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    Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

    Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

    Posted 5:42 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.5 percent while the state's nonfarm employment went up 14,300 jobs.

    The state Department of Economic Development on Tuesday released data showing the seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased from 5.4 (More)

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    Pair pleads guilty to drug and prostitution activity in Columbia

    Pair pleads guilty to drug and prostitution activity in Columbia

    Posted 4:38 PM 3/3/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Tuesday a Springfield man and woman pleaded guilty in federal court for their roles in distributing cocaine and crack and promoting prostitution in Columbia.

    Attorney Tammy Dickinson said 39-year-old Ryan (More)

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    Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

    Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

    Posted 3:41 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities have captured a Jackson County inmate who escaped while being treated from a Kansas City hospital.

    Kansas City police say 25-year-old Willie J. Sanders escaped from Truman Medical Center early Tuesday. He was captured without incident about 7:30 a.m. in east (More)

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    Stabbed tow truck driver recovering with community support

    Stabbed tow truck driver recovering with community support

    Posted 3:39 PM 3/3/2015 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Strangers are showering a tow truck driver with support as he recovers from being stabbed while trying to help a person whose vehicle was on the side of the road.

    Allan Baker, 62, was on I-70 near St. Charles Road January 13 when he noticed a green Ford Taurus with its flashers (More)

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    Ex-Missouri sheriff pleads guilty to stealing property

    Ex-Missouri sheriff pleads guilty to stealing property

    Posted 3:18 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CLAIR (AP) - A former Missouri county sheriff pleaded guilty to stealing property that had been recovered in criminal cases.

    Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Ronald Snodgrass of El Dorado, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to theft from programs receiving federal (More)

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    Graffiti taggers strike again in downtown Columbia

    Graffiti taggers strike again in downtown Columbia

    Posted 3:12 PM 3/3/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Graffiti is a problem again in downtown Columbia. Taggers have spray painted at least two buildings, in the area of 7th and 8th and Locust Streets.

    The building manager for some the businesses affected said that buildings downtown are tagged periodically, but the new graffiti is (More)

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    New tornado shelter exposes need for improved safety

    New tornado shelter exposes need for improved safety

    Posted 3:11 PM 3/3/2015 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 News

    ELDON - A statewide tornado drill Tuesday afternoon tested sirens and provided a time for schools across Missouri to discuss safety plans.

    Safety plans for the Eldon School District will soon change after the completion of a new tornado safe room.

    The new Early Learning Center and (More)

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    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Posted 2:22 PM 3/3/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Due to inclement weather, the following sporting events involving mid-Missouri teams have been either rescheduled or canceled.

    Mizzou baseball: the midweek series against Central Arkansas, originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (March 3-4) at Taylor (More)

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    Columbia joins national Mayor's Challenge for pedestrian safety

    Columbia joins national Mayor's Challenge for pedestrian safety

    Posted 2:05 PM 3/3/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation's Mayor's Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

    Columbia is one of 121 cities across the (More)

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    Search in Holts Summit indicates a marijuana lab

    Search in Holts Summit indicates a marijuana lab

    Posted 1:44 PM 3/3/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HOLTS SUMMIT - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics related search at Summit View Drive Monday. 

    The search resulted in the seizure of several items associated with the manufacturing of marijuana. Thirty eight marijuana plants were (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: March into wellness

    Posted 1:37 PM 3/3/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - Wellness is a very broad term. Wikipedia suggests that "Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of (More)

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    Audit of Joplin School District traces issues to tornado

    Audit of Joplin School District traces issues to tornado

    Posted 12:18 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - An audit on the Joplin School District has traced its declining financial condition to the 2011 tornado that devastated the Joplin area.

    The Joplin Globe reports that the audit revealed post-tornado efforts to build five (More)

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    Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

    Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

    Posted 12:15 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The state budget director said increases in Missouri's revenues are holding steady at close to a 5 percent growth from last year.

    Budget Director Linda Luebbering on Tuesday reported 4.9 percent growth in general revenue this fiscal year, close to Gov. Jay Nixon's (More)

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