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    Multi-state corporation expands to Fulton, brings jobs

    Posted 11:15 AM 5/28/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A multi-state corporation announced Thursday it is expanding its facilities to mid-Missouri and bringing jobs.

    Henderson Products, Inc. is based in Manchester, Iowa and makes heavy duty truck-mounted snow and ice equipment. It's the only company in North America that builds every (More)

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    Southern Missouri school officials face religious lawsuit

    Southern Missouri school officials face religious lawsuit

    Posted 10:50 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - A group advocating for the separation of church and state sued Joplin school officials over claims they violated the U.S. Constitution by allowing students to go on a field trip at a Christian ministry.

    The Joplin Globe reports the suit was filed by the American Humanist (More)

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    Kansas City man falls overboard, drowns in Osage River

    Kansas City man falls overboard, drowns in Osage River

    Posted 10:45 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    TUSCUMBIA (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 75-year-old Kansas City man drowned after he fell into the Osage River Wednesday evening.

    The patrol said Larry J. Pennington lost his balance when he was moving gear around in his boat and fell overboard near the Osage River Bridge (More)

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    Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb's courts violate rights of poor

    Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb's courts violate rights of poor

    Posted 10:42 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal lawsuit seeking class-action status accused a St. Louis suburb of violating the rights of the poor by jailing them because they can't pay small amounts of bond money.

    Wednesday's lawsuit in St. Louis against 13,000-resident St. Ann alleges people unable to come (More)

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    St. Joseph National Military Heritage Museum fires staff

    St. Joseph National Military Heritage Museum fires staff

    Posted 10:28 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - The board of the National Military Heritage Museum in St. Joseph fired the museum's director and two part-time staffers, citing financial concerns.

    Supporters of the museum agreed Jacob Miroke made many improvements in his one year at the museum dedicated to honoring the (More)

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    Street musician attacked near St. Louis Ballpark Village

    Street musician attacked near St. Louis Ballpark Village

    Posted 10:17 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police were investigating Thursday after an attack on a street musician near Ballpark Village.

    KMOV-TV reports more than a dozen people were involved in the assault after the Cardinals' game Tuesday night. Police said a man playing drums was attacked, suffering scratches but no significant injuries.

    As of Thursday morning, no arrests had been made.

     

     

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    Homicides on the increase in St. Louis

    Homicides on the increase in St. Louis

    Posted 10:13 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - New statistics released by St. Louis police show homicides are on the rise in 2015.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports police have released April crime data. The city had 20 homicides in April, up from 12 in March. For the first four months of 2015, St. Louis had 55 (More)

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    Man charged for allegedly driving 800 lbs. of pot through Missouri

    Man charged for allegedly driving 800 lbs. of pot through Missouri

    Posted 9:33 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Prosecutors said a man was charged with drug trafficking after he allegedly drove 800 pounds of marijuana through Springfield on his way from California to New York.

    Prosecutor Kevin Young said 56-year-old Ashot Grigoryan was charged Wednesday.

    A probable cause (More)

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    Suit filed in Ferguson police killing moves to federal court

    Suit filed in Ferguson police killing moves to federal court

    Posted 8:35 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents is moving to federal court.

    The suit against the city of Ferguson, former police chief Tom Jackson and Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, was filed last month in state court. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

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    Cape Girardeau may seek loans to fix sinkholes

    Cape Girardeau may seek loans to fix sinkholes

    Posted 6:07 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Officials in Cape Girardeau may take out a loan to help pay for sinkhole repairs.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that a section of road that includes the bridge over Cape LaCroix Creek has been closed since 2013 due to (More)

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    Police: Abuse leaves 3-month-old in critical condition

    Police: Abuse leaves 3-month-old in critical condition

    Posted 5:44 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 3-month-old in critical condition has been transferred to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, after police say the child was abused.

    The Topeka-Capital Journal reports Junction City police were notified that the (More)

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    Man ordered tried for role in Missouri shooting death

    Man ordered tried for role in Missouri shooting death

    Posted 5:10 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    GREENVILLE (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial for his role in a southeastern Missouri shooting death.

    The Daily American Republic reports that 34-year-old Steven Jennewein of Greenville waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday on (More)

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    Former St. Louis office manager gets prison time for fraud

    Former St. Louis office manager gets prison time for fraud

    Posted 4:44 AM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis woman has been ordered to spend a year and a day in federal prison for stealing $107,000 from her employer while she served as office manager.

    Forty-four-year-old Tabitha Yansen was sentenced Tuesday in St. Louis. That's where she pleaded guilty in March to a (More)

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