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    Ferguson authorities say they don't have video of arrest

    Ferguson authorities say they don't have video of arrest

    Posted 8:01 PM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Ferguson police said they do not have police body camera video of the arrest of a protester who claimed she was assaulted by police.

    Police contend Heather De Mian struck one of their officers during a protest in February at the police department. She was charged with (More)

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    FNF live blog week 3: High school football photos, videos, scores

    FNF live blog week 3: High school football photos, videos, scores

    Posted 3:12 PM 9/4/2015 by Katie Grunik and Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Tensions and temperatures rose Friday for the third week of high school football in mid-Missouri. (See scores.)

    The summer heat returned for the early September games, so athletes were watching their hydration as close as they (More)

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    Football fans should prepare for traffic and dehydration

    Football fans should prepare for traffic and dehydration

    Posted 5:00 PM 9/4/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - To attend MU's first game football fans should prepare for two things: traffic and dehydration.

    Major Brian Weimer with University of Missouri's Police Department said he anticipates a great deal of traffic tomorrow. He encourages fans to come earlier and be informed of (More)

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    South entrance to Missouri Capitol closed for renovations

    South entrance to Missouri Capitol closed for renovations

    Posted 4:48 PM 9/4/2015 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The south side entrances of the Missouri's Capitol were closed Friday because of an ongoing renovation project. The closure included the building's carriage drive doors, the doors on both sides of the carriage drive and the bronze doors at the top of the south stairs.

    (More)
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    Banks' senior season the beginning of a new start

    Banks' senior season the beginning of a new start

    Posted 10:37 AM 9/4/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Bryce Banks could easily get wrapped up in the uncertainty of his future in football and look lost on the field. However, the Rock Bridge senior has decided to let the future take care of itself.

    "You can't let the game be bigger than you (More)

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    Missouri Highway Patrol investigates an officer involved shooting

    Missouri Highway Patrol investigates an officer involved shooting

    Posted 1:27 PM 9/4/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU Digital Producer

    CALIFORNIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting Friday involving a California police officer.

    A suspect was taken to University Hospital after the officer shot him.

    California Police Chief Michael Ward said the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest and (More)

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    Columbia Police arrest third suspect involved in December robbery

    Columbia Police arrest third suspect involved in December robbery

    Posted 11:55 AM 9/4/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Digital News

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department arrested a third suspect Friday in connection with a December robbery at the Jimmy John's restaurant on Rain Forest Parkway.

    According to police, Mikel Derrice Crowley, 20, was arrested Friday morning. He was the third suspect to be arrested in (More)

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    MSHP and National Guard employees arrested on drug charges

    MSHP and National Guard employees arrested on drug charges

    Posted 11:19 AM 9/4/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

    OSAGE COUNTY - A Missouri State Highway Patrol civilian employee and a Missouri National Guard security guard face drug charges, the Osage County Sheriff announced Friday.

    According to court documents, Brenden Henke, 25, and Joshua LeComte, 27, accidentally sent a text message to an (More)

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    Columbia city manager highlights poverty in strategic plan

    Posted 10:42 AM 9/4/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - At a news conference Friday morning, City Manager Mike Matthes presented his 2016-2019 strategic plan for the city.

    The plan includes five priorities, and each has its own set of objectives and actions:

    • Economy/jobs
    • Social equity
    • Public safety
    • (More)
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    Northwest Missouri man dies in tractor accident

    Northwest Missouri man dies in tractor accident

    Posted 7:58 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    BETHANY (AP) - A 51-year-old northwest Missouri man died after he was thrown from his tractor when it overturned on a state highway.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Max Courter, of Coffey, died in the accident Thursday afternoon on Missouri 13 south of Bethany.

    The patrol (More)

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    St. Louis-area pet store evacuated after illness complaints

    St. Louis-area pet store evacuated after illness complaints

    Posted 7:38 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    BRENTWOOD (AP) - Seven people and several animals were removed from a suburban St. Louis pet store over health concerns that were apparently caused by a refrigerant gas leak.

    The PetSmart store in Brentwood was evacuated Thursday. Air conditioning repair crews were working on a failed (More)

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    2 former corrections officers at St. Louis jail charged

    2 former corrections officers at St. Louis jail charged

    Posted 7:26 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis woman is facing charges for allegedly having sex with a jail inmate while she was working as a corrections officer.

    Authorities said 29-year-old Deborah Gibson-Harris performed sex acts with an inmate between Feb. 1 and April 26 in a cell at the city's Medium (More)

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    Man guilty of manslaughter in girlfriend's shooting death

    Man guilty of manslaughter in girlfriend's shooting death

    Posted 7:22 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 32-year-old Springfield man was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for death of his girlfriend.

    Prosecutors said Jonathan Greer killed his girlfriend, 34-year-old Angie Holbrook, in July 2013. He was charged with second-degree murder but was found guilty Thursday (More)

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