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Callaway Sheriff's Office investigates 6-year-old's death after overnight manhunt August 28, 2014

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Callaway Sheriff's Office investigates 6-year-old's death after overnight manhunt

Suspect found in Sedalia

A man is custody for the death of a 6-year-old.

Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could lead to more wrongful convictions of the falsely accused, a prominent defense attorney said Wednesday.

JC native’s office at center of teen’s autopsy

The St. Louis County medical examiner, whose office performed the first autopsy on Michael Brown, is a Jefferson City native and Jefferson City High School graduate.

JC faith leaders share lessons learned in Ferguson

Whether the police are right in a situation and whether one likes the police, an officer should receive respect for his position. The matter can be addressed or corrected later, if the subject complies and then walks away.

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In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.

Seventh-graders study how to resolve conflicts

‘Communication is a learned skill’

Seventh-graders at Lewis and Clark Middle School are studying conflict resolution this month as part of their Contemporary Issues class.

Federal grand jury indicts woman on fraud charges

Arranged false appraisal on Gravois Mills residence

A Carrollton woman was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for defrauding Central Bank of $185,000.

New Bloomfield man indicted on meth dealing charges

On Wednesday, a federal grand jury indicted Jeremy Traxler — who was arrested in New Bloomfield on drug-related charges — for possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Cole County leaves tax rate unchanged

The 2014 property tax rate for Cole County will remain the same as it was in 2013. By a 2-1 vote, Cole County commissioners voted to leave the levy at 10 cents for each $100 of assessed property value.

Commission reviews plans for proposed courthouse project

The design phase is complete, and now the Cole County Commission must decide whether to proceed with constructing a new building to address future office space needs on the site of the old county jail and sheriff’s office.

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2 daughters see killer differently

The daughter of a Missouri woman sentenced for killing her husband in Wyoming almost 40 years ago said Wednesday she stands by her mother as she prepares to spend the rest of her life in a remote prison. The daughter of the victim was not so kind.

Appeals court: Course syllabi not public records

Course syllabi are the intellectual property of their creators and not considered public records under Missouri’s Sunshine Law, a federal appeals court ruled this week.

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This Week in the SEC for Aug. 28-30, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 28-30, 2014.

126 dogs, cats removed at Lebanon shelter

The Humane Society of Missouri is taking 126 dogs and cats from the Lebanon Humane Society in southern Missouri, at the request of that facility’s newly elected board of directors.

Hazelwood West man named state teacher of year

A high school journalism teacher in suburban St. Louis has been selected as Missouri’s teacher of the year.

Woman pleads guilty to theater embezzlement

A Branson woman has admitted that she embezzled thousands of dollars from the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre, where she worked from 1992 to 2009.

Lady Jays tennis goes 2-1 in Columbia

The Jefferson City tennis team went 2-1 in Columbia on Wednesday.

Eugene softball falls to Versailles

The Eugene Lady Eagles fell to the Versailles Tigers on Tuesday, 8-2.

Lincoln to host camp

The Lincoln baseball team will host a camp for area high school players 9 a.m. Oct. 5 on the Lincoln University Baseball Field. The camp will be led by current Blue Tiger players and coach Mike DeMilia. Coaches from other local colleges and universities will be in attendance.

US considering new relief mission in Iraq

The Obama administration is considering a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

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Obama again faces Congress question on Syria

One year ago, President Barack Obama was barreling toward airstrikes in Syria when he abruptly announced that he first wanted approval from congressional lawmakers.

Accidental shooting by girl, 9, stirs debate over guns

“All right, full auto,” the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a black-silhouette target.

Police: 911 botches call about child locked in car

A 911 dispatcher is in trouble over his response to a mother who called for help after her 10-month-old son accidentally locked himself in her car, police said.

Battle for Ukraine’s southeast coast heats up

Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine’s strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.

Lady Jays softball holds off Rock Bridge

Emily Williams had four RBI and Krista Brickey drove in the go-ahead run as the Jefferson City Lady Jays held off Rock Bridge in nine innings Wednesday night for an 8-7 win.

‘Cops’ crew member killed in Nebraska shootout

Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show “Cops” as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead

A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found dead, authorities said.

Mom: captured son ‘honorable’ US journalist

An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released Wednesday.

Sam gets last chance at preseason impression

Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.

Packers backup QB, Chiefs receiver bear watching

Don’t expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.

Missouri opens season with veteran D-line

Markus Golden isn’t a conventional team captain. The senior defensive end transferred to Missouri from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College two years ago, and has no career starts with the Tigers.

American militant said killed in Syria

An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.

Man escapes with KC police cruiser

A manhunt continued Wednesday for a northwest Missouri man suspected of overpowering a Kansas City police officer and stealing his patrol car, which was found abandoned along Interstate 35.