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Body found at the Lake of the Ozarks identified

Troopers say the man who's body was found at Lake of the Ozarks was David Martin, 55, of Kaiser.

Execution date set for Mid-Missouri killer

An execution date has been set for next month for a man who killed a Mid-Missouri mother and her two children. The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson. It would be the ninth execution in Missouri this year and the 11th since November.

Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

State officials are asking hunters to collect tissue from deer killed in north-central Missouri to help track a deadly disease.

MU School of Journalism gets $10 million

 The University of Missouri School of Journalism received a $10 million donation on Friday. The gift is coming from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, matching funds from private individuals.

Missouri town's judge creates 'shame corner'

BELLE, Mo. (AP) — A judge is giving residents of a small central Missouri town a chance to choose public humiliation over jail time for some legal problems.

Providence Suites deemed nuisance property

Mattresses, laundry carts and debris litter the parking lot of Providence Suites for another day.  Businesses in the area, near Providence and Vandiver streets, said the old motel that closed around five months ago has now become an eyesore in north Columbia.

Glitch in system costs Mid-Missouri woman hundreds

Glitch in Social Services System costs Mid-Missouri woman hundreds

70-year-old Lillian Lynn now has to work 40 hour weeks to pay out of pocket for her grandchildren's ADHD medications. 

Shepard Elementary changes bus protocol

Columbia school changes bus protocol

Shepard Elementary in Columbia is now changing its bus protocol after a 5-year-old student was dropped off at the wrong bus stop.

Cole Co Commission meets on communication center issue

Future of separate 911 centers unclear in Cole County

Cole County Commissioners are asking whether or not it's a good idea for the county to have a separate 911 dispatch center eventually.

CPS votes against Amendment 3

The Columbia Public School Board voted unanimously against a controversial amendment.

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Police: Man who killed 7 had gun illegally

A man who killed his daughter, six grandchildren and then himself Thursday in a shooting in north-central Florida was a convicted felon and therefore wasn't allowed to possess the gun he used, police said Friday.

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