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    Ferguson bike event cancelled after Brown shooting

    Ferguson bike event cancelled after Brown shooting

    Posted 12:30 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - An annual fall bicycle ride in Ferguson has been cancelled in response to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent protests.

    The Ferguson Twilight Ramble was scheduled for Sunday afternoon, but organizers canceled it late last week.

    An email from (More)

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    Strong supply, but low prices for corn, soybeans

    Strong supply, but low prices for corn, soybeans

    Posted 12:04 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Corn and soybean farmers are seeing record yields, thanks to a cool, mild spring. But the downside of the strong supply is a dip in prices.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that record-setting yields are being recorded. Agriculture experts say the result is more grain (More)

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    Attorneys: Exorcism drove confession in IHOP death

    Attorneys: Exorcism drove confession in IHOP death

    Posted 12:01 PM 10/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Attorneys for a suburban Kansas City man who confessed to killing the wife of his prayer group leader say his statements to police came after an exorcism when he wasn't in his right mind.

    Former Grandview resident Micah Moore is charged with first-degree murder in the (More)

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    MUPD searching for robbery suspect following Campus View break in

    MUPD searching for robbery suspect following Campus View break in

    Posted 11:50 AM 10/25/2014 by Kellan Marvin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Residents at 301 Campus View Drive, Campus View Apartments reported a burglary that took place around 6:00 a.m. Saturday according to a Clery Release from the University Police Department. The female residents told MUPD that a black male entered their apartment, demanded money (More)

  • Baseball

    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Royals defeat Giants 3-2 to take Game 3 in San Francisco

    Posted 10:58 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting.

    It won them a wild card and the American League pennant. And now, it has (More)

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    Community gathers for homecoming campus decorations

    Posted 9:49 PM 10/24/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Community members and those coming from out of the area gathered in the University's "Greek Town" Friday to take part in the campus decorations for this year's 103rd homecoming.

    "I'm really excited to see everyone's hard work showcased," Freshman Christy Purst said. "I know the (More)

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    Columbia's most diverse ward facing another recall effort

    Posted 7:04 PM 10/24/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - For the third time in recent years, and the second since 2012, the Columbia City Council first ward representative is facing a recall effort at the hands of constituents. 

    After the Columbia City Council meeting on October 20, voters from the city's first ward began (More)

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    Schools prepare to close after grand jury decision

    Schools prepare to close after grand jury decision

    Posted 6:52 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The Ferguson-Florissant and Clayton school districts are reminding parents of emergency procedures ahead of the upcoming decision by a St. Louis County grand jury in the Michael Brown shooting.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that both (More)

  • Friday Night Fever

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Playoffs week 1

    Posted 6:44 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director and Katie Grunik, KOMU Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football playoffs began Friday night.

    Blair Oaks beat Boonville 37-7 in the KOMU 8 Sports game of the week. The Falcons will play Fulton next week.

    Several teams advanced with shutouts, including Jefferson City scoring 39 against Hickman and Moberly (More)

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    Hickman holds ribbon cutting for new athletic complex

    Posted 6:22 PM 10/24/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hickman High School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to present its new athletic complex to the public on Friday. The facility is equipped with a wrestling area, an indoor batting cage, and a tennis court. Additionally, the complex will be used to house visiting teams and to teach (More)

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    Judge rules against Ameren in power line dispute

    Judge rules against Ameren in power line dispute

    Posted 4:39 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge has ruled against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal dispute over whether it needs state permission to build a high-voltage power line across northeast Missouri.

    Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois had wanted a court to declare that it doesn't (More)

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    Student brings gun to northwest Missouri school

    Student brings gun to northwest Missouri school

    Posted 4:37 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    LATHROP (AP) - A middle school student in northwest Missouri was taken into custody after pulling out an unloaded gun in the lunchroom.

    The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lathrop Middle School. Superintendent Chris Fine says many other students were present when the boy (More)

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    Two dead, four wounded in Washington school shooting

    Two dead, four wounded in Washington school shooting

    Posted 4:23 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    (SEATTLE) - A student described as "a popular freshman" opened fire at a high school in Marysville, Washington, Friday, killing one person and wounding four others before killing himself, according to CNN.

    Three of the wounded are in "very critical condition," according to an Associated (More)

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