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    Initial vote scheduled on lesser penalties on marijuana

    Posted 4:26 PM 10/20/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will have a preliminary vote Monday to amend the city's marijuana laws.

    The amendment would make it legal to cultivate marijuana, if the person has obtained permission from a doctor for medical uses. It would also eliminate punishment of possessing 35 (More)

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    Landowners allowed to join Ameren power line case

    Landowners allowed to join Ameren power line case

    Posted 4:20 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A judge has allowed landowners in northern Missouri to join a legal fight over a plan by a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. to build a high-voltage power line.

    Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois wants to build a roughly 100-mile power line across Missouri from the Iowa to (More)

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    Missouri man convicted in fatal meth lab fire

    Missouri man convicted in fatal meth lab fire

    Posted 4:16 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A southeast Missouri man has been convicted of murder and other charges for a meth-related fire that killed two young children.

    The state attorney general's office said Monday that 31-year-old Joshua L. Maynard, of Centerville, will be sentenced Dec. 8 in Cape (More)

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    MoDOT gives travel tips for World Series Game

    MoDOT gives travel tips for World Series Game

    Posted 3:11 PM 10/20/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation released tips Monday for baseball fans going to the World Series for Tuesday's game at Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals will take on the San Francisco Giants.

    MoDOT said to expect congestion on Interstate 70 and (More)

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    MU mourns death of fraternity brother

    MU mourns death of fraternity brother

    Posted 2:26 PM 10/20/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - An MU fraternity mourned the death of a member Monday after officials said he died Sunday night.

    The Columbia Police Department's Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said officers found 20-year-old Chris Nicklow unresponsive in the bathroom of a house on Williams Street (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: There's an app for that

    Posted 1:12 PM 10/20/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - In today's technology age, we have tools for everything. And they are all available to us in the palms of our hands. I'm talking about phone apps.The website Greatist.com has released a list of the (More)

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    KOMU 8's Kansas City barbeque survey

    KOMU 8's Kansas City barbeque survey

    Posted 1:10 PM 10/20/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Lots of mid-Missourians will be traveling to Kansas City to see the Royals take on the San Francisco Giants in the World Series.

    Even when baseball's not a draw, people travel from all over the country to enjoy Kansas City barbeque. For visitors during the World Series, a Kansas (More)

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    Educators closer to establishing new education standards

    Posted 12:28 PM 10/20/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY- Educators met Monday to continue refining new education standards for Missouri children that could be put in place as soon as next year.

    Monday began the final set of meetings where teachers, parents and other educators came together to review standards for math, science (More)

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    Week nine Friday Night Fever plays of the week

    Vote for your favorite Friday Night Fever play of the week!

    Posted 12:23 PM 10/20/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your week nine Friday Night Fever plays of the week! What an end to the regular season of mid-Missouri high school football. Voting for the final plays of the week ends Friday at 3 p.m. and make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at 6 to see the results.

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    Mizzou to host Kentucky, SEC Network pre-game show

    Mizzou to host Kentucky, SEC Network pre-game show

    Posted 11:32 AM 10/20/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Tiger fans will have an action packed day of SEC football when the Kentucky Wildcats come to town on Nov. 1. On Monday, the Southeastern Conference announced the game will kickoff at 3 p.m. and can be seen on the SEC Network.

    In addition to the game, the SEC Network's (More)

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    Officers say six-person fight at Club Vogue ends in three arrests

    Officers say six-person fight at Club Vogue ends in three arrests

    Posted 11:22 AM 10/20/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said they arrested three men in connection to a fight at Club Vogue, a night club on Business Loop 70, early Saturday morning. 

    The report said 28-year-old Gary Warren (pictured at left) kicked an employee in the face and threw a glass bottle at his head.

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    Columbia Police say man admits to setting six fires downtown

    Columbia Police say man admits to setting six fires downtown

    Posted 11:15 AM 10/20/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - According to the Columbia Police Department, officers arrested a Columbia man Monday morning who admitted to setting several fires near downtown over the weekend.

    Between early Sunday and his arrest Monday morning, police said 54-year-old Willis Stokes admitted to lighting six (More)

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    Columbia to apply for federal transportation grant

    Posted 8:49 AM 10/20/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council members will authorize an application on Thursday for funding from MoDOT's Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).

    One of the projects up for funding was a trail connectivity project involving Cosmo Park and Bear Creek Trail. The goal is to connect Cosmo (More)

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