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    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Posted 10:58 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.

    Cain's RBI (More)

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    Community gathers for homecoming campus decorations

    Posted 9:49 PM 10/24/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Community members and those coming from out of the area gathered in the University's "Greek Town" Friday to take part in the campus decorations for this year's 103rd homecoming.

    "I'm really excited to see everyone's hard work showcased," Freshman Christy Purst said. "I know the (More)

  • Friday Night Fever

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week one

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week one

    Posted 9:28 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football playoffs begin Friday night. Every team gets into the playoffs but for those who lose, their season is over.

    There are a lot of intriguing matchups. Jefferson City hosts Hickman in a rivalry rematch. Battle has its first ever playoff game. Rock (More)

  • News

    Columbia's most diverse ward facing another recall effort

    Posted 7:04 PM 10/24/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - For the third time in recent years, and the second since 2012, the Columbia City Council first ward representative is facing a recall effort at the hands of constituents. 

    After the Columbia City Council meeting on October 20, voters from the city's first ward began (More)

  • News

    Schools prepare to close after grand jury decision

    Schools prepare to close after grand jury decision

    Posted 6:52 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts are reminding parents of emergency procedures ahead of the upcoming decision by a St. Louis County grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that both (More)

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  • Friday Night Fever

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    Posted 6:44 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Katie Grunik, KOMU Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football playoffs began Friday night.

    Blair Oaks beat Boonville 37-7 in the KOMU 8 Sports game of the week. The Falcons will play Fulton next week.

    Several teams advanced with shutouts, including Jefferson City scoring 39 against Hickman and Moberly (More)

  • News

    Hickman holds ribbon cutting for new athletic complex

    Posted 6:22 PM 10/24/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hickman High School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to present its new athletic complex to the public on Friday. The facility is equipped with a wrestling area, an indoor batting cage, and a tennis court. Additionally, the complex will be used to house visiting teams and to teach (More)

  • News

    Judge rules against Ameren in power line dispute

    Judge rules against Ameren in power line dispute

    Posted 4:39 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge has ruled against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal dispute over whether it needs state permission to build a high-voltage power line across northeast Missouri.

    Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois had wanted a court to declare that it doesn't (More)

  • News

    Student brings gun to northwest Missouri school

    Student brings gun to northwest Missouri school

    Posted 4:37 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    LATHROP (AP) - A middle school student in northwest Missouri was taken into custody after pulling out an unloaded gun in the lunchroom.

    The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lathrop Middle School. Superintendent Chris Fine says many other students were present when the boy (More)

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    Two dead, four wounded in Washington school shooting

    Two dead, four wounded in Washington school shooting

    Posted 4:23 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    (SEATTLE) - A student described as "a popular freshman" opened fire at a high school in Marysville, Washington, Friday, killing one person and wounding four others before killing himself, according to CNN.

    Three of the wounded are in "very critical condition," according to an Associated (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: Homecoming preview and predictions

    Posted 3:41 PM 10/24/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports

    COLUMBIA - This year, I'm hosting a weekly Mizzou football webcast to get you ready for gameday. Every week, I'll breakdown three things you need to know about the upcoming matchup. This week, Mizzou plays its Homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m. CT

    Note: To (More)

  • News

    Online fight leads bar owner to seek police's help

    Online fight leads bar owner to seek police's help

    Posted 3:10 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The owner of a bar that requires its female employees to wear shorts and bikini tops asked Springfield police for help after he says he received many harassing phone calls and threats to burn down his business.

    Police say they are unlikely to help because Chris Dunn, the (More)

  • News

    Economy benefits from SEC, homecoming

    Posted 3:00 PM 10/24/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU homecoming brings a lot more to Columbia than alumni and families.

    Homecoming is a source of revenue for the city, and in combination with other sporting activities, it has increased over the past few years.

    A study done by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (More)

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