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    Missouri man sentenced in drug distribution case

    Missouri man sentenced in drug distribution case

    Posted 4:41 AM 11/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1 million of synthetic marijuana.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports 38-year-old Travis Butchee of (More)

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    Charges dropped against Jackson County woman

    Charges dropped against Jackson County woman

    Posted 4:31 AM 11/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Jackson County prosecutors have dropped charges against a woman who spent six days in jail after police said she injured an officer during a traffic stop.

    The Kansas City Star reports Monday that the 21-year-old woman was released over (More)

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    Twin-engine plane crashes in Fulton, three injured

    Posted 8:57 PM 11/17/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - A twin-engine Cessna plane crashed in a failed takeoff Monday afternoon around 5:30 p.m. at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport, resulting in three injuries.

    According to the Fulton Police Department, three people were on the plane, all of whom were removed from the plane by the Fulton (More)

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    Task force recommends increasing trust to reduce violence

    Posted 7:49 PM 11/17/2014 by Hannah Saulic and Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence presented its recommendations to reduce violence to the Columbia City Council Monday. 

    One of the task force's recommendations focuses on the need to build trust between local law enforcement and community members. In (More)

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    Hansbrough scores SEC weekly award

    Hansbrough scores SEC weekly award

    Posted 6:18 PM 11/17/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The SEC rewarded a Missouri Tiger on the offensive side of the ball for a change.

    Russell Hansbrough won the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award after piling up 199 yards and two touchdowns against Texas A&M in a 34-27 victory Saturday.

    This is the first time (More)

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    City to consider parking meter enforcement changes

    Posted 5:34 PM 11/17/2014 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Enforcement of metered parking in downtown Columbia could go from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting in 2015. The Columbia City Council will vote Monday night on whether to amend its initial extension of meter enforcement times.

    Currently, the city enforces downtown metered parking from (More)

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    Electric heater ignites apartment fire

    Posted 5:31 PM 11/17/2014 by Arial Ruffin and Quinn Cochran, KOMU 8 Reporters

    BOONE COUNTY -  One apartment in a four unit apartment building caught fire around 3:45 p.m. on Monday.  No injuries were reported, and no other apartments in the building were damaged. The Boone County Fire Protection District said the man living in the apartment said he was having (More)

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    TARGET 8: Spice makers use new compounds to make product legal

    Posted 5:11 PM 11/17/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON- Despite efforts to ban the use of synthetic marijuana, manufacturers found a way to sell similar drugs, legally, in mid-Missouri shops.

    KOMU 8 News found shops in Fulton and Auxvasse selling "potpourri" or "incense" that gives users a high similar to illegal, synthetic drugs, using (More)

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    Ex-Ferguson corrections officer faces charges

    Ex-Ferguson corrections officer faces charges

    Posted 4:57 PM 11/17/2014 by Jim Salter, The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former Ferguson corrections officer faces felony charges and a lawsuit for allegedly having sex with a pregnant inmate and allowing her to escape.

    The charges against Jaris Hayden come as the St. Louis suburb's police force is already under scrutiny following the August (More)

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    Alternative fuel option keeps electricity and gasoline costs low

    Posted 4:35 PM 11/17/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A study for the Missouri Energy Initiative showed the state is increasing its use of natural gas as an alternative fuel.

    An increase in the supply of natural gas could mean lower electricity and gasoline bills for Missourians.

    Columbia opened a compressed natural gas (More)

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    Texan claims $202M lottery prize sold in St. Louis

    Texan claims $202M lottery prize sold in St. Louis

    Posted 4:33 PM 11/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Dallas, Texas woman has claimed a $202.6 million Powerball jackpot prize after buying the winning ticket at a St. Louis newsstand.

    Missouri Lottery officials said Monday that Marilyn Boldon came forward after buying the prize ticket at Gateway Newstand in Union Station. (More)

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    Child homelessness at historic high

    Posted 4:22 PM 11/17/2014 by Meredith Albair, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The National Center on Family Homelessness released a report Monday that shows an increase in child homelessness.

    The report, assembled by the American Institutes for Research, states 2.5 million children (More)

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    Man killed outside downtown St. Louis store

    Man killed outside downtown St. Louis store

    Posted 4:19 PM 11/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside a downtown convenience store.

    KTVI-TV reports that he shooting happened Sunday night at a 7-Eleven store. On Monday, police identified the victim as (More)

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