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    Police union sues Missouri city of O'Fallon

    Police union sues Missouri city of O'Fallon

    Posted 7:43 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    O'FALLON (AP) - The police union in the St. Louis suburb of O'Fallon, Missouri, claims in a lawsuit that the city has failed to negotiate in good faith over wages and other job issues.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the suit filed last week asks a St. Charles County judge to (More)

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    3 charged in fatal shooting in southeast Missouri

    3 charged in fatal shooting in southeast Missouri

    Posted 6:56 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) - Three men are charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a southeast Missouri man.

    The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported the three suspects will be arraigned Thursday in the Sunday death of 20-year-old Cedriceon Stewart of Hayti Heights.

    The (More)

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    Springfield police say man arrested in officer's shooting

    Springfield police say man arrested in officer's shooting

    Posted 5:07 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield police said they have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of an officer.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported 30-year-old Aaron Pearson was seriously injured after being shot during an investigation early Monday into suspicious activity behind a (More)

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    Man gets 27 years in burglary, child sex assault case

    Man gets 27 years in burglary, child sex assault case

    Posted 5:01 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    LAKE ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Lake St. Louis man to 27 years in prison following his conviction of burglary and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported a jury found Matthew R. Burnett guilty of breaking into a home near Wentzville in December 2012.

    Police said he held down the young girl while he was there and touched her inappropriately.

    Circuit Judge Jon Cunningham sentenced Matthew R. Burnett to prison Monday.

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    Missouri panel endorses limits to unemployment benefits

    Missouri panel endorses limits to unemployment benefits

    Posted 4:55 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri bill to link the length of unemployment benefits to the unemployment rate has approval from a House panel.

    The bill approved Monday also would increase the amount of money the state must have saved to pay for benefits before reducing how much businesses (More)

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    Dual enrollment credited with increase in students

    Dual enrollment credited with increase in students

    Posted 4:51 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Enrollment continues to rise at Southeast Missouri State, and university officials say a big part of the reason is that more high school students in the region are getting an early start in college through a dual enrollment program.

    The Southeast Missourian reported (More)

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    2 more cases of deadly deer disease reported in Missouri

    2 more cases of deadly deer disease reported in Missouri

    Posted 4:45 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Two more cases of a deadly deer disease have been found in Missouri.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation on Monday reported that a Macon County adult buck and an adult doe in Adair County tested positive for chronic wasting disease.

    That brings the total (More)

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    Man shot following altercation at Chuck E. Cheese's

    Man shot following altercation at Chuck E. Cheese's

    Posted 4:36 AM 1/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - St. Charles police are reviewing surveillance video in the investigation of a shooting inside a Chuck E. Cheese's pizzeria in the St. Louis suburb.

    The shooting victim remains hospitalized after being shot several times. His name and condition have not been (More)

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    Jeff City Diocese to decide on new parish and school in Columbia

    Posted 3:27 AM 1/27/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- The Columbia Catholic community is expanding to the point where its current facilities might not be sufficient.

    So, Jefferson City Diocese Bishop John R. Gaydos is holding a news conference at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish at 2:00 in the afternoon on Tuesday to make an announcement (More)

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    Sturgeon residents voice concerns over police chief status

    Posted 10:03 PM 1/26/2015 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter & Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    STURGEON - Sturgeon residents went to city leaders Monday to question whether the city had asked Police Chief Greg Halderman to resign.

    People asked questions to the mayor and other council members, including why his resignation would have been requested, and why the public did not know (More)

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    Trail proposals discussed at public interest meeting

    Posted 9:22 PM 1/26/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works hosted a public interest meeting Monday night at Shepard Boulevard Elementary School to ask questions and discuss four proposals for a new system of trails. 

    The project's goal is to determine the best way to connect areas around Stadium Boulevard, Old (More)

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    Faith Voices group encourages discussion about race

    Posted 8:26 PM 1/26/2015 by Hannah Saulic, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - From the topics of slavery to Ferguson, advocacy group Faith Voices wants people of all races to talk about racial tension. 

    A planned yearlong conversation about race started at Quinn Chapel in Jefferson City, Mo., Monday night. 

    Faith Voices dedicated (More)

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    Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act brings high hopes for farmers

    Posted 7:22 PM 1/26/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LINN - The Missouri House Select Committee on Agriculture voted on a bill that proponents say could bring more farmers to Missouri and ultimately, lower dairy prices. 

    The committee approved the Missouri Revitalization Act on Monday.

    The Act would require the Department of (More)

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