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    Roots N Blues N BBQ looks to improve sustainability

    Posted 5:19 PM 9/28/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Organizers at the Roots N Blues are continuing to implement a variety of ways to keep the festival grounds at high quality.

    At this year's festival, there are a multitude of ways that festival organziers are using to keep sustainability high.

    Some options this year (More)

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    Columbia Regional flights to and from Chicago canceled again

    Columbia Regional flights to and from Chicago canceled again

    Posted 4:55 PM 9/28/2014 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - For the third day in a row, Columbia Regional Airport flights to and from Chicago were canceled. This follows a fire at a Chicago area air traffic control facility.

    The fire caused thousands of flights to and from O'Hare and Midway in Chicago and affected departures and (More)

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    Golfers come to mid-Missouri for amputee golf tournament

    Golfers come to mid-Missouri for amputee golf tournament

    Posted 4:48 PM 9/28/2014 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Golfers came from around Missouri and even from out of the state to attend a weekend golf tournament at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Boone County.

    The event, called the Show Me Classic Amputee Golf Tournament, kicked off at the course Friday. Golfers were able to (More)

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    Missouri gov's Ferguson response widely criticized

    Missouri gov's Ferguson response widely criticized

    Posted 2:13 PM 9/28/2014 by Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been inundated with public criticism following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb.

    As protests mounted following the Aug. 9 shooting, so too did the frustration directed at Nixon.

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    Shooting in Aspen Heights leaves one wounded

    Shooting in Aspen Heights leaves one wounded

    Posted 9:56 AM 9/28/2014 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A shooting in Aspen Heights has left one wounded and multiple in police custody. 

    The Columbia Police Department responded to multiple calls at around 2 a.m. Saturday morning reporting gunshots. 

    Upon arrival, police discovered a vehicle with a bullet hole in (More)

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    Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

    Police: Ferguson officer shot; 2 suspects wanted

    Posted 4:28 AM 9/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - St. Louis County police say a Ferguson officer was shot after encountering two suspects at a community center who fired at him during a foot chase.

    County Police Chief Jon Belmar says the officer was shot in the arm and is expected to survive. Belmar did not identify the (More)

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    Trumbo homers twice, D-Backs beat Cardinals 5-2

    Trumbo homers twice, D-Backs beat Cardinals 5-2

    Posted 11:28 PM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    PHOENIX - Mark Trumbo homered twice and the Arizona Diamondbacks prevented St. Louis from clinching the NL Central title with a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday night.

    The Cardinals secured at least a tie for the division crown when Pittsburgh lost to Cincinnati earlier Saturday (More)

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    Royals miss chance at 1st place, lose to White Sox

    Royals miss chance at 1st place, lose to White Sox

    Posted 11:11 PM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHICAGO - Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer, and the Chicago White Sox kept Kansas City out of first place in the AL Central with a 5-4 victory over the Royals on Saturday night.

    The Detroit Tigers, who lost 12-3 at Minnesota on Saturday, stayed one game ahead of the Royals entering the final (More)

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    Missouri rallies to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20

    Posted 11:07 PM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Russell Hansbrough scored two of his three touchdowns in the final seven minutes and Missouri rallied from 13 points down to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20 on Saturday night.

    The Tigers (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 20-7 and managed just 181 yards of offense (More)

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    Police officer shot in Ferguson

    Police officer shot in Ferguson

    Posted 10:49 PM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERUGSON - Authorities said a police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

    Tim Zoll of the Ferguson Police Department told KSDK-TV that the officer was (More)

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    Downtown stores see more business despite festival move

    Downtown stores see more business despite festival move

    Posted 7:20 PM 9/27/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Clumps of people walked in and out of shops in downtown today, but since the Roots N Blues festival is at Stephen's Lake Park, they weren't necessarily concert goers.

    The festival used to take place in downtown Columbia, but two years ago festival management decided to move it (More)

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    Gov. Nixon part of delegation in Afghanistan

    Gov. Nixon part of delegation in Afghanistan

    Posted 7:08 PM 9/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK - Four U.S. governors are in Afghanistan as part of a delegation to receive counterterrorism briefings and to greet troops stationed there. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says he's in country with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon at the invitation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

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    ESPN's College GameDay: Missouri vs. South Carolina

    Posted 4:25 PM 9/27/2014 by Morgan Uber and Madi Morris, KOMU 8 Sports Reporters

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - ESPN's College GameDay was in the other Columbia of the SEC, Saturday morning for the game between Missouri and No. 13 South Carolina. KOMU 8 News has all the best sights and sounds of College GameDay from Friday night and Saturday morning.

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