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    Missouri looks to change those considered 'juvenile'

    Posted 6:20 PM 3/31/2015 by Hannah Shaw, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - One year could soon make all the difference when it comes to being considered an adult in Missouri.

    Today, the Consumer Affairs Committee approved House Bill 300 which is the first step in changing the age of a minor from under 17 to under 18. This (More)

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    Columbia elementary finds success in different teaching methods

    Posted 5:54 PM 3/31/2015 by Phil Bergman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Cedar Ridge Elementary school is slowly falling apart. The school is over its capacity and many classrooms, are taught in trailers next to the school. There is no running water in their kitchen, meaning cafeteria food has to be trucked in every day and there are only one set of (More)

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    Man, 20, charged with misdemeanor in St. Louis train attack

    Man, 20, charged with misdemeanor in St. Louis train attack

    Posted 5:42 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 20-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a St. Louis light-rail passenger who says he was attacked after being asked about the "Mike Brown situation."

    St. Louis city prosecutors charged Ronald Williams Tuesday with misdemeanor assault, a day after he and a (More)

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    No topic off limits at senior town hall meeting

    Posted 4:22 PM 3/31/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A senior listening session, put on by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), gave an open forum for seniors to discuss issues in their lives, and no topic was off limits.

    Attendees wrote out their questions beforehand and McCaskill answered those she pulled from a basket. (More)

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    Man accused in Ferguson police shooting denied lower bond

    Man accused in Ferguson police shooting denied lower bond

    Posted 4:10 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A Missouri judge has refused to reduce the bond of a man accused of shooting two police officers during a rally in Ferguson.

    Jeffrey Williams is accused of wounding the officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson's police chief. (More)

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    International students discuss cultural differences at Capitol

    Posted 4:10 PM 3/31/2015 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY- Hundreds of international students met at the Capitol Tuesday to celebrate International Education Day. The purpose was to expose students to Missouri's legislative process and emphasize cultural exchange.

    Students from other nations said cultural differences between (More)

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    Missouri House panel sends medical marijuana bill forward

    Missouri House panel sends medical marijuana bill forward

    Posted 4:04 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Republican support for a medical marijuana law is moving a proposal forward to the full Missouri House.

    A House panel Tuesday unanimously approved a Republican-sponsored measure that would allow some Missouri residents with specific illnesses to obtain and use (More)

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    Ferguson prosecutor's MU law school visit creates controversy

    Posted 4:01 PM 3/31/2015 by Jasmine Dell, KOMU 8 Reporter and Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch visited MU's law school on Tuesday resulting in a variety of reactions from the community.

    McCulloch was the prosecuting attorney during the grand jury proceeding that resulted in no indictment of officer Darren Wilson (More)

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    Missouri court rules against man claiming anxiety hurt trial

    Missouri court rules against man claiming anxiety hurt trial

    Posted 3:58 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled against a man who appealed his death sentence for killing an elderly couple while burglarizing their home.

    The judges said Tuesday that Jesse Driskill failed to prove he was mentally unable to stand trial.

    The Lebanon (More)

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    Jumping in an elevator could lead to a misdemeanor

    Posted 3:47 PM 3/31/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - New signs in a Columbia parking garage make it clear jumping in an elevator is illegal.

    Jumping is now included in Columbia's (More)

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    Missouri lawmakers pass bill to boost agriculture industry

    Missouri lawmakers pass bill to boost agriculture industry

    Posted 3:34 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A bill aimed at bolstering Missouri's agricultural industry is headed to the governor.

    Missouri senators on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of the measure, which previously was approved 101-48 by the House.

    If signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, it (More)

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    Woman charged in southwest Missouri man's death

    Woman charged in southwest Missouri man's death

    Posted 3:31 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    GRANBY (AP) - A southwest Missouri sheriff says a 65-year-old woman shot and killed a man who was trying to end their affair.

    Authorities say Connie Sanders-Ford, of Fairview, was charged Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 58-year-old John Jordon. He (More)

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    Meat company specializing in bacon coming to St. Joseph

    Meat company specializing in bacon coming to St. Joseph

    Posted 3:28 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A meat processing company that specializes in bacon plans to build a plant in St. Joseph and hire 212 workers in its first five years of operation.

    The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that Daily's Premium Meats, which offers "sliced-to-order" naturally (More)

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