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    Elementary school teachers hold unconventional conference

    Posted 5:58 PM 8/2/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - An unconventional conference geared toward mid-Missouri elementary school teachers will take place Monday morning. 

    The event, ElemEdCamp, has teachers putting away PowerPoint presentations. There will not be a speaker at the front of the room. Instead, all of the (More)

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    Billboard sitter comes down after near murder-free week

    Billboard sitter comes down after near murder-free week

    Posted 8:09 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man sitting atop a St. Louis billboard has come down, even though the city never made it a full week without a homicide.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 50-year-old Daniel "Boone" Fuller vowed last month that he would (More)

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    Couple charged in dog attack on child in Greenwood

    Couple charged in dog attack on child in Greenwood

    Posted 5:32 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    GREENWOOD (AP) - A Greenwood couple has been charged in a dog attack that left a toddler injured.

    According to prosecutors, 42-year-old Brett William Cottrell and 39-year-old Shannon M. Cottrell were charged Friday with "subsequent dog bites, liability of owner" for their dog's attack on (More)

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    Police: Suspect rams into 2 police cars in St. Louis

    Police: Suspect rams into 2 police cars in St. Louis

    Posted 4:35 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police have arrested a 48-year-old suspect they say intentionally rammed into two police vehicles with officers in them in St. Louis' Baden neighborhood.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the incident happened around 8:37 p.m. (More)

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    Columbia City Council meets to discuss scramble crossing

    Posted 10:48 PM 8/2/2015 by Tom Barclay, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will be meeting Monday at 7:00 p.m. to discuss a number of issues, including upcoming renovations to a busy intersection downtown.

    City leaders will hold a public forum with Columbia residents to discuss a proposed 'scramble crossing' at the (More)

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    Crash kills a man, injures five in Callaway County

    Crash kills a man, injures five in Callaway County

    Posted 10:11 PM 8/2/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) said a 62-year-old man died Sunday after an accident on Route BB.

    Troopers said Billie Lister, of Mokane, died after an accident on Route BB near Highway 54. 

    MSHP said Lister failed to yield to another car with five (More)

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    Lunch program feeds students over the summer

    Posted 8:04 PM 7/5/2015 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Children who rely on free meals during the school year also have access to food programs during the summer months.

    Lunch in the Park is part of the national Summer Food Service Program, which aims to ensure children from low-income families continue to receive nutritious meals (More)

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    Central Missouri Humane Society battles overcrowding due to cats

    Posted 3:57 PM 8/2/2015 by Amanda Vitale, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Central Missouri Humane Society has seen a successful summer despite the influx of cat admissions.

    The influx is a yearly trend since cats breed in the spring and summer months, resulting in people dropping off kittens at the humane society.

    Michelle Casey, the (More)

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    Columbia moves forward with new marketing campaign

    Posted 3:48 PM 8/2/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau says it has moved forward with a new marketing campaign aimed at showing potential visitors what the city has to offer. 

    The new campaign will work in conjunction with the current campaign that began a few years earlier. The (More)

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    Columbia police investigating three incidents of shots fired

    Posted 3:25 PM 8/2/2015 by Daniel Shapiro, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Officers responded to three separate reports containing shots fired early Sunday morning.

    The first incident was in the area of Brown Station Road north of Highway 63. Police recovered shell casings near Brown Station Road and Sherwood Drive. There was no reported property (More)

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    Missing swimmer not found in second day of Boone County search

    Posted 2:28 PM 8/2/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fire Protection District searched Sunday for a missing man believed to have gone swimming in a Boone County lake. 

    Emergency crews searched Sunday afternoon for the 27-year-old, but did not find him. The BCFPD and the Boone County Sheriff's (More)

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    Boy, 9, injured after hit in head at baseball game

    Boy, 9, injured after hit in head at baseball game

    Posted 2:13 PM 8/2/2015 by The Associated Press and Daniel Shapiro, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 9-year-old bat boy is hospitalized after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

    The Wichita Eagle reported that the boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday afternoon. A spokesman for the (More)

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    More drownings this year in Missouri than all of last year

    More drownings this year in Missouri than all of last year

    Posted 2:02 PM 8/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - Missouri has already recorded more drownings this year than in all of last year.

    Officials say flooding and resulting strong currents in waterways are the main causes for the increase.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said as of Thursday, 30 drownings were reported in (More)

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