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    Missouri man gets 15 years for identity theft

    Missouri man gets 15 years for identity theft

    Posted 4:26 AM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - A Missouri car dealer who orchestrated one of the largest identity thefts ever prosecuted in the state has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Terry Lee Morrow Jr. pleaded guilty in April to two counts of identity theft and nine counts each of (More)

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    Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

    Kansas City moves to ban open carry of firearms

    Posted 4:23 AM 8/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City council members have unanimously voted to ban people from openly carrying firearms within city limits.

    Mayor Sly James has advocated for the prohibition that was voted on Thursday. He says the city doesn't need any more weapons on the streets.

    The ban (More)

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    What downtown sewer projects really mean for Columbia

    Posted 10:10 PM 7/31/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is moving forward with more than $5 million for downtown sewer relief projects.

    Some residents are concerned about the necessity of these projects, and want to know were the money to pay for these projects is coming from.

    The ordinance, passed (More)

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    Officials won't confirm if pond draining is linked to missing man

    Posted 9:51 PM 7/31/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Officials drained a pond Thursday, near where a missing Harrisburg man used to live.

    The pond is located by Route J and Route EE between Harrisburg and Columbia. This is where the Boone County Sheriff's Department investigated the disappearance of 34-year-old Charles Bell in (More)

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    County investigates mayor's role in cycling crash

    County investigates mayor's role in cycling crash

    Posted 5:55 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    SUNSET HILLS (AP) - The criminal investigation of a small-town Missouri mayor accused of purposely striking a bicyclist with his car has been turned over to an outside law enforcement agency.

    Sunset Hills Police Chief William LaGrand said Thursday that St. Louis County police will now (More)

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    EPA says baseball fields near landfill are safe

    EPA says baseball fields near landfill are safe

    Posted 5:51 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says baseball fields that sit near a St. Louis County landfill that is contaminated with Cold War-era nuclear waste are safe for public use.

    The EPA began an investigation in May after Bridgeton-area residents hired a private firm for (More)

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    One person on the run after Columbia shots fired incident

    One person on the run after Columbia shots fired incident

    Posted 4:48 PM 7/31/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Thursday one person is on the run after a shots fired incident Wednesday night.

    The police department said officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Rice Road for a call of multiple shots fired at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday. It said officers (More)

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    Lawyer explains vagueness of controversial amendment

    Posted 3:25 PM 7/31/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Supports and opponents of the "Right to Farm," Amendment One on Tuesday's ballot, are making strong cases for both outcomes. 

    The bill reads, "Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production (More)

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    Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    Posted 3:23 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former southwest Missouri bank manager whose fraud scheme fell apart when she issued checks in the name of a dead customer is going to federal prison.

    The U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday that 34-year-old Jennifer A. Gunter, of Republic, was sentenced to three (More)

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    Workers drain pond near area where homicide victim went missing

    Posted 3:21 PM 7/31/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department told KOMU 8 News Thursday it had officials on site at a pond near Route J and Route EE which is between Harrisburg and Columbia. That's near the area the department said (More)

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    Reserve officer accused of raping ex-girlfriend

    Reserve officer accused of raping ex-girlfriend

    Posted 2:29 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A 23-year-old man who works as a reserve police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Pine Lawn is facing charges for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and raping her.

    Rico Frazier was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary, rape, felonious (More)

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    Missouri Peace Corps volunteer evacuated from west Africa

    Missouri Peace Corps volunteer evacuated from west Africa

    Posted 2:23 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    MOBERLY (AP) - A Missouri man is among the hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

    Liz Sosniecki of Moberly heard from her 25-year-old son, Dane Sosniecki, on Wednesday. He told her he was (More)

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    Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Posted 2:17 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri proposal to create one of the nation's most expansive early voting periods appears to have fallen short of the number of initiative petition signatures needed to make the November ballot.

    An Associated Press analysis of tallies by Missouri's local election (More)

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