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    Carpenter, Wainwright Help Cardinals Top Cubs 10-4

    Carpenter, Wainwright Help Cardinals Top Cubs 10-4

    Posted 4:51 PM 4/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter drove in two runs and Adam Wainwright saved a tired bullpen by lasting seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.

    It was hardly a vintage performance by Wainwright (2-1). He gave up a homer to Junior Lake (More)

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    Boats Battle to Float in Benefit for Foodbank

    Posted 4:14 PM 4/12/2014 by Taylor Barth, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians gathered at Bass Pro Shops Lake in Columbia Saturday to participate in Float Your Boat for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. 

    Fifty-two teams registered to race this year and raise money for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. (More)

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    Flags Lined the Streets of Rolla for Sergeant Owens

    Posted 3:35 PM 4/12/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 New Reporter

    ROLLA - More than 2,300 American flags lined the streets of Rolla Saturday morning to honor Sergeant Timothy Owens who was killed at Fort Hood.

    Members of the community came out to Owens funeral at the First Baptist Church of Rolla to remember Owens and support his family.

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    Mizzou Football Team Reacts to DGB Dismissal

    Mizzou Football Team Reacts to DGB Dismissal

    Posted 1:53 PM 4/12/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mizzou football team spoke to the media for the first time Saturday regarding Dorial Green-Beckham's dismissal from the program.

    "It wasn't a real fun day to be a head football coach," Gary Pinkel said.

    Missouri running back Marcus Murphy said he didn't want to see (More)

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    Special Olympics Celebrates 30th Year of Greek Week Involvement

    Special Olympics Celebrates 30th Year of Greek Week Involvement

    Posted 1:45 PM 4/12/2014 by Elizabeth Kuhlman, KOMU Reporter

    COLUMBIA - This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Special Olympics teaming up with Greek Week at Mizzou. Members of the Greek Community came together to volunteer at the spring games central area track meet.

    Greek volunteers run the entire victory village which consists of (More)

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    Date Set for Kelly-Kinder Riverways Debate

    Date Set for Kelly-Kinder Riverways Debate

    Posted 1:28 PM 4/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and state Rep. Chris Kelly are scheduled to debate the future of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the debate is set for May 3 at the Shannon County (More)

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    Diaper Shortages Create Hardship, Health Problems

    Diaper Shortages Create Hardship, Health Problems

    Posted 11:57 AM 4/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Health care providers and advocates for the poor say a disposable diaper shortage among needy families is harming both the infants and their parents.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that local food pantries receive countless requests for diapers but are unable to meet (More)

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    Fulton Man Arrested After Break Time Theft

    Fulton Man Arrested After Break Time Theft

    Posted 10:50 AM 4/12/2014 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - Fulton police arrested a man after responding to a theft from Break Time early Saturday morning.

    Fulton police said they arrived at 399 West 4th Street around 2:30 a.m. and saw a vehicle on Hickman Ave., driven by Tylor Bradley. 

    When police officers tried to stop (More)

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    Columbia Residents Work Together to Clean Community

    Posted 10:48 AM 4/12/2014 by Taylor Barth, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Residents teamed up to clean their community Saturday morning for the 18th annual Cleanup Columbia event. 

    Nearly 110 groups with more than 1,550 volunteers spread throughout the city to pick up trash along trails, parks and streams. Some groups also removed graffiti from (More)

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    Competing Voting Plans Could Appear on Mo. Ballot

    Competing Voting Plans Could Appear on Mo. Ballot

    Posted 10:17 AM 4/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are advancing an early voting measure that could overlap with an initiative petition tackling the issue.

    The competing proposals set up a scenario in which Missouri voters could endorse two early voting periods but see only one become law. Missouri (More)

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    Man Fleeing Police Causes Power Outage

    Man Fleeing Police Causes Power Outage

    Posted 6:27 AM 4/12/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Moberly man attempting to flee from police lost control of his vehicle and struck an Ameren utility pole early Saturday morning, causing a power outage in the Fox Run subdivision.

    The 24-year-old man was being stopped by police in the 900 block of Kwix road in Moberly when he (More)

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    Republican Party Makes Leader Shift

    Republican Party Makes Leader Shift

    Posted 4:43 AM 4/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A former aide to Rick Santorum's presidential campaign is the new executive director of the Missouri Republican Party.

    Matt Wills said Friday that he was chosen to succeed Shane Schoeller, who resigned from the state party to run for the Greene County clerk's (More)

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    Soldier Killed At Fort Hood To Be Buried

    Soldier Killed At Fort Hood To Be Buried

    Posted 4:20 AM 4/12/2014 by The Associated Press

    ROLLA (AP) - A funeral is planned in Rolla for a soldier killed in shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month.

    The Saturday morning service for Sgt. Timothy Owens will be at First Baptist Church in Rolla. A procession with his casket was Friday evening. He is to be buried with full (More)

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