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    Fulton will see improvements to its sewer system

    Posted 6:56 PM 12/17/2014 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The city of Fulton will soon see some improvements to its sewer system. The city council approved a 2014 Sewer Manhole Rehabilitation Project Tuesday night. The project will be funded with a $543,000 grant. 

    The city engineer, Greg Hayes, said the current problem with the (More)

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    Fed: Fewer men are participating in the workforce

    Posted 6:28 PM 12/17/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Men are becoming more inactive in the workforce, according to data from the Federal Reserve. 

    According to the report, 11.5 percent of men aged 25-54 are not working or looking for work. 

    The rate seems to grow no matter the economic environment. The inactivity (More)

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    Mid-Missouri Cubans speak out about U.S-Cuba relationship

    Posted 5:45 PM 12/17/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Despite differences in human rights and foreign policies, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday the embargo between the United States and Cuba may soon be lifted.

    The embargo has been active for over a century and has complicated diplomatic relations. However with this new (More)

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    Missouri officials hold drunk driving simulation

    Posted 5:03 PM 12/17/2014 by Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri National Guard partnered with state and county officials to create a simulated drunk driving-accident situation Wednesday at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.

    Members of the National Guard wore face paint and artificial wounds to make the (More)

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    Protest leads to closing of St. Louis City Hall

    Protest leads to closing of St. Louis City Hall

    Posted 4:32 PM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protesters upset with police over their handling of demonstrations related to the Michael Brown shooting managed to shut down St. Louis City Hall.

    About 75 demonstrators who marched from St. Louis police headquarters on Wednesday were locked out of City Hall. The closing (More)

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    Prosecutor seeks change of venue in building crash

    Prosecutor seeks change of venue in building crash

    Posted 3:48 PM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A central Missouri prosecutor facing five felony charges after crashing his car into a popular downtown Columbia restaurant is seeking a change of venue to move the case from Boone County.

    The Columbia Daily (More)

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    EPA rules will be released by Friday, aim to protect water supply

    Posted 3:46 PM 12/17/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - By the end of the week, the EPA must decide how to handle storage and disposal of coal ash, such as that produced by two Columbia power plants. The substance contains heavy metals, which environmentalists say are unhealthy to humans.

    "It is full of really toxic pollutants like (More)

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    Gov. Nixon visits Centralia to discuss beef industry

    Posted 3:43 PM 12/17/2014 by Christina Turner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CENTRALIA - Missouri is losing more than one billion dollars in revenue each year because 95 percent of beef cattle have to be sent out of state for processing.

    Governor Nixon cited these numbers during a visit to Centralia High School school Wednesday. He spoke with student members of (More)

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    Text to 911 could launch in 2016

    Posted 3:30 PM 12/17/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - In the event of an emergency, many call 911 for help. That, however, is tough if the person is deaf or hard of hearing. Things could get easier soon, since Joint Communications in Boone County will be offering text to 911.

    "Text to 911, I think, will be very successful and very (More)

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    Gov. Nixon ends state of emergency for Ferguson protests

    Gov. Nixon ends state of emergency for Ferguson protests

    Posted 3:27 PM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -?? Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ended the state of emergency that he declared for the St. Louis area ahead of unrest over the Ferguson grand jury decision.

    By doing so Wednesday, Nixon removed the Missouri National Guard from duties in Ferguson, the city of St. Louis and (More)

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    14-year-old boy donates 135 turkeys for the holidays

    Posted 2:48 PM 12/17/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - In effort to become an Eagle Scout while also helping the community, Brayden Stallons, collected frozen turkeys in partnership with the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.  

    When the 14-year-old Rock Bridge High School freshman got to the annual One For One (More)

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    Woman held burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrived

    Woman held burglary suspect at gunpoint until police arrived

    Posted 2:05 PM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A burglary suspect is jailed after being held at gunpoint by a woman until police arrived at the St. Louis home where the break-in occurred.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 28-year-old suspect was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of first-degree burglary (More)

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    Missouri Supreme Court set execution date

    Missouri Supreme Court set execution date

    Posted 11:29 AM 12/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - An execution date of Jan. 28 has been set for a man who fatally stabbed a St. Louis County woman during a 1998 burglary.

    The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set the execution date for 45-year-old Marcellus Williams. It would be Missouri's first execution in 2015, after (More)

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