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    Missouri officials seek to lower business fees

    Missouri officials seek to lower business fees

    Posted 4:26 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Secretary of State Jason Kander says he wants to reduce fees for companies doing business in Missouri.

    Kander says his goal is to do away with many of the numerous different fees charged to businesses and instead charge only a processing fee for most filings with his (More)

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    Enrollment record at Missouri State

    Enrollment record at Missouri State

    Posted 4:22 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - It's official: Enrollment is at an all-time high at Missouri State University.

    The university says fall enrollment is 24,489, topping the previous record of 23,838 set last fall. Enrollment on the main campus in Springfield also reached a new high with 22,385 students.

    The university says the Springfield campus includes students from every Missouri county, 49 states and 88 countries.

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    Texas man admits trying to entice minors for sex

    Texas man admits trying to entice minors for sex

    Posted 4:19 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 41-year-old Texas man admits traveling to Missouri to have sex with two minor sisters whose supposed father - an undercover detective - he met online.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City says John Paul Christian of San Marcos pleaded guilty in federal court (More)

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    Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    Posted 4:13 AM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them.

    Police spokesman Brian Schellman told KSDK-TV the officers responded Wednesday night to a report of gunshots.

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    Inauguration day for Chancellor Loftin

    Inauguration day for Chancellor Loftin

    Posted 3:41 AM 9/18/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Thursday marks a day that has not been seen or experienced at MU for 10 years, a day rich with tradition, pomp and circumstance.

    At 3:00 p.m. in the Missouri Theater, R. Bowen Loftin will officially be installed as the 22nd chief executive officer at the University of (More)

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    Columbia plans to hire new coordinator for East Campus parking

    Posted 7:22 PM 9/17/2014 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After several months of no activity, the city of Columbia will hire a coordinator to help manage East Campus parking.

    Public Information Specialist Steve Sapp said residents complain neighborhood streets east of campus are being used as parking for MU students. They said this is (More)

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    Ferguson sets town hall meetings after shooting

    Ferguson sets town hall meetings after shooting

    Posted 6:35 PM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The city of Ferguson has released its plans for a series of town hall meetings officials hope will help restore trust in a community rocked by the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    The neighborhood meetings begin on Monday evening with three sessions at (More)

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    Missouri man admits selling synthetic marijuana

    Missouri man admits selling synthetic marijuana

    Posted 6:32 PM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man faces up to 40 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to making and distributing about $6.7 million worth of synthetic marijuana.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says 28-year-old Brandon D. Franklin pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit (More)

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    Jane Goodall speaks at Mizzou Arena

    Posted 6:29 PM 9/17/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar and Taylor Pecko-Reid, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall spoke Wednesday night to a sold out crowd of thousands about her new book and her life's (More)

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    Proposed age increase to buy tobacco could face legal issues

    Posted 6:20 PM 9/17/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

     COLUMBIA - A City Councilwoman's proposal to raise the minimum age requirement for tobacco purchases could face legal challenges, an MU law professor said Wednesday.

    Ginny Chadwick presented an ordinance at Monday night's City Council meeting that would raise the minimum age (More)

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    Week four Friday Night Fever plays of the week

    Posted 5:24 PM 9/17/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your Friday Night Fever plays of the week from week four! All three plays feature touchdown runs! Voting ends every Friday at 3 p.m. Make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at Ten every Friday night during the Fall for all your local high school football coverage. 

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    Missouri Dept. of Conservation educating kids about hunting

    Posted 4:54 PM 9/17/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As the leaves start to change colors and fall off the trees, outdoor enthusiasts around Missouri know it means one thing - hunting season. 

    The Missouri Department of Conservation is helping younger people around the state learn about hunting and gun safety as well as (More)

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    Springfield man sentenced for child exploitation

    Springfield man sentenced for child exploitation

    Posted 4:39 PM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man already serving 18 years in state prison for attempted enticement of a child has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a minor.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Ezra Robert Gramm, of (More)

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