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Boy, 8, killed crawling through space in gate

An 8-year-old boy apparently crawling through a space in an automatic gate died after being struck by the metal arm that opens the entryway to the suburban Las Vegas housing community where he lived, authorities said.

Cameroon, France refuse foreigner later shot by LAPD

A homeless foreigner shot to death by police on Los Angeles’ Skid Row was in the country illegally after serving time for a bank robbery but couldn’t be deported because no country would take him

Job post on Facebook lands man in jail

A hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail.

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Police call Maryland shootings random

A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.

Defense admits Tsarnaev carried out Boston bombing

A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Missouri Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies

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.

Your Opinion: Response to Horstmann on gasoline prices

Recently Harold Horstmamn, being the super conservative Republican that he is, gave a rebuttal to one of my letters.

Your Opinion: Throwing snowballs at scientific data

Should public servants pay a price for cartoonish behavior?

Our Opinion: Voters have the power to end attack ads

We, the voters, have the power to stop campaign ads that stoop to personal attacks.

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

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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Jefferson City mayoral candidates face off in forum

The six candidates for Jefferson City mayor squared off in their first forum Tuesday night, covering a range of issues from trash to the use of email.

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Russellville school adds care before, after classes

Russellville Elementary School added a before- and after-school care program this semester to provide a safe place for students to release energy or do homework between parent schedules and school hours.

SSM changes waiting room to living room for minor emergencies

St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City (SSM) is now one of four SSM medical facilities offering a way for emergency patients to skip the waiting room and remain at home until they can be seen.

Jefferson City man gets 5 years in prison

A Jefferson City man who was taken into custody following a drug raid last August has been sentenced to five years in prison.

State revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

Unemployment up slightly

Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

Missouri unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.5 percent while the state's nonfarm employment went up 14,300 jobs.

House committee OKs bill for sports for homeschooled students

A Missouri House panel has approved a proposal to allow homeschooled students to play sports at public schools.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

Jays open district play with victory against Lebanon

On Tuesday night

CAMDENTON — The Jefferson City Jays closed the first half with a 15-0 run Tuesday night and defeated the Lebanon Yellowjackets 68-37 in the semifinals of the Class 5 District 10 Tournament.

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