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    Scammers recruiting homeless to cash stolen checks

    Scammers recruiting homeless to cash stolen checks

    Posted 10:23 AM 10/29/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Officers warned local businesses and banks of an elaborate check scam Wednesday. 

    "This is not an ordinary check scam," Columbia Police Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said.

    Columbia Police said a group from outside Missouri begins by (More)

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    Columbia Police say armed robber uses Halloween mask

    Columbia Police say armed robber uses Halloween mask

    Posted 9:55 AM 10/29/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers responded to two armed robberies within four hours of each other Tuesday and Wednesday. They say both included a man wearing a halloween mask.

    Police said a man wearing a Halloween mask robbed a store on North Keene Street just before 9 p.m. Tuesday. (More)

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    Royals Game 7 tickets a hot commodity

    Posted 9:15 AM 10/29/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals lived to see another day, but if you want to go see the final showdown, you better have a heavy wallet.

    Just before first pitch of Game 6 of the World Series, ticket prices to get into Kauffman Stadium were going for under $200.

    Game 7 is a (More)

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    "Mr. Mizzou" dies at 86

    "Mr. Mizzou" dies at 86

    Posted 8:57 AM 10/29/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Former Mizzou football player and color commentator John Kadlec, also known as "Mr. Mizzou", has died at 86.

    Kadlec was known as a beloved figure in the MU community for decades.

    Born October 22, 1928, Kadlec played on the offensive line for the Tigers from 1948-1950. (More)

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    Columbia man sentenced for possession of child porn

    Columbia man sentenced for possession of child porn

    Posted 8:41 AM 10/29/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - A judge sentenced a 41-year-old Columbia man to seven years in prison Wednesday for possessing child pornography. 

    Investigators said Jarrod D. Hoffman had more than 30 videos of the sexual molestation of children, some as young as toddlers.  

    The (More)

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    National organization asks Columbia to support homeless veterans

    Posted 7:42 AM 10/29/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - A supply drive for homeless veterans kicks off with a new approach the second time around. The Upsilon Iota Theta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is expanding its efforts to combat homelessness among veterans by extending an invitation to the community and local businesses to donate (More)

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    Jefferson City inmate charged in cellmate's death

    Jefferson City inmate charged in cellmate's death

    Posted 6:43 AM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFERSON CITY (AP) - An inmate at Missouri's maximum-security prison in Jefferson City has been charged with murder in the beating death of his cellmate.

    The Jefferson City News Tribune reports a Cole County grand jury on Tuesday indicted 33-year-old Randy Teter on one count of (More)

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    Ferguson bar sues over police command post

    Ferguson bar sues over police command post

    Posted 6:32 AM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The owners of a Ferguson bar who say they lost business when police set up a command post outside their front door during the Michael Brown shooting protests want state, county and local governments to pay for the inconvenience.

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    Kansas City officer injured near World Series

    Kansas City officer injured near World Series

    Posted 6:29 AM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City police officer has been injured after crashing his all-terrain vehicle while on patrol near Game 6 of the World Series.

    Capt. Tye Grant says the male officer was conducting perimeter checks outside of Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday when the vehicle rolled (More)

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    SEMO extends benefits to same-sex spouses

    SEMO extends benefits to same-sex spouses

    Posted 6:22 AM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Same-sex spouses of employees and retirees at Southeast Missouri State University will now be eligible for university benefits.

    The Board of Regents of the Cape Girardeau school voted Monday to extend benefits immediately to spouses in same-sex couples who were (More)

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    Vandalism reported at St. Louis police building

    Vandalism reported at St. Louis police building

    Posted 6:18 AM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County police are investigating the vandalism of electrical work at the construction site for the department's 4th precinct headquarters.

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    3 St. Louis schools get grants for iPads

    3 St. Louis schools get grants for iPads

    Posted 6:04 AM 10/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Three St. Louis schools are getting grants to pay for iPads for all students, teachers and administrators.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the schools in the Riverview Gardens School District received Apple ConnectED computer grants on (More)

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    Columbia elementary school educates parents on child abuse

    Posted 11:17 PM 10/28/2014 by By Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Parents and school counselors gathered at Paxton Keeley Elementary Tuesday night to talk about educating kids on child abuse. 

    Susan Perkins, elementary and guidance coordinator for Columbia Public Schools, said it's important parents understand what is being taught to (More)

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