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It works out to about a million bucks for each year in prison

A federal judge has awarded 11-million dollars to Ryan Ferguson, his family and their attorneys in his civil rights lawsuit against members of the Columbia Police Department. Ferguson was convicted of killing Columbia Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt in October of 2001. Ferguson spent about ten years in prison before …

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Accused Callaway killer has trial date

The Callaway County man accused of killing his mother and brother in law is now set to go on trial on September 6th. Dale Horton faces two counts of first degree murder in the April 26th 2016 shooting deaths of Sherry Horton and Joshua Griffith. Horton’s accomplice Jennifer Grayson also …

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Should home fire sprinklers be mandatory?

Will Jefferson City Councilmen decide that apartment buildings in the Capital City will be required to have fire sprinklers?  Jefferson City Fire Division Chief Jason Turner has long pushed to change the city code … A review committee is studying the idea. Contractors claim the requirement would force them to …

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Bad ending to Rolla Post Office standoff

Rolla police say they don’t know why a postal employee killed himself after a hostage standoff Sunday afternoon. Police Chief Sean Fagan says the employee took three coworkers hostage just after noon at the Rolla post office. After negotiating for a couple of hours, the gunman released the hostages just …

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Dangerous weekend on the roads

A woman from California was air lifted to University Hospital after a wreck in Cole County Friday night. 22-year-old Brooke Ziehmer was a passenger in a car that ran off Rabbit Run Road near St. Martins about 10-oh-clock. The car became airborne and hit a utility pole. The driver, 26-year-old …

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VFW helps teen honor vets

A Fulton teenager won’t have to spend his lawn mowing money to put American flags on graves at the Millersburg Cemetery any more. The Mexico chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars donated more than 100 small American flags to 13-year-old Kyle Austin over the weekend. Austin spent flag day …

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Missouri Republicans seek more abortion regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Republicans want to make it a crime for abortion clinic workers to ask ambulances to respond to calls at their facilities without sirens or emergency lights. Republican Gov. Eric Greitens and other supporters say the plan would protect women’s health and prevent clinics from …

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State issues stop on dicamba

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri Department of Agriculture has ordered a temporary end to the use and sales of products labeled for agricultural use that contain the herbicide dicamba, effective immediately. The state has received more than 130 complaints this year from farmers who say the chemical has …

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Sheriff official charged with sexual misconduct

A central Missouri sheriff’s official is charged with felony sexual conduct with a prisoner. From the Associated Press, Pulaski County sheriff’s Cpl. Donald Sapp was transporting a woman from a Chillicothe prison to Pulaski County, when he allegedly touched her inappropriately, took nude photographs, and made her perform sex acts.

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Drowning at the Lake

A family is left asking “what happened” after a drowning in Camdenton. According to our news partner ABC17 KMIZ, on Thursday, eighty-seven-year-old Ruth Claussen fell off a boat after suffering an unknown medical condition. Claussen was found face down in the water by a dock around mile marker sixteen. She …

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