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    Lawmakers: Student transfer issue unresolved

    Lawmakers: Student transfer issue unresolved

    Posted 10:04 PM 12/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers and the governor are in talks to tackle issues with students transferring out of failing schools.

    Legislative leaders said student transfer policy is a main priority for next session, and they've already discussed potential solutions with Gov. Jay (More)

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    Disturbance leads mall to lock down stores

    Disturbance leads mall to lock down stores

    Posted 9:58 PM 12/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - The Independence Center mall has seen a disturbance that led stores to be locked down before closing.

    The Kansas City Star reported that the stores locked down before closing Friday night after fights broke out.

    Ashley Jones of Independence says she was leaving (More)

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    Group exposes Missouri organs' hidden history

    Group exposes Missouri organs' hidden history

    Posted 9:51 PM 12/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - A group of Missouri organ musicians and enthusiasts are traveling the area to enjoy the instrument's history.

    The Joplin Globe reports that members of the Joplin Area Organist's Association are going on "organ crawls."

    Close to home, members can play and learn about (More)

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    Gas prices hit a new low in Columbia

    Posted 9:36 PM 12/27/2014 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    Columbia - Missouri became the first state Friday to have a statewide average price of gas fall below $2.00 since 2009.

    The state average price of gas in Missouri is $1.95 with the current national average at $2.30. The surrounding states of Missouri have also seen lower gas prices with (More)

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    New administrator will live at Stephens College

    New administrator will live at Stephens College

    Posted 9:31 PM 12/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - An incoming school administrator at Stephens College will be living on the Missouri school's campus next semester.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that incoming Vice President for Academic Affairs Suzan Harkness plans to live in a Columbia Hall apartment.

    Harkness (More)

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    Missouri man busted for drugs in northern Arizona

    Missouri man busted for drugs in northern Arizona

    Posted 9:10 PM 12/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a Missouri man is in custody after 90 pounds of marijuana were found during a traffic stop in northern Arizona.

    The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says 42-year-old Nate Shaffer has been arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation (More)

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    March ends at St. Louis Arch, closes monument

    March ends at St. Louis Arch, closes monument

    Posted 9:07 PM 12/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - About 125 people protesting police violence have marched in St. Louis to the Gateway Arch, prompting park police to close the monument early.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that protesters, holding signs with slogans including "Black Lives Matter," also briefly (More)

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    Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

    Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

    Posted 9:06 PM 12/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Michael Sam says in a TV documentary airing Saturday night that coming out as gay was the right thing to do.

    The Oprah Winfrey Network said in a release that the 90-minute program followed by a one-on-one with Winfrey and Sam was the player's first TV appearance since (More)

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    Cyber attack shuts down KOMU website

    Cyber attack shuts down KOMU website

    Posted 9:00 PM 12/27/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - KOMU.com was hit by a cyber attack Friday within hours of running a report on a similar attack against Columbia's city website, GoColumbiaMo.com.

    In that report, KOMU 8 News quoted Deputy City Manager Tony Romaine as saying the city website attack could be attributed to a (More)

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    Makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored

    Makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored

    Posted 7:21 PM 12/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A makeshift memorial to Michael Brown has been restored by his supporters, after it was apparently hit by a car.

    Social media reports about damage to the memorial started early Friday. Supporters were out before dawn rebuilding the memorial.

    It is not known who (More)

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    Columbia man hit and killed by car on Highway 63

    Columbia man hit and killed by car on Highway 63

    Posted 6:59 PM 12/26/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - A Columbia man died late Friday morning after he was hit by a car on Highway 63 near the 763 exit. Missouri Highway Patrol said 29-year-old Gregory Anderson was walking into the southbound lanes of 63 when he was struck and killed by 33-year-old female driver from (More)

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    Holiday trash pick-up calls for recycling

    Posted 6:44 PM 12/26/2014 by Kimaya Davis, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Don't toss that holiday wrapping paper in the trash just yet. Columbia Public Works says now that the holidays are over, it's expecting more trash to be put at the curb for pick up.

    Friday the city says trash pick up was light.

    "Typically after the first week after (More)

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    Concerns raised about homeless near parks, schools

    Concerns raised about homeless near parks, schools

    Posted 2:38 PM 12/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Charitable groups in Kansas City, Missouri, are being asked not to feed the homeless near parks or schools, over concerns that doing so could violate a state law restricting where sex offenders are allowed to be.

    The Kansas City Star reports that police discovered a (More)

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