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    Proposed Columbia crosswalk causes concern among residents

    Posted 3:17 PM 7/27/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new sidewalk planned along Manor Drive has caused concern among residents, specifically the location of a mid-block crossing at what residents call a "blind corner."

    "We have a broad street, people feel it's wide open," Manor Drive resident Melissa Tague said. "Crossing where (More)

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    Korean War veteran reflects on time served

    Posted 2:24 PM 7/27/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - 62 years after the armistice was signed, Governor Jay Nixon proclaimed July 27 Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri. While a statue was passed in 1989 to memorialize the date, the state had yet to enact it as an actual holiday. 

    Kenneth Stephens, is one of the 50,000 living (More)

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    American Red Cross assists residents after apartment fire

    American Red Cross assists residents after apartment fire

    Posted 1:10 PM 7/27/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter said it is assisting victims of an early Saturday morning apartment fire.

    The group said it responded to the fire on Cherry Street to assist residents with immediate financial needs. It said it assisted one couple, their (More)

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    No smoke detectors found after Jefferson City apartment fire

    No smoke detectors found after Jefferson City apartment fire

    Posted 12:53 PM 7/27/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Fire Department said Sunday it found no sign of any smoke detectors inside an apartment where an early morning fire occured Saturday.

    Captain Kurt Williams said firefighters were dispatched at 2:21 a.m. Saturday to 210 Cherry Street for an apartment (More)

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    Despite cases of rabid bats, rabies down in Missouri

    Despite cases of rabid bats, rabies down in Missouri

    Posted 11:54 AM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    LEE'S SUMMIT (AP) - State health officials said although three rabid bats have been found this summer in a Kansas City suburb, the statewide number of rabies cases is down.

    One person was bitten by one of the rabid bats found in Lee's Summit since June 1 and has been treated for the (More)

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    One killed after University City alumni picnic

    One killed after University City alumni picnic

    Posted 11:14 AM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis area police say a 20-year-old man was shot and killed after an annual University City alumni picnic.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two people were shot Saturday night in Heman Park after the annual University City alumni picnic was scheduled to end. (More)

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    Kansas City doesn't meet demolition goal

    Kansas City doesn't meet demolition goal

    Posted 11:03 AM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Despite promises of an aggressive campaign to demolish blighted buildings around Kansas City, officials acknowledge they're only halfway toward their two-year goal.

    The city promised to raze 1,000 decaying and abandoned buildings in two years, but has managed to take (More)

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    Missouri congressional hopefuls run on low budgets

    Missouri congressional hopefuls run on low budgets

    Posted 10:42 AM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's eight Congress members hold a huge cash advantage over their challengers.

    Heading into the final few weeks before the Aug. 5 primaries, incumbent Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash. By contrast, their 38 challenges had less (More)

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    Carl Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

    Carl Edwards leaving Roush at end of 2014 season

    Posted 9:56 AM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season.

    The confirmation by Roush officials Sunday that Edwards will not be back in the No. 99 Ford had been long rumored but not substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss (More)

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    USDA issues health alert for Missouri company's chicken

    USDA issues health alert for Missouri company's chicken

    Posted 8:04 PM 7/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a public health alert because a Kansas City company refused to recall uninspected chicken products.

    The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Saturday it issued the public health alert after Kansas City-based VU (More)

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    Woman surrenders in St. Louis County fatal fire

    Woman surrenders in St. Louis County fatal fire

    Posted 7:48 PM 7/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    NORTHWOODS (AP) - St. Louis County police say a 36-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a fatal fire earlier this month.

    Police said in a release that the prosecutor's office on Saturday charged Lakieshia Lane with first-degree murder and arson in the July 6 house fire that (More)

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    Centralia man posts bail in child abuse case

    Centralia man posts bail in child abuse case

    Posted 4:30 PM 7/26/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CENTRALIA - The Centralia Police Department said Saturday Joel David Conyers posted bail after being arrested on suspicions of child abuse and child endangerment. 

    A probable cause statement released by Centralia police said he will face one count of felony first-degree child (More)

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    Columbia church reveals makeover home for Burmese refugees

    Posted 3:54 PM 7/26/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Fairview Road Church of Christ revealed a house it renovated for Burmese refugees Saturday.

    City of Refuge, a non-profit to help refugees that come to the Missouri area, helped the Burmese family buy the house and helped them adjust to American life. 

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