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    Missouri man pleads guilty in 13-year-old's death

    Missouri man pleads guilty in 13-year-old's death

    Posted 7:42 AM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    IBERIA (AP) - A southwest Missouri man will spend life in prison without parole in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl.

    Miller County prosecutors say 31-year-old Steven Henderson of Iberia avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the June 2013 (More)

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    Fatal shootings at 2 St. Louis County bars

    Fatal shootings at 2 St. Louis County bars

    Posted 7:31 AM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FLORISSANT (AP) - St. Louis County police continue to investigate two fatal shootings at bars about a mile apart in the northern part of the county.

    A bouncer was fatally shot about 11:50 p.m. Saturday at the Knockout Bar & Grill. Police say a man who had been ordered to leave returned (More)

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    Man arrested after home invasion

    Man arrested after home invasion

    Posted 5:10 AM 11/24/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    AUXVASSE - A Fulton man was in jail Monday after deputies arrested him for a weekend home invasion.

    The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the 200 block of Morgan Street just after 4 a.m. Saturday for a reported home invasion. Deputies said the victim told them an (More)

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    KC gears of for holiday lighting tradition

    KC gears of for holiday lighting tradition

    Posted 5:06 AM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Royals' left-fielder Alex Gordon will flip the switch that lights up Kansas City's Country Club Plaza on Thanksgiving night.

    Gordon will be accompanied by Kansas City GM Dayton Moore. The annual event attracts tens of thousands of people to the upscale shopping and (More)

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    Pillow exhibit shows patients' inner struggles

    Pillow exhibit shows patients' inner struggles

    Posted 5:00 AM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - Pillowcases featuring art and messages from patients at a Missouri mental hospital are on display in St. Joseph.

    The exhibit, called "Pillows of Unrest," opened this month at the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph. The museum says on its website that the pillowcases will (More)

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    Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    Posted 4:57 AM 11/24/2014 by David A. Lieb and Andale Gross, The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday has passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    The grand jury met Friday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson. (More)

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    Missouri tackles "Click It or Ticket" campaign

    Posted 3:45 AM 11/24/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police joined the statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign Monday.

    A media release from the Columbia Police Department said: "Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click...(O)fficers (More)

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    Community raises funds for Columbia boy battling brain tumor

    Posted 9:47 PM 11/23/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Supporters of a Columbia mother who quit her job to spend more time with her terminally ill son raised money for his medical bills Sunday.

    The community teamed up with #TeamBryson for an all-day fundraiser at Shakespeare's Pizza locations across Columbia.

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    International students boost Missouri economy

    Posted 7:34 PM 11/23/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More foreign students are attending college in Missouri than ever before, boosting the state's economy.

    The Institute for Higher Education counts a record 18,205 students from other (More)

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    Two boys fall through ice, die in northwest Missouri

    Two boys fall through ice, die in northwest Missouri

    Posted 7:32 PM 11/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAVANNAH (AP) - Two teenage boys have died after falling through the ice on a farm pond in northwest Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Andre D. Lance and Tyler S. Brandt drowned Saturday afternoon after thin ice gave way on the private pond nine miles northwest of the Andrew (More)

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    TARGET 8: How much are you really saving on Black Friday?

    Posted 7:29 PM 11/23/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - If you plan on leaving your turkey dinner early to claim your spot in line for the Black Friday sales, you might want to think about how much you'll really save.

    A recent (More)

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    Legislators plan to revive agriculture bill after Nixon veto

    Legislators plan to revive agriculture bill after Nixon veto

    Posted 4:39 PM 11/23/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri lawmakers say they're reviving an agricultural bill that was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon last session.

    Originally the bill would have classified deer as "livestock" instead of "wildlife." This subtle change in name would have moved regulatory responsibility from the (More)

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    Missouri woman named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars

    Missouri woman named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars

    Posted 2:40 PM 11/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHESTERFIELD (AP) - A suburban St. Louis woman studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars.

    Anisha Gururaj of Chesterfield will use her scholarship to study biomedical engineering and public policy at Oxford University in England. The (More)

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