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    Weekly wellness: The 123s and ABCs of dining out (part 2)

    Posted 3:45 PM 7/28/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - By this time, you know to be prepared, to avoid the buffet and to order a giant glass of water instead of that sugary soda, right? Let's keep going! There are a few more letters in the alphabet. (Read part one.)

    "M" for Mayonnaise: Much like its condiment cousin, ketchup (More)

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    Right-to-farm campaign tops one million

    Right-to-farm campaign tops one million

    Posted 3:45 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The battle over of a Missouri proposal creating a constitutional right to farm has topped $1 million.

    Campaign finance reports filed Monday show that Missouri Farmers Care has spent nearly $800,000 in support of the Aug. 5 ballot proposal while Missouri's Food for (More)

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    Ballwin woman sentenced in Medicare fraud

    Ballwin woman sentenced in Medicare fraud

    Posted 3:40 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County business owner has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison and ordered to pay $200,000 in restitution for bank and Medicare fraud.

    Tina Kuehl of Ballwin was sentenced Monday in federal court in St. Louis. She previously pleaded guilty to (More)

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    Utility scam resurfaces, targeting restaurants and bars

    Posted 3:39 PM 7/28/2014 by Lauren Langille, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Commercial accounts are targets of a utility scam making it's way through Columbia. 

    Houlihan's General Manager Nicole Becker said she received a call and was told to provide over $1,800 in a wire transfer within 30 minutes or else Houlihan's utilities would be (More)

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    Man sentenced to life in prison for Tre'Veon Marshall murder

    Man sentenced to life in prison for Tre'Veon Marshall murder

    Posted 2:52 PM 7/28/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Nicholas Thomas was sentenced to life in prison without parole Monday afternoon for killing 17-year-old Tre'veon Marshall in July 2013 .

    Marshall, a former Hickman High School student, was found with a gunshot wound in McKee Park on July 14, 2013. He was transported to an area (More)

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    Contractor admits to role in bribery scheme

    Contractor admits to role in bribery scheme

    Posted 2:08 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, the fourth person to admit to a role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company.

    Jeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. (More)

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    Fan arrested after allegedly assaulting 15-year-old umpire

    Fan arrested after allegedly assaulting 15-year-old umpire

    Posted 1:29 PM 7/28/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police confirmed Tuesday a 15-year-old volunteer umpire was assaulted by a fan at the Show-Me-State Games Saturday evening.

    Officers were dispatched to a disturbance between two male subjects around 7:20 p.m. in a parking lot behind the Gold and Black fields at Cosmo (More)

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    Columbia man raises money for Columbia native shot in Nashville

    Posted 1:00 PM 7/28/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Music teacher Jay Pilkington is raising money for one of his former students who was shot Thursday in Nashville. Pilkington taught Nathan Zumwalt guitar when he was a student at Rock Bridge High School.

    "I'm just a diamond miner. I don't make diamonds, I just shine them up," (More)

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    Boy, 13, dies in southeast Missouri dirt bike accident

    Boy, 13, dies in southeast Missouri dirt bike accident

    Posted 12:34 PM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS (AP) - An eastern Missouri boy has died following a collision of two dirt bikes at a state park in St. Francois County.

    Thirteen-year-old Chance Harris of St. Peters died in the accident Sunday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Chance was riding at St. Joe State Park when (More)

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    Presbyterian church in Fulton named in abuse lawsuit

    Presbyterian church in Fulton named in abuse lawsuit

    Posted 11:54 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A minister is taking his own denomination to task, claiming in a lawsuit that the Presbyterian Church was partly responsible for sexual abuse he suffered as a teenager.

    Rev. Kris Schondelmeyer, a 31-year-old youth minister in Toledo, Ohio, is seeking unspecified damages in (More)

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    Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment

    Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment

    Posted 11:24 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. A proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would explicitly extend those legal protections to text messages, emails and other electronic communications.

    The Amendment 9 (More)

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    Victim forced into trunk in St. Louis carjacking

    Victim forced into trunk in St. Louis carjacking

    Posted 11:19 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 22-year-old woman is in custody, and St. Louis police are searching for additional suspects following a carjacking in which the victim was forced into the trunk.

    KTVI-TV reports that the crime happened Sunday morning. The victim was ordered at gunpoint into the trunk. (More)

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    Local faith leaders call for peace in Israel, Gaza

    Posted 11:17 AM 7/28/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mid-Missouri Fellowship of Reconciliation held a news conference Monday with several local faith leaders calling for peace in Gaza and Israel. They also called for Israel to end its seven-year blockade of Gaza.

    The group said the United States has some responsibility for the (More)

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