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    MU School of Medicine receives $2.4 M grant for cancer research

    MU School of Medicine receives $2.4 M grant for cancer research

    Posted 3:32 PM 8/21/2014 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri School of Medicine announced a gift of $2.4 million it received Thursday. Mark McAndrew, a 1975 graduate of the university, was inspired to donate after his aunt Frances T. McAndrew battled cancer at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

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    Missouri raises composite ACT score

    Missouri raises composite ACT score

    Posted 3:06 PM 8/21/2014 by Thomas Hipchen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri raised its composite ACT score by .2 points after nearly ten years of scoring 21.6. Missouri graduates scored a composite 21.8 exceeding the national average of 21, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

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    McCaskill to hold hearing on police militarization after Ferguson

    McCaskill to hold hearing on police militarization after Ferguson

    Posted 2:42 PM 8/21/2014 by Thomas Hipchen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Sen. Claire McCaskill will lead a Senate hearing regarding the militarization of local police departments, which has been the topic of national debate since protests began in Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

     

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    Michael Brown prosecutor urges Nixon to decide on removal

    Michael Brown prosecutor urges Nixon to decide on removal

    Posted 2:00 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for McCulloch's ouster.

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    Nixon orders National Guard out of Ferguson

    Nixon orders National Guard out of Ferguson

    Posted 1:57 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

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    School evacuates after brief fire scare

    School evacuates after brief fire scare

    Posted 1:39 PM 8/21/2014 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Two Mile Prairie Elementary School on Route Z was evacuated after a fire scare Thursday morning.

    Principal Patricia Raynor said she was walking in the hall and heard loud pops that sounded like fireworks.

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    CoMo Connect sees increase in ridership during first weeks

    CoMo Connect sees increase in ridership during first weeks

    Posted 1:22 PM 8/21/2014 by Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works is reporting an increase in riders during CoMo Connect's first two weeks.

    11,276 riders used the new bus service the first week, a 42 percent increase compared to last year, while 11,609 riders used the system last week, a 34-percent increase (More)

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    Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson

    Posted 12:57 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb.

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    St. Louis police release video of shooting

    St. Louis police release video of shooting

    Posted 12:55 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cell phone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency on officer-involved shootings.

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    Short causes fire, evacuation at Two-Mile Prairie Elementary

    Short causes fire, evacuation at Two-Mile Prairie Elementary

    Posted 12:16 PM 8/21/2014 by Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Columbia Public Schools officials said a short inside a radiator caused a fire and led to the evacuation of Two-Mile Elementary School students and staff Thursday morning.

    Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said the fire started when someone accidentally turned the radiator on. Baumstark said the radiator has been capped until crews can fix the issue.

    All students and staff are safe and were back inside the school by noon Thursday.

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    Two Columbia residents arrrested on drug, weapons charges

    Two Columbia residents arrrested on drug, weapons charges

    Posted 11:33 AM 8/21/2014 by Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CENTRALIA - Officers from the Centralia Police Department arrrested two Columbia residents on Tuesday night on drug and weapons charges.

    Terri Stratton, 37, and Jonathon Peppersack, 41, were arrested after a routine traffic stop in Centralia. Police said they became suspicious after (More)

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    MU School of Medicine Receives $2.4 million gift

    MU School of Medicine Receives $2.4 million gift

    Posted 11:03 AM 8/21/2014 by Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Texas man has donated $2.4 million to the University of Missouri School of Medicine to establish and fund a professorship for oncology.

    Mark McAndrew, of McKinney,Texas, made the donation in honor of an aunt who was a patient at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. (More)

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    Domionte Cheatum sentenced to 40 years for Unger murder

    Domionte Cheatum sentenced to 40 years for Unger murder

    Posted 10:55 AM 8/21/2014 by Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Boone County judge sentenced Domionte Cheatum to 40-years in prison Thursday for killing Anthony Unger after a botched drug deal off Conley Road in Columbia. A jury convicted Cheatum June 12.

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