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    Parks and Recreation release new changes to Cosmo-Bethel Park

    Posted 8:05 PM 9/18/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation released their plans for several improvements to Cosmo-Bethel Park on Thursday.

    One of their main projects is changing the gravel trails along the lake with concrete.

    Gabe Huffington, Park Services Manager for Columbia Parks (More)

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    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: Hickman at Rock Bridge

    The Extra Point: Game of the Week: Hickman at Rock Bridge

    Posted 7:36 PM 9/18/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hickman High School heads to Rock Bridge for Providence Bowl, one of the best rivalry games mid-Missouri high school football has to offer.

    No rain is predicted for Friday's games and the temperature is forecast to be in the mid-70's around kickoff.

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    Missouri inmate population rises, federal numbers fall

    Posted 7:27 PM 9/18/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After three consecutive years of decline, the United State's prison inmate population increased slightly last year, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

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    Columbia police hope new ATVs help with public interaction

    Posted 7:13 PM 9/18/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said it may have found a way to improve its interaction with residents and visitors in the District.

    The department purchased two John Deere Gators last March for its Downtown Unit, which patrols the downtown area and neighboring east campus.

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    Governor Nixon announces plan for lottery education funding

    Governor Nixon announces plan for lottery education funding

    Posted 6:53 PM 9/18/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Lottery's operations need to focus more funding toward education. This comes after a review from (More)

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    A look back on Chancellor Loftin's time at Mizzou so far

    Posted 6:52 PM 9/18/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As part of the University of Missouri's 175th Anniversary, the school celebrated new Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's inauguration Thursday.

    Loftin took office eight months ago and hardly had time to blink before addressing serious university matters.

    In less than two weeks (More)

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    Dr. Jane Goodall speaks to KOMU one-on-one

    Posted 6:28 PM 9/18/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -  On Wednesday night, after Dr. Jane Goodall addressed a sold-out crowd in Mizzou Arena, she sat down to open up about her concerns and thoughts about the well-being of the animal kingdom, especially chimpanzees. "I would have studied any animal but from the point of (More)

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    Callaway County upgrades spark funding debate

    Posted 5:10 PM 9/18/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Members of seven fire departments and the Callaway County Commission are debating how to best fund a new simulcast radio system. Communications between the emergency operating center and the different fire stations across Callaway County are not as strong as some would hope.

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    Columbia transforming parking spaces into 'social spaces'

    Posted 5:05 PM 9/18/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is giving citizens new and interesting ways to use parking spaces. On Friday, Columbia will be participating for the first time in PARK(ing) Day, a global movement that encourages people to use parking spaces for things other than parking.

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    Cole County considering new 911 center

    Posted 4:18 PM 9/18/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Commission is considering a new 911 call center.

    The new system is receiving consideration because the Cole County Commission's contract for Joint 911 is up for renewal.

    "We're looking at whether that's the best way to spend our dollars or whether (More)

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    Body recovered from Lake of the Ozarks

    Body recovered from Lake of the Ozarks

    Posted 3:43 PM 9/18/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Law enforcement officials have begun a death investigation after a body was found floating in the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday.

    The body was found by a resident. It was floating near the 11-mile marker in the Niangua Arm of Lake of the Ozarks. The body still remains (More)

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    Electric rate increase to fund $2.5 million upgrade to electrical center

    Posted 3:29 PM 9/18/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - New electrical rate increases go into effect October 1, and they may help fund a $2.5 million improvement to the Columbia Energy Center. 

    The electrical center is Columbia's natural gas generating plant owned by Columbia Water and Light. A meeting was held Thursday (More)

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    UConn-Missouri agree to home-and-home series

    UConn-Missouri agree to home-and-home series

    Posted 3:20 PM 9/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    STORRS, Connecticut (AP) - Connecticut and Missouri have agreed to a home-and-home football series, the first meetings between the programs.

    The schools announced Thursday that UConn will visit Columbia, Missouri on September 19, 2015 and the teams will play September 23, 2017 at (More)

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