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    Murphy sets pace as Missouri's offense stumbles

    Murphy sets pace as Missouri's offense stumbles

    Posted 3:55 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Missouri running back Marcus Murphy expects to make a big play every game. Sometimes it works out, other times it doesn't.

    "On Saturday, it happened a lot," the fifth-year senior said of his performance against the Florida Gators.

    He scored three touchdowns in the (More)

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    Holiday sales predicted to increase the most since 2011

    Posted 3:49 PM 10/22/2014 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Both retailers and consumers are getting ready for 2014's holiday season. This year holiday shoppers will likely spend more on average according to a National Retail Federation survey.

    The survey said the average person is expected to spend about $800 (More)

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    New executive director to head CID, downtown development

    New executive director to head CID, downtown development

    Posted 3:30 PM 10/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - City officials announced Wednesday they have named a new executive director for the Downtown Community Improvement District of Columbia (CID).

    They said Katie Essing, a graduate from the University of Missouri, will begin her new (More)

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    School bus driver cited in collision

    School bus driver cited in collision

    Posted 3:06 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    LEE'S SUMMIT (AP) - The driver of a suburban Kansas City school involved in a collision that injured 13 students has been cited for trying to make an unsafe U-turn.

    Police in Lee's Summit announced the municipal charge against the 50-year-old driver on Wednesday.

    The accident (More)

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    First World Series game good despite loss for a Royals fan

    Posted 2:51 PM 10/22/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - It has been 29 years and for one Royals fan, Tuesday and Wednesday were worth the wait. Andy Muelleman is a junior at the University of Missouri and from Kansas City.

    Muelleman has been a Royals fan all of his life and for the first time, gets to watch the boys in blue in the (More)

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    Walking School Bus looking for sponsors

    Posted 12:59 PM 10/22/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - October is International Walk to School month, but at Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School Wednesday, most students were loading onto school buses or getting picked up by parents.

    In the past, some elementary school children would have been getting home a different way - on the (More)

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    Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

    Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display

    Posted 12:38 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.

    Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as (More)

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    Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament, soldier killed

    Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament, soldier killed

    Posted 12:34 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    OTTAWA (AP) - A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others.

    People fled Parliament (More)

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    Columbia Post Office hosts job fair to fill new positions

    Posted 11:04 AM 10/22/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Post Office hosted a job fair on Wednesday to fill temporary holiday positions as well as city and rural assistant carrier positions.

    The Post Master General said the jobs all start as part-time positions but could lead to full-time jobs.

    "We're hoping (More)

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    Police arrest suspect in Boonville Break Time robbery

    Police arrest suspect in Boonville Break Time robbery

    Posted 10:27 AM 10/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONVILLE - Police said Wednesday they have arrested one of the two suspects they believe were involved in the robbery of a Boonville Break Time May 17.

    Citizen information and help from the Columbia Police Department led Boonville police to arrest 24-year-old Joshua Harrington of Columbia (More)

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    Royals fans optimistic after season's first playoff loss

    Posted 9:21 AM 10/22/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Even after a loss in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, Royals fans are not hanging their heads.

    The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-1. The Giants jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.

    Chris Burford, a (More)

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    Poverty in plain sight: Transportation issues create stress

    Posted 7:25 AM 10/22/2014 by Megan Judy, KOMU 8 Anchor

    COLUMBIA - One of the poor's greatest stresses is transportation.

    Around 450 Boone County residents are enrolled in the Missouri Work Assistance Program, which is an offshoot from a federal program.

    If the enrollees put in the appropriate amount of state-mandated hours in class (More)

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    Columbia sees increase in commercial business developments

    Posted 7:21 AM 10/22/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - After the emergence of more than five new commercial business in Columbia, including Moe's Southwest Grill on Oct. 23, the city recognizes an increase in business developments within the past 10 years. 

    Uber, H&M, Charming Charlie's, Wendy's and Moe's are a few of the (More)

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