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    Columbia City Council finalizes budget

    Posted 6:00 PM 9/15/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Residents will express their thoughts on fee increases to the Columbia City Council Monday before it finalizes the 2015 city budget. 

    City Councilman Michael Trapp said this budget is a move toward improving the city's infrastructure.

    "If people are going to take one (More)

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    Modern Property Group assumes management of REMI

    Posted 5:59 PM 9/15/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Modern Property Groups expanded its management to take control of a significant part of East Campus housing.

    On Labor Day, Modern Property Groups officially assumed management of Real Estate Management Incorporated, better known as REMI. Four hundred properties became the (More)

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    Attendance and graduation rates jump in Fulton

    Attendance and graduation rates jump in Fulton

    Posted 5:18 PM 9/15/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Fulton's Annual Performance Report showed a jump n attendance and graduation rates this past year. A new policy that started last year may be the cause.

    The "90 percent policy" started last year and requires all students to attend classes at least 90 percent of the time.

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    Kansas City airport plans to upgrade Wi-Fi service

    Kansas City airport plans to upgrade Wi-Fi service

    Posted 4:58 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Officials at Kansas City International Airport say they've heard the complaints from travelers about spotty Wi-Fi service and they're working to make it better. The city's Aviation Department plans to spend $250,000 to completely upgrade Wi-Fi service and make other technological improvements.

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    Education commissioner to resign

    Posted 4:22 PM 9/15/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Education Commissioner, Chris Nicastro, will resign at the end of the year.

    The announcement came Monday before the Missouri Board of Education meeting. Board members, including Nicastro, went into a closed meeting for almost an hour and a half before the open (More)

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    Mizzou wide receiver Copelin dismissed from team

    Mizzou wide receiver Copelin dismissed from team

    Posted 4:05 PM 9/15/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou head coach Gary Pinkel says redshirt sophomore wide receiver Levi Copelin has been dismissed from the team.

    Pinkel declined to comment on the reason at his weekly press conference Monday.

    The NCAA suspended Copelin in July for the entire 2014-2015 season due to a (More)

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    Opus demolition begins amid lawsuit between citizens and Columbia

    Posted 4:03 PM 9/15/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A crane and bulldozer scooped heaps of rubble into dump trucks and trash containers Monday as demolition crews disposed of the remains of Chong's Oriental Market on Locust and Seventh streets.

    The demolition is part of the controversial Opus development project.

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    Weekly Wellness: Create an inexpensive three-piece gym at home

    Posted 2:16 PM 9/15/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - If your life is one that just doesn't allow you the freedom, flexibility or financial obligation of belonging to a gym, this one is for you.For some, exercising at home is the preferred choice. You don't have to drive anywhere. You don't have to get a babysitter or utilize (More)

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    St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

    St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

    Posted 1:53 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Many superintendents in the St. Louis area said they don't want guns in their schools despite a new state law allowing designated staff to carry them.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the state legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill which (More)

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    Chillicothe couple sentenced in nearly $4 million fraud

    Chillicothe couple sentenced in nearly $4 million fraud

    Posted 1:46 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A northern Missouri couple was sentenced to federal prison after the woman was accused of embezzling nearly $4 million from a company where she worked and she and her husband filed false income tax returns.

    Federal prosecutors said 61-year-old Donna Preszler was (More)

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    Missouri education commissioner to resign

    Missouri education commissioner to resign

    Posted 1:24 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's top education official said Monday she will resign at the end of this year.

    State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her departure Monday. She has served as head of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education since 2009.

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    MoDOT providing grants to fund local safety inspection projects

    Posted 1:17 PM 9/15/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT is seeking proposals for projects that could include safety inspections of school zones, intersections, parking and other traffic issues.

    MoDOT officials say such inspections are important to identify problems and help save lives.

    "I think anytime you do (More)

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    City files motion to dismiss Opus lawsuit, opponents to fight back

    City files motion to dismiss Opus lawsuit, opponents to fight back

    Posted 1:01 PM 9/15/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia filed a motion Monday to dismiss a pending lawsuit fighting the approval of the Opus development project downtown.

    Columbia residents Betty Wilson and Mike MacMann filed a (More)

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