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    YOUR VIEW: A Closer Look at the KOMU 8 News Comment Policies

    YOUR VIEW: A Closer Look at the KOMU 8 News Comment Policies

    Posted 2:36 PM 11/1/2013 by Jen Lask and Dan Molloy, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News viewer Alicia Stanford wrote on the station's Facebook page on Monday, asking that viewer comments be banned from the page. Stanford cited the comments about a fatal accident on I-70 on October 26, 2013. 

    "It is ridiculous how some of the moronic people from (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: How We Covered a Columbia Murder

    Posted 5:05 PM 10/25/2013 by Emily Hauger and Paige Hornor, KOMU Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On October 10, KOMU 8 News posted a photo of a murder victim to our Facebook page, and it sparked discussion both on Facebook and in KOMU's newsroom. KOMU 8 digital producer Blair Miller took a public photo from Satina Beckner's Facebook and used it to humanize the story (More)

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    Your View: How We Covered the Katy Place Apartments Accident

    Posted 4:33 PM 10/23/2013 by Tom Casselman, KOMU Reporter

    COLUMBIA - On October 10th, KOMU reported that a construction worker who fell at Katy Place Apartments had died due to information from the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office.

    But, that information was wrong, and KOMU corrected the mistake as soon as it found out. Despite running a (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Naming Alleged Victim Draws Criticism

    Posted 8:03 PM 10/9/2013 by Taylor Beck & Ellie Coatar, KOMU 8 Producers

    COLUMBIA - In September, KOMU 8 News aired a story continuing our coverage of the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon.  

    In the original report as well as follow-ups, KOMU 8 News made the decision to name the victim on air and online (More)

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    State Releases Audit of St. Louis Public Schools

    State Releases Audit of St. Louis Public Schools

    Posted 11:30 AM 9/4/2013 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A state audit of St. Louis Public Schools finds that the district continues to grapple with its standardized testing oversight after a cheating probe at several schools.

    State Auditor Tom Schweich released his report Wednesday morning. His office examined school finances (More)

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    Missouri Seeks Retrial in '83 Prison Stabbing

    Missouri Seeks Retrial in '83 Prison Stabbing

    Posted 12:24 PM 9/2/2013 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A Lee's Summit man whose life sentence and murder conviction in a 1983 prison stabbing were overturned by the state Supreme Court says state prosecutors continue to withhold evidence.

    The Missouri Supreme Court ruled in August 2011 that the state didn't disclose evidence tying (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Parking Meter Story Causes Complaints

    YOUR VIEW: Parking Meter Story Causes Complaints

    Posted 6:36 PM 7/26/2013 by Sebastian Martinez, KOMU 8 News Producer

    COLUMBIA - On July 22, KOMU 8 News brought you a story about what happens when parking meters in Columbia malfunction. Some viewers didn't think it merited coverage and thought the story was a waste of time. Reporter Lexi Spivak looked at whether the help line the city has set up to take (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Why We Cover Former Mizzou Athletes

    Posted 4:57 PM 7/19/2013 by Sebastian Martinez, KOMU 8 News Producer

    COLUMBIA - The KOMU Sports Department likes to keep tabs on former Mizzou athletes after they transition into the professional world. For example, after Phil Pressey left the university a year early to pursue a career in the NBA, KOMU Sports decided to follow his journey. Some viewers have a bone (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Twelve-Year-Old on Camera Draws Criticism

    Posted 4:39 PM 7/19/2013 by Sebastian Martinez, KOMU 8 News Producer

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 brought you the story June 27 about a twelve year old girl who scared off an intruder using knowledge from a TV show. Our reporter Lauren Bale talked to the girl, Marilyn Wildflower of Columbia, the day after a man broke into the girl's room and attempted to assault (More)

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    YOUR VIEW: Hunt for Willard Hunt Frustrates Viewers

    Posted 10:19 PM 7/5/2013 by Sebastian Martinez

    RANDOLPH COUNTY - A couple weeks ago KOMU 8 News brought you the story of the manhunt for Willard Hunt, who allegedly set his wife and home on fire. Hunt was taken into custody on the night of June 18 on charges of arson, domestic assault and armed criminal action. KOMU 8 News had to hold off on (More)

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