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    "Smart911" aims to protect trick or treaters for Halloween

    Posted 4:50 PM 10/29/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Columbia parent Mendy Diel's 11-year-old daughter will transform into Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games when she goes trick-or-treating this Halloween.

    Diel said parents in her neighborhood take a couple precautions when trick-or-treating.

    "We pair up into groups," (More)

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    Ameren Missouri guides customers in wake of latest scam

    Ameren Missouri guides customers in wake of latest scam

    Posted 4:18 PM 10/29/2014 by Ben Wilson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Ameren Missouri released several new tips Wednesday after a recent scam targeted its customers.

    The latest scam involved a thief who called Ameren Missouri customers and claimed to represent the company. The scam artist mentioned a usage report that is sometimes sent to Ameren (More)

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    Top 10 by 20 education plan is updated despite some opposition

    Posted 4:14 PM 10/29/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The State Board of Education approved the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) Top 10 by 20 plan Tuesday night. The statewide improvement plan launched in 2009 and aims for student achievement in Missouri to rank among the top 10 states by the year (More)

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    Check scam uses homeless people to do the dirty work

    Posted 3:45 PM 10/29/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating a check scam in which the culprits are bribing homeless people to front the crime.

    Detective Steve Wilmoth, head of the investigation, said a group from out of town has been stealing local business checks to get bank routing (More)

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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.

    Unthank (More)

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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 Decision 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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