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    Two women sexually assaulted on MU's campus

    Two women sexually assaulted on MU's campus

    Posted 10:39 AM 4/18/2015 by Melissa Zygowicz, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Two females were sexually assaulted Saturday morning after a group of six men tried to grab them near Memorial Union on MU's campus.

    The MU Police Department received a report of a sex offense around 1:20 a.m. on two women. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. when (More)

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    Fatal motor vehicle crash at Mill Creek in Columbia

    Fatal motor vehicle crash at Mill Creek in Columbia

    Posted 7:02 AM 4/18/2015 by Lauren Donovan and Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    COLUMBIA- A Columbia man is pronounced dead after a fatal motor vehicle crash at 11:50 p.m. Friday.

    James Gonzalez was traveling southbound in the 4700 block of Old Mill Creek Road in Columbia when his Subaru Forester failed to negotiate a turn, traveled left off the roadway, through the grass right of way and overturned into Mill Creek. The 53-year-old was transported to University of Missouri Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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    Department of Conservation proposing new hunting regulations

    Posted 11:31 PM 4/17/2015 by Haley Hughes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is proposing new hunting regulations for the 2016-2017 deer season.

    MDC Deer Biologist Jason Sumners said the state deer heard has fallen below what department leaders think is healthy.

    In 2012, the MDC reported that more than (More)

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    25,000 gallons of diesel spill into Mississippi near St. Louis

    25,000 gallons of diesel spill into Mississippi near St. Louis

    Posted 10:48 PM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    WOOD RIVER, IL (AP) - A 35-mile section of the Mississippi River has been closed after Phillips 66 says about 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked in southwest Illinois.

    Spokeswoman Melissa Erker told the (More)

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    No. 14 Mizzou baseball holds off Alabama

    No. 14 Mizzou baseball holds off Alabama

    Posted 10:32 PM 4/17/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - The No. 14 Mizzou baseball team held off Alabama for a 4-3 victory on Friday. The Tigers improved to 25-13 on the season and 11-6 in SEC play in front of a season-best Friday night crowd of 1,763 fans. Junior right-handed pitcher Reggie McClain was on the mound for the (More)

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    No. 20 Mizzou softball run rules Arkansas

    No. 20 Mizzou softball run rules Arkansas

    Posted 10:06 PM 4/17/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - The No. 20 Mizzou softball team opened the weekend series with a five inning victory over Arkansas, 9-0. The Tigers scored six runs in the first inning, which helped lead the team to a run rule win. Junior Taylor Gadbois drew a lead-off walk to begin the game (More)

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    Mid-Missouri Jewish community gathers after anti-semitism

    Posted 8:19 PM 4/17/2015 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians are using challah and matzoh ball soup to show their resilience. The congregation of the Chabad of MU and Mid-Missouri met for their first Shabbat dinner Friday night since two cases of anti-semitic vandalism were discovered in a MU residence hall.

    The Chabad's (More)

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    St. Louis judge approves release of two alleged ISIS supporters

    St. Louis judge approves release of two alleged ISIS supporters

    Posted 7:28 PM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bond of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas.

    The (More)

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    Mizzou shows "American Sniper" movie despite controversy

    Posted 7:26 PM 4/17/2015 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Amidst controversy, the University of Missouri decided to go ahead with their showing of the film American Sniper, which came out in December 2014.

    The Muslim Student Organization (MSO) at the University originally spoke out against the film. Their organization then (More)

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    VFW post encourages student veterans to use its space

    Posted 7:16 PM 4/17/2015 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Student veterans in mid-Missouri could soon have another place to hit the books in peace and quiet.

    Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 280 in Columbia has made a recent push to offer students a place to study.

    Post Chaplain Will Paulus has talked to student veterans about the (More)

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    Local Scores: Friday April, 17

    Local Scores: Friday April, 17

    Posted 7:12 PM 4/17/2015

    MID-MISSOURI: Here are your local scores from around the area for Friday, April 17th, 2015:

    High School Baseball

    Tipton 6 - Tolton 4

    Hallsville 5 - Hickman 2

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    Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

    Attorney General sues Missouri meat-processing facility

    Posted 6:24 PM 4/17/2015 by The Associated Press

    MONETT (AP) - Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit accusing a small southeast Missouri meat-processing plant of polluting a stream with slaughterhouse waste.

    The suit filed Friday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court charges Fruitland American Meat in Jackson with water (More)

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    Physical, mental training assist with active threat encounters

    Posted 5:34 PM 4/17/2015 by Melody Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Between 2000 and 2013, the FBI reported 160 active shooter situations across the country. These situations along with other situations that put the lives of others in immediate dangers are also classified as active threat situations.

    Many of these incidents, such as Virginia Tech (More)

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