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    School of Metaphysics experts interpret dreams

    Posted 4:07 PM 4/24/2015 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Have you ever awoken from a dream that confused you and you wished you could figure out what it meant?

    KOMU 8 News talked to some people in downtown Columbia and asked them what dreams they have, and if they wondered what their subconscious could be telling them.

    "I had a (More)

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    Chancellor Loftin speaks on MU Alert criticism

    Posted 4:05 PM 4/24/2015 by Phil Bergman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin spoke Friday about the MU Alert System for the first time since a bomb threat at the MU Student Center Tuesday night. 

    "Our police followed the protocol that we established quite some time ago," Loftin said. "Because they were able to contain the (More)

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    Governor orders flags to half-staff for fallen soldier

    Governor orders flags to half-staff for fallen soldier

    Posted 3:05 PM 4/24/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon ordered Friday U.S. and Missouri State flags be at half-staff at all state government buildings on Saturday April 25 in honor of fallen Sgt. Rodney Griffin. 

    Griffin went missing when his Army helicopter was shot down on May 2, 1970 in Cambodia (More)

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    Today's Talk: Downtown Columbia development

    Posted 1:55 PM 4/24/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The planned structure that will force the temporary relocation of the Ninth Street Shakespere's Pizza is the latest in a recent boom of high-rise development in Columbia. The Loft apartments and District Flats by OPUS are just a few high-rises that have been developed in the last few (More)

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    Man admits setting fire after Ferguson grand jury decision

    Man admits setting fire after Ferguson grand jury decision

    Posted 1:34 PM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County man could face up to 10 years in prison after admitting to setting fire to a Ferguson business following a grand jury announcement that officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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    Investigation reveals fraudulent driver's licenses near KC

    Investigation reveals fraudulent driver's licenses near KC

    Posted 1:15 PM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - An investigation is ongoing into a phony driver's license scheme that has already netted more than 30 suspects in suburban Kansas City.

    The Kansas City Star reports Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said part of the investigation includes determining how the (More)

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    Middle schoolers make pillowcases for mid-MIssouri cancer patients

    Posted 12:52 PM 4/24/2015 by Andrew Hebert, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Seventeen Kansas City middle school students loaded boxes of neatly folded, handmade pillowcases into vans outside of the Appletree Quilting Center in Columbia Friday. 

    The group of Oak Grove students have been making pillowcases all year long. 

    They have (More)

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    New State Auditor to be sworn in Monday

    New State Auditor to be sworn in Monday

    Posted 12:07 PM 4/24/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Auditor's office announced Friday Nicole Galloway will be sworn in as Auditor April 27.

    Galloway was announced as the successor to interim Auditor John Watson, who took over when Tom Schweich committed suicide in February.

    Galloway was previously (More)

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    St. Louis-area mayor suspended for alleged voter fraud

    St. Louis-area mayor suspended for alleged voter fraud

    Posted 11:31 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    KINLOCH (AP) - Incoming Kinloch Mayor Betty McCray arrived at City Hall Thursday only to have the city attorney attempt to serve her with impeachment papers over allegations of voter fraud.

    According to documents obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch through a records request, the city (More)

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    Uber reaches agreement with Kansas City to keep company in city

    Uber reaches agreement with Kansas City to keep company in city

    Posted 10:48 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A new agreement will keep Uber running in Kansas City.

    Uber threatened earlier in April to leave Kansas City because of regulations proposed by city officials. But negotiations led to a new proposal approved by the council Thursday. It will reduce proposed fees for (More)

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    Columbia says state K-12 funding hike misses the mark

    Posted 10:36 AM 4/24/2015 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A $26.1 billion state operating budget sent to the Governor's office Thursday would increase the budget for local schools.

    If the budget is approved, funding for K-12 education would increase by $84 million and funding for higher education would increase by $12 million. The (More)

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    Fenton aldermen OK redevelopment plan for Chrysler site

    Fenton aldermen OK redevelopment plan for Chrysler site

    Posted 10:34 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    FENTON (AP) - Officials in the St. Louis County town of Fenton have given approval to a new project at the site of the old Chrysler plant.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports aldermen approved the first phase Thursday of a $500 million development called Fenton Logistics Park.

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    Activists sue over prosecutor's role in Ferguson grand jury

    Activists sue over prosecutor's role in Ferguson grand jury

    Posted 9:09 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - Activists want a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to probe what they claim was prosecutorial misconduct during grand jury proceedings involving the Ferguson shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Attorneys for several civil rights groups will make that pitch (More)

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