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    Springfield receives energy from solar farm

    Springfield receives energy from solar farm

    Posted 9:22 AM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - City Utilities in Springfield has begun receiving some power from a solar farm in Greene County.

    The utility's spokesman, Joel Alexander, says the solar farm northeast of Springfield began producing power on June 26, and a formal dedication is planned for August.

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    Rock Bridge Memorial State Park hosts cave tours, bat viewing

    Posted 3:43 PM 7/19/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Rock Bridge Memorial State Park's weekly Connor's Cave Tours continued this weekend with a special viewing of bats flying out of Devil's Icebox Saturday evening.

    The community is invited to watch endangered gray bats fly out of Devil's Icebox Saturday evening from 7:30 to 10:30. (More)

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    Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop explores food for the future

    Posted 3:30 PM 7/19/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Aspiring journalists from 15 different high schools came together this week to report on issues dealing with local and global hunger and food.

    The University of Missouri hosted the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop where students worked in the KOMU 8 News and the Columbia (More)

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    Bridgeton to allow bow hunting of deer

    Bridgeton to allow bow hunting of deer

    Posted 7:19 PM 7/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRIDGETON (AP) - The Bridgeton City Council has agreed to allow longbow hunting in an effort to thin the growing deer population in the St. Louis County town.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the city council voted 5-3 Wednesday to (More)

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    Columbia lakes will open earlier for morning anglers

    Posted 8:36 PM 7/17/2014 by John Zupon Jr. KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Parks and Recreation Commission approved a recommendation for lakes to open earlier for prime fishing time Thursday evening. 

    Phillips Lake, which at 40 acres is the biggest lake in Columbia, opened at 6 a.m., which some fishermen said they did not like since (More)

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    Agronomist claims drones could revolutionize agriculture

    Posted 5:27 PM 7/17/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Students and farmers flocked to the MU Agriculture Technology Fair Thursday to learn about innovations at the forefront of the industry, including controversial drone technology to monitor plants.

    Professor of Plant Sciences, Bill Wiebold, gave a presentation on how farmers (More)

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    Missouri health researches to study creek fallout

    Missouri health researches to study creek fallout

    Posted 8:59 AM 7/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County health officials say they will hire researchers to study illness rates among residents near a creek that was contaminated decades ago by nuclear waste.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the St. Louis County Health Department will hire three researchers (More)

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    Public comment period on new deer regulations begins

    Public comment period on new deer regulations begins

    Posted 11:33 AM 7/16/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY – A public comment period for new proposed regulations on deer breeding and facilities started Wednesday.  

    The proposed regulations would ban importation of white-tailed deer, mule deer and their hybrids coming from outside Missouri. It would require new deer (More)

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    Peach crop suffers from bad weather

    Posted 5:34 PM 7/15/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE- Bruce Arnett, owner of Peach Tree Farms and other peach farmers around the state of Missouri are in the midst of one of the lowest crop yields in years. 

    Coming off two bumper years Arnett says he was fortunate enough to keep the orchard running for customers this (More)

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    Hog farm opponents hand over petition in hopes of new ordinance

    Posted 6:52 PM 7/14/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The leader of the neighborhood group fighting a proposed hog facility met with Callaway County commissioners Monday to officially hand over the group's petition aimed at keeping the Eichelberger Farms out of the area. 

    Jeff Jones handed over a petition containing 1,371 (More)

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    Oil found in soil in Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area

    Posted 3:06 PM 7/14/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Construction crews of Magellan Midstream Partners found an oil leak last week in Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area.

    Crews are putting in a new natural gas pipeline below the Missouri River.

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources said there is an old (More)

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    Roundup-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farmers

    Roundup-resistant weeds trouble Midwestern farmers

    Posted 3:06 PM 7/13/2014 by The Associated Press

    ELSBERRY, Mo. (AP) - The emergence of weeds resistant to a popular herbicide is causing headaches for Midwestern farmers, forcing them to change how they manage weeds after years of spray-it-and-forget-it simplicity.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports weed experts say half the nation's (More)

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