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    Sheriff: 6-year-old found dead, hidden in suspect's bedroom

    Sheriff: 6-year-old found dead, hidden in suspect's bedroom

    Posted 8:57 PM 8/28/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The 6-year-old boy with Down syndrome found dead in his home early Thursday morning was hidden in the suspect's bedroom, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

    Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said the boy's mother left for an overnight shift Wednesday (More)

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    Federal lawsuit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

    Federal lawsuit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

    Posted 7:25 PM 8/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed Thursday accused police in Ferguson and St. Louis County of using excessive force and falsely arresting innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    There are five plaintiffs in (More)

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    New proactive approach to combat graffiti in downtown Columbia

    Posted 4:08 PM 8/28/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After a rash of vandalism in downtown Columbia at the end of May, the Department of Community Development is trying to take a proactive approach to graffiti.

    The department released a new video about (More)

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    Police detail murder of 6-year-old boy

    Posted 3:42 PM 8/28/2014 by Candace Rosen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The 6-year-old boy who was found dead in Callaway County early Thursday morning has been identified by his family as Dane William Hathman.

    The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said the young boy, who had Down Syndrome, had been shot multiple times and was found inside his (More)

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    Transportation group meets to discuss future projects

    Posted 3:18 PM 8/28/2014 by KOMU 8 Reporter, Tiege Dooley-Panko

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's transportation planning group met Thursday afternoon to discuss how they will fund future projects.

    The chairman of the Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization (CATSO) said many projects remain unfunded.

    A temporary sales and use tax increase for (More)

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    Columbia business encourages educating children on guns

    Posted 3:16 PM 8/28/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Following the tragic accident involving a nine-year-old girl killing her Arizona shooting instructor, a Columbia business stresses the importance of proper gun training.

    Target Masters Sales Associate and Firearms Trainer Jim Hill said an Uzi, like the one used in the Arizona (More)

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    Five meth-related arrests made at Katfish Katy's campground

    Five meth-related arrests made at Katfish Katy's campground

    Posted 3:14 PM 8/28/2014 by Candace Rosen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - On Thursday morning, five people were arrested for drug-related offenses at Katfish Katy's campground on Sarr Street in Columbia.

    The campground was discovered to have "evidence of a significant methamphetamine distribution operation," according to the Boone County Sheriff's (More)

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    New competing smoothie business opens in downtown Columbia

    Posted 3:07 PM 8/28/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new smoothie and iced drink business officially opened its doors in downtown Columbia Thursday.

    Located on the northeast corner of 10th and Elm Street, Jamba Juice opened its fifth store in Missouri.

    "I think it's really about finding that niche market and how you can (More)

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    Residents and businesses save money with energy audits

    Residents and businesses save money with energy audits

    Posted 3:02 PM 8/28/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - To save money, some residents and businesses are turning to saving energy. Columbia Water and Light offers free energy audits, or evaluations of how energy efficient a home or business is with tips on how to cut back.

    Columbia resident Tyrone Turner owns two homes. Turner said (More)

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    Fulton Mayor eliminates parking enforcement officer's job

    Fulton Mayor eliminates parking enforcement officer's job

    Posted 2:50 PM 8/28/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 News

    FULTON - Fulton Mayor LeRoy D. Benton announced during a city council meeting Tuesday that he will eliminate parking enforcement in the town, which also means eliminating someone's job. 

    Tuesday night's agenda did not originally include the announcement, but Benton said after (More)

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    Opening Drive: Previewing high school football, week two

    Posted 12:13 PM 8/28/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter & Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Two mid-Missouri high schools are trying to build up their football programs, Tolton and Battle. For details, click the video to the left for this week's Opening Drive, KOMU 8 Sports' weekly high school football show, which is making its online debut this week.

    You can also find (More)

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    Willet charged with murder of 6-year-old child

    Willet charged with murder of 6-year-old child

    Posted 8:18 AM 8/28/2014 by Candace Rosen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Scottie Willet, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action against the 6-year-old child killed on Primrose Lane.  His bond has been set at one million dollars.

    Willet was apprehended after a manhunt Thursday morning ended in his arrest (More)

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    Later start times better for high school students

    Posted 7:36 AM 8/28/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement this week that said high school students should start school no earlier than 8:30am.

    Columbia public high schools all start at 8:55am, which is later than the national average start time of 7:59am.

    The American (More)

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