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    Missouri House Endorses Criminal Code Overhaul

    Missouri House Endorses Criminal Code Overhaul

    Posted 3:06 PM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has advanced legislation overhauling the state's criminal code, but without a reduction in punishment for first-time marijuana crimes.

    The measure approved on Tuesday needs one more vote before moving to the Senate, which gave first-round approval (More)

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    Missouri Senators Back Tourism Funding Increase

    Missouri Senators Back Tourism Funding Increase

    Posted 2:58 PM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri senators are looking to spend more money on promoting the state to potential tourists.

    The Senate Appropriations Committee agreed Tuesday to boost the Division of Tourism's budget by about two-thirds, from slightly less than $15 million currently to nearly (More)

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    Police: Robbery Suspect Shot by Store Worker

    Police: Robbery Suspect Shot by Store Worker

    Posted 2:45 PM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    RICHWOODS (AP) - A robbery suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a worker at the Missouri grocery store targeted for the robbery.

    KTVI-TV reports that a man walked into Cobb's Grocery in the eastern Missouri town of Richwoods around 9 a.m. Tuesday (More)

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    Ameren Lays New Pipeline from Columbia to Ashland

    Posted 2:40 PM 4/8/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - About a quarter mile southeast of the Grindstone exit off Highway 63, construction crews worked Tuesday to lower a natural gas pipeline into the ground.

    Ameren Missouri began construction April 1 on an 11 mile natural gas pipeline that will stretch from Columbia to Ashland.

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    Ashland Optimistic About Future on Election Day

    Posted 2:28 PM 4/8/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ASHLAND - Just like in cities all across mid-Missouri, it's voting day in Ashland. 

    Voters went to the polls to voice their opinions on various issues, including who to elect to represent the vacant Ward Three alderman spot. 

    All other city candidates are running unopposed (More)

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    Man Spared Prison in Traffic Death Gets 9 years

    Man Spared Prison in Traffic Death Gets 9 years

    Posted 2:04 PM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man who initially avoided prison after a fatal accident involving alcohol has been sentenced to nine years behind bars after injuring an 11-year-old girl in a second wreck eight months later.

    Twenty-six-year-old Vincent Lamar Thompson Jr. had been on probation (More)

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    Police Seek Federal Help in Highway Shootings

    Police Seek Federal Help in Highway Shootings

    Posted 1:48 PM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Police are asking federal investigators to help determine whether more than a dozen shootings in less than a month along Kansas City-area roads and highways are connected.

    Three drivers have been wounded by gunfire as they drove along area highways, many in an area (More)

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    Mo. House Endorses Penny Sales Tax for Roads

    Mo. House Endorses Penny Sales Tax for Roads

    Posted 1:40 PM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri voters would be asked to approve a one-cent sales tax for transportation funding under legislation endorsed by the state House.

    The proposed constitutional amendment approved on Tuesday would appear on the November ballot if passed by the Legislature. It (More)

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    MU Study Links Twitter Use to Infidelity, Divorce

    MU Study Links Twitter Use to Infidelity, Divorce

    Posted 12:29 PM 4/8/2014 by Brent Pearson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - New research released April 1 by the University of Missouri found Twitter use could damage relationships.

    Russell Clayton, a (More)

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    Columbia Residents Protest Student Housing Plans

    Posted 12:05 PM 4/8/2014 by Lexi Spivak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia residents against building more student housing in downtown Columbia presented the City Clerk with a petition on Tuesday.

    Organizer Jeremy Root said Repeal 6214 has more than 3,600 signatures. Root is against the city's plan to build a six-story student-housing complex (More)

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    Columbia Voters Talk Issues in Tuesday's Election

    Posted 10:59 AM 4/8/2014 by Amy Munneke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Despite the projected low voter turnout for Tuesday's election, Community Methodist Church on West Broadway had a steady flow of voters Tuesday morning. Many people voted before they had to rush off to work. 

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    Fire Damages Highway Patrol Maintenance Building

    Fire Damages Highway Patrol Maintenance Building

    Posted 10:42 AM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A fire has destroyed the vehicle maintenance facility for the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    Patrol Col. Ron Replogle said the building appears to be a total loss as a result of a fire that began around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday.

    The Jefferson City facility is used to (More)

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    Most St. Louis-Area Bus Drivers Back on Job

    Most St. Louis-Area Bus Drivers Back on Job

    Posted 10:21 AM 4/8/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A day after nearly 100 St. Louis-area bus drivers called in sick, most are back to work.

    Metro transit agency buses were running on time Tuesday, with just nine drivers calling in sick.

    That was a big change from Monday, when several routes were delayed. Metro has (More)

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