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    Columbia event aims to help homeless

    Posted 7:25 AM 1/29/2015 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Homelessness is an issue that can be difficult to tackle, but local volunteers and members of the city government are working to help out.

    The event, called Project Homeless Connect, offers different goods including clothes and food. On top of that, there are also free eye (More)

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    Public invited to discuss new higher education plan

    Posted 7:20 AM 1/29/2015 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Higher Education will meet in Jefferson City Thursday to discuss a new higher education plan. It is the third public hearing the department has held since December and will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Harry S. Truman State Office (More)

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    Homicide suspect gets 22 years in prison on drug convictions

    Homicide suspect gets 22 years in prison on drug convictions

    Posted 6:54 AM 1/29/2015 by Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - A suspect in a 2006 Joplin homicide will serve 22 years in prison without parole for his role in a methamphetamine distribution ring.

    A federal judge sentenced 29-year-old Jose D. Cazares Wednesday for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in (More)

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    Police: No injuries in Kansas City bus shooting

    Police: No injuries in Kansas City bus shooting

    Posted 5:11 AM 1/29/2015 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police say no one was hurt when a man fired his gun inside a bus.

    Authorities say they're searching for a man who ran off the city bus after the Wednesday night incident and left his gun behind.

    Police say they're not sure if the man purposefully fired his gun or if the gun went off accidentally. An investigation is ongoing.

     

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    Missouri airport police officer faces child porn charge

    Missouri airport police officer faces child porn charge

    Posted 5:08 AM 1/29/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 39-year-old St. Louis airport police officer is facing a child pornography charge after authorities say he conspired to attain sexually explicit images and videos of minors.

    William Cowley was charged Tuesday with felony conspiracy to commit possession of child (More)

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    Police: Man arrested for dragging officer with vehicle

    Police: Man arrested for dragging officer with vehicle

    Posted 5:04 AM 1/29/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County man is facing criminal charges on accusations he dragged a police officer 300 feet down the road in his car.

    Police say an officer this month pulled over 31-year-old Maurice Worthy for a traffic stop. They say Worthy grabbed the officer by the arm and (More)

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    Man charged with setting 3 Pike County fires

    Man charged with setting 3 Pike County fires

    Posted 4:58 AM 1/29/2015 by Associated Press

    CURRYVILLE (AP) - A 23-year-old man is facing charges for three fires in rural northeast Missouri.

    The fires broke out Saturday in the Curryville area of Pike County, about 90 miles north of St. Louis. Fields caught fire in two of the instances. The third fire destroyed a barn and damaged (More)

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    State sues St. Louis County cemetery over maintenance

    State sues St. Louis County cemetery over maintenance

    Posted 4:48 AM 1/29/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A north St. Louis County cemetery owner has been sued by the state of Missouri after dozens of complaints from family members.

    The Missouri Attorney General's Office accuses Oak Grove Cemetery of "allowing derelict and unsafe conditions" at its St. Charles Rock Road (More)

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    House endorses measure aiding Missouri dairy farmers

    House endorses measure aiding Missouri dairy farmers

    Posted 4:43 AM 1/29/2015 by Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Assistance for Missouri's dairy farmers appears to be one of the first bills the Legislature will send to Gov. Jay Nixon.

    The House gave initial approval to the dairy farm bill Wednesday and the Senate is expected to pass its version Thursday.

    Supporters say (More)

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    St. Louis police review board hearing cut short over scuffle

    St. Louis police review board hearing cut short over scuffle

    Posted 11:26 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis has been cut short after a scuffle broke out.

    The Board of Aldermen's public safety committee held a hearing on the proposal Wednesday night at City Hall.

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    Springfield officer shot has brain injuries

    Springfield officer shot has brain injuries

    Posted 9:18 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield police chief says an officer who was shot while on the job earlier this week has "career-ending injuries."

    Chief Paul Williams said in a statement Wednesday that Officer Aaron Pearson's injuries included ones to his brain that will require long-term (More)

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    New recycling drop-off center possible

    Posted 7:30 PM 1/28/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 News

    Columbia - Residents on the southwest side of Columbia may receive a new recycling drop-off center in the near future. 

    Columbia Public Works met with residents Wednesday evening at Gentry Middle School and discussed the project which would occupy the now empty lot where Columbia Fire (More)

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    Missouri suicide rate goes up, grant money goes down

    Posted 6:54 PM 1/28/2015 by Jacob Kornhauser, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's suicide rate has increased to 15.9 deaths per 100,000, according to the Southeast Missourian, which published the American Association of Suicidology's 2013 statistics, which was released last Thursday.

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