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    Visual history of Columbia captured by student

    Visual history of Columbia captured by student

    Posted 9:07 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A University of Missouri-Columbia photojournalism student has recreated a well-known series of photos from 1949.

    Student Jillian Vondy was inspired by the original Missouri Photo Workshop and spent a semester re-shooting the images that (More)

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    More grandparents are raising grandchildren

    Posted 8:07 PM 4/25/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Amy Hoffman-Orman helped raise her grandson. According to the latest U.S. Census, there are 100,000 children in the state of Missouri being raised by their grandparents or other family members instead of their parents. 

    Hoffman-Orman said it wasn't always easy. 

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    8 high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

    8 high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

    Posted 6:06 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - Eight suburban Kansas City boys have been suspended from school because of nude pictures of female schoolmates found on their cellphones.

    WDAF-TV reports the Liberty High School boys who received the pictures got suspensions ranging (More)

  • Sports

    Local Scores: Saturday, April 25

    Local Scores: Saturday, April 25

    Posted 4:55 PM 4/25/2015

    MID-Missouri - Here are your local scores from around the area for Saturday, April 25:

    High School Baseball

    GAME ONE: Rock Bridge 4  - Eureka 3

    GAME TWO: Rock Bridge 0  - Francis Howell 0 (More)

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    Bill on doctor licensing raises concerns about medical health

    Posted 4:36 PM 4/25/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 News

    JEFFERSON CITY - A new bill could increase the number of doctors in Missouri. However, some feel that the bill could put their medical health at risk.

    The Missouri House approved a bill Thursday that would (More)

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    Fallen Army Sergeant laid to rest 45 years after death

    Posted 4:15 PM 4/25/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CENTRALIA - Mexico and Centralia filled with the sound of motorcycles and the silence of a community in remembrance Saturday nearly 45 years after the death of Sgt. Rodney Griffin.

    Griffin, born in Mexico and raised in Centralia, was 21 years old when his helicopter was shot down over (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    No. 14 Missouri baseball drops second game to No. 8 Vanderbilt

    No. 14 Missouri baseball drops second game to No. 8 Vanderbilt

    Posted 3:57 PM 4/25/2015 by Chris Turner, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    NASHVILLE - After being overpowered by the Commmodores on Friday night, the No. 14 Missouri baseball team was on the losing end once more on Saturday in a 12-2 loss to No. 8 Vanderbilt. The second consecutive loss guarantees a series victory for Vanderbilt, and makes it four losses in the last (More)

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    University looks at gun violence as public health issue

    University looks at gun violence as public health issue

    Posted 2:34 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are hoping a unique approach to addressing gun violence will help put a dent in one of the country's most vexing problems.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university this (More)

  • Baseball

    7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

    7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

    Posted 12:58 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox have been fined and six have been suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl this week.

    Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, fellow starter Edinson Volquez suspended (More)

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    Jefferson City man arrested, confessed to killing another man

    Posted 9:27 AM 4/25/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Cole County deputies arrested a man Saturday morning for murdering another man.

    Jefferson City police said 25-year-old Paris Alexander-Henderson confessed during questioning at the police department Saturday to shooting a 33-year-old Bryant O. Sturkey. Alexander-Henderson (More)

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    Fulton man arrested for having meth, running from police

    Fulton man arrested for having meth, running from police

    Posted 8:55 AM 4/25/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - The Fulton Police Department arrested a man Saturday morning for having meth and trying to run from police.

    The Fulton Police Department said officers arrested 32-year-old Jeremy Shiverdecker around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near Bluff and 12th Street.

    Officers said they saw (More)

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    Baltimore protesters seek to 'shut down' the city

    Baltimore protesters seek to 'shut down' the city

    Posted 10:59 PM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Protesters who have been showing their anger over the unexplained death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore are promising to hold their biggest march on Saturday, and they say they'll try to "shut down" the city.

    Gray was arrested earlier this month, when police say he ran from (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    No. 8 Vanderbilt overpowers No. 14 Mizzou

    No. 8 Vanderbilt overpowers No. 14 Mizzou

    Posted 10:15 PM 4/24/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    NASHVILLE - The No. 14 Mizzou baseball team fell to No. 8 Vanderbilt, 9-2, on Friday night in the three-game series opener. The Tigers dropped to 26-16 on the season and 12-7 in the SEC. Junior right-handed pitcher Reggie McClain picked up the loss in his shortest outing of the season (2.2 (More)

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