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    Shooter kills 2, flees, dies in officer involved shooting

    Shooter kills 2, flees, dies in officer involved shooting

    Posted 12:13 AM 3/1/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department said a suspect shot three people, killing two, at the 4400 block of Santa Anna Drive just after 10 p.m. Saturday.

    The suspect fled and attempted to get onto U.S. 63 southbound and lost control of the vehicle. The suspect got out of the (More)

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    Catherine Hanaway halts campaign following Schweich death

    Catherine Hanaway halts campaign following Schweich death

    Posted 9:46 PM 2/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway has put her campaign for governor on hold following the death of state auditor Tom Schweich, who also was seeking the GOP nomination for governor.

    Hanaway's spokesman said Friday that she's canceled appearances (More)

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    Mizzou Baseball continues hot start with Doubleheader Sweep

    Mizzou Baseball continues hot start with Doubleheader Sweep

    Posted 8:15 PM 2/28/2015 by Chris Turner, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MILLINGTON, Tennessee - Missouri baseball made it five consecutive wins with a sweep of Saturday's doubleheader vs. the University of Illinois-Chicago.

    The Tigers won game one in dramatic fashion with junior Josh Lester hitting a walk-off home run to give Missouri the 3-2 win. The pitching (More)

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    Missouri GOP bristles at mandates, but sometimes uses them

    Missouri GOP bristles at mandates, but sometimes uses them

    Posted 4:07 PM 2/28/2015 by Marie French, The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Republican lawmakers in Missouri's Capitol often bristle at rules and requirements handed down from the federal government, saying they favor local authority in most matters.

    However, several GOP-supported proposals this year aim to hand down similar mandates to (More)

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    Springfield area coping with string of violent deaths

    Springfield area coping with string of violent deaths

    Posted 3:34 PM 2/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield-area leaders are trying to respond to 12 violent or suspicious deaths in an eight-day span.

    Authorities say at least seven of the deaths recorded starting Feb. 12 are linked to domestic violence. They include a murder-suicide in Willard Feb. 12, a double (More)

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    Three remaining victims identified in Texas County homicides

    Three remaining victims identified in Texas County homicides

    Posted 2:54 PM 2/28/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    TEXAS COUNTY - The Texas County Sheriff released the names of the three remaining victims in the Texas County homicides Saturday afternoon.

    Sheriff James Sigman identified the victims as 68-year-old Darrell Shriver, 46-year-old Carey Shriver and 44-year-old Valirea Shriver. Sigman said (More)

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    Volunteers break ground on new veterans' shelter

    Volunteers break ground on new veterans' shelter

    Posted 2:52 PM 2/28/2015 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter and Justin Coil, KOMU 8 Videographer

    COLUMBIA - About 100 volunteers broke ground on a new veterans shelter Saturday that aims to  transform an old motel into a future Community for Veterans.

    Due to space limitations, the current Welcome Home shelter turns away 156 veterans per year on average. The current shelter also (More)

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    CPD warns against leaving cars unattended while warming up

    CPD warns against leaving cars unattended while warming up

    Posted 2:24 PM 2/28/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department warns against leaving cars unattended while warming them up.

    The department said leaving cars unlocked and running without the driver is an (More)

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    Georgia rolls past Missouri 68-44 for third straight win

    Georgia rolls past Missouri 68-44 for third straight win

    Posted 2:11 PM 2/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ATHENS, Georgia - Nemanja Djurisic scored 14 points and Georgia strengthened its NCAA tournament hopes with a runaway 68-44 win over Missouri on Saturday.

    Georgia (19-9, 10-6 Southeastern Conference) has won three straight games, including road wins against Alabama and Mississippi, since (More)

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    Osage County Sheriff reveals manhunt suspect injured police officer

    Posted 11:58 AM 2/28/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LINN - Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon provided new information on a two-day manhunt during an afternoon news conference Saturday.

    The search for Jeremy Holweg ended Friday when Dixon arrested him at a pizza shop in Eureka, near St. Louis. Holweg had been the subject of a (More)

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    Columbia business owners anticipate Business Loop 70 upgrades

    Columbia business owners anticipate Business Loop 70 upgrades

    Posted 11:36 AM 2/28/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A group of professionals along Business Loop 70 are hoping a new sales tax increase will raise the funds they need to improve the area.

    A group of business leaders in the area submitted a (More)

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    Man dies in St. Louis homeless encampment blaze

    Man dies in St. Louis homeless encampment blaze

    Posted 11:12 AM 2/28/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis authorities say a man died in a tent fire at a small homeless encampment near the city's downtown.

    St. Louis fire Capt. Garon Mosby tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the fire happened before 3 p.m. Friday near the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge that (More)

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    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Posted 10:26 AM 2/28/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Due to inclement weather predicted for the weekend of Feb. 27-28 and Mar. 1, the following sporting events involving mid-Missouri teams have been either rescheduled or canceled.

    Mizzou baseball: home-opening series against the University of Illinois-Chicago (More)

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