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    New road, traffic light provide safe access to North Callaway HS

    Posted 4:08 PM 9/16/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KINGDOM CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation constructed a new access road off of Old U.S. 40 to get to North Callaway High School.

    The new roadway east of U.S. 54 connects County Road 148 to Old U.S. 40.

    "It's something that should have been done a long time ago," North (More)

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    FEMA stresses disaster preparedness to MU students

    Posted 4:04 PM 9/16/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Students and community members took steps toward preparedness on the MU campus Tuesday. 

    September is National Prepardness Month and local organizations met to help students and the community get prepared as part of Safe Mizzou 2014.

    Organizations including Mizzou (More)

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    Smoother surfaces in store for Columbia sidewalks

    Posted 3:21 PM 9/16/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Saws whirred along sidewalks in downtown Columbia Tuesday to smooth out bumps and cracks, but just a few minutes later, the noise stopped. 

    Crews are working to make sidewalks smoother and more ADA accessible. 

    Columbia Public Works identified over 200 "trip (More)

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    Police: Man goes to ex-girlfriend's home, stabs her new boyfriend

    Police: Man goes to ex-girlfriend's home, stabs her new boyfriend

    Posted 2:40 PM 9/16/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City police arrested a suspect Tuesday afternoon in connection to an early-morning stabbing.

    Police said 24-year-old Brandon Rapier of Jefferson City came to his ex-girlfriend's house early Tuesday morning and confronted her current boyfriend, the victim.

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    Some Missouri A+ students worried about losing funding

    Posted 2:23 PM 9/16/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA-- Some students and educators across Mid-Missouri raised concerns Tuesday, after an announcement from the Department of Higher Education notified community colleges that financial aid for the A+ program may be reduced.

    Students who are part of the A+ program were promised (More)

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  • 8 Goes Green

    Climate change group finds common ground with opponents

    Climate change group finds common ground with opponents

    Posted 1:32 PM 9/16/2014 by Kevin Allen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Eleven concerned citizens sat quietly in the living room of Jefferson City residents George and Kathy Laur on a recent Saturday afternoon. Their eyes were trained on the hummingbirds that swarmed the yellow hibiscus on the back patio, but their ears were tuned to a speakerphone (More)

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    Wife of former Mizzou Chancellor dies, leaves musical legacy

    Wife of former Mizzou Chancellor dies, leaves musical legacy

    Posted 1:18 PM 9/16/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Patricia Wallace, wife of former University of Missouri Chancellor Richard Wallace, died Sunday.

    Current Mizzou Chancellor R. Bowin Loftin said Patricia Wallace was "best known on campus as an ardent Tiger supporter, particularly of the football and basketball teams."

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    GM to add 750 workers to build small pickup trucks

    GM to add 750 workers to build small pickup trucks

    Posted 1:15 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    WENTZVILLE (AP) - General Motors is adding 750 workers to a Wentzville factory in anticipation of high demand for two new small pickup trucks.

    GM wants to add a third shift to its plant in Wentzville by the end of March. The factory now employs 2,600 people who make the Chevrolet Colorado (More)

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    Boy, 12, accidentally hangs himself in back yard

    Boy, 12, accidentally hangs himself in back yard

    Posted 11:29 AM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - Funeral services are Wednesday for a 12-year-old suburban St. Louis boy who died in an accidental hanging in his back yard.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Ethan Ivinson was playing Friday where a child's "pumpkin" seat was hanging by two ropes from a (More)

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    Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson case into January

    Judge extends grand jury in Ferguson case into January

    Posted 10:46 AM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge has extended into January the term of the grand jury considering whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

    The grand jury was due to have its four-month term expire Sept. 10, the same day St. Louis (More)

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    Utilities and parking costs on the rise in Columbia

    Posted 10:09 AM 9/16/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Changes to electric, sewer and parking rates in Columbia will take effect October 1.

    The Columbia City Council voted Monday night to increase electricity rates two percent.

    Columbia Water and Light spokesperson Connie Kacprowicz said the increase is due to the cost to (More)

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    Volunteers take 4 tons of trash out of Lake Taneycomo

    Volunteers take 4 tons of trash out of Lake Taneycomo

    Posted 10:08 AM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRANSON (AP) - A volunteer cleanup of Lake Taneycomo shoreline turned up nearly 4 tons of trash, including broken docks, tires and several fishing poles.

    The volunteers swept over 10 miles of the shoreline on the lake near Branson in an annual cleanup effort. They worked between a park (More)

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    City Council passes new budget for next fiscal year

    Posted 7:20 AM 9/16/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council passed a new budget for the 2015 fiscal year at Monday night's meeting.

    The budget cut spending to some programs, but also sees funding increases and changes to existing programs.

    Council members also passed a motion to continue a trash bag (More)

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