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    Support, opposition prepare for "Right to Farm" recount

    Posted 10:08 PM 8/26/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The "Right to Farm" race isn't over just yet, as the Missouri Secretary of State's office began the process Tuesday for an election recount.

    Secretary of State Jason Kander notified local election authorities and Missouri voters a recount would take place on the issue (More)

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    Lake Ozark passes wireless telecommunications moratorium

    Posted 7:53 PM 8/26/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    Lake Ozark - The Board of Aldermen in Lake Ozark passed a bill that establishes a moratorium of up to six months of certain telecommunication facilities.

    The moratorium takes effect immediately.

    "We wanted to put a moratorium on building towers, etcetera, for six months," Ward 3 (More)

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    Phase two of County House Trail design released

    Posted 7:23 PM 8/26/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - County House Trail engineers and project coordinators met with citizens Tuesday to unveil the design of the trail's second phase.

    Columbia Public Works arranged the Open House to make the construction layout available to the public and get feedback from the community.

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    Revised report shows downtown Columbia needs improvements

    Posted 7:03 PM 8/26/2014 by Sara Pang, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council met Tuesday and finalized revisions to the infrastructure report.

    The report urges the Columbia City Council to see the need for (More)

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    KC man charged with aiming laser at helicopter

    KC man charged with aiming laser at helicopter

    Posted 5:09 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 24-year-old Kansas City man is facing a federal charge accusing him of aiming a laser pointer at a Kansas City Police Department helicopter last fall.

    The U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City says Jordan Clarence Rogers was charged in a federal grand jury indictment on Tuesday. Prosecutors say he aimed the beam of a laser pointer at the helicopter on Oct. 8.

    It was unclear Tuesday afternoon whether Rogers had obtained an attorney.

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    Explosion levels western Missouri home

    Explosion levels western Missouri home

    Posted 4:01 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - Investigators are focusing on natural gas as the possible cause of an explosion that leveled a house in western Missouri.

    The Kansas City Star reports the blast in Independence early Tuesday afternoon was felt two (More)

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    Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

    Ferguson shooting protests move to St. Louis

    Posted 3:40 PM 8/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Protests over the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown have migrated to the city of St. Louis as demonstrators continue to press for broader reforms to local and federal law enforcement.

    About 100 protesters marched Tuesday from St. Louis City Hall to the (More)

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    Man pleads guilty to sodomy a day before his trial date

    Man pleads guilty to sodomy a day before his trial date

    Posted 3:25 PM 8/26/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A man pleaded guilty in a Boone County court Tuesday to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in 2013.

    Dwayne Robison's original trial date was set for Wednesday, but he pleaded guilty to four counts of statutory sodomy in court Tuesday.

    A judge sentenced Robison to 15 (More)

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    Local group joins national day of action for Michael Brown

    Posted 3:07 PM 8/26/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Grass Roots Organizing visited Jefferson City Tuesday in efforts to gain the attention of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

    Grass Roots Organizing (GRO) is a group that focuses on organizing at the grass roots level for all Missourian human rights issues. They met at the (More)

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    Mid-Missouri gets first compressed natural gas station

    Posted 2:49 PM 8/26/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia and Clean Energy hosted a grand opening Tuesday morning for mid-Missouri's first compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station.

    It will supply CNG, not only to government and private fleets, but also CNG vehicles owned by the general public.

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    Local government officials take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Posted 2:37 PM 8/26/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HALLSVILLE - City officials completed the Amyotriphic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday night. 

    Ice cold water was dumped on Hallsvilles' Mayor, city clerk, cheif of police and Board of Alderman from a five-foot loader bucket. 

    Deputy Clerk, Kenyetta (More)

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    Assault between 2 inmates changed to homicide after victim dies

    Assault between 2 inmates changed to homicide after victim dies

    Posted 1:42 PM 8/26/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Captain John Wheeler of the Cole County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday the Jefferson City Correctional Center reclassified an Aug. 19 assault between two inmates as a homicide after the victim died Sunday from his injuries.

    The Cole County Sheriff's Department reported the (More)

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    Mizzou celebrates botanic garden

    Posted 1:17 PM 8/26/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri celebrated the 15th anniversary of the campus botanical garden on Tuesday.

    The public had a chance to meet with Peter Hatch, former Director of Gardens at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello plantation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hatch held that title for (More)

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