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    Fulton approves $1.2 million sewer improvements to Stinson Creek

    Fulton approves $1.2 million sewer improvements to Stinson Creek

    Posted 7:21 PM 10/31/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The Fulton City Council approved an addendum during its Sept. 23 meeting to allocate an additional $868,000 to its sewer main improvement project.

    The city agreed to a $1.2 million deal with Insituform Technologies to reduce the quantity of water from Stinson Creek going to (More)

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    "SEC Nation" hosts a pep rally for Mizzou football fans

    Posted 7:04 PM 10/31/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Cheering fans could be heard downtown when "SEC Nation" came to the University of Missouri for a pep rally Friday.

    The network show arrived in Columbia Wednesday afternoon in preparation for an SEC packed weekend. On air production for the show began Friday afternoon.

    The (More)

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    Community leaders look toward alternate forms of education

    Community leaders look toward alternate forms of education

    Posted 6:59 PM 10/31/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More than 30 Columbia community leaders returned from a three day leadership visit to Knoxville, Tennessee Friday, where the group met with leaders from Knoxville to discuss small city development opportunities.

    Some of the opportunities they discussed included education (More)

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    How a simple backpack can help a foster child

    Posted 4:45 PM 10/31/2014 by KOMU 8 Reporter, Sara Pang

    COLUMBIA - Residents have an opportunity Sunday to give foster children something many don't have: belongings to call their own. The Columbia Adoption Project is providing empty (More)

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    Telemarketer banned from calling Missourians

    Telemarketer banned from calling Missourians

    Posted 4:32 PM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A pair of telemarketing firms that repeatedly violated Missouri's no-call law have agreed to a permanent ban on calling any Missourians.

    Attorney General Chris Koster announced results of a lawsuit against the firms on Friday.

    The lawsuit named Kim Bascom and (More)

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    Organizations sponsor safe alternative to trick-or-treating

    Posted 4:14 PM 10/31/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department held an event at the Hearnes Center Friday that included Halloween games and activities for children and families.

    The event coincided with the Mizzou volleyball match against Arkansas, which was played at the Hearnes Center.

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    Smart Decision 2014: Amendment 2 involves child sex cases

    Do you in favor or oppose Amendment 2, which would allow prosecutors to use a suspect's criminal history in child sex cases?

    Posted 3:25 PM 10/31/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One issue on the November ballot has attorneys at odds. 

    If Missouri voters pass Amendment Two, it (More)

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    Three sentenced for selling bad computer parts to Army

    Three sentenced for selling bad computer parts to Army

    Posted 3:00 PM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 71-year-old Missouri woman has been sentenced for her role in a conspiracy to sell counterfeit and modified computer equipment to the U.S. Army.

    Virgie Dillard of Lee's Summit was sentenced Friday to five years of probation. Her employee at Missouri Office Systems and (More)

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    Wife dead, husband hospitalized in possible Columbia shooting

    Posted 2:49 PM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press, Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter and Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    An 88-year-old central Missouri man has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1nY5Gd2 ) Donald Marvin Rowland was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. The Boone County prosecutor (More)

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    Missouri National Guard short funds for resiliency center

    Posted 2:38 PM 10/31/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri National Guard Foundation needs funding to finish construction on a resilience center at the Ike Skelton Training Site in Jefferson City.

    The facility will provide a place for veterans, servicemen and women and their families to receive mental, spiritual (More)

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    Obama issues disaster declaration for northern Missouri

    Obama issues disaster declaration for northern Missouri

    Posted 2:36 PM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 20 northern Missouri counties raked by violent weather in early September.

    Gov. Jay Nixon's office requested the declaration last week and says President Barack Obama issued it Friday.

    The declaration allows (More)

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    Prosecutors soon to get report on police shooting

    Prosecutors soon to get report on police shooting

    Posted 2:25 PM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis police chief says a new unit that investigates police shootings will soon send its report on an 18-year-old's death to prosecutors.

    Police chief Sam Dotson said Thursday the Force Investigation Unit will submit its report on the October killing of VonDerrit (More)

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    Below-average temperatures will cause chilly Halloween night

    Posted 2:05 PM 10/31/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - If you go trick-or-treating for Halloween tonight, make sure you pick a warm costume.

    The average temperature on October 31 in Columbia is 41 degrees. Tonight, temperatures will drop down to 34 degrees by 10 p.m.

    This is especially low when compared to last year, when the (More)

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