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    Missouri State Highway Patrol gives tips for driving in the rain

    Missouri State Highway Patrol gives tips for driving in the rain

    Posted 4:16 PM 4/1/2015 by Sam Knef and Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporters

    JEFFERSON CITY- April showers mean drivers will have to deal with wet road conditions.

    KOMU 8 Weather predicts some of these showers on Thursday, which will make things a bit tougher for people on the roads.

    "When it's wet (More)

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    Residents given six months to move out of two mobile home parks

    Residents given six months to move out of two mobile home parks

    Posted 3:15 PM 4/1/2015 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Residents at two Columbia mobile home parks have just six months to pack up their belongings and move out.

    Whirlwind Properties is selling Sunset Mobile Home Park and Ed's Mobile Home Park in south Columbia. It plans on waiting until everyone is moved out before selling the (More)

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    Man charged in shooting officers discusses it in jail audio

    Man charged in shooting officers discusses it in jail audio

    Posted 2:41 PM 4/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The attorney for the man suspected of shooting two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson last month is expressing surprise about audio of jail telephone calls in which the suspect appears to confess to the shooting.

    Jeffrey L. Williams is accused of wounding (More)

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    Mid-Missourians weigh in on new health insurance bill

    Mid-Missourians weigh in on new health insurance bill

    Posted 2:04 PM 4/1/2015 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri House of Representatives discussed the Fair Individual Health Pricing Act Wednesday.

    The bill would require insurance providers to offer the same rates to private individuals that they do to people purchasing insurance through a group policy offered by their (More)

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    Bill could allow concealed carry guns on public transportation

    Bill could allow concealed carry guns on public transportation

    Posted 1:57 PM 4/1/2015 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri is one of 42 states that allows concealed carry permits. One place that is off limits is public transportation.

    But a new bill could soon allow gun owners with permits to carry their weapons on Missouri buses and trains.

    According to HB 1080, the bill "allows an (More)

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    Shakespeare's Pizza to temporarily relocate in May

    Shakespeare's Pizza to temporarily relocate in May

    Posted 1:48 PM 4/1/2015 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Shakespeare's Pizza will have a new temporary location in May due to the redevelopment of its existing site in downtown Columbia .

    The new location will be at 220 South Eighth Street, a block away the current Shakespeare's location on 225 South Ninth (More)

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    Missouri Transportation Department names interim director

    Missouri Transportation Department names interim director

    Posted 1:40 PM 4/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Department of Transportation's chief financial officer has been named interim department director.

    The Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday appointed Roberta Broeker to take over when current director Dave Nichols retires May 1.

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    Business relocation will add 200 new jobs to Jefferson City

    Posted 1:34 PM 4/1/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that a janitorial and food service cleaning product company will bring 200 new jobs to the capital city.

    Continental Commercial Products will be relocating to Jefferson City from Bridgeton, Missouri.

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    Columbia police crack down on pedestrian and cyclist violations

    Posted 1:08 PM 4/1/2015 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department announced Wednesday its bringing awareness to pedestrian and cyclist safety this week by issuing warnings for common violations downtown.

    "This week I plan on handing out warning flyers as a way to educate the public that pedestrian safety is (More)

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    Missouri House initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in English

    Missouri House initially OKs Pledge of Allegiance in English

    Posted 1:04 PM 4/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Supporters say a measure requiring publicly funded schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily in English will encourage unity and pride in the United States.

    The Missouri House gave initial approval to the measure Wednesday. Republican Rep. Shane Roden is (More)

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    St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

    St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

    Posted 12:23 PM 4/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON - St. Louis County taxpayers will not be asked to help pay for a new NFL stadium on the downtown riverfront.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that last week, a senior aide to Gov. Jay Nixon told County Executive Steve Stenger's office that "St. Louis County's participation would (More)

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    Diehl proposes changes to handling Missouri traffic fines

    Diehl proposes changes to handling Missouri traffic fines

    Posted 12:19 PM 4/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's Republican House speaker is proposing a number of changes to how traffic violations are handled to address concerns raised by the fatal police shooting in Ferguson.

    The shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer led to criticism that (More)

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    MU Library still recovering from 2013 mold outbreak

    Posted 10:52 AM 4/1/2015 by Haley Hughes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Crews were working Wednesday morning to get shelves ready for books returning to the University of Missouri. 

    But MU Director of Libraries Jim Cogswell said it could be months before all of the books are back in circulation.

    In October 2013 mold was discovered (More)

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