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    Two armed robberies lead to worried customers

    Posted 3:39 PM 10/29/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Two armed robberies happened Tuesday night at La Quinta Inn & Suites and Patricia's grocery store. The Columbia Police Department a man wearing a Halloween mask and carrying a handgun carried out the robberies.

    The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money at both (More)

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    Suspect admits robbing two central Missouri banks

    Suspect admits robbing two central Missouri banks

    Posted 3:28 PM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A former Kansas City man faces up to 40 years in federal prison after admitting he held up two central Missouri banks in 2010.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says 45-year-old Brian Dewitt Unthank pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of bank robbery.

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    Missouri man's execution on hold indefinitely

    Missouri man's execution on hold indefinitely

    Posted 2:21 PM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children is on hold indefinitely as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review the case.

    The court on Tuesday issued a late stay of execution just hours before Mark Christeson was scheduled to die by (More)

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    Smart Deciscion 2014: Amendment 10 could change state politics

    Do you favor or oppose Amendment 10, which would allow lawmakers to counter Governor Jay Nixon when he freezes budget funds.

    Posted 2:16 PM 10/29/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Next Tuesday voters will decide whether or not to change the system of checks and balances in state government.

    Amendment 10, would put more powers in the hands of state lawmakers by putting another check on Governor Jay Nixon. The amendment would allow lawmakers to (More)

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    Death penalty sought in Jewish center shootings

    Death penalty sought in Jewish center shootings

    Posted 1:16 PM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - Defense attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing three people outside of two Jewish centers in Kansas say prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty against him.

    Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit attorney  said in a motion for a continuance filed (More)

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    Woman pleads guilty to $450,000 tax fraud

    Woman pleads guilty to $450,000 tax fraud

    Posted 1:08 PM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former Kansas City woman pleaded guilty to a scheme to receive more than $454,000 in illegal income tax refunds.

    Thirty-three-year-old Chiquita Tyler, also known as Chiquita Robinson, pleaded guilty Wednesday to making a false claim to a federal agency and identity (More)

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    Construction merger makes association largest in state industry

    Construction merger makes association largest in state industry

    Posted 11:59 AM 10/29/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Two Missouri contracting associations announced Wednesday they will merge, making it the largest construction industry organization in the state.

    Jefferson City based Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri and St. Louis based AGC of St. Louis made the (More)

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    Fans react to "Mr. Mizzou's" death

    Posted 11:26 AM 10/29/2014 by Katie Moeller and Phil Bergman, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Earlier today many local residents learned the news that "Mr. Mizzou" John Kadlec passed away at age 86.

    Richard King, owner of the Blue Note, was fortunate enough to meet Kadlec on a few occasions traveling to Missouri away games.

    "I remember sitting in the restaurants (More)

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    Mizzou athletics remembers Coach John Kadlec

    Mizzou athletics remembers Coach John Kadlec

    Posted 11:26 AM 10/29/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Athletic Department remembered "Mr. Mizzou" Wednesday. Former assistant coach and player John Kadlec passed away early Wednesday morning. He was 86.

    The St. Louis native and lifelong Tiger, came to Mizzou in 1947 to play football under Hall of Fame (More)

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    Scammers recruiting homeless to cash stolen checks

    Scammers recruiting homeless to cash stolen checks

    Posted 10:23 AM 10/29/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Officers warned local businesses and banks of an elaborate check scam Wednesday. 

    "This is not an ordinary check scam," Columbia Police Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said.

    Columbia Police said a group from outside Missouri begins by (More)

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    Columbia Police say armed robber uses Halloween mask

    Columbia Police say armed robber uses Halloween mask

    Posted 9:55 AM 10/29/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers responded to two armed robberies within four hours of each other Tuesday and Wednesday. They say both included a man wearing a halloween mask.

    Police said a man wearing a Halloween mask robbed a store on North Keene Street just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. (More)

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    Royals Game 7 tickets a hot commodity

    Posted 9:15 AM 10/29/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals lived to see another day, but if you want to go see the final showdown, you better have a heavy wallet.

    Just before first pitch of Game 6 of the World Series, ticket prices to get into Kauffman Stadium were going for under $200.

    Game 7 is a (More)

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    "Mr. Mizzou" dies at 86

    "Mr. Mizzou" dies at 86

    Posted 8:57 AM 10/29/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Former Mizzou football player and color commentator John Kadlec, also known as "Mr. Mizzou", has died at 86.

    Kadlec was known as a beloved figure in the MU community for decades.

    Born October 22, 1928, Kadlec played on the offensive line for the Tigers from 1948-1950. (More)

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