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    Two inmates accused of smuggling meth into jail

    Two inmates accused of smuggling meth into jail

    Posted 2:59 PM 6/22/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OSAGE COUNTY - The Osage County Sheriff's Department says it discovered an attempt by two female inmates to smuggle methamphetamine and other narcotics into the county jail.

    The department said Melissa J. Martin, 33, tried to deliver the drugs to inmate Sammi M. Shockley, 38, at the Osage (More)

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    Deceased man summoned twice for jury duty

    Deceased man summoned twice for jury duty

    Posted 2:29 PM 6/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A man who died more than eight years ago has been summoned twice in the last three years for jury duty in Jackson County.

    The Kansas City Star reports that Cody Liberty, who graduated from Raytown High School in 1999, died in 2007 in Florida. But Jackson County summoned (More)

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    Man dies after jumping from ambulance

    Man dies after jumping from ambulance

    Posted 2:13 PM 6/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    O'FALLON (AP) - Police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old man they say jumped out of an ambulance and died a short time later when officers tried to take him into custody.

    O'Fallon police say the man died late Sunday not long after he kicked at officers and lost (More)

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    Health officials say 2 men died of malaria in Springfield

    Health officials say 2 men died of malaria in Springfield

    Posted 1:50 PM 6/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Health officials said two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a motel in southwest Missouri died of cerebral malaria.

    The Greene County Medical Examiner's office said Monday that 45-year-old Gerrit Strydom and 44-year-old James Bethel died in early May of (More)

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    MoDOT names new state maintenance engineer

    MoDOT names new state maintenance engineer

    Posted 1:15 PM 6/22/2015 by Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Monday Becky Allmeroth will be the new state maintenance engineer.

    Allmeroth was named to the position after former engineer Beth Wright retired last month.

    "In my new role, I am most excited about working on (More)

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    Clinton to make first trip to Missouri in bid for presidency

    Clinton to make first trip to Missouri in bid for presidency

    Posted 12:53 PM 6/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign in the St. Louis area Tuesday, marking her first trip to Missouri as a presidential candidate.

    The former secretary of state will hold a fundraiser hosted by Trudy Busch Valentine, the daughter of late chairman of the (More)

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    Mother of victim in Steven Rios case searches for son's belongings

    Posted 12:19 PM 6/22/2015 by Hanna Yates, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The mother of the murder victim in the 2004 Steven Rios case is searching for her items taken during the investigation, after she lost all of his other possessions when her home caught fire. However, she is having trouble pinning down who has the items and can authorize their (More)

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    Both suspects arrested after police chase

    Both suspects arrested after police chase

    Posted 10:43 AM 6/21/2015 by Landon Jones and Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - UPDATE: According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office, Brent Gibson was arrested Monday morning for resisting arrest after running from deputies during a traffic stop that took place on Sunday. Deputies said Gibson voluntarily turned himself in.

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    Man pleads guilty to recklessly spreading HIV

    Man pleads guilty to recklessly spreading HIV

    Posted 12:04 PM 6/22/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - A mid-Missouri man has pleaded guilty to recklessly exposing another person with HIV, a class B felony. 

    Warren Williams pleaded Monday and was sentenced to five years probation. As part of his probation, Williams will be required to complete 200 hours of community (More)

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    MU Athlete involved in accident in good condition

    MU Athlete involved in accident in good condition

    Posted 11:51 AM 6/22/2015 by Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - MU Junior defensive end, Harold Brantley, was in good condition Monday, after wrecking his car Sunday afternoon. 

    According to Rex Sharp, the University of Missouri's head football athletic trainer, Brantley remained in ICU but could be moved to a regular room as early as (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: Tea Time

    Posted 11:45 AM 6/22/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - You're trying really hard to stop drinking soft drinks. You don't really care for water - it's bland, boring, and tasteless. What do you do? Well, there's always tea. And you might even find more benefits to drinking tea than just the flavor. Teas have long been praised for (More)

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    Race fans raise money for children with arthritis

    Posted 11:01 AM 6/22/2015 by Zivile Raskauskaite,KOMU 8 Reporter

    SWEET SPRINGS - Race fans teamed up with a 10-year-old girl at Sweet Springs Motor Sports Complex to raise money for Arthritis Foundation Saturday.

    Graci Diggs, from Tipton, first learned that she has Juvenile Arthritis when she was 4. Now she is in remission and working with her family (More)

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    Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success

    Governors' trade missions have uneven record of success

    Posted 10:59 AM 6/22/2015 by David A. Lieb, Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governors across the country have been packing their bags for trade missions abroad, spending taxpayer dollars on costly trips that have an uneven track record of yielding any tangible benefits for their states.

    Last week alone, governors of 10 states were jetting (More)

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