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    Columbia Regional flights from Chicago finally back on schedule

    Posted 8:49 PM 9/29/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Citizens from Chicago looking to get to Columbia, or vice-versa, have been having dificulties recently at Columbia Regional Airport.

    A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility Friday halted all flights in and out of the city's two airports for a total of four (More)

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    Missouri ranked among least happy states

    Posted 7:59 PM 9/29/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri ranks among the least happy states in America in 2014 according to Wallet Hub, but just recently Columbia was named 46 out of 100 of the best cities in the U.S. to live in according to (More)

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    Concealed weapons permits at recent low in Boone County

    Posted 7:50 PM 9/29/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Boone County is on track to have fewer new applicants for conceal and carry permits (CCW) in 2014 despite the general assembly's recent overturn of the governor's veto of a gun rights bill.

    Boone County Sheriff's Department registered 383 new CCW permits this year, which is down (More)

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    Boone County, Columbia and Mizzou celebrate 175 years together

    Boone County, Columbia and Mizzou celebrate 175 years together

    Posted 7:31 PM 9/29/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - 175 years ago,  Louis Daguerre took the first picture of the moon. This was the same year the state founded the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

    During a steamy fall afternoon, the Commissioner of Boone County, the Mayor of Columbia and the Chancellor of (More)

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    Mizzou's Shane Ray named SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week

    Mizzou's Shane Ray named SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week

    Posted 7:23 PM 9/29/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Standout Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray was named SEC Defensive Line Player of the Week for his big game this past Saturday against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

    Ray had a career-high eight tackles, including two sacks, which ties his personal best.

    This marks the (More)

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    Some Missouri families struggling to receive food assistance

    Posted 6:57 PM 9/29/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Some Missourians have had trouble getting signed up for low income food assistance because of issues within the Missouri Department of Social Services. 

    Missouri Department of Social Services spokesperson Rebecca Woelfel wrote in an email a computer system issue slowed (More)

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    Week six Friday Night Fever plays of the week

    Posted 6:52 PM 9/29/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your Friday Night Fever plays of the week from week six! Voting ends Friday afternoon at 3 so be sure to vote as often as possible for your favorite play! Watch KOMU 8 News at 10 on Friday nights for all of your local high school football coverage!

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    Missouri senator travels the state to meet with police

    Posted 4:10 PM 9/29/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Republican Sen. Roy Blunt traveled across the state Monday to talk with local police departments. 

    He met with officials privately to talk about tactics and equipment used. 

    "Law enforcement issues are important. I wanted to talk generally about that, but (More)

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    Columbia gives city employees slight raise

    Posted 4:04 PM 9/29/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - For the first time in five years, Columbia city employees are getting a raise.

    The Columbia City Council approved a 2 percent across-the-board pay increase, which went into effect Monday.

    "We reduced three million in general spending and balanced the budget, so this is (More)

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    Columbia middle schoolers learn bike safety on day off

    Posted 3:51 PM 9/29/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools gave students the day off Monday for a teacher work day, giving one group of children a chance to learn about bike safety.

    PedNet, an active transportation educational program in Columbia, held a Bike Pro class for students at West Middle School.

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  • Football

    Chiefs fans trying to break Seattle record

    Chiefs fans trying to break Seattle record

    Posted 3:17 PM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    SEATTLE (AP) - While the Kansas City Chiefs are trying to beat New England in the Monday night football game, Seahawks fans are watching to see if Kansas City fans can beat Seattle in crowd noise.

    KIRO-FM reports it's been a back-and-forth battle, with (More)

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    USGS: Climate change impacts some river levels, but not in Midwest

    USGS: Climate change impacts some river levels, but not in Midwest

    Posted 2:49 PM 9/29/2014 by Paige Blankenbuehler, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri River was given an unfortunate diagnosis in June. Lower water levels were recorded at its source areas near Montana and may have been a result of drought and climate change, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report.

    In contrast to a dip in (More)

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    Pine Lawn mayor pleads not guilty

    Pine Lawn mayor pleads not guilty

    Posted 2:12 PM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The mayor of the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn has pleaded not guilty to federal extortion charges.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 54-year-old Sylvester Caldwell entered the plea Monday. He was arrested Thursday and (More)

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