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    Weekly Wellness: Picnic the healthy way for the holiday

    Weekly Wellness: Picnic the healthy way for the holiday

    Posted 8:03 AM 5/25/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - Happy Memorial Day! Today can be a day filled with family and outdoor fun and picnics! Which also means picnic foods. If you're trying to watch your waistline and your overall general health, there are some choices that you can make to help make those picnics a bit less daunting. (More)

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    Four wounded in St. Louis shooting

    Four wounded in St. Louis shooting

    Posted 3:24 AM 5/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities said four people were shot and critically wounded in an attack in St. Louis on Sunday night.

    Police said the attack happened along the 2700 block of Dayton Street. The two men and two women who were shot were taken to an area hospital.

    A police official who declined to give her name but said she had read the report of the shooting said she had no further information, including any information about the assailant or assailants.

     

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    Bear loose near Fulton homes

    Posted 12:54 AM 5/25/2015 by Andrea Stoll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A small black bear is on the loose near Fulton. It was originally found in a backyard there.

    The Fulton Police Department and Callaway County Sheriff's Office searched the area.

    They found the bear in a tree outside a house on East Sixth Street. Officers tried to get the (More)

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    Safety concern prompts parade route change

    Posted 12:47 AM 5/25/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police asked Salute to Veteran Memorial Day parade organizers to change the parade route for safety reasons. 

    The route will no longer go past the large parking garage on Walnut across from the post office, instead it will go to Fourth Street and then turn north. (More)

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    Carl Edwards wins the Coca-Cola 600

    Carl Edwards wins the Coca-Cola 600

    Posted 8:50 PM 5/24/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU Sports Digital Producer

    CONCORD, North Carolina - Carl Edwards snapped a 31-race winless streak with a win in Charlotte in the Coca-Cola 600.

    "This does not feel like one of 24 wins. This one feels pretty big to me," Edwards told the Associated Press. "I just cannot thank Joe Gibbs and everyone at Joe Gibbs (More)

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    Columbia Regional Airport wraps up Salute to Veterans Air Show

    Posted 3:08 PM 5/24/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Bad weather caused the Salute to Veterans Air Show to wrap up the last day of the event early Sunday.

    Although air show workers cancelled the last event, people still had the opportunity to watch pilots showoff their skills earlier in the day.

    Bert Tompkins is a major in (More)

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    Settlement reached in Newton County crash

    Settlement reached in Newton County crash

    Posted 2:15 PM 5/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    NEOSHO (AP) - A judge in southwest Missouri has approved a settlement in a fatal crash involving a Newton County deputy.

    The Joplin Globe reports that the family of 33-year-old Cory Sheppard, of Neosho, recently reached a settlement of about $460,000 in their wrongful-death lawsuit against (More)

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    Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials

    Lawmakers fail to ramp up ethics laws for Missouri officials

    Posted 12:20 PM 5/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Legislature once again has failed to pass bills aimed at clamping down on ethics laws considered some of the loosest in the nation.

    A bill aimed at preventing lawmakers from leaving office and immediately becoming lobbyist failed to pass before the May 15 (More)

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    Armed robbery at Jefferson City convenience store

    Armed robbery at Jefferson City convenience store

    Posted 10:53 AM 5/24/2015 by Landon Jones, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - An armed robbery occurred at Bee Line Snack Shop on Saturday at about 10:45 p.m. The Jefferson City police responded to the alarm system of the business located at 1100 Missouri Boulevard, but the suspect fled before officers arrived at the scene. 

    The clerk told (More)

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    Family will ask feds to investigate fatal police shooting

    Family will ask feds to investigate fatal police shooting

    Posted 10:08 AM 5/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The family of a man who was shot and killed by a Springfield police officer plans to ask the federal government to investigate the case.

    Michael Ireland's family members also say they will sue the city of Springfield if they cannot reach a financial settlement for his (More)

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    Second arrest made in Forest Avenue shooting

    Second arrest made in Forest Avenue shooting

    Posted 10:05 PM 5/23/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department made a second arrest in the shooting near East Forest Avenue. 

    Officers stopped Montez D. Quinn, 25, Friday on the 1000 block of Smiley Lane. Quinn was a suspect in the shooting near Forest Avenue and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

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    Clock running out for Missouri transportation funding fix

    Clock running out for Missouri transportation funding fix

    Posted 4:42 PM 5/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers did not take action this session on additional funds for transportation, a priority for Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

    Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, of St. Charles, said lawmakers will need to work out a solution next (More)

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    Police kill James Horn Jr. days after murder of woman held in box

    Posted 3:10 PM 5/23/2015 by Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JOHNSON COUNTY - Police in Clinton shot and killed James Horn Jr. Saturday after a two-day manhunt. Police believe Horn Jr. murdered a woman he had previously held captive in a box. Sandra Kay Sutton's teenage son was also killed.

    Clinton police Lt. Sonny Lynch said Horn Jr. was shot and (More)

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