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8:00 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Boone County judge grants divorce for gay couple

Boone County Courthouse in Columbia, Mo.
Credit Jacob Fenston / KBIA

A Boone County judge has granted what apparently is the first same-sex divorce in Missouri, which has a constitutional amendment against recognizing same-sex marriages.

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8:50 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Hearing set for suspect in VA hospital killing

A 33-year-old Sedalia man charged with killing a fellow VA hospital patient in Columbia is due back in court.
Rudy Perez Jr. is charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 1 death of 78-year-old Robert Hill of Warsaw at Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. His attorney, David Tyson Smith, says Perez is schizophrenic.