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    Special prosecuting attorney appointed for Mark Adair case

    Posted 4:46 PM 6/26/2015 by Dani Sureck, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A special prosecuting attorney from Cooper County was appointed Friday in the fatal Hitt Street Parking Garage shooting from April.

    Boone County Judge Christine Carpenter appointed Doug Abele as the special prosecuting attorney.

    On April 15, law enforcement shot and (More)

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    Missouri recorders of deeds adjust to serve same-sex couples

    Posted 4:22 PM 6/26/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage nationwide, Missouri Recorders of Deeds in counties across the state are beginning to make adjustments accordingly.

    The president of the Recorders Association of Missouri Jan Jones released a statement (More)

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    Official: 1 of 2 escaped New York prisoners shot and killed

    Official: 1 of 2 escaped New York prisoners shot and killed

    Posted 4:03 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) - One of two convicted killers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate New York maximum-security prison and had been hunted for three weeks was shot and killed Friday.

    An official with knowledge of the manhunt says Richard Matt was killed and David Sweat is still on (More)

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    Boone Co. issues marriage licenses, performs same-sex ceremonies

    Posted 3:53 PM 6/26/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter and Corie Wilkins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Sarah Perry and Beth Perrin become the first same-sex couple to be married in Boone County.

    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide, Perry and Perrin showed up at the Boone County Recorder of Deeds office to apply for a marriage (More)

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    Truman Medical Center sets aside plans for grocery

    Truman Medical Center sets aside plans for grocery

    Posted 3:26 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Truman Medical Center is abandoning its plans for a healthy-foods grocery near the hospital.

    The Kansas City Star reports that Truman officials had planned on developing a full-service supermarket on nearby land to address the "food (More)

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    Priest sues; was accused of abuse, but charges dropped

    Priest sues; was accused of abuse, but charges dropped

    Posted 3:24 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis priest who was accused of sexually abusing a boy, only to have those charges dropped earlier this month, is now suing the boy's parents, police and a victim's rights group.

    The Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court, seeking (More)

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    $15 minimum wage in St. Louis hits roadblock

    $15 minimum wage in St. Louis hits roadblock

    Posted 3:22 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in St. Louis is in jeopardy after the chairman of the committee that would consider the idea canceled all future hearings on it.

    A measure filed this month with support of Mayor Francis Slay would have potentially raised (More)

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    Judge hears case over new St. Louis football stadium

    Judge hears case over new St. Louis football stadium

    Posted 3:18 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge will decide whether a public vote is necessary on funding the construction of a new football stadium in downtown St. Louis, after hearing arguments in the case.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it's not (More)

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    St. Louis County doctor sentenced for fraud

    St. Louis County doctor sentenced for fraud

    Posted 3:13 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County doctor has been sentenced to four months in prison and must repay $145,000 following his conviction for health care fraud.

    The sentence for 68-year-old Devon Golding was handed down Friday in federal court. He was convicted in February of three counts of (More)

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    Nixon vetoes Missouri student transfers legislation

    Nixon vetoes Missouri student transfers legislation

    Posted 3:08 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill aimed at revamping the state's student transfer system.

    Nixon on Friday criticized expanded options for virtual schools and said the bill didn't address key issues with current law.

    Failing schools now must pay tuition (More)

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    Residents react to Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

    Posted 3:01 PM 6/26/2015 by Max Diekneite, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. 

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    Empire set to increase utility rates for Missouri customers

    Empire set to increase utility rates for Missouri customers

    Posted 2:28 PM 6/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Empire District Electric Company has permission to increase rates by what amounts to about $7 a month for some southwest Missouri residential customers.

    The Public Service Commission announced Thursday the regulatory body approved the rate increase. Increasing the (More)

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    Missouri lawyer says definition of "marriage" has changed

    Posted 2:20 PM 6/26/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Now that the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage across the country, one civil rights attorney says the legal definition of "marriage" has changed.

    "In 2004, Missouri passed a constitutional amendment, which defined marriage as between one man and one woman, and (More)

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