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    Weekly Wellness: Look at those legs! Exercises for heel wearers

    Posted 2:23 PM 9/2/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - For many of us, high heels are part of our daily workplace uniform. For others, they are part of our "special occasion" wardrobe. And for those "high heel weekend warriors", they are worn with red lipstick and a gorgeous clutch bag.

    For anyone who wears high heels, there are (More)

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    Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids

    Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids

    Posted 2:01 PM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more typically is seen during winter months.

    Children's Mercy Hospital spokesman Jake Jacobson said the facility has been (More)

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    Parks & Rec offers free Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival tickets

    Parks & Rec offers free Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival tickets

    Posted 1:53 PM 9/2/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation said a limited number of free tickets to the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival are available for Columbia's low-income residents through a random drawing.

    An agreement with festival coordinator Thumper Entertainment allowed Columbia Parks and Recreation (More)

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    Columbia named in list of 50 best U.S. cities for bicyclists

    Columbia named in list of 50 best U.S. cities for bicyclists

    Posted 1:49 PM 9/2/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - In its Sept. 2 issue, Bicycling magazine named Columbia as the 44th best city for bicyclists in the U.S.

    The city of Columbia planned a nearly $500,000 project that would connect residential neighborhoods with the 4.7 mile stretch of the MKT trail nearby.

    The (More)

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    NFL, baseball greats speak, event raises $400k for St. Louis police

    NFL, baseball greats speak, event raises $400k for St. Louis police

    Posted 1:39 PM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A charitable group dedicated to raising money for the St. Louis Police Department said it expects to collect another $400,000 from its annual fall luncheon.

    The St. Louis Police Foundation hosted the benefit Tuesday afternoon at the America's Center downtown convention (More)

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    Two Columbia streets still closed due to flooding

    Posted 11:40 AM 9/2/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Some Columbia streets were still impassable Tuesday afternoon, hours after a flash flood watch ended.

    Brushwood Lake Rd. and Blackfoot Rd. were under water, as is the MKT trail near the Scott Blvd. bridge.

    Gale Blomenkamp, battalion chief for Boone County Fire District (More)

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    Cole Co. drunk driving crash sends five children to the hospital

    Cole Co. drunk driving crash sends five children to the hospital

    Posted 11:18 AM 9/2/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Creve Coeur man Monday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a car accident in Cole County sent five children to the hospital.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol report said 59-year-old James V. O'Brien was (More)

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    Mizzou RB Russell Hansbrough takes starting role

    Mizzou RB Russell Hansbrough takes starting role

    Posted 11:11 AM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Russell Hansbrough can't remember the previous time he rushed 20 times in a game.

    "It'd probably be in peewee football or something like that," the Missouri running back said. "Not even in high school."

    Hansbrough, a junior from Arlington, Texas, ran a career-high (More)

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    Labor Day weekend reports show fewer deaths, DWIs than 2013

    Labor Day weekend reports show fewer deaths, DWIs than 2013

    Posted 10:29 AM 9/2/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - In a report released Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's statistics for the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend showed fewer fatality, DWI and boating-related accidents than 2013.

    The report said troopers responded to 293 accidents over the three-day weekend this (More)

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    New energy initiative moves to city council

    Posted 10:03 AM 9/2/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Water and Light Advisory Board met Tuesday morning with a representative from Clean Line Energy Partners to hear a pitch for a new form of renewable energy.

    The proposal called the Grain Belt Express Clean Line would provide Missouri with low cost wind energy and (More)

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    Police say Pine Lawn teen threatened officer with a gun, ran away

    Police say Pine Lawn teen threatened officer with a gun, ran away

    Posted 9:29 AM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    PINE LAWN (AP) - Police said they've captured a Pine Lawn teenager who pointed a pistol at an officer during a traffic stop and then fled.

    Pine Lawn Police Lt. Steven Blakeney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the officer stopped the 17-year-old's (More)

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    Missouri firefighter injured battling house fire

    Missouri firefighter injured battling house fire

    Posted 9:23 AM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    WILDWOOD (AP) - Missouri authorities said a St. Louis-area firefighter has been hospitalized for heat exhaustion after a house fire.

    Wildwood Deputy Chief John Bradley said the firefighter suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon.

    Four people, including two children, were inside (More)

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    Former Mamtek CEO set to make plea in fraud case

    Posted 8:08 AM 9/2/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Former CEO of Mamtek U.S., Bruce Cole, is scheduled to appear in court for a plea hearing Tuesday. Cole is accused of deceiving the city of Moberly and investors and stealing profit from the investment for his personal use.

    In the spring of 2010, Mamtek U.S. promised more than (More)

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