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    Columbia business encourages educating children on guns

    Posted 3:16 PM 8/28/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Following the tragic accident involving a nine-year-old girl killing her Arizona shooting instructor, a Columbia business stresses the importance of proper gun training.

    Target Masters Sales Associate and Firearms Trainer Jim Hill said an Uzi, like the one used in the Arizona (More)

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    Five meth-related arrests made at Katfish Katy's campground

    Five meth-related arrests made at Katfish Katy's campground

    Posted 3:14 PM 8/28/2014 by Candace Rosen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - On Thursday morning, five people were arrested for drug-related offenses at Katfish Katy's campground on Sarr Street in Columbia.

    The campground was discovered to have "evidence of a significant methamphetamine distribution operation," according to the Boone County Sheriff's (More)

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    New competing smoothie business opens in downtown Columbia

    Posted 3:07 PM 8/28/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new smoothie and iced drink business officially opened its doors in downtown Columbia Thursday.

    Located on the northeast corner of 10th and Elm Street, Jamba Juice opened its fifth store in Missouri.

    "I think it's really about finding that niche market and how you can (More)

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    Residents and businesses save money with energy audits

    Posted 3:02 PM 8/28/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - To save money, some residents and businesses are turning to saving energy. Columbia Water and Light offers free energy audits, or evaluations of how energy efficient a home or business is with tips on how to cut back.

    Columbia resident Tyrone Turner owns two homes. Turner said (More)

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    Fulton Mayor eliminates parking enforcement officer's job

    Posted 2:50 PM 8/28/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 News

    FULTON - Fulton Mayor LeRoy D. Benton announced during a city council meeting Tuesday that he will eliminate parking enforcement in the town, which also means eliminating someone's job. 

    Tuesday night's agenda did not originally include the announcement, but Benton said after (More)

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    Opening Drive: Previewing high school football, week two

    Posted 12:13 PM 8/28/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter & Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Two mid-Missouri high schools are trying to build up their football programs, Tolton and Battle. For details, click the video to the left for this week's Opening Drive, KOMU 8 Sports' weekly high school football show, which is making its online debut this week.

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    Willet charged with murder of 6-year-old child

    Posted 8:18 AM 8/28/2014 by Candace Rosen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Scottie Willet, 27, has been charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action against the 6-year-old child killed on Primrose Lane.  His bond has been set at one million dollars.

    Willet was apprehended after a manhunt Thursday morning ended in his arrest (More)

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    Later start times better for high school students

    Posted 7:36 AM 8/28/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The American Academy of Pediatrics released a statement this week that said high school students should start school no earlier than 8:30am.

    Columbia public high schools all start at 8:55am, which is later than the national average start time of 7:59am.

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    New life for Columbia community center

    Posted 7:10 AM 8/28/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation will hold an open house for the Hillcrest community center and Moss building Thursday afternoon. 

    The building belonged to the Missouri Department of Conservation, but after a land swap the city took over the property. 

    The city (More)

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    Enrollment rises at Southeast Missouri State

    Enrollment rises at Southeast Missouri State

    Posted 5:03 AM 8/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Enrollment is on the rise at Southeast Missouri State University.

    The Cape Girardeau-based university said fall semester enrollment is at 11,580, up 2 percent from a year ago. The university said enrollment figures are expected to grow slightly over the next few weeks and will likely surpass last year's record of 11,917.

    Beginning freshman enrollment is up 7.6 percent to 1,859.

     

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    Missouri dairy farmers urge veto override

    Missouri dairy farmers urge veto override

    Posted 4:31 AM 8/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri dairy farmers are urging lawmakers to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation authorizing financial incentives for their industry.

    The dairy cattle incentives are included in two broader agriculture bills that Nixon vetoed because they would shift (More)

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    Local event encourages women to take more active role in cycling

    Posted 10:19 PM 8/27/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - An American Bicyclist study conducted by the GluskinTownley Group suggests that more women are becoming involved cycling, but their numbers drop when it comes to the technical aspect of the sport. 

    The study indicates that of (More)

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    Mayor's task force to hold public forums discussing violence

    Mayor's task force to hold public forums discussing violence

    Posted 7:40 PM 8/27/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence worked on planning safe community events during Wednesday night's meeting.

    The task force finalized plans for three public forums to be held during the second week in September. Community members will have a chance to attend the (More)

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