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    Boonville man charged with child molestation, sodomy

    Boonville man charged with child molestation, sodomy

    Posted 11:46 PM 7/25/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONVILLE - A Boonville man was charged Friday for child molestation and sodomy.

    49-year-old Raymond Stevens was arrested in Boonville for allegedly committing three counts of felony statutory sodomy and one count of misdemeanor child molestation.

    Authorities confirmed that Stevens (More)

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    Sedalia community not worried after rare jail escape

    Posted 8:09 PM 7/25/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    SEDALIA - The search continued Friday afternoon for an inmate who escaped from the Pettis County Jail.

    29-year-old Sedalia resident Brandon McGee escaped from the jail late Thursday. According to the (More)

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    Teen arrested after gas station clerk pulls gun

    Teen arrested after gas station clerk pulls gun

    Posted 4:22 PM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    HIGH RIDGE (AP) - A 16-year-old Jefferson County man whom authorities say attempted to rob a gas station was instead locked in its bathroom when a gun-wielding clerk trapped him there until police arrived.

    The county sheriff's office didn't identify the clerk by name but said he also owns (More)

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    Columbia taxpayers torn over potential tax, fee, rate hikes

    Posted 4:19 PM 7/25/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia taxpayers shared mixed feelings Friday about a new proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year which includes a possible property tax hike, parking fee hikes, increased utility rates and raises for city employees.

    "I can barely live on half what I make now," said Jeff (More)

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    Sobriety checkpoints in Camden and Cole counties

    Sobriety checkpoints in Camden and Cole counties

    Posted 3:48 PM 7/25/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced it will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in Camden County, Cole County, and the Lake of the Ozarks sometime during the month of August. 

    As part of "The Drive to ZERO Highway Deaths" campaign, the patrol suggested motorists (More)

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    Drivers say narrow, unmarked lanes on Providence pose threat

    Posted 3:26 PM 7/25/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MoDOT said it is getting complaints about narrow and unmarked lanes on Providence road and elsewhere in Columbia.

    For the past couple of weeks MoDOT has been working on resurfacing the asphalt with a three-quarter inch thin-bonded asphalt overlay on Providence Road from Route K (More)

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    Curator's budget updates athletic and safety facilities

    Curator's budget updates athletic and safety facilities

    Posted 3:04 PM 7/25/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The UM System Board of Curators approved the State Capital Budget Request for the 2016 budget year Friday.

    The request of about $250 million for the university included long range funding for installing and updating campus safety systems. These updates and installments consist (More)

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    Freight broker to open office in St. Louis

    Freight broker to open office in St. Louis

    Posted 2:38 PM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A national freight brokerage firm plans to open a new office in St. Louis that could employ 95 people within the next five years.

    Gov. Jay Nixon said Friday that Total Quality Logistics plans to invest $1.2 million in the project.

    The Cincinnati-based company (More)

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    Pettis County inmate escapes

    Pettis County inmate escapes

    Posted 2:12 PM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    SEDALIA (AP) - Authorities have been searching for an inmate who escaped from the Pettis County jail.

    The Sedalia Democrat reports that 29-year-old Brandon McGee, of Sedalia, escaped from the jail late Thursday by dismantling shower room equipment and escaping through the hole into a (More)

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    Charges filed against 3 suspects in Eldon smoke shop case

    Charges filed against 3 suspects in Eldon smoke shop case

    Posted 12:52 PM 7/25/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ELDON - A civil lawsuit seeking to have an Eldon retail smoke shop shut down led police to file charges against three suspects after a search warrant allegedly found evidence that the Puff N Snuff employees were distributing imitation controlled substances.

    The search warrant was (More)

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    Ex-IRS employee pleads guilty in fraud conspiracy

    Ex-IRS employee pleads guilty in fraud conspiracy

    Posted 12:16 PM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former employee of the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City pleaded guilty to stealing taxpayers' identity information to receive fraudulent tax refunds.

    Thirty-two-year-old Taylor S. Knight of Kansas City entered the plea Friday in federal court. She admitted that (More)

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    St. Louis County cop charged in assault of MetroLink passenger

    St. Louis County cop charged in assault of MetroLink passenger

    Posted 11:48 AM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is charged with felony assault after striking a MetroLink passenger on the hand with his expandable baton following an argument.

    The county Prosecuting Attorney's Office on Friday charged 44-year-old Dawon Gore of (More)

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    St. Charles lawyer pleads guilty to federal fraud

    St. Charles lawyer pleads guilty to federal fraud

    Posted 11:07 AM 7/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Charles lawyer has pleaded guilty to three federal felonies involving a real estate scheme.

    Thirty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Witt was accused of falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St. Louis County home which he didn't own. He was also charged with (More)

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