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    Kansas City settles another discrimination claim

    Kansas City settles another discrimination claim

    Posted 7:55 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Council has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a discrimination complaint from a former water department manager.

    The council agreed to the settlement Thursday for Mable Ramey-Moore, who claimed she was discriminated against when she was laid off in May (More)

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    Copper thieves stealing vases from cemetery

    Copper thieves stealing vases from cemetery

    Posted 7:53 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    RAYTOWN (AP) - Investigators in western Missouri are calling on scrap metal dealers hoping to find thieves who have stolen hundreds of bronze vases from a cemetery.

    The staff at the 65-acre Mount Olivet Cemetery says an initial count put the number of missing vases at 170. But workers have (More)

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    Heated City Council meeting results in mayor resignation

    Heated City Council meeting results in mayor resignation

    Posted 7:04 AM 8/22/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HUNTSVILLE - A battle over state law versus city law ended with the resignation of the mayor of Huntsville Thursday night. 

    Carl Gordy, 74, was in his fourth month of his fourth term as the mayor of Huntsville. The Huntsville City Council heard testimony from the city's Park Board, a (More)

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    Volunteer firefighter sentenced to 20 years for arson

    Volunteer firefighter sentenced to 20 years for arson

    Posted 6:52 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    OLD MONROE (AP) - A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting several fires last year.

    Police say Dustin Matthew Grigsby was sentenced for setting four fires in occupied buildings last year in Lincoln County, although he admitted to (More)

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    Man sentenced in woman's drive-by death

    Man sentenced in woman's drive-by death

    Posted 6:43 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man charged in the death of a St. Louis woman who was killed by a stray bullet has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

    Twenty-one-year-old Ronnie Mottley was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Patrice Thimes. (More)

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    Transformer fire causes big outage in SW Missouri

    Transformer fire causes big outage in SW Missouri

    Posted 6:05 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    OZARK (AP) - A fire at a utility company's substation left thousands of people without power in southwest Missouri.

    The Empire Electric substation in Christian County was destroyed by fire Thursday evening, leaving 4,500 people in the Ozark and Sparta area without power.

    Utility (More)

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    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: North Callaway at Mexico

    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: North Callaway at Mexico

    Posted 5:52 AM 8/22/2014 by John Zupon Jr., KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MEXICO - The smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, and school is in session, which means Friday Night Fever is back. In the first Game of the Week, the Mexico Bulldogs host the North Callaway Thunderbirds to kick off each teams' season.

    KOMU 8 News will be covering most games with a (More)

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    Columbia City Council to hold weekend budget work session

    Posted 5:27 AM 8/22/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will hold a public budget work session Saturday morning so residents can comment on the proposed budget. 

    At the last city council meeting, City Manager Mike Matthes presented the proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year. The budget includes (More)

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    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    Posted 4:28 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown.

    About 100 people gathered Thursday evening (More)

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    Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    Posted 4:26 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case became the prism through which his actions will be legally judged.

    To most people, an 18-year-old unarmed man may not appear to pose a deadly threat. But a (More)

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    Opening of new Joplin High School delayed

    Opening of new Joplin High School delayed

    Posted 10:50 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - The new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center will not open as scheduled on Monday.

    Superintendent C.J. Huff announced Thursday that the schools will instead open Sept. 2. The announcement is only for those two schools, all other Joplin schools will open (More)

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    Bloomfield mayor resigning over back pain

    Bloomfield mayor resigning over back pain

    Posted 10:38 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    BLOOMFIELD (AP) - The mayor of the southeast Missouri city of Bloomfield is resigning for health reasons part-way into her first term.

    The Dexter Daily Statesman reported Mayor Donna Medlin said she receives injections every two to three months to manage pain in her back. Medlin said (More)

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    Heat suspected in SW Missouri power outage

    Heat suspected in SW Missouri power outage

    Posted 8:10 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    OZARK (AP) - The National Weather Service said extreme heat may have caused damage to a substation transformer that caused a large power outage in southwestern Missouri.

    The outage hit Christian County customers of Empire District Electric Co. on Thursday afternoon. The company's outage (More)

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