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    St. Louis Priest Suspended After Second Arrest

    St. Louis Priest Suspended After Second Arrest

    Posted 11:18 AM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis priest who was previously charged with felony child endangerment and witness tampering in Lincoln County has been arrested again on suspicion of having sex with a minor.

    St. Louis prosecutors are reviewing the Thursday arrest of the Rev. Joseph Jiang and expect (More)

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    Tax Credit Bill Would Help MO Food Pantries and Pregnancy Centers

    Posted 10:42 AM 4/18/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Food pantries and pregnancy resource centers may soon receive more donations if a Missouri Senate tax credit bill passes.

    The bill raises the cap on tax credits for donations to food pantries from $1.25 million to $1.75 million. Pregnancy resource center tax credits would also (More)

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    "Orange is the New Black" Author Calls for Prison Reforms

    "Orange is the New Black" Author Calls for Prison Reforms

    Posted 9:56 AM 4/18/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More than a thousand people packed into Jesse Auditorium Thursday night to hear Piper Kerman share her story of the 15-months she spent behind bars. The author of "Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison" explored issues of race and power and told of her transformation (More)

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    Smartphone Technology Plan Lauded by Victim's Father

    Smartphone Technology Plan Lauded by Victim's Father

    Posted 9:42 AM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The father of a former Saint Louis University volleyball player killed for her cellphone says he is grateful that major makers have agreed to put so-called kill switches in new smartphones next year to deter thefts and robberies.

    Megan Boken of Wheaton, Ill., was shot in (More)

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    Investigation Continues After Missouri Deputy Shoots and Kills Dog

    Investigation Continues After Missouri Deputy Shoots and Kills Dog

    Posted 9:28 AM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - An investigation continues after an eastern Missouri deputy shot and killed a dog.

    The Washington Missourian reports that Franklin County deputies went to a home on Monday to serve a search warrant. Sheriff Gary Toelke says they had been to the home many times before for (More)

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    Joplin Prepares to Open Several New Safe Rooms

    Joplin Prepares to Open Several New Safe Rooms

    Posted 9:20 AM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - Joplin officials say some safe rooms to protect residents during storms are expected to open in the next few weeks.

    Joplin school officials say final inspections will be conducted within a few days at community safe rooms at Cecil Floyd, Stapleton, McKinley and Eastmorland (More)

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    Plant Sale Aims to Raise Funds for Building Preservation

    Posted 8:36 AM 4/18/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ROCHEPORT- The nonprofit Friends of Rocheport will be selling trees this weekend. The sale aims to raise funds for the preservation of historic buildings in the community, like the Myriam Green building and the museum.

    Friends of Rocheport board member, Betty Sullins, said the plants (More)

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    MU Pushing for Participation in Music Therapy Program

    Posted 8:25 AM 4/18/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU Women and Children's Hospital is pushing for more kids to take part in its music therapy program.

    MU said music therapy helps children cope with their illnesses. Therapists said music stimulates the brain in ways that activities like watching TV cannot. Music, they said helps (More)

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    Former State Prison to Reopen for Tours

    Posted 8:19 AM 4/18/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    A former Missouri prison will be reopened soon for public tours.

    Last year, the Missouri State Penitentiary closed when officials discovered high levels of mold in some of the buildings.

    Jefferson City and the state agreed to share an estimated $2 million repair cost to remove the (More)

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    After Haith, Who's Next?

    After Haith, Who's Next?

    Posted 7:47 AM 4/18/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri head men's basketball coach Frank Haith is expected to accept the head coaching job at Tulsa University Friday. Fans will certainly look to fill that seat with candidates that might never consider it and also those who could be very glad to take the reins of this program.

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    Missouri Senate Panel Endorses Transportation Tax

    Missouri Senate Panel Endorses Transportation Tax

    Posted 5:51 AM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri Senate committee has endorsed a 1-cent sales tax increase to fund transportation projects.

    The proposed constitutional amendment passed the House earlier this month. It was adopted by the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Thursday with a (More)

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    Missouri House Votes to Expand Sales Tax Exemptions

    Missouri House Votes to Expand Sales Tax Exemptions

    Posted 5:39 AM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Pizza parlors, doughnut stores and other restaurants could get a tax break under legislation passed by the Missouri House.

    The bill would grant a sales tax exemption on the electricity used to produce food that is sold to customers at restaurants, bakeries, grocery (More)

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    Missing Girl Found Safe in St. Louis

    Missing Girl Found Safe in St. Louis

    Posted 4:31 AM 4/18/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police say the 8-year-old girl reported missing Thursday night has been found safe in the St. Louis area.

    The St. Louis Police Department now have custody of the girl, Eboni K. Coney-King. Police released no further information regarding the suspects in (More)

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