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    High school football kicks off in heat wave

    Posted 7:54 PM 8/22/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri high school football kicked off Friday on one of the hottest days of this summer. Temperatures in Columbia reached as high as 93 degrees, but according to the heat index, it felt like 105 degrees outside.

    The heat coupled with the humidity is an issue across the state. (More)

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    Missouri lawmakers plan Ferguson committee

    Missouri lawmakers plan Ferguson committee

    Posted 6:46 PM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The top-ranking official in the Missouri House said he plans to appoint a bipartisan committee to look into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown and the governor's response to it.

    House Speaker Tim Jones said Friday that he believes Gov. Jay Nixon has mismanaged (More)

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    FNF high school football scores and photos: Week 1

    FNF high school football scores and photos: Week 1

    Posted 6:40 PM 8/22/2014 by John Zupon, Jr., KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Friday Night Fever is back! This mid-Missouri high school football season starts off a possible restart of a rivalry that has not been played in six years. 

    (Click here to see all the scores.)

    North Callaway heads to (More)

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    Update on manhunt involving a Moberly bank robbery

    Update on manhunt involving a Moberly bank robbery

    Posted 5:48 PM 8/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - A news conference late Friday afternoon with Missouri State Highway Patrol revealed details about the armed robbery of a Moberly bank Friday morning, including the possibility of a third suspect and gunfire.

    Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Brent Bernhardt said (More)

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    Two Westphalia suspects charged in marijuana grow operation

    Two Westphalia suspects charged in marijuana grow operation

    Posted 3:46 PM 8/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    WESTPHALIA - The Osage County Sheriff's Office said Friday afternoon prosecutors have charged two Westphalia suspects after deputies found a marijuana grow operation and meth.

    The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) joined Osage County deputies to search a Westphalia home on (More)

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    Work near Route K punctures line, around 150 customers lose gas

    Work near Route K punctures line, around 150 customers lose gas

    Posted 2:59 PM 8/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A representative from Ameren Missouri told KOMU 8 News Friday afternoon that workers near Route K punctured a gas line, leaving about 150 customers without gas. 

    Bryan Daniels, spokesman for Ameren, said the incident happened around 1 p.m. Friday at 5541 Route K and the gas (More)

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    MUPD expands collaboration with Columbia police

    MUPD expands collaboration with Columbia police

    Posted 2:30 PM 8/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Officials from the University of Missouri Police Department and the Columbia Police Department announced Friday they will be broadening the existing collaboration between the agencies.

    With classes set to begin Aug. 25, the release said MUPD will assist CPD officers by providing (More)

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    One suspect arrested in connection with Moberly bank robbery

    One suspect arrested in connection with Moberly bank robbery

    Posted 2:02 PM 8/22/2014 by Thomas Hipchen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - After searching a field near Highway 63 and Route F, one suspect connected with a Moberly bank robbery has been apprehended. 

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Boone County sheriff's deputies have been searching the field since late Friday morning after pursuing (More)

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    Senators seek federal help for Ferguson businesses

    Senators seek federal help for Ferguson businesses

    Posted 1:33 PM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri's U.S. senators are asking Gov. Jay Nixon to seek federal help for businesses damaged during violent protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old.

    In a letter to Nixon Friday, U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt say businesses in Ferguson have (More)

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    Hospital opening sooner than expected

    Posted 1:21 PM 8/22/2014 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The St. Mary's Health Center's new location will open sooner than expected. Construction of the new hospital began at the new site on Mission Drive in April of 2012. It was originally scheduled to open in January of 2015. However, good weather allowed the project to finish in (More)

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    Power restored after big outage in SW Missouri

    Power restored after big outage in SW Missouri

    Posted 12:53 PM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    OZARK (AP) - A fire at a utility company's substation left thousands of people without power in southwest Missouri.

    The Empire Electric substation in Christian County was destroyed by fire Thursday evening, leaving 4,500 people in the Ozark and Sparta area without power.

    Utility (More)

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    Troopers search for bank robbery suspects in Boone County field

    Troopers search for bank robbery suspects in Boone County field

    Posted 10:57 AM 8/22/2014 by Thomas Hipchen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were searching a field late Friday morning for suspects believed to be involved in an armed robbery of a Moberly bank earlier in the day.

    Boone County sheriff's deputies were assisting with the search near Highway 63 and Route F near (More)

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    Kansas City settles another discrimination claim

    Kansas City settles another discrimination claim

    Posted 9:14 AM 8/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Council has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a discrimination complaint from a former water department manager.

    The council agreed to the settlement Thursday for Mable Ramey-Moore, who claimed she was discriminated against when she was laid off in May (More)

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