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    Fulton State Hopital is closing its YMCA Annex

    Posted 4:05 PM 10/30/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The city of Fulton will lose its only 24-hour workout facility in about three months.

    Fulton State Hospital is closing its YMCA Annex on January 31, 2015 at 5 p.m., in the midst of construction  (More)

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    Gas rates will fall in November for Ameren customers

    Gas rates will fall in November for Ameren customers

    Posted 3:56 PM 10/30/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gas rates for Ameren Missouri customers will decrease starting in November.

    The company announced residential customers' gas rates will fall by almost $0.05 per Ccf, per hundred cubic feet of natural gas. The changes will affect customers in areas such as Columbia (More)

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    Zombie prom aims to keep Jefferson City teens safe

    Posted 3:40 PM 10/30/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Teen zombies will take over the Missouri River Regional Library Thursday for zombie prom.

    Teen Services Coordinator Courtney Waters said she plans a Halloween event every year, but this is the first time the library is hosting a zombie prom. 

    "We have done a (More)

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    MU student on ESPN's My Wish series hopes to meet Tebow again

    Posted 3:24 PM 10/30/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One MU student remembers meeting Tim Tebow a few years back in Orlando, Florida.

    "I'd love to see him again, but I know he has a tight schedule with ESPN," Adam Hubbs said.

    Hubbs, a sophomore engineering student at MU from Millstadt, Ill. (More)

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    Mid-Missouri economy is a treat for many Halloween shoppers

    Mid-Missouri economy is a treat for many Halloween shoppers

    Posted 3:19 PM 10/30/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -- More ghouls and ghosts are predicted to roam the streets this Halloween than ever before.

    Consumer confidence is rubbing off on Halloween participants as the economy continues to improve. A (More)

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    Columbia day care center working to help end community violence

    Columbia day care center working to help end community violence

    Posted 3:02 PM 10/30/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY- A local day care owner is trying to do her part in the fight against community violence among youth. Tiffany Campbell owns Tree Tops Innovative Learning Center, located north of Columbia. 

    Campbell and her husband, Chris Campbell, started the day care center with the (More)

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    Royals look toward next season after dream run

    Royals look toward next season after dream run

    Posted 2:54 PM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction.

    They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs after 29 (More)

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    Attorney General's office counters claims by New York Times

    Attorney General's office counters claims by New York Times

    Posted 2:36 PM 10/30/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Attorney General's office released documents Thursday designed to show the New York Times misrepresented actions by Attorney General Chris Koster in two articles released this week.

    The Times released the first article (More)

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    Moberly Schools says "lack of communication" following threat

    Posted 11:40 AM 10/30/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer, Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Moberly Public Schools apologized Thursday after a threat sparked rumors and concern among parents. 

    School administrators said a student at Moberly High School threatened to bring a gun to school Wednesday. They clarified Thursday morning "there was no weapon at school. (More)

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    Columbia man arrested for child porn in email account

    Columbia man arrested for child porn in email account

    Posted 10:59 AM 10/30/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbia man Wednesday after an email investigation led them to pornographic images on his computer. Deputies from the department's Cyber Crimes Task Force made the arrest. 

    Deputies said they arrested Jonathan Hillyard, 30, after (More)

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    College teammate of Royals outfielder says he deserves a ring

    Posted 10:40 AM 10/30/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was 90 feet away from tying World Series game 7 in Kansas City Wednesday. 

    Gordon hit a triple and was left stranded when catcher Salvador Perez hit a pop fly to end the game.

    Gordon played third base at the University of Nebraska and (More)

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    Downtown Kansas City sees growth since Royals last World Series

    Posted 10:13 AM 10/30/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals success in 2014 season helped bring life to an area that did not exist the last time the Royals were in the World Series in 1985.

    The Power and Light District in Kansas City became the spot to watch the World Series for fans that did not have tickets to (More)

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    Phelps County grand jury indicts custodian on hate crime charge

    Phelps County grand jury indicts custodian on hate crime charge

    Posted 9:02 AM 10/30/2014 by Kellan Marvin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    PHELPS COUNTY - A Phelps County grand jury has indicted 44-year-old Johnnie A. Landis on a class D felony charge of harassment. Prosecutors charged Landis with the hate crime after allegations he made a noose, threatening to hang a coworker at the St. James R-1 School District June 16.

    The (More)

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