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    Columbia burn surgeon offers firework safety advice

    Columbia burn surgeon offers firework safety advice

    Posted 2:42 AM 7/3/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, burn surgeons are offering people firework advice to help keep them safe this weekend.

    The University Hospital's burn and wound program director Jeffrey Litt said the Fourth of July weekend is one of the busier parts of the burn (More)

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    Extra security at Fair St. Louis

    Extra security at Fair St. Louis

    Posted 5:04 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - With vague threats of terror attacks in America over the Fourth of July weekend, extra precautions are being taken during Fair St. Louis.

    KMOX Radio reports that police are patrolling a chain link perimeter fence with metal detector (More)

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    TARGET 8: Records show school cafeterias lack health inspections

    Posted 2:45 PM 6/1/2015 by Brittany Rendak & Soorin Kim KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Cafeterias around Columbia feed hundreds of children every year, but records show some did not get the advised amount of health inspections.

    According to the Columbia and Boone County food codes, school cafeterias should be get at least one visit from health inspectors every six (More)

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    SC investigators find that weather caused church fire

    SC investigators find that weather caused church fire

    Posted 8:39 PM 7/2/2015 by Associated Press

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say weather caused the fire that destroyed a predominantly black church in South Carolina.

    A statement from the State Law Enforcement Division released Thursday says investigators found no evidence of criminal intent at the fire at Mount (More)

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    Clinton to speak at La Raza conference in Kansas City

    Clinton to speak at La Raza conference in Kansas City

    Posted 8:11 PM 7/2/2015 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has announced plans to speak at an upcoming conference in Kansas City.

    The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1KxAYjs ) that Clinton will address the National Council of La Raza's annual conference in Kansas City on (More)

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    Man sentenced to 15 years for stabbing Springfield teenager

    Man sentenced to 15 years for stabbing Springfield teenager

    Posted 7:59 PM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stabbing a teenager to death at a southwest Missouri apartment complex.

    Jesus Padilla was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

    Prosecutors said (More)

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    Nixon orders first no-wake policy at Ozarks since '93 floods

    Posted 6:28 PM 7/2/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter and Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon issued a no-wake zone at the Lake of the Ozarks Thursday due to the flooded conditions. 

    A Nixon staffer said the last time a no-wake zone was implemented was during the 1993 flood season. 

    Nixon directed the Department of Public Safety and (More)

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    Roads closed after rains flood Boone County

    Posted 5:53 PM 7/2/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - A flood advisory was in effect for Boone County Thursday following heavy rainstorms Wednesday night and over the past couple of weeks.

    Boone County Emergency Management closed 12 roads because of flooded streets.

    KOMU 8 meteorologist Tori Stepanek said the frequency (More)

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    Crews work on eroded area from damaged storm water pipe

    Crews work on eroded area from damaged storm water pipe

    Posted 5:51 PM 7/2/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Crews are working to repair storm water pipes damaged by heavy rains Wednesday evening on Fairview Road near Summit Road.

    The area is now a large trench.

    A stretch of the sidewalk is closed while crews work on it. So far they've dug around the broken pipe and eroded area (More)

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    New businesses cause surge in traffic

    New businesses cause surge in traffic

    Posted 5:27 PM 7/2/2015 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Starbucks opened at Nifong Boulevard and Buttonwood Drive Thursday, one of several new businesses to open on Nifong in the last year, adding to the already busy road's traffic flow. 

    The section of Nifong Boulevard between Green Meadows Road and Providence Road is home to (More)

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    Highway Patrol helicopter saves three campers from flooding

    Highway Patrol helicopter saves three campers from flooding

    Posted 5:26 PM 7/2/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BENTON COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced Thursday that three campers were rescued Wednesday by helicopter after they were stranded by flood waters.  

    Timothy McShane, 66, and Jake McShane, 12, from Bell Flower, California, and Robert Jones, 59, from Liberty (More)

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    Auxvasse woman dies after I-70 accident

    Auxvasse woman dies after I-70 accident

    Posted 3:30 PM 7/2/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - An Auxvasse woman died after a four-car accident Wednesday on I-70. 

    Margaret Haile, 79, died after being taken to University Hospital in critical condition. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Haile was driving westbound on I-70 when the accident (More)

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    Richardson suspended four games for violating NFL drug policy

    Richardson suspended four games for violating NFL drug policy

    Posted 3:16 PM 7/2/2015 by The Associated Press and Austin Hough, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    NEW YORK (AP) - Former Missouri Tiger and current New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

    Richardson will be eligible to return to the Jets' active (More)

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