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    Missouri delays vote on KC schools accreditation

    Missouri delays vote on KC schools accreditation

    Posted 3:07 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Kansas City schools will remain unaccredited for a while longer as students prepare for a new school year that starts next month.

    The school district had offered to drop a lawsuit challenging its unaccredited status if Missouri education officials would grant it (More)

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    Unique church service caters to deaf community

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/22/2014 by Brittany Pieper, KOMU 8 Anchor

    JEFFERSON CITY - When you think of attending church, you might think of church bells or hymns, but the 11:45 a.m. service at Bible Baptist Church in Jefferson City looks and sounds a little different. "I think God had it all planned," said Pastor Randy Dignan. "He had me born (More)

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    Nixon tours Iowa ethanol plant

    Nixon tours Iowa ethanol plant

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production.

    Nixon took the state plane Tuesday to tour a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was accompanied by the Missouri agriculture and economic (More)

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    Jefferson City Police call off search for Christopher Cray

    Jefferson City Police call off search for Christopher Cray

    Posted 2:29 PM 7/22/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police called off the search Tuesday for evidence in the disappearance of Christopher Cray at the Allied Waste landfill. Captain Doug Shoemaker said "tissue-based" evidence recovered from the landfill has been sent in for forensic evaluation. Shoemaker said the (More)

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    Vehicle crashes into Columbia restaurant

    Vehicle crashes into Columbia restaurant

    Posted 1:11 PM 7/22/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police said a vehicle driven by a fifteen-year old crashed into El Maguey Restaurant on Conley Road early Tuesday morning.

    Around 2 a.m. officers with the Columbia Police Department were dispatched to the scene and took the female driver into custody on suspicion of careless driving.

    No one was injured and the structure only incurred minor damages. The restaurant still remains open for business.

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    Arrest made in post office robbery

    Arrest made in post office robbery

    Posted 12:28 PM 7/22/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KINGDOM CITY- The Callaway County Sheriff's Department arrested Lucas Branstetter on Tuesday for a robbery at the United States Post Office in Kingdom City on July 19. 

    The United States Attorney's Office charged Branstetter with robbing a postal (More)

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    Clark Lane re-opens Tuesday afternoon

    Posted 11:51 AM 7/22/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A portion of Clark Lane between Robert Ray Drive and the Ballenger Place roundabout will open at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.

    A driver in Columbia said the closure has been difficult for her.

    "I was like fifteen minutes late to work the other day," Taylor Hynes said. "I think it's (More)

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    Prosecutors push to shut down Eldon smoke shop

    Posted 11:36 AM 7/22/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ELDON - Miller County prosecutors are looking to shut down an Eldon smoke shop in light of apparent criminal activity. Prosecuting attorney Matt Howard said in a news release Tuesday he would be seeking an injunction to close Puff N Snuff smoke shop on Business Highway 54.

    Federal (More)

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    Couple's argument ends with vehicle crashing into car wash

    Couple's argument ends with vehicle crashing into car wash

    Posted 8:55 AM 7/22/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia firefighters said an argument between a couple ended in a vehicle crash early Tuesday.

    Columbia Fire Division Chief Jerry Jenkins confirmed a boyfriend and girlfriend got into an argument and started following each other in their cars. 

    Officers were (More)

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    Body found in fountain at Kansas City airport

    Body found in fountain at Kansas City airport

    Posted 8:20 AM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Police are investigating how an adult's body ended up in a pond near the Kansas City International Airport.

    The body was found Monday afternoon during a routine check by airport security. Police did not release an approximate age, race, or gender.

    The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office determined the person had died recently. Authorities are asking anyone who saw someone walking in the area Monday to call authorities.

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    Clark Lane reopens after week-long closure

    Posted 7:18 AM 7/22/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -Clark Lane will reopen Tuesday after the Columbia Public Works department shut down a portion of the road between Robert Ray Drive and the Ballenger Place roundabout. The road has been closed since July 15.

    Crews have expanded the shoulders on both sides during the closure to (More)

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    Beating the heat with temperatures on the rise

    Posted 6:59 AM 7/22/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Temperatures are said to be on the rise across mid-Missouri Tuesday. 

    With warmer temperatures, experts say it's easier to become dehydrated. 

    To beat the heat, drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is important. If you're outside, be sure to wear light (More)

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    Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    Posted 5:22 AM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a May bank robbery.

    The Southeast Missourian reports 31-year-old Alexander Trotter of St. Louis pleaded guilty in Cape Girardeau Monday to a federal bank robbery charge. He was (More)

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