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JCPS officials "disappointed" by racially insensitive photo posted online

JCPS officials "disappointed" by racially insensitive photo posted online

Posted 10:14 PM 9/19/2017 by Steve Lambson, News Content Manager

JEFFERSON CITY - JCPS Superintendent Larry Linthacum hopes to use a "racially insensitive" photograph as a teachable moment for the school and the community.

In a statement sent out Tuesday morning, administrators said three JCPS students were shown in the photo posted (More)

9/18/2017

Columbia approves 2018 budget after $1 million in cuts

Columbia approves 2018 budget after $1 million in cuts

Posted 10:04 AM 9/19/2017 by Danielle Katz, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The city council voted on Columbia's 2018 fiscal year budget Monday night after a work session and public hearing. In order to increase general fund revenue, the city will make departmental budget cuts worth $1.1 million.

City Manager Mike Matthes submitted the budget to the (More)

9/17/2017

Sedalia gets $4.5 million police department building

Sedalia gets $4.5 million police department building

Posted 3:58 PM 9/18/2017 by Zara McDowell, KOMU 8 Reporter

SEDALIA - The Sedalia Police Department is getting a new building to replace the current one, which is more than 40 years old.

"It's a much needed expansion and it's finally getting around, so we'll start later on this year with the groundbreaking I think at the end of the (More)

9/18/2017

Latest: Mixed crowd joins 4th day of St. Louis protests

Latest: Mixed crowd joins 4th day of St. Louis protests

Posted 7:52 AM 9/18/2017 by The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):

7:45 a.m.

More than 150 people are blocking a busy St. Louis street as a fourth day of protests begins over the acquittal (More)

9/17/2017

Missouri looks for answers after blowout loss

Missouri looks for answers after blowout loss

Posted 9:37 PM 9/19/2017 by Anthony Romano, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

COLUMBIA - The result blindsided the Missouri Tigers.

"To be honest, we had our best week of preparation this week," said redshirt senior linebacker Eric Beisel. "It just kind of shocked us."

What Beisel is referring to is the Tigers' 35-3 loss at the hands of the (More)

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