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    Skills conference offers technical job opportunities

    Posted 2:22 AM 3/26/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LINN - The Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference began Thursday at the State Technical College of Missouri.

    The conference collaborates with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to host 2,100 high school students and teachers to participate in more (More)

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    Three arrested after SWAT team searches Columbia home

    Three arrested after SWAT team searches Columbia home

    Posted 10:35 PM 3/25/2015 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia authorities arrested three men Wednesday morning after serving a search warrant at 806 Oak Lawn Drive.

    Columbia SWAT officers and detectives from Vice Narcotics and Organized Crime began searching the home just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. Reports said VNOC detectives found (More)

  • Sports

    Local Scores: Wednesday, March 25

    Local Scores: Wednesday, March 25

    Posted 9:45 PM 3/25/2015

    Here are the local scores for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    High School Baseball

    Rock Bridge 11

    Ripley (TN) 1

     

    Boonville 7

    Fulton 0

     

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    Nixon touts Missouri in European trade mission

    Nixon touts Missouri in European trade mission

    Posted 8:41 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is touting the state's central location and AAA credit rating during a trade mission to Italy, Germany and Spain.

    Nixon said during a call Wednesday from Munich he hopes the trip will help persuade greater investment from German automobile (More)

  • 8 Goes Green

    E-Waste collections down

    Posted 6:18 PM 3/25/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mid Mo Recycling is one of only two electronic recycling centers in Boone County. The center has been open since 2001. President, Stan Fredrick, says the center accepts everything with a cord or battery. 

    "We're shipping off (More)

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    USDA offers farmers reimbursement for organic certification

    Posted 5:31 PM 3/25/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that funding is available to help Missouri farmers and food processors in getting organic certifications. 

    The USDA Organic Certification Cost Share Program provides as much as 75% for the certification expenses, up (More)

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    DESE director, parents respond to concerns over P.E. activity

    DESE director, parents respond to concerns over P.E. activity

    Posted 4:49 PM 3/25/2015 by Tori Chamberlain and Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    FULTON - A director with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education responded to concerned parents Wednesday regarding what critics call an "inappropriate survey" conducted at Fulton Middle School the previous week.

    Gavin Allan, Director of Civil Rights Compliance at DESE (More)

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    Attorney General announces 2014 fees for improper digging

    Posted 4:31 PM 3/25/2015 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Chris Koster's office announced Wednesday it has collected more than $50,000 in penalties from violators of Missouri's One Call law. The law requires any person planning on digging to notify the Missouri One Call System hotline at least three days (More)

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    Lawyer: Police shooting suspect didn't fire gun in Ferguson

    Lawyer: Police shooting suspect didn't fire gun in Ferguson

    Posted 1:55 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of shooting and wounding two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson says his client had nothing to do with the incident and police should be searching for the real shooter.

    Jeffrey L. Williams is accused of shooting the officers (More)

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    Drowned man's cause of death determined after autopsy

    Drowned man's cause of death determined after autopsy

    Posted 1:47 PM 3/25/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - An autopsy determined the official cause of death for man found in lake last month. The Boone County medical examiner found 55-year-old Mark Wenkel died from accidental drowning due to intoxication.

    Wenkel's body was discovered last month after authorities were dispatched (More)

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    Man accused of threatening bicyclists who were police

    Man accused of threatening bicyclists who were police

    Posted 1:42 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    LEADINGTON (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is in custody after allegedly threatening three bicyclists with a gun. It turned out the bicyclists were off-duty police officers.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that three men were riding bikes Sunday in Leadington (More)

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    Trial begins in death of 4-month-old

    Trial begins in death of 4-month-old

    Posted 1:37 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A trial is underway for a St. Louis-area man accused of strangling and sodomizing a baby.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the trial for 26-year-old Jordan Lafayette Prince began Tuesday in St. Charles. He is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and (More)

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    Missouri Republicans split on possible expert witness change

    Missouri Republicans split on possible expert witness change

    Posted 1:33 PM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A proposal supporters said would bring Missouri's court procedures for expert witness testimony more in line with federal standards has encountered strong opposition from two Republican senators seeking statewide office.

    The measure would require expert witnesses to (More)

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