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    Reward for information on Kansas City Islamic center damage

    Reward for information on Kansas City Islamic center damage

    Posted 7:31 AM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The FBI is offering a $2,000 reward for information that helps convict anyone who helped vandalize the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City.

    The reward was announced on Thursday.

    The FBI said on April 3, two people damaged an exterior wall at the center and (More)

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    Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

    Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes

    Posted 7:13 AM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    OSCEOLA (AP) - A growing number of rural hospitals are closing their doors, forcing many Americans in small communities to travel much farther for medical care.

    The hospitals cite changing demographics, medical practices and management decisions. They have also been affected by federal (More)

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    Springfield man faces charges in fatal motor scooter crash

    Springfield man faces charges in fatal motor scooter crash

    Posted 6:46 AM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while drunk in connection with a fatal scooter crash.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports 53-year-old Jeffrey D. Anderson was charged Wednesday. Police said Anderson and 54-year-old passenger (More)

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    April economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest

    April economic report suggests slow growth ahead in Midwest

    Posted 6:21 AM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A new monthly survey report said April results suggest that slow economic growth remains ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

    The survey report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 52.7 from 51.4 in March.

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    St. Charles pastor pleads guilty to wire fraud

    St. Charles pastor pleads guilty to wire fraud

    Posted 5:37 AM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Charles pastor has pleaded guilty to four counts of wire fraud.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 40-year-old Jim Staley of Passion for Truth Ministries pleaded guilty to the charges on Thursday. Staley admitted that as owner of Wealth Financial International, he (More)

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    Fans react to Shane Ray's fall in the NFL Draft

    Posted 11:36 PM 4/30/2015 by Ebony Holmon and Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - NFL teams picked their most promising players for the coming season Thursday. Two former tigers with checkered pasts were in the spotlight as the draft kicked off in Chicago.

    One was drafted and one was not.

    The Denver Broncos drafted defensive end/outside linebacker (More)

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    Shane Ray selected No. 23 overall by Denver Broncos

    Shane Ray selected No. 23 overall by Denver Broncos

    Posted 11:24 PM 4/30/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    CHICAGO - With the No. 23 overall pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos selected Mizzou's Shane Ray on Thursday.

    "All teams that passed on me, that were in the top 10, I felt like they made a huge mistake," Ray told the Associated Press. "As a Denver Bronco, I (More)

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    TARGET 8: Mid-Missourians report counterfeit bills at garage sales

    Posted 9:48 PM 4/30/2015 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With many families joining in on neighborhood garage sales around this time of year, some residents warn that fake cash is being passed to sellers.

    Residents in one Columbia neighborhood who recently had garage sales said they ended up losing money instead of earning it by (More)

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    Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri

    Mack Rhoades off and running at Missouri

    Posted 9:39 PM 4/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Asked how to raise attendance at sporting events, new Missouri athletic director Mack Rhoades said simply, "Win games."

    "That's just human nature," Rhoades said. "People want to be associated with a winning program. They want to be associated with the next great thing."

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    Local Scores: Thursday, April 30

    Local Scores: Thursday, April 30

    Posted 8:45 PM 4/30/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-MISSOURI: Here are some local scores from around the area for April 30, 2015.

    Men's College Baseball:

    Peru State defeats Central Methodist in the opening game of the Heart of America Athletic Conference (More)

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    Columbia Police Department kicks off bicycle safety campaign

    Posted 8:40 PM 4/30/2015 by Caileigh Peterson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA-  The Columbia Police Department Traffic Unit and Downtown Unit is kicking off a bicycle safety campaign this week.

    CPD is hoping the campaign will help bicyclists understand the importance of riding safely.  One of the safety concerns is using rear and front lights at (More)

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    Veterans share thoughts on possibility of new veterans home

    Posted 8:16 PM 4/30/2015 by Arianna Poindexter, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MEXICO - A plan to use up to $50 million in bonds to build a new veterans home in the state made some veterans in Mexico very happy Thursday. 

    The Missouri House gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure that would send voters a constitutional amendment to approve new bonds to pay (More)

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    MU professor hosts Baltimore discussion

    Posted 8:07 PM 4/30/2015 by Morgan Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Students gathered Thursday afternoon in Townsend on MU's campus to take part in "Our Reasonable Responses to Baltimore".

    Dr. Ty Douglas, from the College of Education, hosted the event with new student group Black Masculinity, Leadership and Education. 

    The (More)

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