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    Columbia man shares connection with Ebola survivor

    Posted 8:29 AM 10/30/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As the first healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola in the United States recovers at home with her family, a Columbia man shared his connection to Nina Pham. 

    Columbia resident Victor Tran was watching CNN when the news hit close to home.

    "Within the span of 30 (More)

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    Woman hurt when tree falls through house

    Woman hurt when tree falls through house

    Posted 8:06 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A southeast Missouri woman is recovering from injuries after a tree that was being removed from an adjoining lot fell the wrong way and crashed into her house.

    The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that Patricia Montiel of Poplar Bluff was injured Oct. 24 (More)

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    Halloween is a dangerous night for impaired driving

    Posted 7:13 AM 10/30/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Halloween festivities will start Thursday and transportation officials want Mid-Missourians to take precaution and stay safe.

    With an increased number of pedestrians on roadways and alcohol fueled parties, the Missouri Department of (More)

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    Man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

    Man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

    Posted 6:26 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison for a shooting death in Jefferson City.

    The Jefferson City News Tribune reports Calvin Huston was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder for the death in December 2012 of 41-year-old Andre Hudson. He also was given (More)

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    St. Louis man charged in fatal 2013 crash

    St. Louis man charged in fatal 2013 crash

    Posted 5:16 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man who police say caused a fatal wreck last year has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Mikal Felton was charged this week but wasn't in custody Wednesday.

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    Ex-Missouri jailer pleads guilty in assault case

    Ex-Missouri jailer pleads guilty in assault case

    Posted 5:14 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former Missouri correctional officer has pleaded guilty to violating an inmate's constitutional rights during an assault at a county jail.

    Thirty-three-year-old Eric Bottorff of St. Joseph admitted Wednesday to beating a 29-year-old inmate at the Clay County Detention (More)

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    Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

    Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

    Posted 4:30 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Branson funnyman Yakov Smirnoff hopes that some time spent in University of Missouri classrooms will provide fodder for an upcoming TV sitcom.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Smirnoff is scheduled to visit Columbia and observe classes focused on relationships as (More)

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    Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

    Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

    Posted 4:24 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ROLLA (AP) - A zombie apocalypse is helping Missouri University of Science and Technology students prepare for careers in engineering and management.

    Associate professor Ivan Guardiola says shows like "The Walking Dead" were really popular when he developed a zombie doomsday scenario for a (More)

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    Teal pumpkin project raises food allergy awareness

    Posted 2:40 AM 10/30/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new pop of color may be found on some front porches this Halloween. Food Allergy Resource & Education, or FARE, created the national teal pumpkin project this season to raise awareness of food allergies. The group is encouraging people to paint a pumpkin (More)

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    Students taught to counteract active shooters

    Posted 11:00 PM 10/29/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Schools across the country are teaching their students how to respond if an intruder enters the building. The Columbia Public School District has changed its procedures over the last couple of years, and students said they feel safer with the new tactics. Some of these tactics however (More)

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    Major Kansas City corporation created famous Royals logo

    Posted 10:43 PM 10/29/2014 by Madi Morris, KOMU 8 News

    KANSAS CITY - The Hallmark Corporation, based in Kansas City, is responsible for the Royals' signature crown logo.

    Founded in 1910 when J.C. Hall decided to travel to Kansas City from Nebraska to sell postcards, Hallmark has become a billion dollar company. Although much of the company's (More)

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    Royals fall short and Giants are crowned World Series Champions

    Royals fall short and Giants are crowned World Series Champions

    Posted 10:38 PM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.

    With both starters chased early, this became a (More)

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    Tigers pummel William Jewell in exhibition matchup

    Tigers pummel William Jewell in exhibition matchup

    Posted 9:20 PM 10/29/2014 by Justin Cowan KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers men's basketball team was victorious in their 72-31 defeat of the William Jewell College Cardinals on Wednesday night.

    Sophomore Wes Clark lead the Tigers in scoring with 14 points, followed closely by Ryan Rossburg and Tramaine Isabell who had 13 and 10 (More)

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