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    City Council approves sewer projects, runway reconstruction funding

    Posted 11:49 PM 7/21/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council voted to approve funding for sewer relief in downtown Columbia during Monday night's meeting, specifically the Flat Branch main sewer line.

    The council voted 4-3 on this issue, with Mayor McDavid and council members Skala, Thomas and Hoppe in (More)

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    Summer projects increase likelihood of scams

    Summer projects increase likelihood of scams

    Posted 11:04 PM 7/21/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- As the weather continues to get warmer, many residents take advantage of the summer days to get housework done.

    However, simple home improvement projects could be risky this time of year. 

    "This is the time, spring and summer, where we see handymen scams coming around (More)

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    Unique substance recovery house comes to mid-Missouri

    Posted 9:34 PM 7/21/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    RANDOLPH COUNTY - A drug and alcohol recovery program for women has found a new place to call home in mid-Missouri.

    Teen Challenge, a program that started in 1958 in New York that now has 12,000 houses globally, is not just for teens but for all (More)

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    Ashland residents learn about sewage bond issue

    Posted 8:01 PM 7/21/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ASHLAND - Ashland residents learned details about a bond issue that will be on next month's ballot Monday.

    The bond issue, worth seven million dollars, will go toward a new water treatment plant. The city currently uses an enhance lagoon system, but needs to upgrade to a mechanical (More)

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    Suspect arrested in connection to three armed robberies

    Suspect arrested in connection to three armed robberies

    Posted 6:19 PM 7/21/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested 36-year-old Deshawn Smith Monday morning in connection with three armed robberies over the past three days.

    Police said Smith is accused of robbing the Super 8 Motel on Clark Lane Saturday night. Smith allegedly went into the motel, waved a handgun and (More)

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    Osage Beach Police officer rescues man from a lake

    Posted 3:50 PM 7/21/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    OSAGE BEACH - A man who nearly drowned in Osage Beach is still being treated for a broken vertebrate and bleeding brain Monday evening.

    Osage Beach Police Officer Ken Pesce told KOMU 8 News Monday he saw Roger Farrow floating on his stomach near the edge of the water on Saturday, about 6 (More)

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    10 critically ill basset hound puppies rescued from breeder

    10 critically ill basset hound puppies rescued from breeder

    Posted 3:44 PM 7/21/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU Digital Producer

    DOUGLAS COUNTY - The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued ten critically ill Basset Hound puppies from a licensed breeding facility in Douglas County Friday.

    The organization said all of the puppies were underweight and suffering from pneumonia, internal and (More)

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    Moberly man charged with multiple sex crimes involving minor

    Moberly man charged with multiple sex crimes involving minor

    Posted 3:26 PM 7/21/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FAYETTE - A Moberly man is expected to appear in Howard County Court Tuesday at 9 a.m. after deputies arrested him on several sex-related charges.

    The Howard County Sheriff's Department arrested (More)

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    Proposed homeowners tax increase would fund police, firefighters

    Posted 3:17 PM 7/21/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will hear a proposal Monday for a property tax increase designed to fund more police officers and firefighters.

    If passed, the tax rate will be thirty cents per one hundred dollars of value, phased in over five years. So for those home owners who have a (More)

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    Spy agency's move in St. Louis leaves history behind

    Spy agency's move in St. Louis leaves history behind

    Posted 2:21 PM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A federal spy agency's decision to move out of its home in St. Louis will leave behind an historic campus where some buildings date to around 1830.

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency announced this month that it will build a new facility in the St. Louis area. It said (More)

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    Weekly wellness: The 123s and ABCs of dining out (part 1)

    Posted 1:37 PM 7/21/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - When you are trying to change your daily fueling habits, dining out at restaurants can seem overwhelming. Especially if the decision to dine out is based on work and, because of this, you have no say in the restaurant choice.

    Breathe. It's going to be okay.

    This is the (More)

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    Seymour woman dies in house fire

    Seymour woman dies in house fire

    Posted 12:42 PM 7/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SEYMOUR (AP) - Authorities say a southwest Missouri woman died in a house fire but a man and three children were able to escape.

    The fire was reported early Sunday near Seymour. The woman's identity has not been released.

    Southern Webster County authorities say the home was 80 (More)

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    Three juveniles questioned in Moberly car theft

    Three juveniles questioned in Moberly car theft

    Posted 11:46 AM 7/21/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MOBERLY - Moberly Police took three juveniles into custody for questioning early Monday morning in connection with a motor vehicle theft. No one has been arrested.

    Officers said the theft occurred on the corner of Roberts and Walnut Street. Moberly police detained two male juveniles after (More)

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