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    Golden City fisherman missing at Stockton Lake

    Golden City fisherman missing at Stockton Lake

    Posted 1:45 PM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    SEYBERT (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a southwest Missouri man has been missing since he went fishing on Stockton Lake during the weekend.

    Searchers were still looking Monday for 61-year-old Rodney David of Golden City. The search began Friday evening when his empty boat (More)

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    Trash turned art is showcased at Boonville festival

    Trash turned art is showcased at Boonville festival

    Posted 1:03 PM 9/22/2014 by Taylor Malottki, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - Bottlecap catfish and silver soda-tab turtles glinted in the sun outside the Isle of Capris Casino Hotel in Boonville Saturday.

    Short gusts of wind caused the pieces of trash to stir while the music group Violet and the Undercurrents moved to their second verse.

    The (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: Finding a way to get motivated

    Posted 12:47 PM 9/22/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - Motivation is one of the biggest obstacles my clients encounter on a daily basis. With the everyday tasks and chores and work and family and "have to's" and "I forgot to's" and unexpected "please's", working out can find its place falling lower and lower on THE LIST. Even (More)

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    Students can use online service to report bullies

    Students can use online service to report bullies

    Posted 12:39 PM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    BELTON (AP) - A new online reporting service is allowing some students to report bullying without fearing retaliation.

    Students at Belton Middle School and in Park Hill and Platte County school districts can use the bully reporting service, called Spirgeo.

    The Kansas City Star (More)

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    Ferguson town hall meetings not open to media, non-residents

    Ferguson town hall meetings not open to media, non-residents

    Posted 11:45 AM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The city of Ferguson is hosting a five-week series of town hall meetings, but not everyone is welcome, including the media.

    The meetings, announced last week, will address concerns raised after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer (More)

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    Rocheport man arrested on child pornography charges

    Rocheport man arrested on child pornography charges

    Posted 11:18 AM 9/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HOWARD COUNTY - The Howard County Sheriff's Office said Monday deputies arrested a man Friday on child pornography charges in an ongoing investigation of cyber crimes. 

    With assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's division of Digital and Forensic Investigation, the Howard (More)

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    Missing man with Alzheimer's survives being hit by train

    Missing man with Alzheimer's survives being hit by train

    Posted 10:53 AM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man with Alzheimer's disease who went missing in St. Louis County has turned up alive, despite being struck by a train.

    KSDK-TV reports that Ji Tang was reported missing around 4 p.m. Sunday when he walked away from his family's store. Hours later, he was found in south (More)

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    Police arrest suspect in Eldon Jiffy Stop armed robbery

    Police arrest suspect in Eldon Jiffy Stop armed robbery

    Posted 10:30 AM 9/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ELDON - The Eldon Police Department said Monday it arrested a man in connection to a Saturday armed robbery at an Eldon convenience store. 

    Police said they arrested 22-year-old Zackory Shepherd of Eldon after a robbery at Jiffy Stop on Highway 54 just north of Eldon.

    When (More)

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    State Rep. Randy Pike dies at 60

    State Rep. Randy Pike dies at 60

    Posted 9:52 AM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press and Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri House member from rural western Missouri has died.

    Republican Randy Pike, of Butler, was first elected to the House in 2012 and was running for a second term.

    His campaign treasurer Barney Fisher said Pike died Saturday at a hospital after swallowing (More)

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    Four teens arrested after robbery, assault outside nightclub

    Four teens arrested after robbery, assault outside nightclub

    Posted 9:26 AM 9/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Monday morning they arrested four teens in connection to a strong armed robbery near a Columbia night club just after midnight. 

    Columbia police officers arrested four teens, a 14-year-old, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, near the downtown Walgreens on (More)

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    Construction begins on road leading to Columbia airport

    Posted 9:20 AM 9/22/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ASHLAND - The groundbreaking ceremony for the Angel Lane Reconstruction Project was held Monday to mark the beginning of construction on a road Chief Engineer Derin Campbell called "one that fell between the cracks" in terms of upkeep.

    There was some back and forth between Boone (More)

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    Missouri Dept. of Education reviewing learning standards

    Posted 7:23 AM 9/22/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The school bell - the sound most students don't like hearing early in the morning, but can't wait to hear mid-afternoon.

    The noise resonates through the halls of a school bustling with students either getting ready for the day or packing their bags, slamming their metal (More)

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    Proposed wind farm near wildlife refuge will move

    Proposed wind farm near wildlife refuge will move

    Posted 7:01 AM 9/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    MOUND CITY (AP) - An Oregon-based company says it no longer plans to build what would have been the state's largest wind farm in northwest Missouri.

    The proposed Mill Creek Wind Energy Project was to be built near Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Holt County. Environmentalists (More)

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