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    Boeing procurement officer pleads guilty to fraud

    Boeing procurement officer pleads guilty to fraud

    Posted 7:25 PM 7/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former procurement officer for The Boeing Company in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to Boeing.

    Deon Anderson pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to three felony (More)

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    Man gets 7 years for hit-and-run death

    Man gets 7 years for hit-and-run death

    Posted 7:22 PM 7/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A 20-year-old St. Charles County man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a teenager, a crime prosecutors described as a drug deal gone bad.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch  reports (More)

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    Bridgeton to allow bow hunting of deer

    Bridgeton to allow bow hunting of deer

    Posted 7:19 PM 7/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRIDGETON (AP) - The Bridgeton City Council has agreed to allow longbow hunting in an effort to thin the growing deer population in the St. Louis County town.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the city council voted 5-3 Wednesday to (More)

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    Missouri, Kansas health departments partner against measles

    Posted 5:57 PM 7/18/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Thursday it is now working with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) to handle a potential exposure to the measles virus.

    This comes after an announcement from KDHE said there was possible exposure to (More)

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    CenturyLink expands Internet coverage to Centralia, Hallsville

    Posted 4:12 PM 7/18/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S. announced expansion of its high-speed Internet (HSI) services to customers in areas of mid-Missouri, local phone and Internet providers said Friday they have to work harder to compete.

    CenturyLink announced Friday it (More)

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    Workers may have found native burial ground in mid-Missouri

    Posted 4:02 PM 7/18/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MONITEAU COUNTY - Contractors for Willbros Construction told KOMU 8 News they may have found a Native American burial ground in Moniteau County while digging Friday.

    A representative for Phillips 66 said the workers found multiple crude stone tools, possibly arrowheads, while digging a (More)

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    Columbia's new SWAT vehicle used in drug search

    Columbia's new SWAT vehicle used in drug search

    Posted 3:26 PM 7/18/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team announced Friday it executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 600 Block of Mikel Street Thursday night. 

    The Bearcat armored personnel carrier was used in the service of the warrant to (More)

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    Man gets 7 years for hit-and-run death

    Man gets 7 years for hit-and-run death

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A 20-year-old St. Charles County man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a teenager, a crime prosecutors described as a drug deal gone bad.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Robert Bathe of O'Fallon pleaded guilty to (More)

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    New law changes who can receive unemployment

    New law changes who can receive unemployment

    Posted 2:38 PM 7/18/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new law redifines the term misconduct to disqualify people from unemployment benefits.

    Employers can now deny unemployemnt if an employee is fired for misconduct. The bill redefines misconduct as "a knowing violation of the standards the employer expects."

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    Columbia Chamber endorses transportation tax hike

    Columbia Chamber endorses transportation tax hike

    Posted 2:32 PM 7/18/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support Amendment 7. The amendment would impose a temporary 3/4 of a cent increase on the state sales tax to fund transportation projects. The amendment will appear on the August 5 ballot.

    After discussion and (More)

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    Columbia to start enforcing bus lane ordinance

    Posted 2:31 PM 7/18/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public Works department was supposed to meet with a private bus company Friday to talk about restricted access to the pull-in lanes on Rollins. But, Drew Brooks, Columbia's multi-modal manager, said there was a miscommunication between the two and the meeting did not (More)

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    Show-Me-State Games encouraging statewide athlete involvement

    Posted 2:13 PM 7/18/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Show-Me State Games (SMSG), hosted in athletic facilities around Columbia, kicked off at the state Capitol Friday.

    Athletes participated in a mile-long torch run in Jefferson City to celebrate the start of this year's competition.

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    Woman acquitted of trespassing at Columbia clinic

    Woman acquitted of trespassing at Columbia clinic

    Posted 11:32 AM 7/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A mid-Missouri anti-abortion advocate has been found not guilty of trespassing at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.

    Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler ruled Thursday that Kathy Forck did not trespass while participating in daily prayer vigils at the clinic. (More)

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