan's home.

     

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    Two arrested in Sedalia drug bust for cocaine, marijuana

    Two arrested in Sedalia drug bust for cocaine, marijuana

    Posted 10:22 PM 1/29/2015 by Brady Finn, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - Detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit at the Sedalia Police Department detained and arrested a pair of adults on drug-related charges on Thursday. 

    Chelsea J Klein, 22, and Samuel D Woolery, 23, are both being held on six charges (More)

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    Proposed marijuana legislation sparks discussion in Mid-Missouri

    Proposed marijuana legislation sparks discussion in Mid-Missouri

    Posted 9:29 PM 1/29/2015 by Arianna Poindexter, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Another discussion regarding the possible legalization of marijuana took place Thursday after lawmakers filed new bills. 

    So far, three bills have been filed during the 2015 legislative session. The first bill, (More)

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    Mike Alden leaves behind reshaped Mizzou legacy

    Mike Alden leaves behind reshaped Mizzou legacy

    Posted 8:43 PM 1/29/2015 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mike Alden, University of Missouri Chancellor Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, and MU College of Education Dean Dan Clay all plan to meet with media and fans at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning to discuss Alden's resignation as the university's athletic director. The resignation is effective on Aug. (More)

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    TARGET 8: Child pornography investigators face uncertain future

    Posted 7:36 PM 1/29/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - From a small office at the Boone County Sheriff's Department, investigators search, sometimes file by file, for sexually graphic images of children. Investigators say this work is an integral part of  (More)

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    Boone County National Bank will be first local bank with Apple Pay

    Posted 6:24 PM 1/29/2015 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Boone County National Bank will be the first local bank in Missouri to offer Apple Pay.

    Apple Pay was introduced last fall with a number of national banks. Last week, Boone County National Bank announced its (More)

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    Local counties trying to beat deadline for use tax

    Posted 5:47 PM 1/29/2015 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Some counties in Missouri are looking to pass a use tax on items bought outside of the state.

    Callaway County is trying to educate the public about its possible new use tax before it goes on the ballot in April. 

    In order for the use tax to be put into effect (More)

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    Nixon says increased trade with Cuba would help Missouri farmers

    Posted 5:33 PM 1/29/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY- More international trade might be the key in helping grow the Missouri farm industry. 

    Governor Jay Nixon met with members of the Missouri Farm Bureau at 2:00 on Thursday to discuss the economic benefits of increasing trade with Cuba. 

    "The world wants what (More)

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    Mizzou fans react to Alden's resignation

    Posted 4:37 PM 1/29/2015 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mike Alden's decision to step down as Mizzou's athletic director marked the start of a new chapter for the department.

    After 17 years, Mike Alden announced Thursday he is stepping down effective August 31, 2015.

    Before Mizzou's men's basketball game against Kentucky (More)

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    Mike Alden to step down as Missouri Athletic Director

    Mike Alden to step down as Missouri Athletic Director

    Posted 4:29 PM 1/29/2015 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri athletic director Mike Alden announced Thursday he will be stepping down from his position effective August 31.

    Alden released a letter Thursday afternoon, including this statement:

    "After several months of contemplation, I have decided that it is (More)

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    Senate passes bill supporters say will help dairy farmers

    Posted 3:35 PM 1/29/2015 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Senate passed the Dairy Revitalization act of 2015 (32- 2) Thursday afternoon.

    Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, said the bill is a good thing for dairy farmers.

    "The Farm bill is a very important bill. It's a piece of legislature that we passed last year. The (More)

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