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    City Council Members to Get Paid for Service

    Posted 2:09 PM 4/16/2014 by Madi Morris, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -  Columbia City Council members will soon start making money for their services on the council.

    Since the council began, elected members have always been unpaid volunteers. Starting in May, members will receive stipends for their time.

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    St. Louis County Cop Shoots Fenton Robbery Suspect

    St. Louis County Cop Shoots Fenton Robbery Suspect

    Posted 1:49 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    FENTON (AP) - A St. Louis County police officer has shot a robbery suspect at a Fenton check-cashing store.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that an unidentified officer shot a suspect who pulled a gun during an attempted robbery Wednesday morning at Check 'n Go in the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center.

    Police say two suspects were leaving the store when officers arrived. The injured suspect was taken to a nearby hospital.

     

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    MU Announces Hiring of a Third Party Risk Management Consultant

    MU Announces Hiring of a Third Party Risk Management Consultant

    Posted 1:37 PM 4/16/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced the hiring of a higher education risk management consultant for the University of Missouri's four campuses.

    Wednesday Wolfe announced the hiring of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) group (More)

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    Columbia Construction Causes Delays

    Posted 1:10 PM 4/16/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Drivers started noticing congested traffic Wednesday on the first day of rush hour after construction on the Highway 63 bridges over Stadium Boulevard and Hominy Creek both started Tuesday night.

    Southbound traffic on Highway 63 at Stadium Boulevard will be diverted over the (More)

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    March Data Shows Unemployment Rate Inconsistent with Job Growth

    Posted 12:45 PM 4/16/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Department of Economic Development reported  unemployment rates in Missouri increased from February, but employers also added more than 3,000 new jobs.

    The statistics don't seem to match up.

    The unemployment rate in the month of March was 6.7 percent (More)

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    Former Kansas City Business Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement

    Former Kansas City Business Manager Sentenced for Embezzlement

    Posted 12:11 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The former business manager at a Kansas City doctor's office has been sentenced for embezzling $170,000, a crime that forced her employer to declare bankruptcy.

    Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday that 57-year-old Eileen Kisner, of Kansas City, was sentenced to two (More)

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    Commissioners Vote to Demolish Cole County Jail

    Posted 11:54 AM 4/16/2014 by Maddie Heidenreich, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Cole County commissioners voted Wednesday to move forward with plans to demolish the old Cole County Jail in Jefferson City. The preservation of the old county jail and sheriff's residence stirred up controversy between the commission and people in the community.

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    Missouri Senate Endorses Drug Program Renewal

    Missouri Senate Endorses Drug Program Renewal

    Posted 11:15 AM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors.

    The Missouri Rx Program is scheduled to expire in August, but the measure endorsed on Wednesday would extend the benefit until (More)

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    Doctor Inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

    Doctor Inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

    Posted 11:11 AM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A physician regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians during a ceremony at the state Capitol.

    Andrew Taylor Still founded the American School of Osteopathy, now called A.T. Still University, in Kirksville in (More)

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    MADD's Sponsors Power of Parents Initiative

    Posted 11:10 AM 4/16/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Life changed forever for Jerry Mitchell nine years ago when a drunk driver hit Mitchell while he was riding his motorcyle. Ever since, Mitchell's been a volunteer for the Boone County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

    He attended MADD's local chapter workshop for (More)

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    Work Zone Injuries a Continual Problem

    Posted 10:54 AM 4/16/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Construction work begins to ramp up for the summer and MoDOT officials are asking drivers to be careful in work zones.

    Over the last five years, 53 people have died and 2,781 people were injured in Missouri work zones according to MoDOT officials. 

    The fine for (More)

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    Former Mo. Teacher Charged with Three Counts of Statutory Rape

    Former Mo. Teacher Charged with Three Counts of Statutory Rape

    Posted 10:27 AM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    FORSYTH (AP) - A former southwest Missouri teacher is facing three counts of statutory rape involving a former 16-year-old student.

    Taney County authorities say 27-year-old Caleb Moon, of Ozark, had sex with the student in his classroom at Forsyth High School, the school bathroom and his (More)

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    Phelps County Conservation Rescues Injured Bald Eagle

    Phelps County Conservation Rescues Injured Bald Eagle

    Posted 10:12 AM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAMDENTON (AP) - It is not uncommon for Phelps County Conservation Agent Darrin Wood to receive calls regarding injured wildlife throughout the year.

    He received one of those calls in late March regarding an injured bald eagle which was spotted on private property north of Highway P on (More)

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