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    Missouri House Votes to Expand Sales Tax Exemptions

    Missouri House Votes to Expand Sales Tax Exemptions

    Posted 5:39 AM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Pizza parlors, doughnut stores and other restaurants could get a tax break under legislation passed by the Missouri House.

    The bill would grant a sales tax exemption on the electricity used to produce food that is sold to customers at restaurants, bakeries, grocery (More)

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    Missing Girl Found Safe in St. Louis

    Missing Girl Found Safe in St. Louis

    Posted 4:31 AM 4/18/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police say the 8-year-old girl reported missing Thursday night has been found safe in the St. Louis area.

    The St. Louis Police Department now have custody of the girl, Eboni K. Coney-King. Police released no further information regarding the suspects in (More)

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    Police Search Home of Highway Shooting Suspect

    Police Search Home of Highway Shooting Suspect

    Posted 9:59 PM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRANDVIEW (AP) - Police have arrested a male suspect in a string of random Kansas City-area highway shootings that have wounded three people.

    Kansas City, Mo., police Chief Darryl Forte declined to identify the suspect during a Thursday night news conference near the suspect's home in (More)

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    Jeff City Police Report Eight-Year-Old Girl in Danger

    Jeff City Police Report Eight-Year-Old Girl in Danger

    Posted 8:49 PM 4/17/2014 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - An eight-year-old girl is missing Thursday evening and the Jefferson City Police Department believes she is in danger.

    The department issued an endangered person advisory for Eboni Coney-King, after an incident happened at 100 Dix Road at 4:11 p.m.

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    Thursday, April 17: Local Scores

    Thursday, April 17: Local Scores

    Posted 8:14 PM 4/17/2014 by India Everett, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MID-MISSOURI - Here are some local scores for Thursday around Mid-Missouri.

    NAIA Women's Tennis

    Missouri Valley 9, Stephens 0

    NAIA Softball

    Avila 9, Missouri Valley 6

    Avila 10, Missouri Valley 6

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    City Working on Plans for New Modern Bus Shelters

    Posted 7:41 PM 4/17/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU students are collaborating with the Public Transit Advisory Commission to create new bus shelters, allowing riders a larger place to wait.

    The new shelters would begin appearing around Columbia in August, in time for the start of the school year. MU architecture students are (More)

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    New Website Enhances Missouri Trail Experience

    Posted 7:36 PM 4/17/2014 by Harris Chang, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - American Trails, the largest American trail resource, rated Missouri as 2013's "Best Trails State."

    Click here to see photo gallery.

    Winning states are recognized every two years based on how the trails are promoted and (More)

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    Missouri Lawmakers Debating Change To Unemployment Benefits

    Posted 6:37 PM 4/17/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    Jefferson City - Missouri may change the definition behind who can collect unemployment benefits. 

    A bill sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus, R-Jackson County, would change the definition of what misconduct would disqualify a former employee from getting unemployment benefits.

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    Suspect in Kansas City Highway Shootings in Custody

    Suspect in Kansas City Highway Shootings in Custody

    Posted 6:32 PM 4/17/2014 by Eric Stoyanov, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forte said Thursday evening that no charges have been filed for a highway shooteing.

    Kansas City Police previously reported they had the shooter in custody. 

    Forte tweeted more information would be available at 7:30 p.m.

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    MU Basketball Fans React To Haith's Possible Departure

    Posted 6:30 PM 4/17/2014 by Alexis Rogers, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After KOMU 8 News spotted Frank Haith leaving Columbia on a plane to Tulsa, Okla. where he's reportedly negotiating a head coach position, MU basketball fans have mixed feelings about the coach leaving. After a tumultuous couple of weeks for MU's Athletic Department, big changes seem (More)

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    Frank Haith's Past: Frequent Moves and NCAA Infractions

    Frank Haith's Past: Frequent Moves and NCAA Infractions

    Posted 5:33 PM 4/17/2014 by Thomas Bradbury, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - University of Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith arrived in Tulsa, Oklahoma late Thursday afternoon, and multiple media outlets say the trip signals the end of his coaching career for the Tigers, which began three years ago.

    Reports indicate Haith has a verbal agreement to (More)

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    Four Suspects Arrested for Drugs and Weapons

    Four Suspects Arrested for Drugs and Weapons

    Posted 4:48 PM 4/17/2014 by Eric Stoyanov, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested four people Thursday morning for possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

    Deputies served two search warrants following an investigation into the distribution of methamphetamine in Boone County. The first location was 10 (More)

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    Tax Service Sees Increase in Identity Theft This Season

    Posted 4:37 PM 4/17/2014 by Taylor Barth, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The deadline to file your taxes is over, but the Better Business Bureau is urging consumers to be cautious of identity theft. 

    Cynthia Pelt is a multi-unit supervisor at Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. She's worked there for 13 years and said she has seen a noticeable increase (More)

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