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    City commission discusses TIF funding for downtown hotels

    Posted 6:22 PM 10/16/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A city commission met Thursday afternoon to discuss the tax increment financing (TIF) funds the Tiger and Broadway hotels receive.

    The city says the hotels are the only two TIF projects approved in downtown Columbia.

    "The actual application of a TIF or the approval of a (More)

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    Community clinics go on despite shortage of flu shots

    Posted 6:21 PM 10/16/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CENTRALIA - Despite delayed shipments of the injectable flu vaccine, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services held a community flu clinic in Centralia. The department was able to give out injectable forms of the vaccine to go along with the FluMist nasal spray.

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    More police placed at Battle High School after fight

    More police placed at Battle High School after fight

    Posted 5:01 PM 10/16/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Local law enforcement took Battle High School students into custody after two separate fights broke out Thursday afternoon.

    At approximately 12:34 p.m., the school's resource officer requested backup to help stop two separate fights involving about seven students in the school's (More)

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    False Ebola report "not a joke" says Cole County health director

    Posted 4:00 PM 10/16/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    JEFFERSON CITY - A report of a possible Ebola patient in Cole County turned out to be a "hoax," according to Cole County Health Department Director Kristi Campbell.

    She said someone called St. Mary's Health Center Thursday morning and claimed a person in their house had recently traveled (More)

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    Popular food chain adds a new clause to worker contracts

    Posted 3:30 PM 10/16/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - It delivers some of America's most popular sandwiches, and now, Jimmy John's is adding non-compete clauses to workers' contracts.

    The non-compete clause says workers who leave their Jimmy John's jobs can't work at other sandwich shops within a three-mile radius for two (More)

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    Columbia teachers working to engage students living in poverty

    Posted 3:23 PM 10/16/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia elementary school teachers are implementing new ways of teaching, geared toward students growing up in poverty. This comes after select teachers attended a conference on student poverty this summer. 

    At the conference, teachers learned more about the impact they (More)

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    Historian debuts African-American Civil War history in Columbia

    Posted 3:01 PM 10/16/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A previously unknown story of Civil War history was told in Columbia Thursday.

    African-American Civil War Museum Curator Hari Jones was in town to discuss the vital, but he said widely unknown, role African-Americans played in the war. 

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    Police searching for Millersburg store burglar

    Police searching for Millersburg store burglar

    Posted 2:59 PM 10/16/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MILLERSBURG - A burglar is still on the loose after robbing a convenience store in Millersburg early Thursday morning. The Callaway County Seriff's Office reported that at 2:11 a.m. the window of the Short Stop convenience store was broken through by a masked man. The white male (More)

  • Baseball

    Cards Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

    Cards Wainwright confident he made key adjustments

    Posted 1:47 PM 10/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Adam Wainwright is determined to forget about his frustrating October outings and get back to the dominant postseason pitcher he used to be.

    The Cardinals ace is confident he made some key adjustments in a bullpen session Monday and will return to form when he starts (More)

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  • Friday Night Fever

    Opening Drive: Previewing high school football, week nine

    Posted 1:04 PM 10/16/2014 by Tyler Greever and Andrew Kauffman, KOUM 8 Sports Reporters

    COLUMBIA - In this week's episode of Opening Drive: Winning usually means everything to football teams. See why it doesn't for the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico.

    Then, our hosts show you where the most fiery tailgates and craziest fans were last week.

    Finally, see the full preview for the Friday Night Fever Game of the Week: Eldon vs. Southern Boone. We have previews for all of the other big games too! 

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    Workers climb Gateway Arch in search of stains

    Workers climb Gateway Arch in search of stains

    Posted 1:03 PM 10/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Tourists, commuters and downtown office workers are enjoying an unusual view of the Gateway Arch Thursday as a group of workers climb the iconic landmark in search of stains.

    Workers could be seen rappelling down the Arch in a repair project commissioned by the National (More)

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    Nixon approves bond to renovate MU building

    Posted 11:22 AM 10/16/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Governor Jay Nixon toured Lafferre Hall on the MU Campus Thursday morning. Director of Administrative Services Marty Walker showed Nixon some concerns with the outdated building. 

    Trash cans lined the halls catching water dripping from the ceiling. Students worked in a (More)

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    Florissant councilman charged with solicitation

    Florissant councilman charged with solicitation

    Posted 11:19 AM 10/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A city councilman from Florissant has been arrested in St. Louis on a charge of soliciting prostitution.

    St. Louis police report that 47-year-old Timothy Jones was arrested Oct. 9 after he allegedly offered an undercover officer money for sex.

    The charge is a municipal ordinance violation and is often punished only with a fine.

    Jones did not immediately respond to telephone message and email requests for comment Thursday.

     

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