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5/31/2018

Fulton woman says motel is home to "laundry list" of crimes; wants it closed

Fulton woman says motel is home to "laundry list" of crimes; wants it closed

Posted 12:56 AM 6/20/2018 by Danielle Shea, KOMU 8 Reporter

FULTON - The Westwoods Motel in Fulton has been the site of 22 police reports in less than two years. 

April DeTienne, a longtime resident of Fulton, says the motel has become, at the very least, a public nuisance and she's fed up with it.

She recently went before the (More)

6/3/2018

Summer classes begin for Columbia public schools

Summer classes begin for Columbia public schools

Posted 7:56 AM 6/4/2018 by Obehi Imarenezor, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - It's back to school for some Columbia children as the first day of summer school kicks off Monday.

Battle High School has over six hundred students enrolled for the summer session. Assistant Principal Josh Johnson said summer school has real benefit for those (More)

6/2/2018

Downtown Columbia looks to upgrade trash issues

Downtown Columbia looks to upgrade trash issues

Posted 9:21 AM 6/7/2018 by Jared Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia has invested in a new area to dump trash downtown, but is still looking to solve their grease problem.

The city bought the building and parking lot at the 900 block of East Walnut Street.

Second Ward Councilmen Michael Trapp said it has done this (More)

6/1/2018

Inaugural music video festival aims to bring people together

Inaugural music video festival aims to bring people together

Posted 9:07 AM 6/2/2018 by Andrew Carlson, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The inaugural "VidWest" music video festival is taking place on Friday and Saturday in Columbia.

The goal of the festival is to try and bridge the gap between local filmmakers and musicians.

"The idea was really obvious," festival founder Melissa Lewis said. "There's (More)

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