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    Carrollton woman indicted in $185k bank fraud scheme

    Carrollton woman indicted in $185k bank fraud scheme

    Posted 5:01 PM 8/27/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Carrollton woman was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in connection with a $185,000 bank fraud scheme, according to U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickenson. The attorney's office said 62-year-old Carol Joyce Noble of Carrollton (More)

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    Blunt seeks federal help for Ferguson costs

    Blunt seeks federal help for Ferguson costs

    Posted 4:33 PM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt asked the Justice Department to help reimburse state and St. Louis-area law enforcement agencies for costs incurred while providing security in Ferguson this month.

    Blunt said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday that many of the (More)

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    Senator McCaskill visits Columbia manufacturing company

    Posted 3:58 PM 8/27/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill visited Environmental Dynamics International (EDI) in Columbia Wednesday afternoon as part of a two-day statewide tour of manufacturing companies.

    EDI was the Senator's last stop after visiting Joplin and Kansas City earlier Wednesday. She also (More)

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    Parents complain about alleged punishment at Blue Ridge Elementary

    Posted 3:57 PM 8/27/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Parents say 72 Blue Ridge Elemetary school fourth graders were left out in the heat during their 20 minute recess last week as a punishment for being too disrputive during the lunch hour.

    Some parents and other family members said they did not know about the incident, but some (More)

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    More than a dozen arrests in Macon, Randolph Co. drug round-up

    More than a dozen arrests in Macon, Randolph Co. drug round-up

    Posted 3:57 PM 8/27/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - After a year-long drug investigation, the Macon Police Department and several other agencies carried out a round-up operation Wednesday morning that ended in more than a dozen arrests.

    Twelve of the arrests were in Macon County. One was in Randolph County.

    Macon County (More)

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    MU group marches in support of Michael Brown

    Posted 3:47 PM 8/27/2014

    COLUMBIA - MU students and community members participated in a silent march to support Michael Brown Wednesday evening. The community created a group called "MU for Mike Brown" after the fatal shooting of the unarmed teen.

    Protests in Ferguson currently remain peaceful, and people in (More)

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    Ride-sharing company considers Columbia expansion

    Posted 3:45 PM 8/27/2014 by KOMU Reporter, Julia Avery

    COLUMBIA -  In an effort to expand to Missouri, a ride-sharing company, Uber, has been trying to negotiate regulations with the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission so it can enter the St. Louis market. As things are still up in the air in St. Louis, the (More)

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    Construction on Brickton and Conley Road set to widen lanes

    Posted 3:40 PM 8/27/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Some residents and businesses said construction near Brickton Road and Conley Road is causing an inconvenience.

    Brenda Reno, who works at a laundromat near the construction, said the work is causing extra problems for her customers.

    "Whether they can get their clothes in (More)

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    Mayor's Task Force looks to a Columbia company for jobs

    Posted 3:09 PM 8/27/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence met Wednesday to talk about job creation for Columbia's at-risk community. 

    The task force invited Gary Taylor, the director of the non-profit job placement organization Job Point, to speak.

    Job Point aims to help (More)

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    Officials amp up efforts to keep fans, residents safe for events

    Posted 2:59 PM 8/27/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Many fans are excited for Mizzou's football season to kick off Saturday, but some worry public safety could be on the line.

    According to Columbia Public Joint Safety Communications, more people flocking to Columbia calls for increased attention to safety.

    "With the (More)

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    Donors give nearly $700K after events in Ferguson

    Donors give nearly $700K after events in Ferguson

    Posted 2:58 PM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of dollars have poured into online fundraising sites on behalf of the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him.

    As of Wednesday, nearly $700,000 was raised for both sides through the website GoFundMe.com.

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    More than 100 dogs, cats rescued from "filthy" Lebanon shelter

    More than 100 dogs, cats rescued from "filthy" Lebanon shelter

    Posted 2:45 PM 8/27/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LEBANON - The Humane Society of Missouri rescued more than 100 dogs and cats from a Lebanon animal shelter Wednesday. (See more photos.)

    The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued 49 medium-to-large size dogs, 12 small (More)

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    Appeals court says course syllabi are not public records

    Appeals court says course syllabi are not public records

    Posted 2:23 PM 8/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled that course syllabi are exempt from Missouri's open records law because they are the intellectual property of faculty members.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reported the ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals (More)

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