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    Shots fired in south Columbia leave many in shock

    Posted 3:52 PM 9/12/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Residents in south Columbia are stunned today because of shots fired Thursday.

    At 1:46 P.M., officers responded to shots fired call next to Bethel Park. Police say a woman was set to meet Thomas Kim at the park for a drug deal. Investigators claim while waiting to complete the (More)

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    Nixon freezes spending items after veto overrides

    Nixon freezes spending items after veto overrides

    Posted 3:26 PM 9/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has blocked expenditures for all 47 budget items on which lawmakers overrode his line-item vetoes.

    Nixon said Friday he was restricting $54 million of spending items to ensure a balanced budget. That means that despite the veto overrides (More)

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    Judge lifts Opus restraining order, new lawsuit filed

    Judge lifts Opus restraining order, new lawsuit filed

    Posted 3:22 PM 9/12/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Boone County Circuit Court Judge Kevin Crane issued a temporary restraining order, which blocked the Opus development from doing any construction or demolition, Friday morning. Later Friday afternoon, Crane lifted the temporary order.

    Crane's ruling comes on the heels of another (More)

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    Young adults ages 18 to 24 at biggest risk for credit card fraud

    Young adults ages 18 to 24 at biggest risk for credit card fraud

    Posted 3:00 PM 9/12/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With school back in session, the mid-Missouri Better Business Bureau is concerned with (More)

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    No foul play in deaths of Missouri couple

    No foul play in deaths of Missouri couple

    Posted 2:42 PM 9/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    BUCKHORN (AP) - The Missouri Highway Patrol says the deaths of a couple attending a Memorial Day motorcycle rally were caused by carbon monoxide in their camper-trailer.

    Pulaski County deputies found the bodies of 66-year-old Frank Wevers III and his 58-year-old wife, Mary Wevers, on May (More)

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    Station will aid Cortex district, official says

    Station will aid Cortex district, official says

    Posted 2:37 PM 9/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A $10 million grant for a new light rail station in midtown St. Louis will make it easier for workers to get to a developing high-tech area of midtown, a top official with the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday.

    It was announced earlier this week that the St. (More)

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    Sinquefield gives $2.5 million to Grow Missouri group

    Sinquefield gives $2.5 million to Grow Missouri group

    Posted 2:31 PM 9/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Prominent Missouri political donor Rex Sinquefield has contributed $2.5 million to an organization that has pushed for lower income taxes.

    Grow Missouri says it plans to use the money to finance its operations through the rest of the year. Treasurer Aaron Willard says (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    Missouri vs. UCF preview and predictions

    Posted 1:44 PM 9/12/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - This year, I'm going to host 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 hosts Central Florida on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. 

    Note: To hear from (More)

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    Endangered Person Advisory canceled, 4-year-old boy found safe

    Endangered Person Advisory canceled, 4-year-old boy found safe

    Posted 12:32 PM 9/12/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SPRINGFIELD - The Polk County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday afternoon it canceled the Endangered Person Advisory for missing 4-year-old Polk County boy Benjamin Adams.

    The boy's father, Timothy Lormand, took him from a Bolivar courthouse. The boy's grandmother was awarded immediate and (More)

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    Man runs out of gas, dies in accident walking across Highway 54

    Man runs out of gas, dies in accident walking across Highway 54

    Posted 11:12 AM 9/12/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OSAGE BEACH - The Osage Beach Police Department said a Gravois Mills man died Thursday after an accident on westbound Highway 54 in which a passing car hit him as he tried to cross the highway. 

    Officers said witnesses reported 44-year-old Timothy Miesner ran out of gas at the east (More)

  • Friday Night Fever

    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: Moberly at Fulton

    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: Moberly at Fulton

    Posted 9:51 AM 9/12/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    FULTON - The first, and obvious, wish is for no rain. Two of the three weeks of this high school football season have had rain in the mix. Get the KOMU 8 Weather App to check if your game will be dry or not. But in case there is (More)

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    Police say 72-year-old in the hospital after strong armed robbery

    Police say 72-year-old in the hospital after strong armed robbery

    Posted 8:55 AM 9/12/2014 by Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MOBERLY - Officers said early Friday morning an elderly man suffered a head injury during an attempted strong armed robbery near the 200 block of Farror Street in Moberly.

    The 72-year-old victim told police the suspect hit him in the head and demanded money.

    A Randolph County ambulance took the victim to the hospital for the head injury.

    Police said the suspect was last seen running north. As of Friday morning, they had not found the suspect. 

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    Teen accused of firing shots during drug deal in Bethel Park

    Teen accused of firing shots during drug deal in Bethel Park

    Posted 8:46 AM 9/12/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said early Friday morning they arrested a 17-year-old in connection to a shots fired incident during a suspected drug deal in Bethel Park Thursday. The Columbia Police Department arrested 17-year-old Thomas Kim who the victim said fired several shots during the incident in the (More)

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