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    Missouri Supreme Court to hear child abuse case

    Missouri Supreme Court to hear child abuse case

    Posted 11:37 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The state's supreme court will hear arguments this week about whether a Springfield man is guilty of child abuse.

    In 2011, 50-year-old Peter D. Hansen was convicted of abusing one of his children by locking him in a bathroom for several days and restricting his diet as (More)

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    St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

    St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

    Posted 11:24 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri's assistant attorney general has argued that state law, backed by the vote of the people, makes it clear that marriage is defined as between a man and a woman.

    Jeremiah Morgan defended Missouri's same-sex marriage ban Monday in a St. Louis courtroom. St. Louis (More)

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    Columbia Public Health making special effort to prevent flu

    Posted 10:48 AM 9/29/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Health & Human Services Department gave out flu vaccinations on Monday as residents get prepared for flu season.

    Officials are also taking extra steps to make sure children in Columbia are safe. Flu clinics will continue in elementary schools like they have (More)

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    140 pounds of marijuana found during Marion County stop

    140 pounds of marijuana found during Marion County stop

    Posted 10:35 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    HANNIBAL (AP) - A Boston woman will face charges after police said they found 140 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in northeast Missouri.

    The Hannibal Courier-Post reported the Friday arrest was the largest marijuana bust in the history of Marion County.

    Prosecutor David (More)

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    Nov. 19 execution date set for Missouri inmate

    Nov. 19 execution date set for Missouri inmate

    Posted 10:14 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in Independence.

    The court on Monday set 56-year-old Leon Taylor's execution for Nov. 19 at the state prison in Bonne Terre.

    Taylor was sentenced to death (More)

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    Rail Safety Week kicks off in Missouri

    Posted 7:51 AM 9/29/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Monday kicked off the first day of Rail Safety Week across the entire state of Missouri.

    MoDOT, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Operation Lifesaver declared that September 29, 2014 through October 3, 2014 would be the week dedicated to enhancing public knowledge (More)

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    8 arrested in Ferguson protest

    8 arrested in Ferguson protest

    Posted 7:30 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Eight more people have been arrested following another night of protests in Ferguson.

    No violence was reported from the Sunday night protest that was at times boisterous in the St. Louis suburb where unrest has been common in the month-and-a-half since 18-year-old Michael (More)

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    Police: Road rage blamed in St. Louis shooting

    Police: Road rage blamed in St. Louis shooting

    Posted 7:27 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say road rage is to blame for the shooting of a man on a motorcycle.

    KMOV-TV reports that the shooting happened early Sunday on the city's north side. Police say several shots were fired but the victim was struck just (More)

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    Muslim inmate sues Greene County jail

    Muslim inmate sues Greene County jail

    Posted 7:12 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Another Muslim inmate is suing the Greene County jail, alleging that jailers violated his civil rights by denying him a Quran and a prayer rug and refusing to let him attend Friday prayer services.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported Sunday that Richard Ray McLendon Jr. (More)

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    The 2014 Missouri Food and Wine Festival kicks off

    Posted 6:47 AM 9/29/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Food and wine enthusiasts will make their way to Columbia Monday for the start of the seventh annual Missouri Food and Wine Festival.

    The festival will kick off with a Missouri Farm-To-Table dinner at the Blue Bell Farm near Fayette.

    At the dinner, chefs will create a (More)

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    2 dead in Kansas City-area house fire

    2 dead in Kansas City-area house fire

    Posted 6:39 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRANDVIEW (AP) - Fire officials say an adult and an infant died in a fire in a Kansas City suburb.

    The fire was reported early Monday at a home in Grandview.

    Grandview Fire Chief Chuck Thacker says an adult's body was found in the home's basement. The infant was taken to a hospital (More)

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    Missouri men arrested in apartment shooting

    Missouri men arrested in apartment shooting

    Posted 4:54 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Columbia police say they've arrested two 19-year-old men in connection to a shooting of a woman at a student apartment complex near the University of Missouri.

    Police said Sunday the men were each arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. (More)

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    Missouri turkey population rebounding

    Missouri turkey population rebounding

    Posted 4:34 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - State scientists say Missouri's wild turkey population appears to be on the rebound.

    The Department of Conservation says it has observed a higher ratio of young turkeys to hens than compared to the average over the past five or 10 years. Some of the strongest numbers (More)

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