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    NFL to partner with violence hotline and resource center

    NFL to partner with violence hotline and resource center

    Posted 11:51 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL is partnering with a domestic violence hotline and a sexual violence resource center.

    Responding to increasing criticism that the league has not acted quickly or emphatically enough concerning domestic abuse cases involving players, Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a (More)

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    Oct. 29 execution date set for Missouri inmate

    Oct. 29 execution date set for Missouri inmate

    Posted 11:49 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - An execution date has been set for next month for a man who killed a south-central Missouri mother and her two children.

    Friday, the Missouri Supreme Court set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson. It would be the ninth execution in Missouri this year (More)

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    $10 million gift to fund fellowships at MU School of Journalism

    $10 million gift to fund fellowships at MU School of Journalism

    Posted 11:32 AM 9/19/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri announced Friday it has received a $10 million pledge from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to enhance faculty salaries of the School of Journalism.

    The university said the latest pledge makes the Reynolds Foundation the first $100 million donor (More)

  • Friday Night Fever

    Week four Friday Night Fever plays of the week

    Poll results are no longer available.

    Posted 11:08 AM 9/19/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your Friday Night Fever plays of the week from week four! All three plays feature touchdown runs! Voting ends every Friday at 3 p.m. Make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at Ten every Friday night during the Fall for all your local high school football coverage. 

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    Independence postal station fined in carrier's death

    Independence postal station fined in carrier's death

    Posted 10:35 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - An administrative law judge upheld a citation issued to the U.S. Postal Service after a carrier in Missouri died of excessive heat.

    The Postal Service had contested the citation when it was issued in 2012 after 57-year-old John Watzlawick of Blue Springs collapsed on (More)

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    Missouri S&T gets $3 million for cybersecurity effort

    Missouri S&T gets $3 million for cybersecurity effort

    Posted 10:29 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ROLLA (AP) - A $3 million federal grant will fund scholarships for 16 master's degree and doctoral students at Missouri University of Science and Technology to specialize in cybersecurity.

    The university said recipients of the National Science Foundation grants will serve at a federal (More)

  • Football

    Columbia College president issues video game challenge

    Columbia College president issues video game challenge

    Posted 10:00 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The new president of Columbia College will test his video game skills against the winner of a student competition with a year's worth of free textbooks on the line.

    Scott Dalrymple is hosting an online Madden NFL video game tournament next month as part of his inauguration (More)

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    St. Louis attorney confirmed as new ambassador to Ireland

    St. Louis attorney confirmed as new ambassador to Ireland

    Posted 9:48 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of St. Louis attorney Kevin O'Malley as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.

    President Barack Obama nominated O'Malley to the post in June. The Senate approved the appointment Thursday on a unanimous voice vote.

    O'Malley is (More)

  • Basketball

    City of St. Louis in Elite Eight for hosting Final Four

    City of St. Louis in Elite Eight for hosting Final Four

    Posted 9:31 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito is hopeful after meeting with NCAA officials about the city's bid to host an upcoming men's basketball Final Four.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported six NCAA officials have visited St. Louis. Viverito told the (More)

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    Authorities ID body found floating in Lake of the Ozarks

    Authorities ID body found floating in Lake of the Ozarks

    Posted 9:09 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAMDENTON (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death of a man found floating in the Lake of the Ozarks.

    The patrol said a homeowner found the body of 55-year-old David Martin of Kaiser Wednesday in the Niangua Arm of the lake.

    The patrol said it is investigating to determine if Martin's death is either a drowning or a possible homicide.

     

  • News

    Apple's new release ups competition to the smartphone market

    Posted 7:46 AM 9/19/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be released Friday in Columbia. These new Apple products feature faster LTE speeds and allow payments with the help of certain applications on the phone.

    The ability to use your phone as a payment method at checkout is not entirely new. (More)

  • News

    Retail jobs steadily increasing across mid-Missouri over last year

    Posted 3:22 AM 9/19/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - ALDI hosted a hiring event Friday morning for its stores throughout mid-Missouri.

    ALDI hosted the hiring event at the Comfort Inn on 1801 W. Outer Road for its stores in Moberly, Columbia, Jefferson City and Mexico.

    "As the retail sector grows, that certainly helps cities (More)

  • Mizzou Xtra

    Mizzou Athletics announces renovations for Mizzou Arena

    Mizzou Athletics announces renovations for Mizzou Arena

    Posted 8:43 PM 9/18/2014 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - This offseason, the Missouri Tigers basketball team has already seen the arrival of a new head coach. 

    Now, it will get to play in a newly renovated stadium. 

    Mizzou Athletics announced plans for renovations to Mizzou Arena that are scheduled to be finished by (More)

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