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    A look back on Chancellor Loftin's time at Mizzou so far

    Posted 6:52 PM 9/18/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As part of the University of Missouri's 175th Anniversary, the school celebrated new Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's inauguration Thursday.

    Loftin took office eight months ago and hardly had time to blink before addressing serious university matters.

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    Dr. Jane Goodall speaks to KOMU one-on-one

    Posted 6:28 PM 9/18/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -  On Wednesday night, after Dr. Jane Goodall addressed a sold-out crowd in Mizzou Arena, she sat down to open up about her concerns and thoughts about the well-being of the animal kingdom, especially chimpanzees. "I would have studied any animal but from the point of (More)

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    Callaway County upgrades spark funding debate

    Posted 5:10 PM 9/18/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Members of seven fire departments and the Callaway County Commission are debating how to best fund a new simulcast radio system. Communications between the emergency operating center and the different fire stations across Callaway County are not as strong as some would hope.

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    Columbia transforming parking spaces into 'social spaces'

    Posted 5:05 PM 9/18/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is giving citizens new and interesting ways to use parking spaces. On Friday, Columbia will be participating for the first time in PARK(ing) Day, a global movement that encourages people to use parking spaces for things other than parking.

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    Cole County considering new 911 center

    Posted 4:18 PM 9/18/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Commission is considering a new 911 call center.

    The new system is receiving consideration because the Cole County Commission's contract for Joint 911 is up for renewal.

    "We're looking at whether that's the best way to spend our dollars or whether (More)

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    Body recovered from Lake of the Ozarks

    Body recovered from Lake of the Ozarks

    Posted 3:43 PM 9/18/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Law enforcement officials have begun a death investigation after a body was found floating in the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday.

    The body was found by a resident. It was floating near the 11-mile marker in the Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks. The body still remains (More)

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    Electric rate increase to fund $2.5 million upgrade to electrical center

    Posted 3:29 PM 9/18/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - New electrical rate increases go into effect October 1, and they may help fund a $2.5 million improvement to the Columbia Energy Center. 

    The electrical center is Columbia's natural gas generating plant owned by Columbia Water and Light. A meeting was held Thursday (More)

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    UConn-Missouri agree to home-and-home series

    UConn-Missouri agree to home-and-home series

    Posted 3:20 PM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    STORRS, Connecticut (AP) - Connecticut and Missouri have agreed to a home-and-home football series, the first meetings between the programs.

    The schools announced Thursday that UConn will visit Columbia, Missouri on September 19, 2015 and the teams will play September 23, 2017 at (More)

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    Faulty brakes put 45 commercial trucks out-of-service

    Faulty brakes put 45 commercial trucks out-of-service

    Posted 2:56 PM 9/18/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A total of 45 trucks were placed out-of-service as part of Brake Safety Awareness Week, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    From September 7-13, the Missouri Highway Patrol Troop D and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance participated in Brake Safety Awareness (More)

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    Missouri creates office to address racial issues

    Missouri creates office to address racial issues

    Posted 1:53 PM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri will have a new government agency to help low-income and minority families after sometimes violent protests erupted earlier this year following a police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.

    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday signed an executive order creating (More)

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    Opening Drive: previewing high school football, week five

    Posted 1:46 PM 9/18/2014 by Tyler Greever and Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On this week's episode of Opening Drive, we give you the story of how one Fulton player is balancing music and football with some advice from his coach.

    Then, our hosts tell you about a special grill in Fayette and what was keeping everyone warm last week at the games.

    Finally, we give you a full preview of this week's Friday Night Fever Game of the Week: Rock Bridge vs. Hickman, the Providence Bowl. We'll tell you every other game we'll be at as well! 

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    Funding issues leave residents in Ashland feeling unsafe

    Posted 1:37 PM 9/18/2014 by KOMU 8 Reporter, Julia Avery

    ASHLAND - Some residents of Lakeview Estates in Ashland said they feel unsafe with the turn to get into their neighborhoods.

    Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently took away cut-throughs along Highway 63 and added J-turns instead. Statistics show fewer accidents have (More)

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    Parents asking for change at Cosmo-Bethel Park

    Posted 1:32 PM 9/18/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Parents said they want to see a change in the safety precautions at Bethel-Cosmo Park. Some think its up to the city to make the change.

    Guardian Rachael Nolting said, "Its up to them to find a way to make the public feel safe again."

    This comes after shots were fired (More)

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