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    Columbia unveils electric bicycles

    Posted 3:05 PM 8/31/2015 by Yoshi Haynie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - There's now a new way to get around Columbia.

    GetAbout Columbia introduced electric bicycles to the public Monday night at the Activity and Recreation Center.

    People got to see certain models of e-bikes at the event, and ask Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator Ted Curtis (More)

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    Students walk away with minor injuries after school bus crash

    Students walk away with minor injuries after school bus crash

    Posted 6:04 PM 8/31/2015 by Ebony Holmon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ELDON - The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed an Eldon school bus was involved in a crash Monday afternoon on East 4th Street.

    Cpl. Scott White said the bus came to a complete stop to let the students off the bus, and a pick-up truck rear-ended the back of the bus. 

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    More Missouri bridges in critical condition than last year

    Posted 4:35 PM 8/31/2015 by Nicole Shaddy, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation announced Monday that 641 bridges throughout the state are in critical condition and needing repairs, over 50 more (More)

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    Bunceton plant fire originated from electrical source

    Posted 4:21 PM 8/31/2015 by Jenna Baker, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BUNCETON - The state fire marshal ruled Monday morning the Bunceton plant fire originated from an electrical source, according to the Cooper County Fire Protection District.

    Division Chief Ryan Reuter said this electrical source is what eventually resulted in the explosion.

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    Two St. Joseph residents charged in 1-year-old boy's death

    Two St. Joseph residents charged in 1-year-old boy's death

    Posted 4:19 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A man and a woman were charged in the death of a 1-year-old child in St. Joseph.

    The child, Carter E. Lizar, died Thursday in a Kansas City hospital, where he had been hospitalized for about four days.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 59-year-old Roy Miller (More)

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    Columbia "tiny house" holds only the essentials

    Posted 3:49 PM 8/26/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Steven Craze is 24-years-old and, like many of the more than 35,000 University of Missouri students living in Columbia, coughed up several  hundred dollars each month to live in housing near campus. In January 2014, Craze picked up a pencil and instead of writing another rent (More)

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    New law adds sexting and more to health education curriculum

    Posted 2:59 PM 8/31/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A new law will add how to avoid online sexual predators and the dangers of sexting  to Missouri's health education curriculum.

    18-year-old Columbia resident Kelsey Haney said it is (More)

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    Columbia man pleads guilty to robbing banks

    Columbia man pleads guilty to robbing banks

    Posted 2:28 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A 43-year-old Columbia man pleaded guilty to robbing six banks and using a bicycle to flee.

    The office for the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said in his plea Monday Shaun Christopher Becker admitted he robbed six banks in Columbia between November (More)

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    Columbia man, woman plead guilty to heroin trafficking

    Columbia man, woman plead guilty to heroin trafficking

    Posted 1:46 PM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Federal prosecutors announced Monday that Alec Matthew Ell, 20, and Angelica Melanie Polston, 20, both of Columbia, pleaded guilty before a federal judge to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

    Prosecutors said by pleading guilty Ell admitted to participating (More)

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    Business Loop sales tax increase postponed

    Posted 1:46 PM 8/31/2015 by Michael Lindquist, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A proposed sales tax hike on Business Loop 70 in Columbia was postponed Monday.

    The Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District Board met Monday morning at Parkade Center to discuss the half-cent increase.

    If approved, the tax would bring in approximately $220,000 (More)

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    Gov. Nixon's son cited for driving while intoxicated

    Gov. Nixon's son cited for driving while intoxicated

    Posted 1:09 PM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The 25-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Willson Wheeler Nixon was pulled over around 3 a.m. Sunday after allegedly driving (More)

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    New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

    New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

    Posted 12:41 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to typical treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the bugs.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

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    Top court gets new appeal in Missouri execution

    Top court gets new appeal in Missouri execution

    Posted 12:23 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The attorney for convicted killer Roderick Nunley has filed a new appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to halt his execution.

    Nunley is scheduled to die Tuesday evening for killing 15-year-old Ann Harrison in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1989. The girl was abducted (More)

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