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    Former Missouri police chief pleads guilty to fraud

    Former Missouri police chief pleads guilty to fraud

    Posted 9:45 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JACKSON (AP) - The former police chief of Perryville, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of making a false report and will serve 10 days in jail.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that as part of a plea agreement, Keith Tarrillion on Wednesday surrendered his police (More)

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    Two school districts to provide free lunches to all

    Two school districts to provide free lunches to all

    Posted 7:54 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts will offer free lunches to every student, beginning in August.

    A new federal provision allows qualifying districts with high percentages of students on food assistance to feed all their students. The theory is that the (More)

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    SW Missouri couple charged with selling K2

    SW Missouri couple charged with selling K2

    Posted 7:34 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri couple is charged with selling $1 million of synthetic marijuana known as K2.

    The U.S. Attorney says in a news release that 79-year-old Doy Case and his 67-year-old wife, Tressie Case, of Rogersville, were charged Tuesday in a nine-count (More)

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    McKee proposes small north St. Louis hospital

    McKee proposes small north St. Louis hospital

    Posted 7:31 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis developer is moving ahead with plans to build a small hospital on the city's north side.

    Paul McKee is the developer of the massive NorthSide Regeneration project aimed at revitalizing an area of north St. Louis. The St. Louis (More)

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    Right to Farm to be discussed Thursday night at public forum

    Posted 7:04 AM 7/24/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The League of Women Voters will have a public forum tonight to inform voters of issues on the August ballot.

    At the top of the agenda is the Right to Farm Amendment, or Amendment 1.

    The forum will have speakers from both sides to debate the issue.

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    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

    Posted 5:20 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.

    Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said.

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    Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center dies

    Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center dies

    Posted 5:12 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison medical center in Missouri.

    The U.S. Department of Justice says 57-year-old Cyprian Adoh died Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners says his death is being (More)

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    Apartments, diner, store coming to Loop

    Apartments, diner, store coming to Loop

    Posted 4:33 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - Big changes are planned for the Delmar Loop in St. Louis and University City.

    A trolley line is being added to the Loop, but KTVI-TV says there's more. A new grocery store, a 24-hour diner and loft apartments are also planned.

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    Online university to aid community college grads

    Online university to aid community college grads

    Posted 4:22 AM 7/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's community colleges have a new tuition agreement with an online university.

    The Missouri version of Western Governors University has agreed to provide a 5 percent tuition discount for community college graduates who take its online courses.

    The (More)

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    Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Some lethal injection problems in US executions

    Posted 8:17 PM 7/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be (More)

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    Dog dock-jumping starts Wednesday night at Boone County Fair

    Posted 8:07 PM 7/23/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Dogs of all shapes and sizes gathered at the Boone County Fair Wednesday night to show off their distance jumps.

    Dogs competed in a big air event, which measures how far the dog jumps.

    Judges decided the distance by looking at where the dogs' tail meets its' body. The (More)

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    Five fire departments fight house fire

    Posted 7:42 PM 7/23/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ELDON - Firefighters from Moreau Fire Department and four other local fire protection agencies responded to a house fire just after 3 p.m. Wednesday. 

    Officials said Moreau Fire Department was dispatched to 5 Reed Lane on the west side of Eldon. Upon arrival, Lieutenant Randy Scott (More)

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    Columbia man wants to increase the voice of pedestrians

    Posted 6:31 PM 7/23/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Cracked and uneven sidewalks are all too familiar for many Columbia residents and one decided he wanted to help do something about them. 

    Joe Alder is actively involved in public safety, transportation and disability issues in Columbia. He said he plans to start a (More)

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