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  1. jc motorcyclist hit by car

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    A Jefferson City motorcyclist is hurt when his bike collides with a car this morning. The accident happened at the intersection of Madison and Atchison around 8-am. The biker was taken to the hospital. The car’s driver wasn’t hurt. No names have been released.

  2. man who repeatedly gave cops the ‘slip’ gets 15 – years

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    A Columbia man…once the target of a manhunt at the Lake…has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a judge in Boone County. Brian Adkison was found guilty of rape during a July trial in Columbia. Adkison faces several other charges including assault and rape in other counties around the state. Adkison led authorities on a massive manhunt in the Lake area in the summer of 2013 before he was captured in Morgan County. He was later caught in Ohio after running again.

  3. a new incident of racial tension at mizzou

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    Campus student government groups are calling for the University of Missouri to take action against racism after another incident on campus. A group of black students was practicing a homecoming skit on campus early Monday morning when a drunk man approached the group and yelled racist comments at the group. The university’s Legion of Black Collegians and the Residents Halls Association released statements Monday saying racism is not being taken seriously on the MU campus.

  4. 50 – scooter crash kills one

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    A 70-year-old Cole County man riding a mo-ped in the dark on Highway 50 Friday night is dead after a car rear ended the mo-ped. The wreck occurred about 8-oh-clock Friday night on Highway 50 just east of Nine Hills road. The Highway patrol says Daniel Van Osdol was riding in the
    driving lane when he was hit from behind by a car driven by a Jefferson City man. Van Osdol was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. The patrol reports Van Osdol was wearing a bicycle helmet while riding the mo-ped.

  5. hallsville teacher saves choking student

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    (AP) — A Missouri middle school teacher is being applauded for her quick actions after performing the Heimlich maneuver on a student who had a piece of candy lodged in his throat.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports eighth-grader Gage Donner was walking in the hallway at Hallsville Middle School on Wednesday when a piece of candy blocked his air passage.

    A friend saw Donner was in trouble and got the attention of sixth-grade teacher Betsy Berry. She says she saw Donner gagging and pointing to his throat and chest.

    Berry says she has no formal training in the Heimlich maneuver but saw her father do it for her mother when she was 10 or 11.

    Berry will receive the Hallsville Chamber of Commerce’s Hometown Hero Award in December.

  6. breast cancer screening goes high tech

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    Mammograms have come a long way from a cold x-ray machine in the back of the Radiology department. St. Mary’s Stephanie Pettit says they now have the highest tech detection gear in the industry …

    St. Mary’s offering breast cancer screenings as part of the ‘Mamma-thon’ at the hospital October 14th – 15th – and 21st.

  7. jcmo fire started by kid with a lighter

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    A four-year-old playing with a lighter lit a mattress on fire in a home in Jefferson City yesterday. A family of up to six people ran out of the house in the 200 block of Argonne Street just before three yesterday afternoon. The fire did extensive damage to the first and second floors of the house. Firefighters were on the scene for more than two hours.

  8. jcmo shooting prompts school lockdown

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    A man was shot several times this morning in the 200 block of Pine Street in Jefferson City. There are two suspects on the loose, both black men ages 18 to 25. One had a gray hoodie and black shorts, and the other was wearing a black hoodie and khaki shorts. Three schools in the area were temporarily put on lockdown as a precaution around 11 Wednesday morning. The lockdowns were lifted for Simonsen Ninth Grade Center and the Jefferson City Academic Center by about 11:30. The lockdown at East Elementary was lifted just after noon.

  9. will a bond issue fix crowding in jcmo schools?

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    You’ll see some crowded classrooms at several Jefferson City schools. And Superintendent Larry Linthacum thinks it’s only going to get worse …

    Linthacum adds that Simonsen 9th Grade Center along with Bel Air and Pioneer Trail elementary schools are already over-capacity. The Jefferson City district is discussing a 150 – (m) million dollar bond issue to fund new buildings and renovations.

  10. ** update ** 3 – arrested in drug bust in holts summit

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    The MUSTANG drug task force went looking for drugs…the Holts Summit police department returned to the Holt Summit home with a warrant for stolen property. Multiple agencies searched the home in the 200 block of Simon Boulevard in the morning for drugs…and found what they were looking for. In the afternoon, the Holts summit police came to the house with a search warrant for stolen property from Cole County. 42-year-old Kurt Hoenish of Holts Summit was arrested for drug possession and possession of stolen property. 41-year-old Robin Evans of Holts Summit is also charged with drug and stolen property possession…and 23-year-old Nathaniel Wallenmeyer of Holts Summit was arrested for possession of meth.