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    New J-Turn Might Increase Emergency Response Times

    Posted 11:26 PM 4/15/2014 by Marissa Balmas, KOMU 8 Reporter,

    ASHLAND - The new addition of J-turns in Ashland could increase emergency response times for some areas.

    MoDOT has been adding J-Turns onto Highway 63. A study conducted by the University of Missouri said J-turns reduced fatal crashes by 100 percent.

    MoDOT engineer Mike Shoop says (More)

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    Construction on Route 63 Delays Traffic

    Posted 10:53 PM 4/15/2014 by Lexi Spivak, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Maintenance work for various bridges on US Route 63 began Tuesday.  The project is one day behind schedule due to inclement weather Monday, when paint failed to stick due to the cold ground

    There are ten total bridges involved in MoDOT's project.  MoDOT will take (More)

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    Students Speaking English as a Second Language Rise

    Posted 10:40 PM 4/15/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools implemented a new cluster program this school year to better serve a group of more than 900 CPS students who speak English as a second language.

    Twenty-two English Language Learners or (More)

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    Environment and Energy Commission Looking at New Fuel Model

    Environment and Energy Commission Looking at New Fuel Model

    Posted 10:01 PM 4/15/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Environment and Energy Commission is in the process of filing a report on how the city could lower its green house gas emissions and lower costs for fuel. The commission presented a rough draft of that report Tuesday night.

    The commission has several ideas (More)

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    Fulton Searching For Solution to Delinquent Utility Bills

    Posted 8:59 PM 4/15/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The Fulton City Council met Tuesday to hear possible solutions which would prevent the city from losing more money on unpaid utilities.

    The city is losing an estimated $170,000 on utilities annually.

    The city's first plan was to have the city's landlords partially (More)

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    Tax Season 2014 Sees New Concerns

    Posted 8:28 PM 4/15/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Tax season 2014 comes to a close Tuesday and tax preparations services are seeing residents come in with new concerns this year. 

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    Despite many tax preparation web services, many residents are coming in to (More)

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    MoDOT Funding on Decline, Transportation Tax Proposed Solution

    Posted 8:03 PM 4/15/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A proposed constitutional amendment earmarking a sales tax increase for transportsrtion found it's way to the Missouri Senate Transportation Committee for the second time in as many years. 

    Representative Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, sponsored a bill proposing a 1.0 (More)

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    Missouri Highways Become Safer for Drivers

    Posted 7:49 PM 4/15/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol and MO-DOT have taken extra measures to improve highway safety.

    According to the Missouri State highway Patrol, during the past seven years Missouri has seen a decrease in statewide traffic fatalities and crashes.

    Currently Missouri (More)

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    2 Years Before Mo. Governor's Race, Koster has $2M

    2 Years Before Mo. Governor's Race, Koster has $2M

    Posted 7:18 PM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $2 million in the bank for a likely gubernatorial campaign in 2016.

    Koster reported his quarterly campaign finance figures Tuesday to the Missouri Ethics Commission.

    He received about $539,000 of cash (More)

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    Miley Cyrus Hospitalized, Cancels Kansas City Show

    Miley Cyrus Hospitalized, Cancels Kansas City Show

    Posted 7:18 PM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Miley Cyrus is in the hospital and unable to perform her "Bangerz" concert in Kansas City, Mo., as planned.

    A spokeswoman for the singer says the 21-year-old canceled her performance Tuesday after she was hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

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    Funerals Scheduled for 3 Killed at Jewish Sites

    Funerals Scheduled for 3 Killed at Jewish Sites

    Posted 7:15 PM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Funeral arrangements for three people killed at two Jewish community sites near Kansas City on Sunday are scheduled for later this week.

    WDAF-TV reports a private memorial service for 14-year-old Reat Griffin (More)

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    Beef Prices at Record High

    Posted 5:20 PM 4/15/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - The price of beef is at an all-time high nationwide, but it does not come as a surprise.

    Beef prices have risen due to the low supply of cattle in the US, plus the new demand overseas in Asia.

    According to Mark Russell, Executive Director of the Missouri Beef Industry (More)

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    Missouri House Endorses Bright Flight Expansion

    Missouri House Endorses Bright Flight Expansion

    Posted 4:56 PM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri House members have endorsed legislation that could offer additional financial assistance to persuade more top students to stay in the state after graduation day.

    The legislation would add a forgivable loan to Missouri's Bright Flight scholarship program. Each (More)

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