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    TARGET 8: Missouri couple feel helpless after ACA problems

    Posted 5:30 PM 4/23/2015 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAO - Medicine bottles clatter on the counter as Barbara Nerini fills her weekly prescriptions.

    "Takes a little while to fill 'em up so you can get 'em right," she said.

    She and her husband, Larry Nerini, live just outside of Macon, Missouri in a small town called Callao.

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    Missouri legislature seeking to improve 911 services

    Posted 4:00 PM 4/23/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - 911 operating services could soon extend to more areas across Missouri where callers cannot currently get help during emergencies. 

    The Missouri Senate was in the late stages Thursday of considering a bill that would create funding for 911 services throughout the (More)

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    Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

    Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

    Posted 3:59 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Efforts to block Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon from extending bonds to help build a new St. Louis football stadium have failed.

    A budget for next year passed the Missouri Legislature on Thursday without a provision blocking payments on new bonds for a dome.

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    Supreme Court: Police can't keep drivers waiting for K-9 units

    Posted 3:39 PM 4/23/2015 by Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police officers can't hold a suspect without reasonable suspicion after a traffic stop in order to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to show up, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

    The case, Rodriguez v. United States, involves Officer Morgan Struble and his traffic stop of Dennys (More)

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    Auxvasse boil water order lifted

    Auxvasse boil water order lifted

    Posted 3:34 PM 4/23/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    AUXVASSE - The City of Auxvasse lifted all boil water orders Thursday for the water system in Callaway County. 

    Department officials said they rescinded two boil water orders made earlier this week; one on (More)

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    Remains of Missouri soldier killed in 1970 return home

    Remains of Missouri soldier killed in 1970 return home

    Posted 3:23 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The remains of a Missouri soldier killed more than four decades ago when his Army helicopter crashed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War are back home.

    The remains of Rodney Griffin arrived Thursday morning at St. Louis' Lambert International Airport. Patriot Guard (More)

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    More security approved for Jefferson City Public schools

    Posted 3:19 PM 4/23/2015 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Board of Education approved $1.57 million in spending to improve the safety and security of schools in the district.

    The new project will allow the district to build new vestibules in schools entrances and secure the existing ones.

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    Groups meet at Capitol to support crime victims

    Posted 3:06 PM 4/23/2015 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Crime victims' lives change forever after they go through traumatic events. 

    It's not easy for the ones that survive or the families of the ones who do not to recover. During Crime Victims' Rights Week, Missouri tries to make that process a little easier.

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    Ninth graders could receive more help for plans after graduation

    Posted 3:04 PM 4/23/2015 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A proposed bill could give ninth graders with below average test scores extra career counseling and remedial education to get them ready for entry-level jobs, or college. 

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    Local support groups work to raise awareness of sexual assault

    Posted 2:50 PM 4/23/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MEXICO - Janelle Williams works with victims of sexual assault and abuse every day. Williams said her mission as a part of the Audrain County Crisis Intervention Services (ACCIS) is to tell victims, "it's not your fault. We stand by you and we support you."

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    Missouri Legislature approves $84 million more for K-12 basic aid

    Missouri Legislature approves $84 million more for K-12 basic aid

    Posted 2:46 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure granting $84 million more in basic aid to K-12 public schools.

    But the spending plan passed Thursday by the House and Senate still falls nearly $400 million short of what's needed to provide full funding.

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    Michael Brown's parents sue over son's death

    Michael Brown's parents sue over son's death

    Posted 12:40 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - The parents of Michael Brown have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer.

    Brown's death last summer put a national spotlight on the often-contentious relationship between young black men and (More)

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    Missouri lawmakers set to debate $26 billion spending plan

    Missouri lawmakers set to debate $26 billion spending plan

    Posted 12:39 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A $26 billion budget plan for next year that would keep spending for Missouri social services stagnant could be coming to a vote.

    Senate and House negotiators worked late into the night Wednesday to strike a deal on the proposal so it could be voted on Thursday.

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