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    Judge denies motions to dismiss Callaway County CAFO lawsuit

    Posted 2:22 PM 8/26/2015 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The year-long battle over a proposed hog farm in Callaway County continued Wednesday. Earlier this week, a circuit judge denied motions that would have dismissed a lawsuit from Friends of Responsible Agriculture or FORAG.

    The Missouri Clean Water Commission, Missouri (More)

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    Local routes to experience changes, delays in Jefferson City

    Posted 1:44 PM 8/26/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Beginning Thursday, drivers will be experincing delays on U.S. Routes 50/63 due to the Lafayette Interchange Project. 

    "The intent of this project is to improve the traffic commute along 50/63 there on the eastside of Jefferson City," said MoDOT Central District (More)

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    Camden County Man Arrested for Assault

    Camden County Man Arrested for Assault

    Posted 1:12 PM 8/26/2015 by Annie Rice, KOMU Reporter

    LAKE OZARK — Camden County Sheriff's Deputies announced Wednesday they arrested a Lake Ozark man for a first-degree assault that occurred earlier in the month.

    Deputies alleged James Dean Turner assaulted a man using his fists on August 8 in the 100 block of Sweet William Road in (More)

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    Last of abandoned puppies still waits to find home

    Last of abandoned puppies still waits to find home

    Posted 9:30 AM 8/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - A doberman-mix puppy who had a "rough beginning" is the last of five abandoned littermates to remain at the Central Missouri Humane Society (CMHS).

    The puppy, Jean Gray and her siblings were found stuffed into a crate at Albert Oakland Park on a sweltering July day. They were (More)

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    MU Graduate students walk out of classes

    Posted 2:17 AM 8/26/2015 by Ebony Holmon & Andrew Hebert, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - MU graduate students gathered on the quad and at the Memorial Union for a noon rally after walking out of class Wednesday. Many wore red to symbolize their protest.

    The action committees for the protest met around campus at 8 a.m. They prepared for the day's protest, and (More)

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    Missouri couple accused of multistate sex trafficking

    Missouri couple accused of multistate sex trafficking

    Posted 10:52 AM 8/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri couple is accused of orchestrating a cross-country prostitution ring involving at least five girls. 

    A federal complaint accuses 28-year-old Marcus Dewayne Thompson and 24-year-old Robin Thompson of conspiracy and sex trafficking. The (More)

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    Woman pleads guilty in 2011 double murder near Columbia

    Woman pleads guilty in 2011 double murder near Columbia

    Posted 11:13 AM 8/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to her role in a double murder. 

    Thirty-one-year-old Jacie Coari, of Mexico, Missouri, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree attempted robbery. She was sentenced (More)

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    Two Virginia TV station workers fatally shot on-air

    Two Virginia TV station workers fatally shot on-air

    Posted 8:59 AM 8/26/2015 by The Associated Press and Annie Hammock, KOMU Interactive Director

    MONETA, Va. (AP) - Reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were fatally shot live on air during the morning show of WDBJ-TV in central Virginia Wednesday. NBC News reports the gunman has been shot but is not dead.

    WDBJ-TV general manager Jeffrey A. Marks called killings "a (More)

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    Columbia man arrested after assaulting man with pipe

    Columbia man arrested after assaulting man with pipe

    Posted 8:45 AM 8/26/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia officers arrested a man early Tuesday morning after he allegedly struck another man with a pipe.

    Authorities responded to a physical disturbance call involving Larry Y. Williams at the 2600 block of Quail Drive about 10:44 p.m. on Monday night. 

    According to (More)

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    4 vehicles stolen from St. Louis area dealership

    4 vehicles stolen from St. Louis area dealership

    Posted 7:42 AM 8/26/2015 by Associated Press

    FLORISSANT (AP) - Police in north St. Louis County are reviewing surveillance video in an effort to find the thieves who stole vehicles from an auto dealership.

    KMOV-TV reports that an officer saw vehicles leaving the Johnny Londoff Chevrolet lot around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The officer began following the suspects, who sped away.

    All told, four vehicles were taken. One was later found abandoned on Interstate 270. No arrests have been made.

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    Video game releases can distract students from new school year

    Posted 7:16 PM 8/25/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Madden NFL 16 is new on the shelves this week, marking the first of many video game releases this season. However, research shows these game releases can have a negative impact on students as they begin the school year.

    According to a PEW Research (More)

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    2 men charged in shooting outside St. Louis bar

    2 men charged in shooting outside St. Louis bar

    Posted 7:22 AM 8/26/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say two men have been charged in the shooting death of a man outside a Baden bar in May.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 34-year-old Alejo A. Hamilton Jr. and 26-year-old Eugene Johnson Jr. were charged Tuesday in the death of (More)

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    Jacksonville man arrested in connection with Moberly theft

    Jacksonville man arrested in connection with Moberly theft

    Posted 6:42 AM 8/26/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MOBERLY - A Jacksonville man was arrested Wednesday by Moberly police in connection with a reported theft.

    Officers investigated a call at the 1300 block of East U.S. 24 in Moberly and detained the 38-year-old suspect.

    The man is being held at the Randolph County Justice Center on misdemeanor stealing charges, awaiting formal charges. 

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