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    Lane shifts remain as Opus continues sewer construction

    Lane shifts remain as Opus continues sewer construction

    Posted 7:18 PM 11/21/2014 by Cody Crutchfield and Anna Kowalska, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Opus continues to build a storm and sanitary sewer at the site of a future student housing complex.

    The construction of the sewer will cause continued lane shifts along 7th Street, Cherry Street and Locust Street.

    According to Opus, roads will reopen on December 5th when (More)

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    City to give citizens satisfaction survey

    City to give citizens satisfaction survey

    Posted 7:09 PM 11/21/2014 by Raven Brown and Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is sending out surveys over the weekend to get residents' opinions on the community.

    The survey is being sent out both on paper and online forms that will be mailed randomly to residents.

    Columbia residents say the city is growing more each year, and (More)

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    Republican senator seeking to expand Medicaid for veterans

    Republican senator seeking to expand Medicaid for veterans

    Posted 7:00 PM 11/21/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One Missouri state senator has developed what some are calling a "conservative solution" to reform and expand Medicaid in the state. 

    Senator Ryan Silvey, R-Clay County, said he plans to pre-file a bill that would expand Medicaid to cover "thousands of Missouri veterans and (More)

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    Your View: Misuse of the word 'handicap'

    Posted 6:50 PM 11/21/2014 by Genevieve Reaume and Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - This summer KOMU 8 News reported on the city's decision to allow citizens to report the misuse of accessible parking in Columbia.

    But KOMU 8 News used the word 'handicap' to describe these parking spots.

    Tara Shade, a viewer who works at Alternative Community (More)

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    Man wanted by FBI arrested in Springfield

    Man wanted by FBI arrested in Springfield

    Posted 5:52 PM 11/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A man accused of fleeing from Texas and Montana amid child molestation investigations has been captured in southwest Missouri.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Springfield police arrested 55-year-old Johnny Benjamin Napier (More)

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    TARGET 8: Clients say Columbia spa owner dodging appointments

    TARGET 8: Clients say Columbia spa owner dodging appointments

    Posted 5:15 PM 11/21/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News received several tips about a Columbia skin care company selling services that were never performed.

    The Better Business Bureau Regional Manager Mike Harrison confirmed the BBB received a complaint about the company Skin Solutions and is working at getting in touch (More)

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    MU hospital recognized for breastfeeding initiative

    MU hospital recognized for breastfeeding initiative

    Posted 5:10 PM 11/21/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recognized the University of Missouri Women's and Children's Hospital for following the "Show-Me 5" plan for breastfeeding procedures on Friday.

    "Show-Me 5" educates and supports new moms who want to breastfeed their (More)

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    Suspect in Addison's crash indicted

    Suspect in Addison's crash indicted

    Posted 4:50 PM 11/21/2014 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA- A Boone County grand jury indicted Shayne Healea on Friday, Nov. 21 for assault in connection to a crash into Addison's last month.

    Healea allegedly crashed into the downtown Columbia restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 25.

    The grand jury is charging Healea for four counts of (More)

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    Miller Co. man pleads guilty to murdering 13-year-old girl

    Miller Co. man pleads guilty to murdering 13-year-old girl

    Posted 3:48 PM 11/21/2014 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    LEBANON - A Miller County man accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl pleaded guilty to murder Friday afternoon in a Laclede County courtroom. The case was moved from Miller County where it originated. 

    The judge recommended a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of (More)

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    Columbia Public Schools ready for winter road conditions

    Posted 3:30 PM 11/21/2014 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Columbia Public Schools are ready for the winter with plans in place to deal with bad weather conditions.

    With winter weather right around the corner, some parents may be worried about sending their children on busses to school.

    But (More)

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    Missouri Task Force 1 prepared for civil unrest in Ferguson

    Posted 3:29 PM 11/21/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Task Force 1 has rostered a full 80-person team in case there is civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo. and help is needed.

    Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said Task Force 1 has not been contacted or asked to roster a team.

    "Just like everyone else in the state of (More)

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    Centralia looks to improve safety of walking to high school

    Centralia looks to improve safety of walking to high school

    Posted 3:16 PM 11/21/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CENTRALIA - The city of Centralia is looking to improve walking safety for both students on school days and community members on Friday nights.

    Currently, there is no actual sidewalk in southern Centralia along South Jefferson Street from the approximately 400-person high school all the (More)

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    Owner of Boeing contractor sentenced for fraud

    Owner of Boeing contractor sentenced for fraud

    Posted 3:08 PM 11/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The owner of a Washington state manufacturing company has been sentenced to one year and three months in prison for a bribery and kickback scheme involving military aircraft parts sold to The Boeing Company.

    Jeffrey Lavelle, owner of J.L. Manufacturing of Everett (More)

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