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    General Motors plant in Wentzville is provides an economic boost

    General Motors plant in Wentzville is provides an economic boost

    Posted 11:04 AM 12/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    WENTZVILLE (AP) - Production of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks at the General Motors plant in Wentzville is providing an economic boost not just in the eastern Missouri town but throughout the region.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that since GM began producing (More)

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    Columbia citizens seek to repeal tobacco, e-cig ordinances

    Posted 8:40 PM 12/19/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- For the third time in 2014, a group of Columbia citizens are attempting to repeal a Columbia City Council decision.

    This time, they're fighting a series of new ordinances that limit the sale of tobacco and vapor products to people under 21. 

    "It's really a grassroots (More)

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    Boss' former coworkers speak about robbery

    Posted 7:18 PM 12/19/2014 by By Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - It only took a few minutes, but for employees of the Denny's in Columbia, it was the most terrifying moment in their lives.

    Sabrina Williams, a Denny's server, described the chaos on December 6, when she said Jafari Boss came in and demanded money from workers and customers.

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    Boone County Sheriff's Department make arrests during home search

    Boone County Sheriff's Department make arrests during home search

    Posted 7:16 PM 12/19/2014 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested two people while serving a search warrant Friday afternoon.

    The department was responding to a complaint of meth use in the 6000 block of S. Katy Street. 

    Dorian Estes, 32, was arrested on two counts of possession of (More)

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    Missouri WR Hunt to undergo shoulder surgery

    Missouri WR Hunt to undergo shoulder surgery

    Posted 6:58 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - Missouri wide receiver Jimmie Hunt will undergo surgery for a left shoulder injury and miss the Citrus Bowl.

    The senior had been day to day before consulting with team doctors, who determined the injury was too painful for him to play in the Jan. 1 game against Minnesota in Orlando, Florida.

    In 12 games this season, Hunt had 40 catches for 698 yards and seven touchdowns.

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    Illinois and Missouri meet for Braggin' Rights

    Illinois and Missouri meet for Braggin' Rights

    Posted 6:51 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - Illinois and Missouri meet Saturday in their annual Braggin' Rights basketball game in St. Louis.

    Illinois is 8-3 but unranked for the pre-Christmas game for the second straight year. They've lost three of five.

    Missouri is off to a rocky start at 5-5. For just the (More)

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    Your View: Ferguson Coverage

    Posted 5:28 PM 12/19/2014 by Rachel Wittel and Anders Aarhus, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Following the grand jury's decision to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, KOMU 8 created a timeline to highlight events from (More)

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    Some graduates concerned about job market

    Posted 5:27 PM 12/19/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Students proudly smile for pictures in front of iconic University of Missouri landmarks after graduation Friday.

    But for some, there may a cloud of doubt looming over their heads as they leave the comfort of the university and enter the real world. 

    According to The (More)

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    T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges

    T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges

    Posted 4:49 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri will get more than $280,000 from T-Mobile US following claims that the company unfairly charged customers for third-party text message subscriptions.

    Attorney General Chris Koster on Friday announced Missouri was among 49 states that settled with T-Mobile for (More)

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    Jefferson City School District names new superintendent

    Jefferson City School District names new superintendent

    Posted 4:02 PM 12/19/2014 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Public School District Board of Education has named Larry Linthacum as their new superintendent.

    Linthacum will start work as superintendent on July 1, 2015, replacing Superintendent Brian Mitchell. Mitchell announced his retirement in October. 

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    Local children receive Christmas miracle

    Posted 4:01 PM 12/19/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Christmas is just around the corner and it looks like The Salvation Army met its goal to make every child's Christmas wish come true.

    Last week The Salvation Army of Columbia and Jefferson City was short on gifts because of miscommunication. Major Beth Trimmell, the Director of (More)

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    Gas price hits $1.99 in Columbia

    Posted 3:37 PM 12/19/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - It seems like a mirage, but drivers in mid-Missouri can once again say they paid less than two dollars a gallon for gas. 

    Macadoodles in Columbia sits right next to one of the stations with this new low price. Friday morning they  (More)

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    Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied

    Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied

    Posted 2:27 PM 12/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown said some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under oath.

    Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch spoke Friday to KTRS radio. It was his first (More)

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