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    Special Olympics plans Columbia training center

    Special Olympics plans Columbia training center

    Posted 4:37 AM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Special Olympic athletes in Missouri could soon have a training center to rival those of their U.S. Olympic team counterparts.

    The proposed Training for Life Campus would offer year-round training at a 44,000-square-foot athletics complex in Columbia. Project boosters with (More)

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    Joplin tornado aid worker sentenced for fraud

    Joplin tornado aid worker sentenced for fraud

    Posted 4:32 AM 9/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A woman who worked for a southwest Missouri disaster relief agency has been sentenced to prison for a fraud scheme following the deadly Joplin tornado.

    The U.S. attorney's office says Herlana Latham, of Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in federal (More)

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    Construction in downtown Columbia may cause delays

    Posted 3:08 AM 9/17/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Construction at the corner of Seventh and Locust Streets started at 7 a.m. Wednesday. It may cause delays in downtown Columbia.

    Lane shifts are needed down both Locust and Seventh Streets as construction continues on the Opus student housing development. Crews will also revamp (More)

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    Columbia Public Schools Foundation cuts ribbon on four new grants

    Posted 2:34 AM 9/17/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Smithton Middle School is about to enter the future. 

    Thanks to a grant from the Columbia Public Schools Foundation, Smithton was one of a few middle schools in the area that will recieve grant money to buy new technology for learning purposes. Smithton, in particular, will (More)

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    Missouri basketball freshmen Gant, Allen arrested

    Missouri basketball freshmen Gant, Allen arrested

    Posted 9:26 PM 9/16/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Tuesday night, KOMU confirmed freshmen members of the Missouri men's basketball team, Jakeenan Gant and D'Angelo Allen, were arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of third-degree assault.

    They were arrested at their dorm room on MU property.

    Both were released from (More)

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    Senior citizens at greater risk of being scammed

    Posted 7:29 PM 9/16/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Every year, con artistis specifically target senior citizens, according to new information from the Mid-Missouri Better Business Bureau and Secretary of State (More)

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    Jefferson city residents learn how to prevent neighborhood crime

    Posted 7:18 PM 9/16/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department hosted an event Tuesday to encourage residents to be active within their neighborhood watch programs.

    National Night Out is a chance for local law enforcement to visit different neighborhoods to discuss crime and prevention. This year (More)

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    Demonstrators feel their voices aren't heard for Opus project

    Posted 6:56 PM 9/16/2014 by Sara Pang, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Chants of "People's need, not corporate greed", and "We don't blame the workers, we blame the council" could be heard in downtown Columbia Tuesday amidst the beating of drums.

    About 20 protesters gathered for an hour on Locust Street to protest against the Opus student (More)

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    New barrier planned on College Ave. despite petitioners requests

    Posted 6:45 PM 9/16/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council moved forward with a construction project Monday despite a petition with 200 signatures.

    The council passed a bill 5-2 to finalize the construction of the (More)

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    Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

    Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

    Posted 5:55 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - enterovirus 68.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and (More)

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    Ashland looks to join other cities with nuisance ordinance

    Posted 5:40 PM 9/16/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 News

    ASHLAND - After almost two years of complaints and a vacant, worn down mobile home, Ashland officials decided it was time for change.

    The Ashland Board of Aldermen will vote Tuesday on a nuisance ordinance that would give the city the authority to abate dangerous structures. There is (More)

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    Missouri won't appeal rewrite of early voting item

    Missouri won't appeal rewrite of early voting item

    Posted 5:39 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri attorney general's office will not appeal a ruling rewriting the ballot summary of an early voting proposal.

    A spokeswoman for Attorney General Chris Koster said Tuesday that he won't ask the state Supreme Court to hear the case following Monday's (More)

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    SW Missouri man dies in plant accident

    SW Missouri man dies in plant accident

    Posted 5:20 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    OZARK (AP) - A southwest Missouri man died after he was hit by a front-end loader at a quarry for a construction company.

    Christian County Coroner Brad Cole said 73-year-old Robert Shelby Hill of Clever died Tuesday morning at the quarry for the Leo Journagan Construction Company.

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