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    Water patrol said it will enforce no-wake zone at the lake

    Posted 3:06 PM 7/3/2015 by Samantha Myers KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Missouri State Water Patrol said Friday it will be out on the lake enforcing the no-wake zone throughout the Fourth of July weekend.

    Trooper Brian Geier said he hopes the no-wake restriction is lifted by the end of the weekend and that he believes there is a (More)

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    Ipods being used to care for patients with dementia

    Posted 2:07 PM 7/1/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MEXICO - Health care professionals expect the number of patients with dementia to rise with people in the baby-boomer generation reaching their 60s and 70s. According to the (More)

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    Today's Talk: High waters at Lake of the Ozarks

    Today's Talk: High waters at Lake of the Ozarks

    Posted 1:56 PM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - As water levels sit above normal at the Lake of the Ozarks, boaters are being told to travel at idle speeds only, making the lake a "no wake zone".

    Flood gates at Bagnell Dam opened for the first time in two years Wednesday to allow some of the excess water to flow (More)

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    July 4th celebrations: Where to celebrate

    July 4th celebrations: Where to celebrate

    Posted 12:31 PM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - As mid-Missouri prepares to recognize the country's 239th Independence Day celebration Saturday, residents have plenty of options for fireworks displays:

     

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    Woman reports being punched, drug into bushes and assaulted

    Woman reports being punched, drug into bushes and assaulted

    Posted 12:26 PM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Friday they were investigating after a woman reported being punched and sexually assaulted in nearby bushes.

    Officers said a 31-year-old woman reported the incident about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. Police said it happened near Worley Street and Garth Avenue.

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    Police: 3 St. Louis County schools vandalized

    Police: 3 St. Louis County schools vandalized

    Posted 11:58 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    GLASGOW VILLAGE (AP) - Police in St. Louis County said Friday three elementary schools were vandalized, damaging doors and windows.

    KMOV-TV reports the destruction happened late Thursday or early Friday at two schools in Glasgow Village and one in Dellwood.

    Authorities said the (More)

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    Mid-Missouri authorities set to enforce fireworks regulations

    Mid-Missouri authorities set to enforce fireworks regulations

    Posted 11:25 AM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department and Jefferson City Fire Department were reminding residents Friday not to discharge fireworks in city limits.

    Columbia police said possessing or discharging fireworks within city limits is against city ordinance. The department said it would have (More)

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    Lawsuit seeks to further recall of Ferguson's mayor

    Lawsuit seeks to further recall of Ferguson's mayor

    Posted 9:42 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A Ferguson resident hopes his lawsuit resurrects a recall petition effort meant to oust Ferguson's mayor from office.

    The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners announced last week a group trying to remove James Knowles III was 27 signatures shy of the 1,814 (More)

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    Police: Frog hunters find human torso in Dunklin County ditch

    Police: Frog hunters find human torso in Dunklin County ditch

    Posted 9:21 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KENNETT (AP) - Authorities were investigating Friday after human remains were found in a ditch in Dunklin County.

    The Southeast Missourian reports authorities received a call Wednesday night from two people catching frogs in a drainage ditch south of Kennett and said they found what they (More)

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    Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks

    Flooding causes July Fourth headaches at Missouri parks

    Posted 8:58 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Flooding has forced nearly a dozen Missouri parks to close some areas for the Fourth of July weekend.

    At the Lake of the Ozarks State Park, rising lake levels have shuttered some camping areas, two marinas, a boat ramp, two fishing docks, Ozark Caverns and a trail.

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    Dock owner expresses concern over high lake levels

    Posted 8:15 AM 7/3/2015 by Sam Knef, KOMU 8 Reporter

    GRAVOIS MILLS - Dock owners expressed concerns Friday as Lake of the Ozarks water levels continued to rise above flood stage. 

    A Lake of the Ozarks property owner said the high water level of the lake is "unprecedented."

    "Yesterday, all of the sudden, the water rose and came (More)

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    Columbia burn surgeon offers firework safety advice

    Posted 2:42 AM 7/3/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With the Fourth of July weekend coming up, burn surgeons are offering people firework advice to help keep them safe this weekend.

    The University Hospital's burn and wound program director Jeffrey Litt said the Fourth of July weekend is one of the busier parts of the burn (More)

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    Extra security at Fair St. Louis

    Extra security at Fair St. Louis

    Posted 5:04 AM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - With vague threats of terror attacks in America over the Fourth of July weekend, extra precautions are being taken during Fair St. Louis.

    KMOX Radio reports that police are patrolling a chain link perimeter fence with metal detector (More)

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