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    Grocery Stores Plan to Sell Compost for Gardens

    Posted 6:24 PM 4/21/2014 by Alyssa Strickland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Don Day has had a passion for agriculture for nearly half a century. For more than two decades however, he has composted. 

    "I'm kind of cheap," Day said. "I don't like to buy a lot of stuff."

    Day composts food scraps that others would normally throw away.

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    Man Critically Injured in Motorcycle Accident

    Man Critically Injured in Motorcycle Accident

    Posted 6:07 PM 4/21/2014 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - An ambulance transported a motorcyclist to University Hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after troopers said he hit a car from behind, closing one lane of Highway 63 southbound.

    Highway Patrol Officer Gary Gundy said a motorcycle was going southbound on 63 (More)

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    Columbia City Council Discusses Opus Development Plan

    Posted 5:55 PM 4/21/2014 by Mary Kate Burgess, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council heard a from the public in regards to the Opus Development petition at its meeting Monday night.  

    The public comment was headed by Charles Rogers, an attorney for Opus, who asked the city council to declare the petition against the development (More)

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    Mo. Mayor's Anti-Semitic Statements on City Agenda

    Mo. Mayor's Anti-Semitic Statements on City Agenda

    Posted 4:58 PM 4/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    MARIONVILLE (AP) - Officials in the southwest Missouri community of Marionville were expected to discuss anti-Semitic statements made by the city's mayor in support of a white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish community sites in Kansas.

    The Springfield News-Leader (More)

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    Kansas City Man Admits 2007 Bank Robbery

    Kansas City Man Admits 2007 Bank Robbery

    Posted 4:40 PM 4/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man who spent several years as a fugitive has admitted stealing nearly $39,000 during a 2007 bank holdup.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says 40-year-old Marlon Jaye Larry pleaded guilty Monday to armed bank robbery and using a firearm in a violent crime.

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    Murder Suspect Unable to get Statements Tossed

    Murder Suspect Unable to get Statements Tossed

    Posted 4:37 PM 4/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl was unable to convince a judge to throw out statements he made to police after his arrest.

    Public defender Patrick Berrigan asked the Greene County Circuit Judge on Monday to suppress Craig Michael (More)

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    Missouri Democrats Name New Staff Leaders

    Missouri Democrats Name New Staff Leaders

    Posted 4:35 PM 4/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Democratic Party has a new executive director heading into the 2014 elections.

    The party said Monday that finance director Crystal Brinkley will assume the duties of executive director starting April 28.

    Kristen Self, a Democratic campaign worker (More)

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    Trial Begins for Man Accused in Hotel Sex Assault

    Trial Begins for Man Accused in Hotel Sex Assault

    Posted 4:29 PM 4/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - The trial of a Pennsylvania man accused of molesting a 9-year-old girl at the Clayton Ritz-Carlton is scheduled to begin Monday.

    Forty-five-year-old Daniel Hughes of the Philadelphia suburb of Conshohocken is accused of entering the wrong room at the luxury hotel while drunk (More)

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    MU Hosts Third Annual Sustainability Week

    MU Hosts Third Annual Sustainability Week

    Posted 4:27 PM 4/21/2014 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - MU is celebrating its third annual Sustainability Week from April 21-25.

    The university will host events all week in hopes of getting students to think about incorporating ways to help the environment into their lives.

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    Hot Dog Recall Prompts Caution Among Columbia Customers

    Posted 4:15 PM 4/21/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Kraft Foods is recalling roughly 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners that were made in a Columbia food plant.

    The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection office said Sunday the hot dog company's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may actually be "Oscar Mayer's Cheesy Dogs" instead. The (More)

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    Columbia Police Release Photo of Suspected Vandal

    Columbia Police Release Photo of Suspected Vandal

    Posted 4:05 PM 4/21/2014 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department released surveillance photos Monday of a suspect police said broke into Broadway Brewery Sunday through a window.

    The incident happened between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. Sunday at 816 E. Broadway, according to Columbia police officers.

    There have (More)

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    Columbia Police Address Downtown Vandalism

    Posted 3:31 PM 4/21/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police are investigating multiple vandalism incidents that have occurred in downtown Columbia recently.

    Sgt. Joe Bernhard said there have been 11 automobile and building vandalism incidents reported since March (More)

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    Columbia Man Sentenced for Attempted Child Sex Charges

    Columbia Man Sentenced for Attempted Child Sex Charges

    Posted 2:41 PM 4/21/2014 by Andrea Park, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A former Columbia man was sentenced Monday to 4 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for attempted sexual misconduct involving a child and attempted statutory sodomy in the second degree.

    28-year-old Shaun Michael Dierker pleaded guilty in February after being caught (More)

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