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    Dozen units respond to Rangline Road fire

    Dozen units respond to Rangline Road fire

    Posted 2:06 PM 8/27/2014 by Jordan Berger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fire Department said fire crews responded to report of a bar on fire Wednesday afternoon.

    A secretary for the department said the bar is located three miles east of Columbia on the Boone County line, south of I-70 at the intersection of Rangeline Road and (More)

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    Dozen units respond to Rangline Road fire

    Dozen units respond to Rangline Road fire

    Posted 2:06 PM 8/27/2014 by Jordan Berger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fire Department said fire crews responded to report of a bar on fire Wednesday afternoon.

    A secretary for the department said the bar is located three miles east of Columbia on the Boone County line, south of I-70 at the intersection of Rangeline Road and (More)

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    Ft. Leonard Wood solider faces numerous sexual assault charges

    Ft. Leonard Wood solider faces numerous sexual assault charges

    Posted 12:13 PM 8/27/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FORT LEONARD WOOD - A Ft. Leonard Wood solider faces more than two-dozen assault and sexual misconduct charges.

    Shatara Seymour, Fort Leonard Wood Public Information Chief, said Wednesday charges aganist Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez range from incidences of alleged sexual assault and (More)

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    Missouri governor names new public safety director

    Missouri governor names new public safety director

    Posted 11:00 AM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.

    The governor announced Wednesday that former St. Louis police chief Daniel Isom will take over (More)

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    MU researchers make discovery in the fight against HIV and Ebola viruses

    MU researchers make discovery in the fight against HIV and Ebola viruses

    Posted 10:48 AM 8/27/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A family of proteins once thought to only further the continuation of diseases such as HIV and Ebola has now been found to also inhibit the release of these viruses.

    MU researchers supervised by Dr. Shan - Lu Liu discovered that while these proteins promote virus entry into (More)

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    Job Point partners with Mayor's Task Force

    Job Point partners with Mayor's Task Force

    Posted 10:32 AM 8/27/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence meets Wednesday night at 5:30. Representatives from local employment center and development group, Job Point, will join the members in the meeting.

    While Columbia's unemployment dropped from 9.6 percent in 2010 to 6.6 percent in the (More)

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    Lawyer criticizes Missouri child abuse proposal

    Lawyer criticizes Missouri child abuse proposal

    Posted 10:26 AM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A prominent criminal defense attorney raised concerns about a Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past wrongdoing to be used against people facing child sex abuse charges.

    Attorney Kim Benjamin, of Belton, is the past president of the Missouri (More)

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    Feds take over prosecution of KC Craigslist robber

    Feds take over prosecution of KC Craigslist robber

    Posted 10:06 AM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a 23-year-old Kansas City man is charged with committing several robberies of Craigslist users, including on that ended with a couple being shot.

    The federal charges announced Tuesday replace Jackson County charges filed earlier against (More)

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    National Corvette caravan comes through Columbia

    Posted 9:13 AM 8/27/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The National Corvette caravan made a stop in Columbia as they make their way across the country towards Bowling Green, Kentucky.

    The caravan starts small in the Pacific northwest and picks up participants as it moves across the country.

    The caravan was up to over 600 (More)

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    MLK's daughter: Legacy on the line

    MLK's daughter: Legacy on the line

    Posted 8:12 AM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS (AP) -- The youngest child of Martin Luther King Jr. says her father's legacy is on the line in the wake of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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    Outside jury to be brought in for Hailey Owens' murder case

    Outside jury to be brought in for Hailey Owens' murder case

    Posted 6:09 AM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A jury will be brought in from outside Greene County to hear the trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Springfield girl.

    The trial date for 46-year-old Craig Michael Wood was not set during a hearing Tuesday but attorneys agreed to import a jury. (More)

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    Rhode Island man dies after Lake Ozark boat crash

    Rhode Island man dies after Lake Ozark boat crash

    Posted 5:30 AM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The owner of a Rhode Island-based powerboat company has died after a high-speed boat crash at Lake of the Ozarks last weekend.

    44-year-old Michael Fiori of Bristol, Rhode Island, died Tuesday evening at University Hospital in Columbia, according to Frank Sciacca, general (More)

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    Authorities say gas leak caused explosion in Independence

    Authorities say gas leak caused explosion in Independence

    Posted 5:03 AM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - Police say a natural gas leak sparked an explosion that leveled an Independence home.

    Authorities announced the cause of the blast Tuesday night. They haven't determined the source of the leak.

    Firefighters were called to the single-story home Tuesday afternoon. (More)

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