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Blood surplus up while donations down

The need for blood at hospitals is decreasing.  This as advances in surgical procedures diminish the use of blood during certain operations.  However, the American Red Cross said it still needs public donations to keep up with the thousands of units of blood it supplies each day.  

Law groups back child sex abuse amendment

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri law enforcement groups are promoting a proposed constitutional amendment that they say could make it easier to convict child sex offenders.

Jefferson City man reported missing after his body was found in rural Moniteau Co.

Cody Thirlwall, 32, was reported missing by a family member August 13. Captain Doug Shoemaker with the Jefferson City Police Department said that was days after Thirlwall's body found.

Jefferson City Correctional Center

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Inmate dies following assault at JC Correctional Center

An inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center has died following an assault on August 19.

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Compressed Natural Gas station opens in Columbia

The first Compressed Natural Gas fueling station in Central Missouri opened in Columbia Tuesday.

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Eight arrested during Boone County sobriety checkpoint

Eight people were arrested during a sobriety checkpoint early Sunday morning in north Columbia.

Michael Brown funeral

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Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

Arrest made in Loop Liquor robbery

Man arrested for Loop Liquor robbery

Columbia police identified Joseph Anderson as a suspect in the August 13th robbery

Boone County Sheriff's Department still understaffed

Two months after the Boone County Sheriff's Department said it was understaffed, department officials said Monday they're still looking to fill some positions.

Five-year-old gets second chance at life thanks to his dad

If you saw 5-year-old Kyle Morrison now, you would have no idea he's been fighting for his life, his whole life.

Palestinian children celebrate truce with guns

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End to Gaza conflict? What you need to know

Fifty days of fighting. Thousands of rocket attacks and airstrikes. And a number of failed cease-fire agreements. That all appeared to come to an end on Tuesday, when Israel and Hamas militants agreed to an open-ended truce -- and talks.

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