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    Nixon's budget plan faces challenges in Missouri Legislature

    Nixon's budget plan faces challenges in Missouri Legislature

    Posted 9:59 AM 1/25/2015 by Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's budget request for more money both this year and next faces big hurdles from lawmakers.

    Republican lawmakers this week raised concerns about approving new spending for this year at the same time the governor is withholding money from some (More)

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    Woman airlifted to hospital with head injuries after crash

    Woman airlifted to hospital with head injuries after crash

    Posted 9:25 PM 1/24/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MOBERLY - A 77-year-old woman sustained head injuries during a crash Saturday evening. 

    The woman was eastbound on a private drive in a 2001 Chevrolet Venture when she attempted to turn left onto North Morley Street.

    She pulled out in front of a 36-year-old man traveling (More)

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    Diocese to announce final decision on potential school

    Posted 6:40 PM 1/24/2015 by Hannah Shaw, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City is expected to announce a decision on a potential new parish and elementary school in Columbia. 

    Back in 2013, the diocese began the process of adding a potential parish by holding session to get feedback from the public (More)

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    Man dies after high speed motorcycle crash

    Man dies after high speed motorcycle crash

    Posted 6:06 PM 1/24/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Reporter and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - A man whose motorcycle crashed into a car off Route K near Timber Ridge Road at 4:35 p.m. Saturday has died.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said 24-year-old Ryan Gunier was driving at excessive speeds when he hit 17-year-old Catherine Holt.

    Holt was turning left (More)

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    Columbia residents discuss city's trash disposal proposal

    Posted 5:12 PM 1/24/2015 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Members of the West Ash Neighborhood Association met Saturday afternoon to talk about the city's recent proposal to change the trash disposal process.

    The proposed change would require residents to use rolling carts to dispose of their trash, as opposed to the black bag system (More)

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    Police searching for gunman after early morning shooting

    Police searching for gunman after early morning shooting

    Posted 5:01 PM 1/24/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police are looking for a gunman Saturday after they said he shot and wounded a man inside a home Saturday morning.

    The Columbia Police Department said officers arrived at the 200 block of Hickman Avenue around 5:20 a.m. Saturday in response to an assault.

    Police officers (More)

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    Proposed hiking, biking trail draws mixed response

    Proposed hiking, biking trail draws mixed response

    Posted 4:06 PM 1/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    WESTPHALIA (AP) - Landowners are raising concerns about a proposal to transform a stretch of unused rail into a 145-mile, cross-state biking and hiking trail.

    The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that privacy was one issue raised (More)

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    Missouri drops fifth straight conference game 61-60 to Arkansas

    Posted 3:38 PM 1/24/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - After dropping four straight SEC conference games, Missouri fell to the Arkansas Razorbacks 61-60.

    With the loss, the Tigers remain tied for last place in the SEC with a conference record of 1-5 and an overall record of 7-12.

    The game was close down the stretch, but Wes (More)

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    Technology woes lead to low compliance on Title IX training

    Technology woes lead to low compliance on Title IX training

    Posted 3:22 PM 1/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - An online system used to train employees from the four-campus University of Missouri system to address violations of a federal gender discrimination law has been fraught with problems.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (More)

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    Nixon, British ambassador, honor Winston Churchill

    Posted 2:58 PM 1/24/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Community members, politicians and dignitaries from around the state and the world gathered in Fulton Saturday to remember the late British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, on the site where he delivered one of his most famous speeches.

    Churchill died on January 24, 1965. To (More)

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    Columbia hosts People's State of the Union Story Circle

    Posted 2:11 PM 1/24/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Community members gathered Saturday to share stories and discuss issues in Columbia for the People's State of the Union Story Circle.

    People's State of the Union is a program organized by the U.S. Department of Arts and (More)

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    Health insurance counseling event assists with enrollment process

    Posted 1:49 PM 1/24/2015 by Melody Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Four local agencies held a health insurance counseling event at two locations Saturday to assist residents with enrolling in health insurance from the marketplace and answer any questions or concerns they had about the process.

    Workers from the Central Missouri Area Agency on (More)

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    Missouri Dump Truckers Association emphasizes safety at show

    Posted 1:21 PM 1/24/2015 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Dump Truckers Association emphasized safety and new technology at its annual convention and trade show Saturday.

    The convention featured experts on industry trends, vendors, truck sellers and enthusiasts. A main topic of the convention was driver safety.

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