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Why Prime Day is important to Amazon
.     (CNN Money) -- Amazon has successfully invented a new shopping holiday, and it's set to capitalize on the rewards. The fourth Prime Day (and a half) will begin noon PT (3 p.
Jul 15 5:19PM KOMU Local News

UPDATE: The Kansas City Star reports that police have killed the suspect in the shooting of three officers
. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Star reports that police have killed the suspect in the shooting of three officers.
Jul 15 1:34PM KOMU Local News

UPDATE: Suspect in 3 Kansas City officers' shootings killed
. KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities shot and killed a man suspected of shooting three Kansas City police officers, a newspaper reported. The suspect died Sunday afternoon after barricading himself in a house in the southeast part of the city, The Kansas City Star reported.
Jul 15 1:34PM KOMU Local News

Missouri groups clash over proposed redistricting plan
. JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A proposed ballot initiative aims to replace Missouri's system for drawing state legislative districts with a model designed to have the number of seats won by each party more closely reflect its statewide vote. If election officials validate enough signatures collected by Clean Missouri, the group sponsoring the proposal, voters will have the final say Nov.
Jul 15 10:46AM KOMU Local News

Water levels increased in Missouri River
. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will likely remain above normal throughout the summer and fall to reduce the amount of water held in reservoirs along the river.
Jul 15 10:27AM KOMU Local News

37-year-old Tennessee man drowns in Lick Branch Cove
. MORGAN COUNTY - 37-year-old Brett Davidson of Clarksville, Tennessee was pronounced dead after drowning in the Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. Davidson was last seen on a dock before reported as missing on Friday.
Jul 15 9:53AM KOMU Local News

McCaskill and Hawley promote campaigns in Columbia
. COLUMBIA- Senator Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley both met with supporters and volunteers Saturday at each of their individual field offices in Columbia. Both candidates encouraged volunteers to go door knocking and tell local community members why the should vote for each candidate.
Jul 14 10:43PM KOMU Local News

UPDATE: Multiple counties search for 74-year-old man
. CALLAWAY COUNTY - According to Boone County Fire's Twitter page, the Boone County Fire Drone Team has completed their search in Callaway County.  A 74-year-old man was missing Saturday morning near Little Dixie Lake.
Jul 14 12:38PM KOMU Local News

UPDATE: Search for 74-year-old man continues into night
. CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway County Sheriff's deputies will continue to patrol the Little Dixie Conservation Area Sunday night and into Monday morning in search of Jerry Kinman. Kinman, 74, of Millersburg was last seen Friday night before going on a walk near Little Dixie Lake.
Jul 14 12:38PM KOMU Local News

Missouri nurses to get summer off through new pilot program
. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Missouri nurses will soon be able to take advantage of a pilot program that allows them to take summers off in an attempt to alleviate overstaffing issues.
Jul 14 11:00AM KOMU Local News

McDonald's removing salads from 3,000 stores after illness
. CHICAGO (AP) — McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. The Chicago-based fast-food chain said Friday it's acting "out of an abundance of caution" until switching to another supplier.
Jul 13 7:51PM KOMU Local News

UPDATE: Missouri Department of Health investigating cases of cyclosporiasis
. COLUMBIA — Seven cases of cyclosporiasis in Missouri may be linked to eating McDonald's salads, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported. The illness is caused by the Cyclospora parasite.
Jul 13 7:51PM KOMU Local News

Theft investigation leads to 3 arrests and recovered stolen items
. CALLAWAY COUNTY - An investigation into the theft of trailers, ATV’s, farm equipment and other items in Callaway County lead to three arrests and a recovery of several stolen items. Those arrested were Fulton residents Russell Barnes, 33, Russell Barnes Sr.
Jul 13 6:29PM KOMU Local News

Firefighters respond to "significant fall" at Columbia park
. COLUMBIA - A man fell about 15 feet from a concrete wall into the creek at Flat Branch Park Friday afternoon.  The Columbia Fire Department tweeted a photo in which crews are seen carrying someone in a stretcher.
Jul 13 5:44PM KOMU Local News

Gov. Parson signs bill that raises marriage age in Missouri
. JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson signed six bills Friday, including a bill that raised the minimum age of marriage in Missouri.
Jul 13 4:36PM KOMU Local News

Police: "Leaving a child in the car is considered child abuse
. COLUMBIA - Summer is always a dangerous time for heat exhaustion and heatstroke and a leaving a child or pet in a hot car is life-threatening. Dr.
Jul 13 3:30PM KOMU Local News

MSHP urges drivers to pass safely through passing zones
. AUDRAIN COUNTY - Over the past seven days there have been six car accident fatalities, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F.  On July 12, four people were killed in two separate car accidents.
Jul 13 3:23PM KOMU Local News

UPDATE: Date extended for part of Boone County under boil advisory
. BOONE COUNTY - Consolidated Public Water Supply District No. 1, which serves western and southern Boone County, said an area northwest of Columbia is under a boil advisory Friday.
Jul 13 12:47PM KOMU Local News

Trump Baby' balloon takes flight in London protests
. (CNN) -- An orange-hued 20-foot tall "Trump Baby," clutching a mobile phone and sporting a giant diaper, took flight over Britain's Houses of Parliament for two hours on Friday morning, kicking off a day of widespread protests against the US leader's controversial visit to the UK. A crowd of about 2,000 onlookers, including locals, tourists, activists and children, cheered as the balloon rose over Parliament Square, hovering at about 30 meters (98 feet) against a cloudless blue sky.
Jul 13 9:22AM KOMU Local News

Tina the Turkey dead after getting hit by vehicle in south Columbia
. COLUMBIA - The turkey which captured a lot of attention - and created some frustration - in a south Columbia neighborhood died Friday. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Tina the Turkey was hit by a vehicle Friday morning.
Jul 13 9:06AM KOMU Local News