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    Columbia Joint Communications looks to quicken 911 response times

    Posted 4:00 PM 10/28/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - To ensure the quickest response time, Columbia's Public Safety Joint Communications said it would like to speed up its hiring process.

    Currently, the department does not have enough operators to answer the high (More)

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    Swipe with security at new parking meters

    Posted 3:29 PM 10/28/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - New parking meters near MU are designed to provide convenience for drivers who don't have change.

    Columbia Parking Utility added 50 parking meters on University Avenue and Hitt Street Tuesday. The meters accept credit and debit cards in addition to coins.

    Despite recent (More)

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    Deadline for absentee voting is fast approaching

    Posted 3:12 PM 10/28/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Wednesday is the last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot for the November 4 election.  

    Anyone who would like to vote absentee by mail will need to submit an application form by 5 p.m. Wednesday. The form requires identification, a current address, and a reason for (More)

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    City employees in Fulton may soon see pay increase

    Posted 11:21 AM 10/28/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - City employees in Fulton may see a few extra dollars added to their paychecks soon.

    The Fulton City Council will meet Tuesday night to discuss the 2015 draft budget.

    "This budget includes our operating budget which is what you think of like day-to-day spending for various (More)

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    Additional parking meters added for credit and debit cards

    Posted 11:21 AM 10/28/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia residents will have easier ways to pay for parking near the University of Missouri's campus. 

    Columbia Public Works is installing 50 new meter heads on University Ave. and Hitt St., which accept credit and debit cards. The new parking utility is designed so that it (More)

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    Police: One suspect arrested, one escaped in shots fired call

    Police: One suspect arrested, one escaped in shots fired call

    Posted 10:06 AM 10/28/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police said Tuesday morning they've arrested a suspect in connection to a shots fired incident Monday evening on Quail Drive, but they said the primary suspect got away.

    The report said officers responded to a shots fired call at the 2700 block of Quail Drive around (More)

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    Schools fret over Ferguson grand jury announcement

    Schools fret over Ferguson grand jury announcement

    Posted 9:46 AM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Seven school districts have asked the St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes aren't in session to make any announcement about whether a grand jury decided charges were warranted in the Ferguson police shooting case.

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    20 arrests made at 'Rave in the Cave'

    20 arrests made at 'Rave in the Cave'

    Posted 8:08 AM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    CRYSTAL CITY (AP) - Nearly two dozen people are facing charges after arrests at the "Rave in the Cave" event near St. Louis over the weekend.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jefferson County deputies arrested 20 people at parties inside a huge (More)

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    Homicide suspect dies after standoff with police

    Homicide suspect dies after standoff with police

    Posted 7:36 AM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    MCCALL (AP) - A man charged with first-degree murder was found dead inside a home after he apparently killed himself during a standoff with law enforcement officers.

    Trenton Police Chief Tommy Wright says 50-year-old David Call of Kansas City died Monday night inside a home near the Gentry (More)

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    Sheriff: $31,000 stolen from Missouri church

    Sheriff: $31,000 stolen from Missouri church

    Posted 7:30 AM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    IMPERIAL (AP) - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of nearly 900 gift cards worth about $31,000 from an area church.

    Capt. Ron Arnhart says the cards were stolen from St. John Catholic Church in Imperial last week. He says there is no sign of forced entry into (More)

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    Water valve removal slows down traffic on Paris Road

    Posted 5:11 AM 10/28/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Traffic on Paris Road and William Street will be slowed down Tuesday.

    Columbia Water and Light will remove a water line valve near the intersection.

    The city said the valve is not in an ideal location and is no longer necessary because of five new valves in the same (More)

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    McCaskill, Koster each give $50K more to Democrats

    McCaskill, Koster each give $50K more to Democrats

    Posted 4:58 AM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Top Missouri Democrats are continuing to pump money into state campaigns as the Nov. 4 election approaches.

    Campaign finance records show U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill donated $50,000 to the Missouri Democratic State Committee last Friday, bringing her total contributions (More)

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    St. Louis crime summit planned

    St. Louis crime summit planned

    Posted 4:44 AM 10/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Violent crime is up in St. Louis this year, and organizers of a crime summit are hoping to do something about it.

    KTVI-TV reports that a crime summit is scheduled Nov. 7 at the Better Family Life Cultural and Business Center.

    St. (More)

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