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    Nixon vetoes bill to increase loan, bank fees

    Nixon vetoes bill to increase loan, bank fees

    Posted 2:17 PM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed a bill that would have allowed Missouri lenders to charge higher fees to consumers while also raising fees that finance companies pay to the state.

    Nixon said in his Tuesday veto message that the measure would have caused financial (More)

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    Nixon orders agencies to implement same-sex marriage ruling

    Nixon orders agencies to implement same-sex marriage ruling

    Posted 2:04 PM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has signed an executive order directing state agencies to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision establishing a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

    Nixon said Tuesday at a news conference in Kansas City he wants to ensure that the (More)

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    Columbia man accused of attacking girlfriend with banister

    Columbia man accused of attacking girlfriend with banister

    Posted 12:26 PM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A Columbia man has been arrested on suspicion of choking and hitting girlfriend with a wooden banister.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports a 37-year-old man was arrested Sunday and faces several charges including two counts of second-degree domestic assault and possession (More)

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    Southeast Missouri State's AD resigns to take Memphis job

    Southeast Missouri State's AD resigns to take Memphis job

    Posted 12:20 PM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - The athletics director at Southeast Missouri State is headed to the University of Memphis.

    Mark Alnutt said he would step down July 31 from his position at the school in Cape Girardeau to become deputy athletics director at Memphis.

    Alnutt had held the post at (More)

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    Man police say confessed, pleads not guilty to murder

    Man police say confessed, pleads not guilty to murder

    Posted 11:25 AM 7/7/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Court records showed Tuesday a Jefferson City man pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered a man in April, a crime to which police say he confessed.

    According to police, 25-year-old Paris Alexander-Henderson confessed to killing 33-year-old Bryant O. Sturkey April 25 (More)

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    Commission on Human Rights to discuss possible diversity summit

    Posted 2:07 AM 7/7/2015 by Mark Collins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Diversity is a hot topic around the country lately. It is no different in Columbia. On Tuesday the Columbia Commission on Human Rights will discuss the possibility of hosting a diversity summit in Columbia this fall. 

    A member of the commission originally mentioned the idea (More)

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    MoDOT releases popular safety messages for highway signs

    MoDOT releases popular safety messages for highway signs

    Posted 10:08 AM 7/7/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT said Tuesday drivers had selected their top three choices for safety messages they want displayed on electronic signs along Missouri Interstates.

    MoDOT said 830 people voted on their favorite message from mid-May to mid-June. They selected three top choices out of 16 (More)

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    Flooding closes roads in Boone County, Columbia

    Flooding closes roads in Boone County, Columbia

    Posted 9:06 AM 7/7/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Several Boone County roads were closed Tuesday morning because of flooding, according to several agencies.

    MoDOT said Route E was closed between W. Wilcox Rd. and W. Driskel Rd. about 4:51 a.m. 

    Additionally, the department said Route Z was closed in both (More)

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    Remains found last month identified as missing Joplin man

    Remains found last month identified as missing Joplin man

    Posted 8:48 AM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - Remains found in southwest Missouri last month were identified as those of a Joplin man who was reported missing in September.

    The Joplin Globe reported investigators considered the cause of 45-year-old Jonny Slater's death as suspicious. His remains were discovered June 3 (More)

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    Police: Man found dead after house fire was shot

    Police: Man found dead after house fire was shot

    Posted 8:26 AM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - Investigators said a man found dead inside a fire-damaged suburban St. Louis home was shot to death.

    Firefighters who responded to the blaze at about 5 a.m. Sunday in University City found the body of 33-year-old Jeremy Smith in a bedroom, along with what police (More)

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    Eastern Missouri man accused in second fatal wreck in a year

    Eastern Missouri man accused in second fatal wreck in a year

    Posted 7:39 AM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - An eastern Missouri man was accused in connection with his second fatal wreck in the past year.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 25-year-old Derrell Edward Dean Hall of Winfield was charged Monday in St. Charles County with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the (More)

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    Pitt Children's Hospital chief doc named St. Louis med dean

    Pitt Children's Hospital chief doc named St. Louis med dean

    Posted 7:24 AM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The physician-in-chief and scientific director at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh was named dean of a St. Louis medical school where he used to teach.

    Washington University School of Medicine said Monday that Dr. David Perlmutter will start Dec. 1.

    The 63-year-old (More)

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    Man accused of sending painkiller to jail inmate

    Man accused of sending painkiller to jail inmate

    Posted 5:13 AM 7/7/2015 by The Associated Press

    WARRENTON (AP) - Authorities said a St. Louis-area man wrote his own name and address on an envelope he used to send a painkiller to a jailed inmate.

    KMOV-TV reported that Warren County prosecutors charged 58-year-old Kenneth Dufrenne of St. Charles with felony drug distribution.

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