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    Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act brings high hopes for farmers

    Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act brings high hopes for farmers

    Posted 7:22 PM 1/26/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LINN - The Missouri House Select Committee on Agriculture voted on a bill that proponents say could bring more farmers to Missouri and ultimately, lower dairy prices. 

    The committee approved the Missouri Revitalization Act on Monday.

    The Act would require the Department of (More)

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    School board considers lower new-hire wages to promote pay equity

    Posted 6:52 PM 1/26/2015 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Fifth grade teacher Susan McClintic has been teaching in Columbia Public Schools for 28 years. She said she should be rewarded for her loyalty to the district.

    "We have dedicated ourselves to this school district, and the fact that educators are being penalized for sticking with (More)

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    Man pleads not guilty to murder and armed criminal action

    Man pleads not guilty to murder and armed criminal action

    Posted 6:48 PM 1/26/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Anthony Lamarr Shegog pleaded not guilty to murder and armed criminal action Monday.

    Columbia police arrested 57-year-old Shegog in Oct. 2014 in connection with the murder of Walter Lige on Pecan Street and Washington Avenue. 

    A female witness who shared an apartment (More)

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    Nixon's budget plan faces challenges in Missouri Legislature

    Nixon's budget plan faces challenges in Missouri Legislature

    Posted 6:19 PM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's budget request for more money both this year and next faces big hurdles from lawmakers.

    Republican lawmakers this week raised concerns about approving new spending for this year at the same time the governor is withholding money from (More)

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    New look taken at drowning of handcuffed suspect in Missouri

    New look taken at drowning of handcuffed suspect in Missouri

    Posted 6:15 PM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The death of a handcuffed Iowa suspect who went overboard as a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat was transporting him is getting a fresh look from a special prosecutor.

    The Kansas City Star reports that Amanda Grellner acknowledged she is reviewing the case after (More)

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    Governor outlines proposed funding plan for new veterans' home

    Governor outlines proposed funding plan for new veterans' home

    Posted 5:52 PM 1/26/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday he wants more veterans off waiting lists and into Missouri Veterans' Homes across the state.

    "For every veteran receiving quality medical care and services at one of our veterans' homes, there's a veteran who is on the waiting list because (More)

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    MU converts University Village Apartments to parking lot

    Posted 4:52 PM 1/26/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Part of the land previously home to University Village Apartments is now being used as a parking lot. Last year, the frail walkway on one building gave way, killing Columbia firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt.

    University of Missouri Campus Facilities Communications Manager Karlan (More)

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    Group rates School of Medicine's family residency program top 3

    Posted 2:59 PM 1/26/2015 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri School of Medicine announced Monday it has received a new honor. It involves the residency training program for family physicians.

    A new report from Doximity, a professional physicians network, rated the medical school's family physician residency (More)

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    Bar and party bus owner paying customers after failed promises

    Bar and party bus owner paying customers after failed promises

    Posted 2:43 PM 1/26/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The party is over for the Benjamin Bradley, owner of Columbia Party Bus, LLC and COMO Entertainment Inc., after Attorney General Chris Koster said Bradley must pay customers who never received promised services.

    In an agreement approved by Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: Fitness segment makes a return

    Posted 1:46 PM 1/26/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - It's a new year! That means new Weekly Wellness!

    I'm so excited that with this new year, brings an opportunity for us to join Angie Bailey for our weekly journey into health and wellness.

    I hope you have made it through January unscathed. For those who made resolutions, I (More)

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    Osage Co. Sheriff Michael Dixon loses peace officer's license

    Osage Co. Sheriff Michael Dixon loses peace officer's license

    Posted 1:42 PM 1/26/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) said Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon's peace officer's licence has been revoked.

    DPS Communications Director Mike O'Connell said in an email, "Michael Dixon's POST status has been updated to reflect that his Missouri peace (More)

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    Coach Kuligowski to remain with Mizzou

    Coach Kuligowski to remain with Mizzou

    Posted 1:11 PM 1/26/2015 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski doesn't plan to leave the program anytime soon. On Monday, Kuligowski released a statement saying he had withdrawn his name for consideration for a co-defensive coordinator coaching position at the University of Illinois.

    Kuligowski (More)

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    Jury in CIA leak trial says it can't reach unanimous verdict

    Jury in CIA leak trial says it can't reach unanimous verdict

    Posted 12:11 PM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Jurors say they can't reach a unanimous verdict in the case of an ex-CIA officer accused of leaking secrets about a classified operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the judge wants them to continue deliberating.

    On their third day of deliberations Monday (More)

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