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    Hickman holds ribbon cutting for new athletic complex

    Posted 6:22 PM 10/24/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hickman High School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to present its new athletic complex to the public on Friday. The facility is equipped with a wrestling area, an indoor batting cage, and a tennis court. Additionally, the complex will be used to house visiting teams and to teach (More)

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    Judge rules against Ameren in power line dispute

    Judge rules against Ameren in power line dispute

    Posted 4:39 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge has ruled against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal dispute over whether it needs state permission to build a high-voltage power line across northeast Missouri.

    Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois had wanted a court to declare that it doesn't (More)

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    Student brings gun to northwest Missouri school

    Student brings gun to northwest Missouri school

    Posted 4:37 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    LATHROP (AP) - A middle school student in northwest Missouri was taken into custody after pulling out an unloaded gun in the lunchroom.

    The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lathrop Middle School. Superintendent Chris Fine says many other students were present when the boy (More)

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    Two dead, four wounded in Washington school shooting

    Two dead, four wounded in Washington school shooting

    Posted 4:23 PM 10/24/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    (SEATTLE) - A student described as "a popular freshman" opened fire at a high school in Marysville, Washington, Friday, killing one person and wounding four others before killing himself, according to CNN.

    Three of the wounded are in "very critical condition," according to an Associated (More)

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    Missouri vs. Vanderbilt: Homecoming preview and predictions

    Posted 3:41 PM 10/24/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports

    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 plays its Homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 25 at 3 p.m. CT

    Note: To (More)

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    Online fight leads bar owner to seek police's help

    Online fight leads bar owner to seek police's help

    Posted 3:10 PM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The owner of a bar that requires its female employees to wear shorts and bikini tops asked Springfield police for help after he says he received many harassing phone calls and threats to burn down his business.

    Police say they are unlikely to help because Chris Dunn, the (More)

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    Economy benefits from SEC, homecoming

    Posted 3:00 PM 10/24/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU homecoming brings a lot more to Columbia than alumni and families.

    Homecoming is a source of revenue for the city, and in combination with other sporting activities, it has increased over the past few years.

    A study done by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (More)

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    MU dedicates newest campus landmark

    Posted 2:17 PM 10/24/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - In honor of MU's 175th anniversary, the Mizzou Alumni Association and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin invited members of the Mizzou family back to campus for the dedication of MU's newest campus landmark, Traditions Plaza.

    Located on the north end of the Carnahan (More)

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    Boone County Democrat organization debates Proposition 2

    Posted 1:59 PM 10/24/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Democratic Party's "Muleskinners" hosted a debate of Proposition 2 Friday.

    Karl Skala, Columbia Ward 3 councilman, and Brian Toohey, CEO of the Columbia Board of Realtors, debated both sides of Proposition 2.

    If passed, Proposition 2 would change (More)

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    Troopers say three are injured after chase ended in crash, fire

    Troopers say three are injured after chase ended in crash, fire

    Posted 12:07 PM 10/24/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    GASCONADE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway patrol said a Thursday car chase ended in a car fire and a three-car collision that left all drivers injured.

    The report said Gasconade County deputies were chasing 27-year-old Daniel Foreman of Auxvasse when he failed to stop at a red light at (More)

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    Police: Missouri teen identified by selfie charged

    Police: Missouri teen identified by selfie charged

    Posted 11:16 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police have arrested a 17-year-old boy who they said uploaded a selfie with a stolen iPhone.

    KMOV-TV reported Thursday that the boy has been charged in the theft of a 16-year-old girl's phone at a train station. Authorities said they received multiple tips after (More)

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    ACLU report blasts St. Louis surveillance cameras

    ACLU report blasts St. Louis surveillance cameras

    Posted 10:24 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri said an abundance of surveillance cameras in St. Louis are a threat to privacy and an improper intrusion by the state into individual's lives.

    An ACLU study released Thursday criticizes a "web of surveillance" (More)

  • Baseball

    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    Posted 9:56 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

    No splash shot.

    "We were definitely trying to hit 'em," the Kansas City first baseman (More)

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