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    Emergency crews outline plan should Ebola case arise

    Posted 2:39 PM 10/21/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services partnered with public safety agencies and community leaders to announce a plan in the case of a possible Ebola diagnosis in the area.

    The panel Tuesday made up of representatives from EMS, hospitals, law enforcement, public (More)

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    Suspect in Club Vogue fight wants video to clear his name

    Posted 1:32 PM 10/21/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A video from the fight outside Club Vogue Saturday night has surfaced, and one of the men arrested says he hopes it will clear his name. 

    Gary Warren, pictured on the left, was arrested that night and said the video shows he didn't do what he is being charged (More)

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    Disaster response drill prepares city of Fulton

    Posted 11:25 AM 10/21/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - No one expects the unexpected to happen until it's too late. A tabletop disaster exercise was held Tuesday in Fulton to prepare city leaders on what to do in the event of a natural disaster.

    Emergency Operations Control Michelle Kidwell hosted the round table discussion with about (More)

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    Autopsy points to natural causes in MU student's death

    Autopsy points to natural causes in MU student's death

    Posted 10:49 AM 10/21/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - After completing the autopsy, the Medical Examiner's office said Tuesday morning they believe the death of 20-year-old MU student Christopher Nicklow on Sunday was due to natural causes.

    Police found Nicklow unresponsive in the bathroom of a home he was visiting Sunday (More)

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    Authorities say Cole County Ebola "hoax" was unintentional

    Authorities say Cole County Ebola "hoax" was unintentional

    Posted 10:35 AM 10/21/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY - Jefferson City police said Tuesday morning the person who made the Ebola report Thursday actually believed the person they were calling about had Ebola-like symptoms. Police said since the caller did not commit a crime and will not face any charges stemming from the incident, they (More)

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    Marijuana proposal failed due to state and federal laws

    Posted 10:21 AM 10/21/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick said the city council would have approved marijuana decriminalization Monday evening had it not been against state and federal laws.  

    Chadwick supported the idea of medical marijuana, but then voted against the proposal.

    "I understand (More)

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    Marijuana decriminalization in Columbia fails 4-3

    Posted 9:11 AM 10/21/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council just shot down a controversial marijuana proposal.

    A city council vote of 4 to 3 against the decriminalization of marijuana means that possession of 35 grams of marijuana, along with cultivation of marijuana plants, will still result in jail time. (More)

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    Lifelong Royals fan prepares for her first World Series game

    Posted 9:11 AM 10/21/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Tuesday is game one of the World Series. It's the first time in nearly 30 years that the Royals will be there, bringing back fond memories for many Kansas City fans.

    Alison Schenkelberg is an MU Law student originally from Kansas City. She said she grew up going to games with (More)

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    Nixon and local leaders to announce new effort in Ferguson

    Nixon and local leaders to announce new effort in Ferguson

    Posted 8:27 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of Michael Brown.

    The Democratic governor and local elected officials, police, civil rights leaders and others will reveal the plan during (More)

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    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Posted 8:25 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

    Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday's workout.

    "I (More)

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    Third person to be charged in death of 15-year-old girl

    Third person to be charged in death of 15-year-old girl

    Posted 8:05 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) - One of three people charged in the death of a 15-year-old southwest Missouri girl will be sentenced in December for his role in her case.

    Dallas County authorities say 40-year-old Larry Warner of Springfield pleaded guilty last Friday to endangerment and conspiracy in (More)

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    CPS Superintendent speaks in Common Ground Lecture Series

    Posted 7:17 AM 10/21/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Peter Stiepleman, will speak at the Imago Gallery and Cultural Center Tuesday night.

    Dr. Stiepleman will address the role families play in education of grade-school children.

    He will speak about issues such as how families (More)

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    Listeners have difficulty finding Royals on radio

    Listeners have difficulty finding Royals on radio

    Posted 8:04 PM 10/20/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - The Kansas City Royals have made it farther than the St. Louis Cardinals in post-season baseball for the first time in 29 years, but this won't make it any easier to find the Royals on the dial for the 2014 World Series.

    There are only two Royals affiliate radio stations in (More)

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