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    Vision Commission addresses education concerns

    Vision Commission addresses education concerns

    Posted 7:48 PM 7/28/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- The Columbia Vision Commission met Monday to discuss measures addressing local education problems.

    The commission made recommendations based on the feedback from last week's education forum. Most of the measures will deal with Columbia Public Schools.

    The measures include (More)

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    Man to serve life in prison for murder of Tre'Veon Marshall

    Posted 6:34 PM 7/28/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Nicholas Thomas was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday afternoon for the murder of 17-year-old Tre'Veon Marshall.

    Thomas was convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action on June 20, for allegedly fatally shooting Marshall at McKee Park on July 14 (More)

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    Interim St. Louis recorder of deeds wants to stay

    Interim St. Louis recorder of deeds wants to stay

    Posted 6:28 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A member of the St. Louis Board of Alderman appointed as the city's interim recorder of deeds says she wants the permanent position.

    Mayor Francis Slay named Jennifer Florida to the post through December after Sharon Quigley Carpenter decided to step down amid a nepotism (More)

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    Sen. McCaskill gives $240K to Missouri Democrats

    Sen. McCaskill gives $240K to Missouri Democrats

    Posted 5:07 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has given $240,000 from her campaign to the Missouri Democratic Party.

    Online Ethics Commission records show the contribution to the Missouri Democratic State Committee was made last week. The money is intended to help Democrats running for (More)

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    Homemade explosive found, Pulaski County man on the run

    Homemade explosive found, Pulaski County man on the run

    Posted 4:30 PM 7/28/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    PULASKI COUNTY - Police said Monday a man is on the run in Pulaski County after officers found an improvised explosive device (IED) at a house south of Laquey.

    Col. John Groves, with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, said officers were searching for Vernon D. Parker for violating his (More)

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    Funeral planned for family killed on Niangua Bridge

    Funeral planned for family killed on Niangua Bridge

    Posted 4:05 PM 7/28/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BENSON - Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday for the three Illinois family members killed along Highway 5 in Camden County July 23. The services will be held in the family's home town, Benson, Illinois. 

    St. Paul Lutheran Church Pastor Nathan Feig said he expects at least 800 (More)

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    Weekly wellness: The 123s and ABCs of dining out (part 2)

    Posted 3:45 PM 7/28/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - By this time, you know to be prepared, to avoid the buffet and to order a giant glass of water instead of that sugary soda, right? Let's keep going! There are a few more letters in the alphabet. (Read part one.)

    "M" for Mayonnaise: Much like its condiment cousin, ketchup (More)

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    Right-to-farm campaign tops one million

    Right-to-farm campaign tops one million

    Posted 3:45 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The battle over of a Missouri proposal creating a constitutional right to farm has topped $1 million.

    Campaign finance reports filed Monday show that Missouri Farmers Care has spent nearly $800,000 in support of the Aug. 5 ballot proposal while Missouri's Food for (More)

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    Ballwin woman sentenced in Medicare fraud

    Ballwin woman sentenced in Medicare fraud

    Posted 3:40 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County business owner has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution for bank and Medicare fraud.

    Tina Kuehl of Ballwin was sentenced Monday in federal court in St. Louis. She previously pleaded guilty to (More)

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    Utility scam resurfaces, targeting restaurants and bars

    Utility scam resurfaces, targeting restaurants and bars

    Posted 3:39 PM 7/28/2014 by Lauren Langille, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Commercial accounts are targets of a utility scam making it's way through Columbia. 

    Houlihan's General Manager Nicole Becker said she received a call and was told to provide over $1,800 in a wire transfer within 30 minutes or else Houlihan's utilities would be (More)

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    Man sentenced to life in prison for Tre'Veon Marshall murder

    Man sentenced to life in prison for Tre'Veon Marshall murder

    Posted 2:52 PM 7/28/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Nicholas Thomas was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday afternoon for killing 17-year-old Tre'veon Marshall in July 2013 .

    Marshall, a former Hickman High School student, was found with a gunshot wound in McKee Park on July 14, 2013. He was transported to an area (More)

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    Contractor admits to role in bribery scheme

    Contractor admits to role in bribery scheme

    Posted 2:08 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, the fourth person to admit to a role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company.

    Jeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. (More)

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    Fan arrested after allegedly assaulting 15-year-old umpire

    Fan arrested after allegedly assaulting 15-year-old umpire

    Posted 1:29 PM 7/28/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police confirmed Tuesday a 15-year-old volunteer umpire was assaulted by a fan at the Show-Me-State Games Saturday evening.

    Officers were dispatched to a disturbance between two male subjects around 7:20 p.m. in a parking lot behind the Gold and Black fields at Cosmo (More)

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