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    MU residence hall arson investigation leads to arrest

    MU residence hall arson investigation leads to arrest

    Posted 1:43 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - University of Missouri Police officers arrested a 19-year-old suspect Friday for allegedly setting two fires in MU residence halls. 

    MUPD Captain Scott Richardson said an investigation into incidences at Hawthorn residence on both Sept. 27 and Jan. 6 Hall led officers to Keiser Witte. Richardson said police believe Witte set a trash can on fire in the dormitory.

    Richardson said Witte is charged with two counts of first degree arson. 

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    Royals fans elated after 9-8 win over Athletics

    Posted 1:22 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - After nearly three decades of waiting, Royals fans celebrated Tuesday as the team secured a spot in the American League Division Series. The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in the American League wild-card game.

    Longtime Royals fan Sean Wille said he and his (More)

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    MO health officials say they're prepared for an Ebola outbreak

    Posted 1:13 PM 10/1/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLE COUNTY - The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has some Missouri residents worried, but Cole County Health Department officials said Wednesday they are well-prepared to contain the virus if necessary.

    "We've been working with the Department of Health and Senior Services over (More)

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    Clinical research facility brings jobs to Columbia

    Clinical research facility brings jobs to Columbia

    Posted 12:46 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia city leaders celebrated the opening of a new pharmaceutical research company Wednesday.

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) and Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid took part in a ribbon cutting at the new facility. The clinical research company is headquartered (More)

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    Rates decrease for Missouri landline phone users

    Rates decrease for Missouri landline phone users

    Posted 12:24 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri landline users will see a drop in their useage bills starting Wednesday.

    The Missouri Public Service Commission dropped the surcharge for local and in-state long distance calling used to fund the Missouri Universal Service Fund.

    The Missouri Universal (More)

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    JCPS superintendent announces retirement

    JCPS superintendent announces retirement

    Posted 12:03 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City School District Superintendent Brian Mitchell announced his retirement Wednesday. Mitchell will step down from his position at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

    Mitchell began his work in education as a elementary teacher and worked his way up to (More)

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    Man shot in Jefferson City, suspect arrested

    Man shot in Jefferson City, suspect arrested

    Posted 8:57 AM 10/1/2014 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A suspected was in custody Wednesday morning accused of being involved in a Tuesday night shooting. Police responded to reports of shots fired on Elizabeth Street in Jefferson City just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

    Officers said they found a 24-year-old man who had been (More)

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    First public hearing held after Lake of the Ozark drowning

    Posted 8:39 AM 10/1/2014 by Katie Moeller and Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporters

    JEFFERSON CITY - The House Review Committee on the 2011 Water Patrol Division Merger held the first public hearing Wednesday morning to lead a review of how the division is managed, the training received by troopers, and the money saved from the merger.

    That merger put the Water Patrol (More)

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    Jackson: Officer had no reason to have camera on

    Jackson: Officer had no reason to have camera on

    Posted 8:19 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Ferguson's police chief is not questioning why an officer's body camera was not on when he was shot over the weekend.

    The shooting happened Saturday, but apparently was unrelated to unrest that has followed the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. (More)

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    Three arrested for series of burglaries in Kennett

    Three arrested for series of burglaries in Kennett

    Posted 8:10 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KENNETT (AP) - Three more people are facing charges for a series of home burglaries and car break-ins in the southeast Missouri town of Kennett.

    The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that three men were arrested over the weekend, bringing to seven (More)

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    Missouri State Museum will honor MLK with screening of film

    Posted 7:40 AM 10/1/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Museum will show the second of four documentaries honoring the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington tonight on Lincoln University's campus.

    The museum will be continuing its 'Museum After Hours' series with the screening of (More)

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    Columbia details long term plans for urban areas

    Columbia details long term plans for urban areas

    Posted 7:28 AM 10/1/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia shares a new long term plan to use federal funds to improve urban areas throughout the city. A detailed document called the consolidated plan (More)

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    Students explore new uses for historic building

    Students explore new uses for historic building

    Posted 5:04 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The owners of the Railway Exchange building in downtown St. Louis are teaming with architecture students at Washington University to explore new uses of the historic property.

    The 100-year-old, 21-story high-rise was once the city's tallest building. It has stood vacant (More)

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