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    New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

    New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

    Posted 7:59 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched (More)

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    Fire chief says Centertown community devastated after fatal fire

    Posted 7:52 PM 8/21/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLE COUNTY - The family of Steven Mims asked for privacy Thursday as they worked to process his death.

    Mims died Wednesday after his house, just outside of Centertown city limits, caught fire. Crews from the Regional West Fire Protection District worked to extinguish the flames, Fire (More)

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    Columbia holds rally for Michael Brown, despite threats

    Posted 7:33 PM 8/21/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The NAACP held a "Justice for Michael Brown" rally Monday at 6 p.m. in Columbia despite receiving threatening phone calls.

    Mary Ratliff, president of the Missouri NAACP, said a man called her several times and told her Columbia residents weren't interested in a rally.

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    Hospital officials: VA patient care not an issue for majority

    Posted 5:22 PM 8/21/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One local veteran and his wife are raising concerns they have with the quality of patient care they have been receiving at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia. Retired U.S. Marine Sgt. Robert Brightwell and his wife are writing to the legislature and governor to (More)

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    Chief's Mascot reaches settlemt over injury

    Chief's Mascot reaches settlemt over injury

    Posted 4:27 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The man who performs as the Kansas City Chiefs' mascot has reached a legal settlement over severe injuries he suffered last November while practicing a zip line routine.

    Lawyers for Dan Meers, better known as KC Wolf, announced the settlement Thursday but said the terms (More)

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    Missouri couple accused in the molestation of 12-year-old girl

    Missouri couple accused in the molestation of 12-year-old girl

    Posted 4:20 PM 8/21/2014 by Thomas Hipchen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY - Cole County law enforcement is accusing a Missouri couple of the statutory rape of a 12 year-old girl, as well as victim tampering.

    Henry Mendenhall allegedly molested the girl. The victim was later interviewed at the Rainbow House in Columbia and said Henry Mendenhall (More)

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    MU School of Medicine receives $2.4 M grant for cancer research

    MU School of Medicine receives $2.4 M grant for cancer research

    Posted 3:32 PM 8/21/2014 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri School of Medicine announced a gift of $2.4 million it received Thursday. Mark McAndrew, a 1975 graduate of the university, was inspired to donate after his aunt Frances T. McAndrew battled cancer at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

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    Missouri raises composite ACT score

    Missouri raises composite ACT score

    Posted 3:06 PM 8/21/2014 by Thomas Hipchen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri raised its composite ACT score by .2 points after nearly ten years of scoring 21.6. Missouri graduates scored a composite 21.8 exceeding the national average of 21, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

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    McCaskill to hold hearing on police militarization after Ferguson

    McCaskill to hold hearing on police militarization after Ferguson

    Posted 2:42 PM 8/21/2014 by Thomas Hipchen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Sen. Claire McCaskill will lead a Senate hearing regarding the militarization of local police departments, which has been the topic of national debate since protests began in Ferguson following the shooting death of Michael Brown.

     

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    Michael Brown prosecutor urges Nixon to decide on removal

    Michael Brown prosecutor urges Nixon to decide on removal

    Posted 2:00 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says he has no intentions of removing himself from the Michael Brown case, and he is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to once and for all decide if he will act on calls for McCulloch's ouster.

    The Aug. 9 shooting of Brown by a Ferguson police (More)

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    Nixon orders National Guard out of Ferguson

    Nixon orders National Guard out of Ferguson

    Posted 1:57 PM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

    Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard (More)

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    School evacuates after brief fire scare

    School evacuates after brief fire scare

    Posted 1:39 PM 8/21/2014 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Two Mile Prairie Elementary School on Route Z was evacuated after a fire scare Thursday morning.

    Principal Patricia Raynor said she was walking in the hall and heard loud pops that sounded like fireworks.

    "I went to go see what was making the sound and saw red flames (More)

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    CoMo Connect sees increase in ridership during first weeks

    CoMo Connect sees increase in ridership during first weeks

    Posted 1:22 PM 8/21/2014 by Matt Kalish, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works is reporting an increase in riders during CoMo Connect's first two weeks.

    11,276 riders used the new bus service the first week, a 42 percent increase compared to last year, while 11,609 riders used the system last week, a 34-percent increase (More)

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