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    Missouri Supreme Court set execution date

    Missouri Supreme Court set execution date

    Posted 11:29 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - An execution date of Jan. 28 has been set for a man who fatally stabbed a St. Louis County woman during a 1998 burglary.

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set the execution date for 45-year-old Marcellus Williams. It would be Missouri's first execution in 2015, after (More)

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    State officials approve new nature center

    State officials approve new nature center

    Posted 11:16 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - State officials have approved a nearly $1.2 million contract to design a new nature center to replace the small visitor's center at Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery.

    The Missouri Conservation Commission last week approved the contract to design the building, which is (More)

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    New product could potentially stop laptop thefts

    Posted 10:59 AM 12/17/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Mid-Missouri entrepreneur showed off a new product Wednesday that may help protect laptops in public places.

    David Frahm created Vicinity On, a product that combines a sticker and a mobile phone app,that better protect laptops in places like coffee shops, libraries and (More)

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    Newburg R-II Schools closed Thursday, Friday due to flu

    Newburg R-II Schools closed Thursday, Friday due to flu

    Posted 10:55 AM 12/17/2014 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Desk Assistant and Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

    NEWBURG - Newburg R-II will not have school Thursday and Friday due to "excessive" amounts of students and staff with the flu.

    School officials do not know exactly how many people were sick, but there are about 600 students in the district.

    Winter break was scheduled to begin Monday, but will now start early. The superintendent's office said that they will most likely clean the school over break.

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    New audit critiques the Missouri Department of Agriculture

    New audit critiques the Missouri Department of Agriculture

    Posted 10:09 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A new audit faults the Missouri Department of Agriculture for failing to inspect some grain and petroleum devices and giving sizable pay raises to several employees.

    But Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) says those are "relatively small" concerns. Schweich (More)

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    Deputies use license plate reader to bust potential car thieves

    Deputies use license plate reader to bust potential car thieves

    Posted 9:43 AM 12/17/2014 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Boone County sheriff's deputies arrested two men at about 1 a.m. Wednesday after deputies noticed a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Budget Host Inn on Vandiver Drive. Deputies used a license plate reader to locate a stolen 2000 Dodge Durango.

    Deputies arrested Richard (More)

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    Missouri man sentenced to 40 years for child porn

    Missouri man sentenced to 40 years for child porn

    Posted 8:52 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 32-year-old Missouri man will serve 40 years in federal prison without parole for using four children as part of a nationwide child pornography ring.

    Federal prosecutors said Raymond Appling, of Ferrelview, was sentenced Tuesday. He pleaded guilty in March to four (More)

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    Missouri woman charged with starving child

    Missouri woman charged with starving child

    Posted 8:36 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A northwest Missouri woman accused of letting her 7-month-old son starve to death made her first appearance in Buchanan County Court, where a judge declined to reduce her bail.

    Twenty-two-year-old Macayla Armstrong of St. Joseph is charged with failing to provide (More)

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    La Planta food pantry wins $20,000

    La Planta food pantry wins $20,000

    Posted 8:28 AM 12/17/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LA PLANTA- A mid-Missouri food pantry won $20,000 this week to improve its facilities.

    The La Planta Christian Ministries Food Distribution Center won the funds as part of Walmart's Food Pantry Holiday Makeover campaign.

    Spokesperson Berry Brady said the money will be used to (More)

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    Man arrested for allegedly breaking down door, assaulting victim

    Man arrested for allegedly breaking down door, assaulting victim

    Posted 7:59 AM 12/17/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ASHLAND - A man was in the Boone County Jail Wednesday morning after a victim told investigators the man broke down his front door and assaulted him.

    Boone County Sheriff's deputies responded around 11:30 Tuesday night to a home on James Sapp Road in the Ashland area. Investigators said (More)

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    Washington U. gets $30 million for Alzheimer's studies

    Washington U. gets $30 million for Alzheimer's studies

    Posted 4:56 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Federal funds will provide $30 million for Alzheimer's disease research at Washington University in St. Louis over the next five years.

    The university announced Tuesday that the National Institutes on Aging and the National Institutes of Health have renewed grants that (More)

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    Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

    Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

    Posted 4:54 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Health care plans would have to cover eating disorder treatments under proposed Missouri legislation.

    State Sen. David Pearce of Warrensburg recently filed a bill requiring coverage for diagnosis and medically necessary treatment of the disorders. Coverage would (More)

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    Family recovering after deputy strikes SUV

    Family recovering after deputy strikes SUV

    Posted 4:51 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A southeast Missouri sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital and back at work after crashing into an SUV and injuring three people.

    The Southeast Missourian reported a Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department spokesman says 35-year-old Angela Martinez and her 1- and (More)

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