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    Game day concerns not necessarily on traffic

    Game day concerns not necessarily on traffic

    Posted 3:19 PM 8/30/2014 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Traffic and crowd control was business as usual for the University of Missouri football season opener.

    The only change from usual procedure involved closing  Mick Deaver Drive in Columbia.  

    MUPD Captain Brian Weimer said he didn't expect changes in traffic or (More)

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    Mizzou Athletics helps tailgaters recycle

    Posted 3:13 PM 8/30/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou Athletics event staff members stepped up with their recycling efforts as football fans celebrated their first tailgating of the season.

    One fan said that every year he looks out for the blue recycling bags that are handed out.

    "I think it's great that they hand out (More)

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    St.Louis County officer retires amid video controversy

    St.Louis County officer retires amid video controversy

    Posted 2:13 PM 8/30/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.

    Police spokesman (More)

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    Procession for New Bloomfield police officer leaves for St. Louis

    Procession for New Bloomfield police officer leaves for St. Louis

    Posted 1:41 PM 8/30/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The funeral procession for New Bloomfield police officer Michael Tufts left for St. Louis Saturday.

    Tufts died August 23 after 20 months in a coma. He was injured in a 2012 drunk driving accident when then 20-year-old Spencer Gordan hit Tufts on Providence Road while he was off (More)

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    Motorcycle rally rattles nerves in KC suburb

    Motorcycle rally rattles nerves in KC suburb

    Posted 1:05 PM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRAIN VALLEY (AP) - A Labor Day weekend rally of what the government calls an outlaw motorcycle gang has some suburban Kansas City residents and law enforcement officers a little on edge, but one of the motorcycle group's local leaders says those fears are overblown.The Kansas City Star (More)

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    Historic farms to be recognized at Missouri event

    Historic farms to be recognized at Missouri event

    Posted 12:47 PM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years will be recognized at an event in southwest Missouri.The "Salute to Century Farms" is being held Tuesday night at the Round Barn Event Center east of Ash Grove. The site features a barn built in 1880 (More)

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    Food banks teams up with MU to "sack hunger"

    Food banks teams up with MU to "sack hunger"

    Posted 12:36 PM 8/30/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will collect donations outside of the stadium Saturday as part of its annual "Sack Hunger" event.

    The University of Missouri teamed up with the food bank to give the community an opportunity to donate non-perishable (More)

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    New taxi stand policy for Missouri football games

    New taxi stand policy for Missouri football games

    Posted 11:32 AM 8/30/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- MU officials implemented a new taxi stand policy Saturday for Missouri football games. The policy requires all taxis to drop off and pick up on Champions Drive near the Lot G entrance.

    MU officials say they hope the new policy will help alleviate traffic around the stadium.

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    Mizzou Extra: Tigers kick off 2014 season against SDSU

    Mizzou Extra: Tigers kick off 2014 season against SDSU

    Posted 8:48 AM 8/30/2014 by Mark Kim, KOMU 8 Sports Columnist

    COLUMBIA - Winning is always nice, but the hardest thing about being successful is raising the bar afterwards. The Missouri football team had a taste of success last season when they won the Cotton Bowl and finished the season with a 12-2 record. Now the Tigers begin their quest to (More)

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    Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Posted 8:19 AM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.

    Public education groups are gearing up for a big battle with prominent political donor Rex Sinquefield over a proposed constitutional amendment changing teacher (More)

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    Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Posted 8:13 AM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson.

    Nixon said he submitted a formal request Friday to the U.S. Small Business (More)

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    Week two Friday Night Fever plays of the week

    Vote for your favorite Friday Night Fever play of the week!

    Posted 12:00 AM 8/30/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your week two Friday Night Fever plays of the week! Watch the video and vote for your favorite. Make sure to watch Friday Night Fever on KOMU News at Ten every Friday night!

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    Climbers oppose MU's plan to remove rec center rock wall

    Posted 7:33 PM 8/29/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Many rock climbers are up in arms after they learned the University of Missouri plans to tear down its three-story rock climbing tower at the school's recreation center.

    MU News Bureau Interim Director Christian Basi said the new plan will help with overcrowding in the gym's (More)

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