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    Cape Girardeau woman hurt in stolen car crash

    Cape Girardeau woman hurt in stolen car crash

    Posted 10:05 AM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - One woman is hospitalized after a stolen car crashed during a police pursuit in southeast Missouri.

    KFVS-TV reports that the accident happened Monday morning in Cape Girardeau. An officer spotted a car that had been reported stolen Monday and began pursuing it.

    The stolen car tried to turn onto a street but rolled over. The male driver was arrested and a female passenger was taken to a hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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    Potosi woman dies in ATV accident

    Potosi woman dies in ATV accident

    Posted 9:35 AM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    POTOSI (AP) - A 53-year-old woman is dead from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident in eastern Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that Donna Dammrich of Berryman, Missouri, died Saturday on a rural road in Washington County.

    Dammrich was driving a 2013 Honda Rancher ATV when it left the roadway and struck a tree. She was thrown from the ATV and landed in a ravine.

    Dammrich was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    Springfield receives energy from solar farm

    Springfield receives energy from solar farm

    Posted 9:22 AM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - City Utilities in Springfield has begun receiving some power from a solar farm in Greene County.

    The utility's spokesman, Joel Alexander, says the solar farm northeast of Springfield began producing power on June 26, and a formal dedication is planned for August.

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    Biden to speak at VFW Convention in St. Louis

    Biden to speak at VFW Convention in St. Louis

    Posted 8:12 AM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden will be in St. Louis Monday to speak at the VFW National Convention.

    The vice president is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. at the America's Center convention center. It marks Biden's third visit to St. Louis this year.

    He is expected to discuss veterans issues and foreign policy in the speech before the VFW.

    More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the convention this week.

     

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    Ham judging underway as Boone County Fair prepares for opening

    Posted 7:52 AM 7/21/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Crews arrived at the Central Missouri Event Center before the sun rose Monday morning. They traveled overnight from Pleasant Hill to ensure the annual Boone County Fair had all the necessary pieces in place for its opening.

    "You'd be amazed how some of this stuff tears down (More)

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    Sedalia Airport is set to undergo improvements

    Sedalia Airport is set to undergo improvements

    Posted 4:29 AM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SEDALIA (AP) - Officials at the Sedalia Regional Airport are hoping improvements to the main runway will eventually lead to more traffic at the airport.

    Construction on the airport's main runway began in early July, five years after the airport received a $450,000 to design the (More)

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    University Village demolition underway

    Posted 3:36 AM 7/21/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMIBA - University Village apartment complex is scheduled for demolition Monday.

    University of Missouri decided to demolish the buildings after a walkway collapse and death of Columbia firefighter Bruce Britt.

    In June, KOMU 8 News reported MU said the buildings were too old and (More)

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    Aurora police investigate $100,000 airport theft

    Aurora police investigate $100,000 airport theft

    Posted 7:20 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    AURORA (AP) - Police in the southwest Missouri are investigating the theft of more than $100,000 in equipment from the Aurora Airport.

    Airport Operator Justin Richmond says the thieves made off with equipment such as GPS systems, radios, and transponders from 13 planes. More than 20 planes (More)

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    Study finds rise in hookah use despite risks

    Posted 6:01 PM 7/20/2014 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hookah use is on the rise nationwide, but many may not know the health effects of using the drug.

    A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan has shown a 21 percent increase nationwide of hookah use in high school seniors that are over the age of eighteen.There is a (More)

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    SW Missouri airports sign emergency plan

    SW Missouri airports sign emergency plan

    Posted 5:42 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Airports at Fort Leonard Wood and in Springfield have signed an agreement to share facilities for emergency planning.

    KYTV-TV reports the agreement formalizes the relationship between the post and airport during emergencies or military drills that require use of the (More)

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    Kansas man dies weeks after police chase

    Kansas man dies weeks after police chase

    Posted 5:27 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas man has died from injuries he suffered when his car was struck by a stolen truck going the wrong way on Interstate 29 near Kansas City on July 2.

    Authorities say 38-year-old Benjamin Shively of Overland Park died Saturday at an area hospital.

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    Southern Columbia home destroyed in fire

    Southern Columbia home destroyed in fire

    Posted 5:11 PM 7/20/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Firefighters extinguished a house fire early Sunday morning in southern Columbia.

    Firecrews arrived at the 2400 block of Carter Lane around 3:30 a.m where they saw flames coming from the windows, roof, and south gable end of the home. The Columbia Fire Department (More)

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    Sportsmanship award honors fallen Columbia Police officer

    Posted 4:54 PM 7/20/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - A horse show brought people to the Boone County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon, but the memory of a fallen Columbia Police officer unified them together.

    Officer Molly Bowden pulled over a 23-year-old Columbia College student, Richard Evans, on January 10, 2005 for a routine (More)

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