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    Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Posted 5:39 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City officer has shot a man who police say held a CVS store employee hostage with a weapon.

    Police say the suspect was transported to an area hospital in serious condition after the Wednesday night shooting. No other injuries were reported.

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    Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Posted 5:35 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - St. Louis County police say a man who tried to hang himself in the Jennings jail earlier this month has died.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports authorities said Wednesday that 26-year-old DeJuan Brison died Tuesday. They haven't (More)

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    Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Posted 4:33 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    HATTON (AP) - A Callaway County hog farm whose owners are seeking a state permit to significantly expand operations has reported a 10,000-gallon waste spill to state regulators.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the waste came from the Pork Master Inc. (More)

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    Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Posted 4:28 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor's budget-cutting powers.

    The Missouri Club for Growth has been running ads criticizing Gov. Jay Nixon's (More)

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    Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Posted 4:24 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The first female mayor of Kansas City will be part of an inaugural group of inductees into a hall of fame that recognizes women from the area.

    Kay Barnes is being recognized for efforts to revitalize downtown Kansas City. The University of Missouri-Kansas City says the (More)

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    Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Posted 4:20 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ALTON (AP) - Flags on public buildings in a southern Missouri county will be lowered to honor a volunteer fire chief who was killed in the line of duty.

    Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri and American flags to be flown at half-staff on state buildings in Oregon County on Friday, when (More)

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    Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Posted 4:13 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City authorities have arrested an armed robbery suspect after a 100 mph car chase that ended when the suspect's vehicle caught on fire.

    City police say the chase started Wednesday night after a person reported an armed robbery in a convenience store parking lot. (More)

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    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Posted 10:50 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

    The one (More)

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    Glasgow court clerk accused of forgery and theft

    Glasgow court clerk accused of forgery and theft

    Posted 9:54 PM 10/22/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 News

    GLASGOW - The Glasgow Police Department issued an arrest warrant for court clerk Julie Strodtman on October 20. 

    Strodtman is accused of felony theft/stealing as well as felony forgery. The value of the stolen property is listed as at least $500 but less than $25,000. 

    Police have confirmed to KOMU 8 that Strodtman's lawyer brought her to the jail today where she turned herself in to authorities, but she has since bailed herself out. 

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    Police: Shots fired at car with 3-year-old inside

    Posted 9:26 PM 10/22/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    Jefferson City - Jefferson City Police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly firing a gun at several people in a car, including a 3-year-old child.

    Police arrested 23-year-old Danial Lowe minutes after the incident.

    According to police, the incident started during a sale of a cell (More)

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    Road debate continues in Callaway County neighborhood

    Posted 8:03 PM 10/22/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The residents of Hunters Creek in Holts Summit said they have been working to get their roads improved for more than two years, but the roads are still in disrepair.

    After the president of the Hunters Creek Home Owners Association wrote an opinion column, the Callaway (More)

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    Columbia Schools consider arming employees for a third time

    Columbia Schools consider arming employees for a third time

    Posted 7:48 PM 10/22/2014 by Lihua Yu, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A school committee will present a policy to the Columbia Board of Education which would allow employees of the Columbia School District to carry firearms in schools.

    The policy addresses whether the superintendent should have the authority to allow the director of safety and (More)

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    Reward at $12,000 in killing of Kansas City girl

    Reward at $12,000 in killing of Kansas City girl

    Posted 7:19 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The reward for information about suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed a 6-year-old Kansas City girl is now up to $12,000.

    Angel Hooper died Friday night when shots were fired into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven where the girl and her father had just bought (More)

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