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    Retail jobs steadily increasing across mid-Missouri over last year

    Posted 3:22 AM 9/19/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - ALDI hosted a hiring event Friday morning for its stores throughout mid-Missouri.

    ALDI hosted the hiring event at the Comfort Inn on 1801 W. Outer Road for its stores in Moberly, Columbia, Jefferson City and Mexico.

    "As the retail sector grows, that certainly helps cities (More)

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    Mizzou Athletics announces renovations for Mizzou Arena

    Mizzou Athletics announces renovations for Mizzou Arena

    Posted 8:43 PM 9/18/2014 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - This offseason, the Missouri Tigers basketball team has already seen the arrival of a new head coach. 

    Now, it will get to play in a newly renovated stadium. 

    Mizzou Athletics announced plans for renovations to Mizzou Arena that are scheduled to be finished by (More)

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    Lincoln University students rally for young voters

    Posted 8:06 PM 9/18/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Students and faculty at Lincoln University are urging people to register to vote for the upcoming November election. 

    The Lincoln University chapter of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare invited Reverend Dr. Vernon Howard to rally students and residents to (More)

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    Parks and Recreation release new changes to Cosmo-Bethel Park

    Posted 8:05 PM 9/18/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation released their plans for several improvements to Cosmo-Bethel Park on Thursday.

    One of their main projects is changing the gravel trails along the lake with concrete.

    Gabe Huffington, Park Services Manager for Columbia Parks (More)

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    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: Hickman at Rock Bridge

    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: Hickman at Rock Bridge

    Posted 7:36 PM 9/18/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hickman High School heads to Rock Bridge for Providence Bowl, one of the best rivalry games mid-Missouri high school football has to offer.

    No rain is predicted for Friday's games and the temperature is forecast to be in the mid-70's around kickoff.

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    Missouri inmate population rises, federal numbers fall

    Posted 7:27 PM 9/18/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After three consecutive years of decline, the United State's prison inmate population increased slightly last year, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

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    Columbia police hope new ATVs help with public interaction

    Posted 7:13 PM 9/18/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said it may have found a way to improve its interaction with residents and visitors in the District.

    The department purchased two John Deere Gators last March for its Downtown Unit, which patrols the downtown area and neighboring east campus.

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    Governor Nixon announces plan for lottery education funding

    Governor Nixon announces plan for lottery education funding

    Posted 6:53 PM 9/18/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Lottery's operations need to focus more funding toward education. This comes after a review from (More)

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    A look back on Chancellor Loftin's time at Mizzou so far

    Posted 6:52 PM 9/18/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As part of the University of Missouri's 175th Anniversary, the school celebrated new Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's inauguration Thursday.

    Loftin took office eight months ago and hardly had time to blink before addressing serious university matters.

    In less than two weeks (More)

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    Dr. Jane Goodall speaks to KOMU one-on-one

    Posted 6:28 PM 9/18/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -  On Wednesday night, after Dr. Jane Goodall addressed a sold-out crowd in Mizzou Arena, she sat down to open up about her concerns and thoughts about the well-being of the animal kingdom, especially chimpanzees. "I would have studied any animal but from the point of (More)

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    Callaway County upgrades spark funding debate

    Posted 5:10 PM 9/18/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Members of seven fire departments and the Callaway County Commission are debating how to best fund a new simulcast radio system. Communications between the emergency operating center and the different fire stations across Callaway County are not as strong as some would hope.

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    Columbia transforming parking spaces into 'social spaces'

    Posted 5:05 PM 9/18/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is giving citizens new and interesting ways to use parking spaces. On Friday, Columbia will be participating for the first time in PARK(ing) Day, a global movement that encourages people to use parking spaces for things other than parking.

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    Cole County considering new 911 center

    Posted 4:18 PM 9/18/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Commission is considering a new 911 call center.

    The new system is receiving consideration because the Cole County Commission's contract for Joint 911 is up for renewal.

    "We're looking at whether that's the best way to spend our dollars or whether (More)

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