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    Columbia Public Schools weighs in on gun veto

    Posted 11:10 AM 7/15/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools spoke out Tuesday against carrying guns in schools.

    On Monday KOMU 8 News reported the legislation would have allowed select teachers and administration to carry guns in schools in case of an armed intruder.

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    Triple stabbing in Sedalia sends one to the hospital

    Triple stabbing in Sedalia sends one to the hospital

    Posted 8:45 AM 7/15/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - The Sedalia Police Department reported a triple stabbing in the area of Second Street and Massachusetts Avenue around 11 p.m. Monday.

    When they arrived on the scene, officers reported all three men were visibly injured. Two of the victims refused medical treatment at the scene. A (More)

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    Reports: Elections chief overcharged jurisdictions

    Reports: Elections chief overcharged jurisdictions

    Posted 8:17 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A state review has concluded that St. Charles County Elections director Rich Chrismer charged local governments for the same election-related tasks that federal grant money was used for.

    As a result, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chrismer has returned $113,000 (More)

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    Rally Tuesday to inform Missouri voters about 'right to farm'

    Posted 7:55 AM 7/15/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A rally for a proposed constitutional amendment to a 'right to farm' measure aims to spread the word about the bill and educate voters. The rally is at the Ashland Optimist Club at 6:30 p.m. (More)

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    Judge extends temporary ban against Lyft service

    Judge extends temporary ban against Lyft service

    Posted 6:37 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis judge has extended a temporary restraining order that bans the ride-sharing service Lyft from operating in the city or St. Louis County.

    St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty on Monday said Lyft cannot operate until a hearing Aug. 25 to determine whether she (More)

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    Kansas City investigating possible heat death

    Kansas City investigating possible heat death

    Posted 6:18 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Health Department says the Jackson County medical examiner's office is investigating the area's first suspected heat-related death.

    The department said Monday that the victim was a man in his late 70s.

    No other details were released.

     

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    Man who wound up in girl's bed settles lawsuit

    Man who wound up in girl's bed settles lawsuit

    Posted 5:56 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A 45-year-old man who ended up in a girl's bed at a St. Louis-area hotel has agreed to a $50,000 settlement.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Daniel Hughes was acquitted in April of criminal charges from a 2011 room mix-up at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton.

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    New police headquarters to open in St. Louis

    New police headquarters to open in St. Louis

    Posted 4:41 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Police Department is moving into its new headquarters this weekend.

    The new police station on Olive Street replaces the current police headquarters on Clark Avenue, swapping a 100-year-old building for one constructed in 1990. The department bought a (More)

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    Nixon takes a pass, so 2 bills become laws

    Nixon takes a pass, so 2 bills become laws

    Posted 4:36 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon declined to sign but also chose not to veto have now become laws.

    The Democratic governor vetoed a record 33 bills this year, the most in a 12-month span since he took office in 2009.

    But even though he rejected a similar measure (More)

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    Police say deadly hotel fall was accidental

    Police say deadly hotel fall was accidental

    Posted 4:28 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say a man's fatal fall from the 10th floor of a St. Louis hotel was accidental.

    They identified the man on Monday as 23-year-old William Brown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Police found Brown dead Saturday night on the second level of an outdoor atrium at the Crowne (More)

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    Floodwaters continue to recede

    Floodwaters continue to recede

    Posted 4:19 AM 7/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mississippi River floodwaters continue to recede, but it will be some time before the river is fully within its banks.

    The river rose sharply in late June and early July due to heavy rains in the upper Midwest. The flood was among the 10 highest ever in parts of Iowa (More)

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    Clark Lane closing for widening shoulders, repavement

    Posted 3:02 AM 7/15/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Starting Tuesday at 7 a.m., the Columbia Public Works department will be closing Clark Lane between Robert Ray Drive and Ballenger Lane. The closure will last for the next week.

    During the closure, crews will be widening the shoulder on both sides for bike and pedestrian use. (More)

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    Electronic cigarette veto may affect sales

    Posted 7:57 PM 7/14/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have made the distinction between electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) and traditional tobacco cigarettes and other products. 

    Senate Bill 841 would have continued the ban on e-cig sales to those under the age of 18, but would (More)

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