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    Andrew County cuts sheriff department's services

    Andrew County cuts sheriff department's services

    Posted 7:37 AM 8/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAVANNAH (AP) - Andrew County residents will see a reduction in services from their sheriff's department after voters rejected a law enforcement tax earlier this month.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reported Wednesday that Sheriff Bryan (More)

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    Greene County searching for 6-time felon

    Greene County searching for 6-time felon

    Posted 7:03 AM 8/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Law enforcement authorities are searching for a man with at least six felony convictions after he fled from a sheriff's deputy.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Department says the search started Thursday when 41-year-old Gary Orrick fled after a sheriff's deputy approached (More)

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    Highway Patrol, law enforcement crack down on drunk driving

    Posted 6:51 AM 8/15/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies around the state began a two-week crackdown on impaired driving Friday. 

    The planned increase in enforcement comes as a lead up to Labor Day and as students are headed back to school around the state. 

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    79-year-old man dies after being thrown from car in accident

    79-year-old man dies after being thrown from car in accident

    Posted 5:10 AM 8/15/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY - An elderly man died Thursday after he reportedly drove in front of another car.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 79-year-old Charles Wallace of Warrenton was attempting to cross Missouri 19 but pulled in front of 30-year-old Lucas Kelly of Montgomery City around 5 (More)

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    Woman pleads guilty to cyberstalking in Missouri

    Woman pleads guilty to cyberstalking in Missouri

    Posted 5:09 AM 8/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former Kansas City university student has admitted to sending more than 100 emails to an instructor threatening mutilation, torture and murder.

    The Kansas City Star reports 27-year-old Kenna Haight pleaded guilty to (More)

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    Man dies in crash after colliding with wrong-way vehicle

    Man dies in crash after colliding with wrong-way vehicle

    Posted 4:58 AM 8/15/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A New Bloomfield man died Thursday after a head-on collision with another car.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the accident happened just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday when 27-year-old Justin McDonald of Mokane was driving north on Route CC, and 53-year-old Lori Conner (More)

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    Texas man found dead near school in southeast Missouri

    Texas man found dead near school in southeast Missouri

    Posted 4:33 AM 8/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    POPLAR BLUFF(AP) - A body found near a school in southeast Missouri has been identified as that of a Texas man described as a transient.

    KFVS-TV reports the Butler County coroner and Poplar Bluff police identified the man Thursday as Justin R. Allen, of Arlington, Texas. His decomposed (More)

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    Land rights battleground brewing in Northern Missouri

    Posted 10:35 PM 8/14/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY- A battle-ground over land-rights is developing in eight north-central Missouri counties. 

    Thursday night in Moberly saw more than 100 people turn out to a Missouri Public Service Commission public hearing. 

    The issue? The Grain Belt Express.

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    Jefferson City school kids, teachers back in class

    Posted 9:43 PM 8/14/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Alesha Schlueter moved to the other side of the desk Thursday. She began her career as a kindergarten teacher at Belair Elementary School, as the Jefferson City Public School district began classes for the 2014 - 15 school year.

    "The main thing is just getting them from (More)

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    Bunceton man remains in critical condition after police standoff

    Posted 9:01 PM 8/14/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BUNCETON - A Bunceton man remained in critical condition Friday morning after he shot himself during a five hour police standoff that started Thursday afternoon.

    The Cooper County Sheriff's Department said authorities found 31-year-old Jason Steding driving a stolen van from Boonville (More)

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    Judge affirms award against Missouri diocese

    Judge affirms award against Missouri diocese

    Posted 8:56 PM 8/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A judge has affirmed an award of $1.1 million against the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City and St. Joseph for violating the terms of a 2008 settlement with victims of sexual abuse by priests.

    The Kansas City Star reports Jackson County District Judge Bryan Round agreed (More)

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    NYC Mayor "troubled" by violence in Missouri

    NYC Mayor "troubled" by violence in Missouri

    Posted 8:52 PM 8/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio is contrasting the peaceful response to a death in police custody in New York to the violence that has erupted in Ferguson, Missouri.

    De Blasio said he is "troubled" by what he has seen in Ferguson after an 18-year-old man was shot by a police (More)

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    Traveling thieves suspected in wallet heists

    Traveling thieves suspected in wallet heists

    Posted 8:47 PM 8/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Restaurant patrons throughout the Kansas City metro area are being urged to be careful with their wallets.

    KMBC-TV reports police have widened their investigation into a series of wallet thefts from women's purses, apparently by a group of traveling thieves. In many (More)

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