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    Journalist arrested, released in Ferguson

    Journalist arrested, released in Ferguson

    Posted 10:47 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A Getty Images journalist was arrested and released in Ferguson as protests over the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown persisted in the St. Louis suburb.

    Photographer Scott Olson said he was "arrested for just doing my job." As with previous arrests of (More)

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    National Guardsmen on watch at nightfall in Ferguson

    National Guardsmen on watch at nightfall in Ferguson

    Posted 9:27 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - National Guard units with armored vehicles are lined up tonight at a staging area about a half-mile from the scene of the largest protests in Ferguson, following the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by police.

    Earlier today, Gov. Jay Nixon lifted the neighborhood's (More)

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    I-70 reopens after fatal car accident wreckage removed

    Posted 7:44 PM 8/18/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Eastbound I-70 reopened Monday evening after being closed for more than 8 hours due to an accident and subsequent fire.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online crash report, the accident killed one person and moderately injured two others.

    Georgia man (More)

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    Jefferson City NAACP holds march for justice for Mike Brown

    Posted 7:41 PM 8/18/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY- The Jefferson City NAACP held a march for justice Monday night to demonstrate support for justice and human rights after the recent events in Ferguson. The march started at Lincoln University. About 50 attendees lined up, said a prayer and listened to opening remarks (More)

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    Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

    Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

    Posted 7:36 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.

    Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for (More)

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    Ex-Crime Stoppers treasurer sentenced for theft

    Ex-Crime Stoppers treasurer sentenced for theft

    Posted 7:27 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - The former treasurer of a southwest Missouri anti-crime group has been ordered to repay nearly $3,300 he stole from the group.

    Joplin resident Matthew Paige served as treasurer of Heartland Crime Stoppers from July 2012 to April 2013, when the group's directors noticed (More)

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    Lawsuit seeks records related to Michael Brown shooting

    Lawsuit seeks records related to Michael Brown shooting

    Posted 6:19 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - An attorneys' group is suing to try to get police records about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

    The lawsuit filed Monday by the National Bar Association contends the Ferguson Police Department is in violation of the state (More)

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    Mobile pet shelter helps Boone County meet federal regulations

    Posted 6:11 PM 8/18/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Mid-Missouri now has a new mobile, pet trailer to help care for pets after disasters. 

    The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) donated the (More)

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    Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

    Police set up protest zone in Ferguson

    Posted 5:57 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Authorities are setting up a designated protest zone for nightly demonstrations in Ferguson.

    The plan was announced Monday by St. Louis County police. Spokesman Brian Schellman said authorities are encouraging peaceful protesters to stay in the zone.

    But it wasn't (More)

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    Suspect enters plea in Springfield killings

    Suspect enters plea in Springfield killings

    Posted 5:48 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former Missouri school superintendent has pleaded not guilty to killing a Springfield couple from whom police said he had requested a large loan.

    KOLR-TV reports 53-year-old Mark Porter appeared in court Monday on two counts of first-degree murder.

    Porter is (More)

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    Trial date set for mom accused of locking kids in feces-filled room

    Trial date set for mom accused of locking kids in feces-filled room

    Posted 4:54 PM 8/18/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A judge granted a change of venue and set a trial date Monday for a Mexico mother accused of locking her kids in a feces-covered room.

    April Davis is accused of locking her three children, ages two, three and eight, inside a room with human feces on the wall and floor. The (More)

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    Obama talks about Ferguson protests, sending in attorney general

    Obama talks about Ferguson protests, sending in attorney general

    Posted 4:26 PM 8/18/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - President Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, where both the Justice Department and the FBI are investigating the shooting death of Michael Brown.

    "We are devoting substantial resources to the investigation," said Obama at a Monday afternoon news (More)

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    Columbia city council to discuss OPUS repeal

    Posted 3:43 PM 8/18/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will vote on whether to repeal a development agreement with OPUS Monday night.

    Protesters from Repeal OPUS gathered before the council meeting outside City Hall to speak out against the agreement.

    The council will have two different votes Monday (More)

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