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    Fulton man arrested for drugs, weapon and running from police again

    Fulton man arrested for drugs, weapon and running from police again

    Posted 5:12 AM 5/30/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - Fulton police arrested a man for multiple charges after he fled on foot during a traffic stop. A Fulton Police Department official confirmed Saturday this is the same man arrested three weeks ago for driving recklessly and leading authorities on a car chase.

    Fulton police said (More)

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    Firefighters: Squirrel causes electrical pole fire

    Firefighters: Squirrel causes electrical pole fire

    Posted 11:54 PM 5/29/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Firefighters said a squirrel caused an electrical pole fire late Friday night. 

    Firefighters Kurt Fansler and Alex Isom said they arrived at the scene at around 10:20 p.m. after receiving a call about an electrical pole fire at Stadium Boulevard and Old Hwy (More)

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    Veterans home needs donations for repairs

    Posted 7:25 PM 5/29/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - Welcome Home, Inc.'s needs $20,000 to revamp the veterans shelter on Range Line Street, and the organization needs the money fast. 

    Welcome Home, Inc. is a non-profit community-based program that enables homeless veterans to return to society as productive self-supporting (More)

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    Columbia seniors upset to see center's doors close

    Posted 4:11 PM 5/29/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One local senior center became vacant Friday and members were unhappy to see the lights turned out. The Oakland Senior Center on Old Hwy 63  officially served its last meal to the seniors that called it home, due to a rent increase.

    In order to continue operations, the (More)

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    Missouri Highway Patrol approves 88 percent of school buses

    Missouri Highway Patrol approves 88 percent of school buses

    Posted 6:12 PM 5/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says about 88 percent of school buses inspected this spring had no defects.

    The patrol announced Friday that about 10,500 of nearly 12,000 school buses were approved during annual safety tests.

    About 1,100 had defects that (More)

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    Tiger Treasures rummage sale helps give unwanted items second life

    Tiger Treasures rummage sale helps give unwanted items second life

    Posted 5:28 PM 5/29/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Tiger Treasures annual rummage sale takes place Saturday morning to help keep unwanted items from MU students out of Columbia's landfills.

    Tiger Treasures put crates in dorms when students were moving out to make it easier to get rid of items they no longer wanted or (More)

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    Ashland's only subsidized housing ends

    Posted 3:37 PM 5/29/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ASHLAND - Ashland's only subsidized housing is being bought out and a loan is in the process of being prepaid, which means residents may have to decide whether or not they will move or stay put. 

    The USDA Rural Development agency met with residents of Ashwood Manor Apartments Friday (More)

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    Auxvasse revamping water system, issuing boil orders

    Posted 4:11 PM 5/29/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 reporter

    AUXVASSE - The city of Auxvasse expects water improvement projects to be completed by June 22. Work on the project began last November, but City Supervisor Michael Bertschinger said the project has been a long time coming.

    "There was roughly three years (More)

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    Missing child raises questions regarding Amber Alert criteria

    Posted 3:42 PM 5/29/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The search for a missing two-year-old boy and his mother ended after police in Omaha, Nebraska, found Colten Lee Dominquez and apprehended the mother, Billie Jo LInhart.

    Following an anonymous tip received around 1 p.m. Friday, the Jefferson City Police Department (More)

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    Missing Jefferson City boy found in Nebraska

    Missing Jefferson City boy found in Nebraska

    Posted 3:34 PM 5/29/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OMAHA, Neb. - Omaha Police found a boy Friday after his mother abducted him from Jefferson City Thursday.

    Jefferson City police got an anonymous tip around 1 p.m. Friday that 2-year-old Colton Dominquez and his mom, Billie Jo Linhart, were in Omaha. Jefferson City police told Omaha police (More)

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    Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case

    Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case

    Posted 1:58 PM 5/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A Missouri judge has yet to decide on an activists' request for an independent probe of the county prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

    St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III ended a hearing Friday by saying he (More)

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    Police search for MU campus rape suspect

    Police search for MU campus rape suspect

    Posted 1:27 PM 5/29/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department said Friday it was trying to locate the suspect of a rape on the MU campus.

    Police said they responded to a report of a sex offense at 2:34 a.m. near University Hall. A female victim said she walked to the area where the rape occured (More)

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    15-year-old driver with learner's permit dies in crash

    15-year-old driver with learner's permit dies in crash

    Posted 1:15 PM 5/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS (AP) - A 15-year-old driver with a learner's permit died following an accident in rural eastern Missouri.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Erin Mathenia of Park Hills died at the scene of the crash Thursday morning in Washington County.

    The Missouri State Highway (More)

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