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12/8/2014

Armed robbery reported at 'We B Smokin' in Columbia

Posted 7:43 PM 12/8/2014 by Jack Korte & Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporters

COLUMBIA - An armed robbery occurred Monday night at 'We B Smokin' on Bernadette Dr. in Columbia.

Columbia Police said a K-9 unit helped, but there was no trace of the suspects. Police are currently searching for the suspects.

Police also said they believe this robbery is probably related to other robberies in recent days.

No one was hurt during the robbery.

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Posted 1:52 PM 12/8/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Back in May of 2011, a catastrophic tornado struck Joplin, impacting hundreds of thousands of lives. Since then, the city has made progress towards getting back on its feet.

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Columbia school board to discuss rising food costs

Posted 1:14 PM 12/8/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

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