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    Missouri official says earthquake insurance 'critical'

    Missouri official says earthquake insurance 'critical'

    Posted 6:13 AM 8/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The value of Missouri residences without insurance for earthquakes has almost exceeded the value of those with insurance.

    An insurance official this past week said insured houses totaled $101 billion in 2014. Properties uninsured for an earthquake of 7-7.9 magnitude (More)

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    Dearborn man admits sexually abusing girl over 8 years

    Dearborn man admits sexually abusing girl over 8 years

    Posted 6:06 AM 8/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    PLATTE CITY (AP) - A 52-year-old northwest Missouri man pleaded guilty to charges accusing him of sexually abusing a girl over several years.

    The Kansas City Star reported that Darren L. Paden pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy. Authorities said Paden (More)

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    St. Louis' credit rating downgraded

    St. Louis' credit rating downgraded

    Posted 6:02 AM 8/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis' credit rating was downgraded by a credit rating agency.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Moody's Investors Services downgraded the rating on $27.4 million of the city's outstanding general obligation bonds by one notch.

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    Trial date set for Missouri man accused of killing child

    Trial date set for Missouri man accused of killing child

    Posted 5:57 AM 8/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A judge set a trial date for a southwest Missouri man charged with raping and killing a 10-year-old girl.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported a Greene County judge ruled Monday that the case against 47-year-old Craig M. Wood will go to trial starting Sept. 26, 2016.

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    Doniphan man's body found in Current River

    Doniphan man's body found in Current River

    Posted 5:48 AM 8/18/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The body of a Missouri man was found in the Current River, three days after he fell out of his kayak.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 52-year-old Russ D. O'Neal of Doniphan fell out of his 12-foot kayak while paddling the Current River eight miles south of (More)

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    Update: Police detonate explosive device found near Red Roof Inn

    Posted 8:17 PM 8/17/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Employees with the Red Roof Inn in Columbia alerted police Monday night of a potentially explosive device found near the property. Police later confirmed the device was capable of of doing damage. 

    Kris Martin said he found the device at a construction site and brought it (More)

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    Columbia senator claims UMHC doctor could be behind abortions

    Columbia senator claims UMHC doctor could be behind abortions

    Posted 3:33 PM 8/17/2015 by Matt Johnson, KOMU 8 Content Manager

    COLUMBIA - In a letter to University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin Monday, Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, cites concerns that a University of Missouri Health Care physician may have an agreement with Planned Parenthood to perform surgical abortions at the organization's Columbia (More)

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    One man shot, one man arrested in Fulton

    Posted 4:29 PM 8/17/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Fulton Police have one man in custody after investigators say he shot his roommate. 

    Police say Cyrus Coy shot the man and left his house at around 2:30 Monday. 

    According to Clint Timbrook, a neighbor, he heard a gun shot go off inside the house next (More)

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    MAP results show low math scores compared to other subjects

    Posted 4:05 PM 8/17/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test results for (More)

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    Initiative petitions filed for two new tobacco tax increases

    Initiative petitions filed for two new tobacco tax increases

    Posted 3:59 PM 8/17/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Two new initiative petitions were filed Monday that would allow people to vote on proposed tobacco tax increases.

    The Missouri Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association filed for two new initiative petitions that would allow people to vote on a 135 percent (More)

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    Ukrainian woman pleads guilty to marriage fraud in Jefferson City

    Ukrainian woman pleads guilty to marriage fraud in Jefferson City

    Posted 3:10 PM 8/17/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY  - A Ukrainian woman pleaded guilty to marriage fraud in order to stay in the U.S., prosecutors said Monday.

    According to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, 40-year-old Darya Chernova admitted to the whole ordeal.

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    Columbia drivers can now pay for parking with a phone app

    Posted 3:02 PM 8/17/2015 by Landon Burke, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Parking meters equipped with the new parking software "Parkmobile" launched Monday morning.

    The Parkmobile meters are labeled with a green sticker. These meters give customers the option to pay for parking with coins, credit card or over their phone with an app.

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    Grand juror in Michael Brown case appeals gag order on panel

    Grand juror in Michael Brown case appeals gag order on panel

    Posted 2:28 PM 8/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A member of the grand jury that declined to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown was challenging a federal judge's dismissal Monday of her lawsuit that sought to allow her to speak publicly about those secret proceedings.

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