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    Columbia athletes help Special Olympics basketball team

    Columbia athletes help Special Olympics basketball team

    Posted 4:36 PM 3/6/2015 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Sports

    COLUMBIA - The Special Olympics is deeply rooted in mid-Missouri. Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO), has events at the University of Missouri every year and there are programs going year round.

    One of those events is basketball.

    "There is this slogan that I heard, ‘you should (More)

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    Mexico fire kills two

    Mexico fire kills two

    Posted 3:51 PM 3/6/2015 by Colleen Menadier, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MEXICO - Two people died Friday in a morning house fire in Mexico.

    Major Brice Mesko from the Mexico Public Safety Department said the fire started around 4:27 a.m.

    Crews arrived to flames and heavy smoke at the house located on the 1500 block of North Washington Street.

    Alex Waage, 20, and Jessica Cravens, 27, died in the fire. 

    Mesko said the house is a total loss. 

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    Warmer weather brings potholes

    Warmer weather brings potholes

    Posted 3:02 PM 3/6/2015 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The sun is finally shining and the snow is melting away, but that doesn't mean drivers are in the clear.

    The change in weather can leave drivers with more problems than the snow caused: potholes.

    MoDOT issued a press release to explain why the drastic temperature (More)

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    Nixon calls for changes to municipal courts

    Nixon calls for changes to municipal courts

    Posted 2:36 PM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon says municipal courts need to be reformed to restore trust between citizens and the government eroded by abuses like those detailed in a Department of Justice report on Ferguson.

    Wednesday's report prompted by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown (More)

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    Judge sets new trial date in Brian Adkison kidnapping case

    Judge sets new trial date in Brian Adkison kidnapping case

    Posted 1:42 PM 3/6/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CHILLICOTHE - Brian Adkison will face a Livingston County jury again after a judge declared a mistrial last month.

    Adkison's new trial is set for June 17-19.

    He is charged with kidnapping, domestic assault (More)

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    Judge declares mistrial in Rice Road shooting case

    Judge declares mistrial in Rice Road shooting case

    Posted 12:24 PM 3/6/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Assistant Prosecutor Tracy Gonzalez said Judge Christine Carpenter declared a mistrial Friday in a Columbia double shooting case. 

    Columbia police arrested 36-year-old Eugenia Dyer in February 2014 after (More)

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    Missouri town's water bills lost in the mail

    Missouri town's water bills lost in the mail

    Posted 8:41 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    DESLOGE (AP) - Residents of one small southeast Missouri town can be excused if they haven't paid their water bills - the bills are all lost in the mail.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that Desloge officials delivered water bills to the local post office on (More)

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    2 dead after fire sweeps through a St. Joseph home

    2 dead after fire sweeps through a St. Joseph home

    Posted 8:38 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after a fire swept through a St. Joseph home.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the fire was reported Thursday morning. Battalion Chief Paris Jenkins says heavy smoke was come from the home and that the basement was blazing when (More)

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    MoDOT urging drivers to report pothole problems

    MoDOT urging drivers to report pothole problems

    Posted 8:31 AM 3/6/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - As spring approaches to thaw the ice of winter, Missouri highways can begin to reveal that there are more than a few cracks in the pavement.

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking residents to keep an eye out for potholes on state-maintained highways in (More)

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    Mid-Missouri examines worldwide mobile innovation

    Posted 6:57 AM 3/6/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mobile World Congress is the largest gathering of mobile innovators in the world. It takes place in Barcelona, Spain, and this year, it hosted nearly 100,000 people from 200 countries.

    The U.S. continues to innovate with mobile devices, but behind the rest of the world. (More)

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    Man, woman die in head-on crash in southwest Missouri

    Man, woman die in head-on crash in southwest Missouri

    Posted 6:56 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    NOEL (AP) - Two people have died in a head-on crash in southwest Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened just before 11 a.m. Thursday when a pickup truck collided with a car at a curve on Missouri 59 in McDonald County. The victims were identified as the car's (More)

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    Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated

    Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated

    Posted 6:28 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the type of racial discrimination in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department is not isolated.

    Obama says he doesn't think the bias found in Ferguson is typical of what happens in law enforcement across the country.

    But he says there (More)

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    Attorney General stops online payday lenders in Missouri

    Attorney General stops online payday lenders in Missouri

    Posted 6:19 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Eight online payday lenders operated by one man from a South Dakota reservation will repay Missouri consumers who were charged excess fees under the terms of a settlement.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office announced Thursday that online payday lenders (More)

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