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    ACLU report blasts St. Louis surveillance cameras

    ACLU report blasts St. Louis surveillance cameras

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

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri said an abundance of surveillance cameras in St. Louis are a threat to privacy and an improper intrusion by the state into individual's lives.

    An ACLU study released Thursday criticizes a "web of surveillance" (More)

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    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    At 1-all, World Series moves to quirky Giants park

    Posted 9:56 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Eric Hosmer loaded up, launched a long fly and watched it sail toward McCovey Cove. Way out there in right field, near the 421-foot mark, the ball bonked off the brick wall.

    No splash shot.

    "We were definitely trying to hit 'em," the Kansas City first baseman (More)

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    Jefferson City High School teacher wins music award

    Jefferson City High School teacher wins music award

    Posted 8:42 AM 10/24/2014 by Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Beth Dampf, a Jefferson City High School vocal music teacher, has been awarded the Section V National Federation of State High School Associations Outstanding Music Educators Award.

    Dampf has been with Jefferson City Public Schools for 8 years and was the 2013-2014 Teacher (More)

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    World War II veteran pays tribute to fellow soldiers

    Posted 8:33 AM 10/24/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Many would consider Bill Shaw a role model, except the man himself.

    "I'm not a hero," Shaw said.

    On Saturday, Bill Shaw will receive the Legion of Honor, France's highest distinction.

    Shaw served in World War II as part of the 240th Artillery Battalion. He (More)

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    Greek community showcases house decorations

    Posted 8:01 AM 10/24/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Greek Town will be decked out Friday night for House Decs. The sororities and fraternities decorate their houses and the crowds are able to walk around and enjoy the sights.

    The University of Missouri is credited for creating Homecoming. This year marks the 103rd Homecoming, as (More)

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    UMSL offered historic golf course

    UMSL offered historic golf course

    Posted 7:45 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The University of Missouri-St. Louis campus could get room to grow soon if university officials decide to purchase a neighboring golf course.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university has been offered an option to buy Normandie Golf Club. No decision has been (More)

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    Greek students reveal secrets of Homecoming parade floats

    Posted 7:20 AM 10/24/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Two-by-fours, nails, and power tools decorate the parking lot. Paint, paper mache, and glitter stain the ground. For Greek MU students, these are the signs of Homecoming parade float construction.

    "We have a hat that's being built, we have a backdrop that's and then we have (More)

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    Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Posted 4:49 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Missouri police have been buying new gear and getting trained on constitutional rights as they prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white policeman in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old.

    A grand jury announcement could come within the next month (More)

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    Missouri Capitol to see renovations despite budgetary concerns

    Posted 10:05 PM 10/23/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Programs assisting schools, the elderly and infants are just a few that said they can't provide full services after Governor Nixon froze some state funding.

    Directors of some of those programs said they aren't happy that a nearly $700,000 renovation of a Missouri Senate (More)

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    University of Iowa history professor holds Ferguson forum

    Posted 9:49 PM 10/23/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A professor came to the University of Missouri Thursday to speak about his findings regarding the recent events in Ferguson.

    Dr. Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, has recently had quotes in publications such as the New York Times about his (More)

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    Mid-Missouri experiencing "peak" for autumn colors

    Mid-Missouri experiencing "peak" for autumn colors

    Posted 8:55 PM 10/23/2014 by Joshua Matejka, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Autumn is known for being a season of colors, and for central Missouri residents, late October is the best time to enjoy them.

    According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri's central region has entered a period of "peak fall color." The region includes Columbia (More)

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    Residents voice their arguments at ballot forum

    Posted 7:49 PM 10/23/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Residents packed Columbia Public Library's Friend's Room as a panel of speakers talked about the pros and cons of this year's most talked about ballot issues.

    Missouri's Constitutional Amendment 3, to be voted on in two weeks, drew strong opposition at (More)

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    Three young men fall from cliff in Stephens Lake Park

    Posted 6:51 PM 10/23/2014 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Two young men are in University Hospital this evening after falling from a cliff. A third man fell, but he was not taken to the hospital. 

    The cliff near Stephens Lake Park  is about 18 feet high, and the two 19-year-olds were sent to the hospital in ambulances with (More)

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