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    Man arrested after home invasion

    Man arrested after home invasion

    Posted 5:10 AM 11/24/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    AUXVASSE - A Fulton man was in jail Monday after deputies arrested him for a weekend home invasion.

    The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the 200 block of Morgan Street just after 4 a.m. Saturday for a reported home invasion. Deputies said the victim told them an (More)

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    Pillow exhibit shows patients' inner struggles

    Pillow exhibit shows patients' inner struggles

    Posted 5:00 AM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - Pillowcases featuring art and messages from patients at a Missouri mental hospital are on display in St. Joseph.

    The exhibit, called "Pillows of Unrest," opened this month at the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph. The museum says on its website that the pillowcases will (More)

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    Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    Uncertainty fuels speculation on Ferguson decision

    Posted 4:57 AM 11/24/2014 by David A. Lieb and Andale Gross, The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The final weekend before the Thanksgiving holiday has passed without a grand jury decision on whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in connection with the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    The grand jury met Friday to consider possible charges against Darren Wilson. (More)

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    Missouri tackles "Click It or Ticket" campaign

    Missouri tackles "Click It or Ticket" campaign

    Posted 3:45 AM 11/24/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police joined the statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign Monday.

    A media release from the Columbia Police Department said: "Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in four Missouri motorists are still not making it click...(O)fficers (More)

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    Community raises funds for Columbia boy battling brain tumor

    Community raises funds for Columbia boy battling brain tumor

    Posted 9:47 PM 11/23/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Supporters of a Columbia mother who quit her job to spend more time with her terminally ill son raised money for his medical bills Sunday.

    The community teamed up with #TeamBryson for an all-day fundraiser at Shakespeare's Pizza locations across Columbia.

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    International students boost Missouri economy

    International students boost Missouri economy

    Posted 7:34 PM 11/23/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More foreign students are attending college in Missouri than ever before, boosting the state's economy.

    The Institute for Higher Education counts a record 18,205 students from other (More)

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    Two boys fall through ice, die in northwest Missouri

    Two boys fall through ice, die in northwest Missouri

    Posted 7:32 PM 11/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAVANNAH (AP) - Two teenage boys have died after falling through the ice on a farm pond in northwest Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Andre D. Lance and Tyler S. Brandt drowned Saturday afternoon after thin ice gave way on the private pond nine miles northwest of the Andrew (More)

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    TARGET 8: How much are you really saving on Black Friday?

    Posted 7:29 PM 11/23/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - If you plan on leaving your turkey dinner early to claim your spot in line for the Black Friday sales, you might want to think about how much you'll really save.

    A recent (More)

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    Legislators plan to revive agriculture bill after Nixon veto

    Legislators plan to revive agriculture bill after Nixon veto

    Posted 4:39 PM 11/23/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri lawmakers say they're reviving an agricultural bill that was vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon last session.

    Originally the bill would have classified deer as "livestock" instead of "wildlife." This subtle change in name would have moved regulatory responsibility from the (More)

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    Missouri woman named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars

    Missouri woman named one of 32 Rhodes Scholars

    Posted 2:40 PM 11/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHESTERFIELD (AP) - A suburban St. Louis woman studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars.

    Anisha Gururaj of Chesterfield will use her scholarship to study biomedical engineering and public policy at Oxford University in England. The (More)

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    Missouri schools try alternatives to repeating a grade

    Missouri schools try alternatives to repeating a grade

    Posted 10:44 AM 11/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. ANN (AP) - Some Missouri schools are shuffling students' schedules to avoid holding them back a grade.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two schools in the St. Louis area are trying alternatives to repeating a grade.

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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 The Associated Press

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - Missouri found a way to win on the road once again.

    Now, the 19th-ranked Tigers return home with a chance to earn their second straight trip to the Southeastern Conference championship game.

    Maty Mauk threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes (More)

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