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    Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

    Ferguson prepares for grand jury decision

    Posted 4:19 AM 11/23/2014 by John O'Conner and Jim Salter, The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend.

    Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and (More)

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    No. 19 Missouri outlasts Tennessee 29-21

    Posted 10:24 PM 11/22/2014 by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Maty Mauk threw a pair of touchdown passes and Marcus Murphy ran for two scores Saturday as No. 19 Missouri defeated Tennessee 29-21 to maintain control of the SEC East race.

    The Tigers (9-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) set a school record with their 10th straight (More)

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    Protesters march, chant in Ferguson

    Protesters march, chant in Ferguson

    Posted 9:26 PM 11/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Several dozen protesters have been marching in Ferguson as the community awaits a decision from a grand jury considering whether to indict the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    The protesters out Saturday evening were praying, playing music and (More)

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    Missouri vs. Tennessee: news, scores and stats

    Missouri vs. Tennessee: news, scores and stats

    Posted 4:42 PM 11/22/2014 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer and Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The No. 20 Missouri Tigers are two wins away from clinching back-to-back SEC East championships. The Tigers are on the road to take on a 5-5 Tennessee team that is coming off a 50-16 win against Kentucky. The Volunteers have plenty of young talent, headlined by sophomore (More)

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    Fundraiser scheduled for 4-year-old with brain tumor Sunday

    Posted 2:59 PM 11/22/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Supporters of a Columbia mother are hosting a fundraiser Sunday to raise money for a terminally ill toddler.

    Friends, family and community members have joined together to help raise funds for Columbia mother Lily Smith. Smith decided, after receiving her son's diagnosis, to (More)

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    Historical, medical perspectives voiced at Ebola forum

    Posted 2:08 PM 11/22/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    OSAGE BEACH - Columbia College -Lake of the Ozarks hosted a forum about Ebola Saturday morning to educate local people about the virus from a variety of perspectives.

    The forum focused on the Ebola virus, its history and the preparedness plans in place by local health officials. History (More)

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    Mid-Missourians remember loved ones lost to suicide

    Posted 12:24 PM 11/22/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Mid-Missourians who have lost loved ones to suicide gathered to share their stories during International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Saturday.

    The Fulton chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the third annual event. Community members talked about their (More)

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    Former Park Hills firefighter sentenced for setting fires

    Former Park Hills firefighter sentenced for setting fires

    Posted 11:05 AM 11/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS (AP) - A one-time firefighter has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting that he set three fires.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reports that 30-year-old Brad Easter was sentenced Friday. He (More)

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    Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

    Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

    Posted 4:12 AM 11/22/2014 by Alex Sanz and Jim Salter, The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Ed Magee, a spokesman for Bob McCulloch, sent an email to media organizations early (More)

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    WBIR staff show their Mizzou roots

    Posted 10:50 PM 11/21/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On the field, the Missouri Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers don't have a huge rivalry. Saturday marks only the third time in the two schools' history they've ever met. But, one television station in Knoxville, Tenn., takes this game extra seriously. 

    WBIR is the NBC (More)

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    Battle reaches state championship in just second season

    Posted 10:32 PM 11/21/2014 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Battle's varsity football team is headed to the Division 5 state championship game. After finishing 5-4 in its inaugural season, the Spartans have a chance to win the title in just their second season. 

    Led by running backs Nash Sutherland and Marshall Willingham, Battle (More)

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    High school football state semifinals scores

    High school football state semifinals scores

    Posted 9:55 PM 11/21/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Three area teams played in their respective state semifinal Friday night and one more plays Saturday. Take a look at the match-ups. 

    Battle - 34, Ladue - 6. The Spartans will play Nixa on November 28 at 7:30 for the Class 5 State Championship.

    Westran - 48, Penney - (More)

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    Lane shifts remain as Opus continues sewer construction

    Posted 7:18 PM 11/21/2014 by Cody Crutchfield and Anna Kowalska, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Opus continues to build a storm and sanitary sewer at the site of a future student housing complex.

    The construction of the sewer will cause continued lane shifts along 7th Street, Cherry Street and Locust Street.

    According to Opus, roads will reopen on December 5th when (More)

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