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    19-year-old Missouri student found dead in fraternity house

    Posted 4:05 PM 9/30/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police said 19-year-old student Cale Boedeker died Monday night.

    CPD was dispatched to Alpha Gamma Rho at 602 South College Avenue at 11:43 p.m. 

    When officers and medics arrived they found Boedeker unconscious and pronounced him dead at the scene.

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    Francine Katz's motion for new trial denied

    Francine Katz's motion for new trial denied

    Posted 3:56 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former top executive at Anheuser-Busch has been turned down in her request for a new trial.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the decision on Francine Katz's motion was announced Tuesday.

    Katz was once the (More)

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    Contractor fined for Joplin tornado scam

    Contractor fined for Joplin tornado scam

    Posted 3:08 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A California contractor has been fined thousands of dollars and was banned from doing business in Missouri after scamming two people whose homes were destroyed by the 2011 tornado in Joplin.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced in a news release Tuesday a (More)

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    Law license suspended for ex-St. Louis mayor

    Law license suspended for ex-St. Louis mayor

    Posted 2:55 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. for mishandling clients' money.

    The court order Tuesday allows Bosley to apply in six months for his license to be reinstated.

    Bosley served as St. Louis mayor (More)

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    Athletics, Royals set rosters for AL wild-card

    Athletics, Royals set rosters for AL wild-card

    Posted 2:19 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press and KOMU Digital Staff

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Royals manager Ned Yost went with a nine-man pitching staff and Oakland counterpart Bob Melvin (More)

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    Sheriff: Two dead in Willard in murder-suicide

    Sheriff: Two dead in Willard in murder-suicide

    Posted 1:39 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    WILLARD (AP) - The Greene County Sheriff's Office said the death of a woman and her estranged husband was a murder-suicide.

    Sheriff Jim Arnott said in a news release that deputies found 48-year-old Sandra Pendergrass lying dead on a road in Willard Monday evening. She had suffered severe (More)

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    St. Louis Co. officer hurt, suspect shot in Kmart confrontation

    St. Louis Co. officer hurt, suspect shot in Kmart confrontation

    Posted 1:26 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County police officer was hospitalized and a suspect was treated for injuries after a confrontation in which the suspect was shot in the leg.

    The incident happened about 8:45 a.m. Tuesday outside a Kmart store. Police said the suspect was treated and released (More)

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    First responder to I-70 suicide attempt speaks out

    Posted 1:18 PM 9/30/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A first responder to last Thursday's suicide attempt over Interstate 70 spoke with KOMU 8 on Tuesday.

    Columbia Police Department Officer Corey Bowden was the first official on scene when a woman climbed over fencing on the Interstate 70 and Providence Road overpass. 

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    Missouri pension funds ahead of national norms

    Missouri pension funds ahead of national norms

    Posted 1:06 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A new audit shows Missouri's public employee retirement plans are generally in better financial shape than those nationwide, though there is still some cause for concern.

    The report by State Auditor Tom Schweich examined 89 public pension systems that are set up to (More)

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    Pink hair extensions raise money for mammograms

    Posted 12:57 PM 9/30/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Guests, patients and employees at MU Women's and Children's Hospital lined up to add pink to their hair on Tuesday.

    Stylists from the Hair Therapy Salon in Columbia sold pink hair extensions to raise money for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center mammogram program. The funds will (More)

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    Impact of Central Missouri Events Center closing causing concern

    Impact of Central Missouri Events Center closing causing concern

    Posted 12:22 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Boone County officials and some vendors said they are concerned the closing of the Central Missouri Events Center could hurt the region's economy.

    The center, formerly known as the Boone County Fairground, will hold only a few events before closing shortly after (More)

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    Jefferson City School Board calls Amendment 3 "deeply flawed"

    Jefferson City School Board calls Amendment 3 "deeply flawed"

    Posted 11:42 AM 9/30/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - After a Monday work session, the Jefferson City Public Schools Board announced Tuesday morning a unanimous decision to oppose Amendment 3 on the November ballot which would alter teacher evaluations statewide. 

    The board said the amendment was "poorly drafted and (More)

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    Governor Nixon proclaims October as "Pork Month"

    Posted 9:10 AM 9/30/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The "other white meat" now has its own month. 

    Tuesday morning, Governor Jay Nixon issued a proclamation stating October as "Pork Month" in Missouri.

    "The industry has become much more efficient in the way we produce pork," said Don Nikodim, executive director (More)

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