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    Friday Night Fever Play of the Week week two

    What is your favorite play of the week from week two? Vote below.

    Posted 12:03 PM 8/31/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your Friday Night Fever plays of the week from week two! Voting ends Friday afternoon at 3. Make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at 10 p.m. on Fridays for all of your mid-Missouri football coverage!

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    Driver treated after combine accident on Highway 63 North

    Posted 11:35 AM 8/31/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A driver was being treated at the hospital Monday after a car crashed into a combine on Highway 63 North between Grindstone Parkway and Stadium Boulevard, according to a Columbia Police Department officer.

    Officials said the driver of the Ford Escape crashed into a combine and (More)

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    Police accuse man of felony drug possession after crash, search

    Police accuse man of felony drug possession after crash, search

    Posted 11:25 AM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a Boone County man Sunday night for allegedly having methamphetamine in his vehicle after he crashed into a Columbia resident's backyard and fled on foot. 

    According to police, Daniel Peek, 26, crashed into trees in a backyard in the 2800 block of (More)

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    Jeff Mizanskey to be freed Tuesday after 21 years on pot charges

    Jeff Mizanskey to be freed Tuesday after 21 years on pot charges

    Posted 10:52 AM 8/31/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU Interactive Director

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jeff Mizanskey is scheduled to walk free Tuesday morning, 21 years after he was sentenced to life without parole for a series of marijuana convictions.

    His family will be waiting outside the Jefferson City Correctional Center when Mizanskey exits sometime between 8 a.m. (More)

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    Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years

    Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years

    Posted 9:42 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Nearly 1,000 people are gathering in Kansas City to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an Animal Health Corridor that stretches from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia.

    The Kansas City Star reports the corridor has become a (More)

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    Missouri man charged after body found in trunk of car

    Missouri man charged after body found in trunk of car

    Posted 9:38 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    HARVIELL (AP) - A Poplar Bluff man is facing murder charges after a man's body was found in the trunk of a car.

    The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that 23-year-old Edward William Weaver is jailed without bond and does not (More)

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    First-degree murder charge in Bollinger County killing

    First-degree murder charge in Bollinger County killing

    Posted 9:20 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    MARBLE HILL (AP) - A southeast Missouri man faces arraignment Wednesday on first-degree murder charges for an attack that killed a man and badly injured a woman.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that 32-year-old William Pickard of Poplar (More)

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    2 from Illinois dead in Missouri motorcycle crash

    2 from Illinois dead in Missouri motorcycle crash

    Posted 7:43 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN (AP) - Two Illinois residents are dead after a motorcycle accident in northeast Missouri.The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the accident happened just before noon Sunday on Route W in Pike County, killing 62-year-old Bruce Pittman and his 54-year-old passenger, Karen (More)

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    Man fatally shot in Wellston; Major Case Squad activated

    Man fatally shot in Wellston; Major Case Squad activated

    Posted 7:34 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    WELLSTON (AP) - The St. Louis Area Major Case Squad is investigating the death of a man in the St. Louis County town of Wellston.

    Authorities said 23-year-old Timothy Gunter was fatally shot around 1 a.m. Monday. Police found him inside a home after responding to a call about an assault.

    Police are searching for a black Ford F-150 four-door pickup seen at the crime scene.

     

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    Utility to clean contaminated site in downtown Springfield

    Utility to clean contaminated site in downtown Springfield

    Posted 7:27 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Officials are planning a $7.3 million cleanup of a contaminated site in downtown Springfield.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports officials have known for years that the land is contaminated. The land, which is owned by City Utilities, is in the Jordan Valley Corridor, a (More)

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    Police: 2 people arrested in death of girl, 2, in Carthage

    Police: 2 people arrested in death of girl, 2, in Carthage

    Posted 4:20 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARTHAGE (AP) - Police have arrested two people in the death of a 2-year-old girl in Carthage.

    The Joplin Globe reports a 20-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man, both residents of the same home, were arrested Saturday. According to Carthage police Chief Greg Dagnan, officers responded to a call about an unresponsive child at the home shortly after 8 a.m.

    Dagnan said police will recommend the two suspects be charged with child abuse and child endangerment.

     

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    Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in double shooting in St. Louis

    Police: 1 dead, 1 injured in double shooting in St. Louis

    Posted 4:17 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - One person has died and another has been injured in a double shooting in St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. According to police, one person was transported to a hospital but died. They said a 40-year-old woman was (More)

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    Organizations ask for more funding for local veterans campus

    Posted 3:47 AM 8/31/2015 by Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Housing Authority along with Welcome Home and the Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital are asking for help funding a new campus for veterans in Columbia.

    The new campus is located off Business Loop 70 East and will include 25 permanent residences, a support center and (More)

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