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    "Halloweenie" brings trick-or-treating downtown

    Posted 1:17 PM 10/31/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Dozens of businesses in downtown Columbia are offering tricks and treats to kids in costume Friday.

    Ruth LaHue owns The Secret Garden, a floral shop on east Broadway. She and her employees decorate the "secret garden" behind the store to create a spooky garden tour. Lahue said (More)

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    Sedalia's historic Jennie Jaynes Stadium to be replaced

    Posted 12:57 PM 10/31/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    SEDALIA - Cheerleaders and the marching band formed a tunnel onto the field at Jennie Jaynes Stadium. The Smith-Cotton Tigers football team took a few steps and then burst through the end of the tunnel to the sound of hundreds of cheering fans in the stands. 

    In what was most likely (More)

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    Boil order in effect for part of Camden County

    Boil order in effect for part of Camden County

    Posted 11:33 AM 10/31/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CAMDENTON - City of Camdenton officials have issued a boil order for some Camdenton residents and businesses after they said air entered the city's water main while a contractor was working on a private water system. 

    The precautionary boil order is anticipated to lift on Tuesday (More)

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    Petro-Mart armed robbery is third masked robbery this week

    Posted 10:22 AM 10/31/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Friday morning they've made no arrests in connection to an armed robbery at the Petro-Mart on Stadium Boulevard near the I-70 interchange. 

    The report said the suspect entered through the back door of the Petro-Mart at (More)

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    Missouri vs. Kentucky: Preview and predictions

    Missouri vs. Kentucky: Preview and predictions

    Posted 10:06 AM 10/31/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - This year, I'm hosting a weekly Mizzou football webcast to get you ready for gameday. Every week, I'll breakdown three things you need to know about the upcoming matchup. This week, Mizzou hosts Kentucky on Saturday, November 1 at 3 p.m. CST.

    1. Breakout Season: Kentucky has (More)

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    ESPN Radio host, SEC Nation analyst Paul Finebaum speaks at MU

    Posted 9:35 AM 10/31/2014 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - ESPN radio personality and SEC Nation analyst Paul Finebaum spoke with MU students Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Reynolds Journalism Institute. 

    Finebaum is visiting the University of Missouri for SEC Nation's live broadcast that will take place at the Francis quadrangle on (More)

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    Parachutist rescued off broadcast tower

    Parachutist rescued off broadcast tower

    Posted 8:18 AM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.

    First responders were dispatched on Thursday night after the man's parachute became stuck on the wires connected to (More)

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    New organization asks hunters to help in missing person cases

    New organization asks hunters to help in missing person cases

    Posted 7:59 AM 10/31/2014 by Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    STE. GENEVIEVE - A newly formed non-profit organization, Support the Hurting, is urging hungers, farmers, and other outdoor enthusiast to join as volunteer partners with law enforcement and the loved ones of missing persons.

    Law enforcement and the husband of 52-year-old Lynn Messer, who (More)

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    "SEC Nation" brings national spotlight to MU

    Posted 7:16 AM 10/31/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri will have the spotlight Saturday morning when "SEC Nation" will broadcast from the Francis Quadrangle. While the show is an opportunity for exposure for the school, an MU official said it is an event that requires a lot of time and work to put together.

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    Three arrested after drug bust at Sedalia business

    Three arrested after drug bust at Sedalia business

    Posted 6:46 AM 10/31/2014 by Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - Three arrests were made at a Sedalia business late Thursday morning. Sedalia Police Department Patrol Officers, detectives with Criminal Investigations Bureau and detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit responded to Liquid Designs, located on 800 West 16th Street, to execute a "no (More)

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    Al Sharpton returns to Ferguson for new protests

    Al Sharpton returns to Ferguson for new protests

    Posted 6:02 AM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to return to St. Louis Friday for a new round of protests and rallies connected to Michael Brown's police shooting death.

    The civil rights activist and television commentator will meet with local activists and Brown's parents Friday (More)

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    Truman State creates new scholarship to honor a student's life

    Truman State creates new scholarship to honor a student's life

    Posted 4:56 AM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KIRKSVILLE (AP) - A new scholarship at Truman State University will honor the life of a student who died Oct. 7 while studying abroad.

    The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 20-year-old Mackenzie McDermott died in Spain from an adrenal condition. She had hoped to become a writer.

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    Zombies invade the last Thursday Night Live in Jefferson City

    Posted 8:30 PM 10/30/2014 by Vilma Obando and Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporters

    JEFFERSON CITY - The zombies were out for the last Thursday Night Live of the season.

    The event, nicknamed "ZombieNightLive," kicked off at 6 p.m. with the band Hero Quest which plays only TV and movie theme songs. 

    At 7 p.m., Dr. Zhivegas, a dance band from St. Louis, took the (More)

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