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    TARGET 8: Do businesses have tornado safety plans?

    Posted 9:58 PM 4/23/2015 by Jamie Grey, Target 8 Chief Investigator and Kenton Gewecke, KOMU 8 Weathercaster

    COLUMBIA - Living in tornado alley, you probably know where to go in your home if there is a tornado warning; perhaps it's to your basement or hall closet. But what about in other areas? If you're on a lunch break, at a movie, or shopping downtown?

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    Lawmakers looking at pseudoephedrine policies and meth making

    Posted 7:36 PM 4/23/2015 by Arianna Poindexter, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Two Missouri representatives came together Thursday to host a demonstration of an electronic system that aims to help stop meth cooks. 

    Representatives Travis Fitzwater (R-Callaway County) and Kurt Bahr (R - St. Charles County) hosted the demonstration of (More)

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    "Choking game" makes reappearance in Columbia Public Schools

    Posted 7:36 PM 4/23/2015 by Caileigh Peterson and Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools issued a letter Thursday informing parents about a reappearance of the "choking game" in Columbia schools.

    CPS said the school district has become aware of a YouTube game that is getting a lot of new attention from students.

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    Lincoln University celebrates anniversary of Second Morrill Act

    Posted 7:12 PM 4/23/2015 by Andrea Stoll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Students traveled from St. Louis to take part in the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Second Morrill Act. 

    The First Morrill Act in 1862 allowed the federal government to give federal land to state governments. The state governments then sold (More)

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    TARGET 8: Missouri couple feel helpless after ACA problems

    Posted 5:30 PM 4/23/2015 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAO - Medicine bottles clatter on the counter as Barbara Nerini fills her weekly prescriptions.

    "Takes a little while to fill 'em up so you can get 'em right," she said.

    She and her husband, Larry Nerini, live just outside of Macon, Missouri in a small town called Callao.

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    Missouri legislature seeking to improve 911 services

    Posted 4:00 PM 4/23/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - 911 operating services could soon extend to more areas across Missouri where callers cannot currently get help during emergencies. 

    The Missouri Senate was in the late stages Thursday of considering a bill that would create funding for 911 services throughout the (More)

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    Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

    Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

    Posted 3:59 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Efforts to block Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon from extending bonds to help build a new St. Louis football stadium have failed.

    A budget for next year passed the Missouri Legislature on Thursday without a provision blocking payments on new bonds for a dome.

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    Supreme Court: Police can't keep drivers waiting for K-9 units

    Posted 3:39 PM 4/23/2015 by Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police officers can't hold a suspect without reasonable suspicion after a traffic stop in order to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to show up, the Supreme Court said Tuesday.

    The case, Rodriguez v. United States, involves Officer Morgan Struble and his traffic stop of Dennys (More)

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    Auxvasse boil water order lifted

    Auxvasse boil water order lifted

    Posted 3:34 PM 4/23/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    AUXVASSE - The City of Auxvasse lifted all boil water orders Thursday for the water system in Callaway County. 

    Department officials said they rescinded two boil water orders made earlier this week; one on (More)

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    Remains of Missouri soldier killed in 1970 return home

    Remains of Missouri soldier killed in 1970 return home

    Posted 3:23 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The remains of a Missouri soldier killed more than four decades ago when his Army helicopter crashed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War are back home.

    The remains of Rodney Griffin arrived Thursday morning at St. Louis' Lambert International Airport. Patriot Guard (More)

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    More security approved for Jefferson City Public schools

    Posted 3:19 PM 4/23/2015 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Board of Education approved $1.57 million in spending to improve the safety and security of schools in the district.

    The new project will allow the district to build new vestibules in schools entrances and secure the existing ones.

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    Groups meet at Capitol to support crime victims

    Posted 3:06 PM 4/23/2015 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Crime victims' lives change forever after they go through traumatic events. 

    It's not easy for the ones that survive or the families of the ones who do not to recover. During Crime Victims' Rights Week, Missouri tries to make that process a little easier.

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    Ninth graders could receive more help for plans after graduation

    Posted 3:04 PM 4/23/2015 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A proposed bill could give ninth graders with below average test scores extra career counseling and remedial education to get them ready for entry-level jobs, or college. 

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