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Lawmakers eye bill aimed at releasing non-violent offenders facing life sentence

Missouri legislators are considering a bill that would release non-violent offenders from prison who are in for life.

Man accused in 2011 murder appears in court

A man accused in the 2011 shooting death of a rural Harrisburg man appeared in Howard Co. Court Wednesday.

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Missouri House panel OKs budget with more K-12 school money

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House panel has approved a plan to cut the governor's travel budget, beef up basic aid for K-12 schools and increase money for college scholarships.

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Michael Brown's family disappointed with Justice Department

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's uncle says a Department of Justice decision not to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his nephew is deflating.

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Justice Department blasts Ferguson and its police for racial bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report says blacks in Ferguson are disproportionately subjected to excessive police force, baseless traffic stops, and citations for petty infractions -- like walking down the middle of the street.

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Missouri Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Groups advocating for health care access say a bill blocking federal subsidies that help pay for health insurance premiums would cause thousands of Missouri residents to lose coverage.

Columbia woman arrested for Rice Road shooting

Trial begins in double shooting on Super Bowl Sunday

Jury selection is underway at the Boone County Courthouse in the trial for a 37-year-old woman accused of shooting two people in Columbia on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014. 

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Shamburger leads Missouri to 63-61 win over Auburn

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Keith Shamburger scored 21 points, tying his season high, and drained a 10-footer with 10.9 seconds remaining on senior night to lift Missouri over Auburn 63-61 on Tuesday.

Columbia Neighborhood Watch: funds helping program fight crime

Columbia's Neighborhood Watch program is having an impact on high crime areas in the city, according to the program's organizers.

Man pleads guilty for role in large cocaine, prostitute ring

Officials say Wright set up an agreement with another well-known criminal from Columbia, Malcolm Redmon. They claim Wright agreed to teach Redmon how to establish a prostitute ring, and in exchange, Redmon would help Wright deal cocaine.

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Ferguson police report: Most shocking parts

African-American Ferguson residents may have felt like they were being used as the city's personal ATM, by the way the police department hit them with traffic fines, according to a scathing new Justice Department report.

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