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    House Plans Debate on Missouri Student Transfers

    House Plans Debate on Missouri Student Transfers

    Posted 5:06 AM 4/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri House members plan to advance legislation that seeks to address a student transfer law requiring unaccredited school systems to pay for students who want to attend better-performing schools in nearby districts.

    A House committee could vote on a measure this (More)

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    Mo. Lawmakers Plan to Send Nixon Criminal Code

    Mo. Lawmakers Plan to Send Nixon Criminal Code

    Posted 5:05 AM 4/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are poised to send Gov. Jay Nixon legislation to overhaul the state's criminal laws.

    House Majority Leader John Diehl says the chamber will vote on a measure that passed the Senate earlier this year. An affirmative House vote would send the bill to (More)

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    Columbia City Council to Vote on Utility Database Proposal

    Posted 3:49 AM 4/21/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will vote Monday on a proposal to allow citizens to access detailed utility data online.

    If the council approves the policy, Columbia residents would soon be able to see water and electrical use for a particular property in Columbia on the (More)

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    MoDOT to Switch Up Closed Lanes in Highway 63 Project

    Posted 3:05 AM 4/21/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Road work will continue on some of the bridges on Highway 63 in Columbia this week and it could cause delays for area drivers. 

    On Highway 63 over Stadium Boulevard, the southbound passing lane will reopen Monday at 7 p.m. and work will switch to the southbound driving lane (More)

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    On Eve of Marathon, Festivities and Tight Security

    On Eve of Marathon, Festivities and Tight Security

    Posted 8:19 PM 4/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    BOSTON (AP) - Families celebrating Easter contrasted with tight security checks as Boston welcomed tens of thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators for the annual marathon.

    Diners gathered at sidewalk cafes and runners in their official jackets picked up last-minute (More)

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    Kraft Foods Recalls Oscar Mayer Products Made at Columbia Plant

    Kraft Foods Recalls Oscar Mayer Products Made at Columbia Plant

    Posted 7:50 PM 4/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's (More)

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    Market Report: Chipotle Raises Prices as Stock Rebound

    Posted 4:09 PM 4/20/2014 by William Joy, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Stocks boomed back on this shortened week after a technology sell-off drove them down last week.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.4 percent up to 16,408.54, to cap its best week of the year. The NASDAQ also jumped up 2.4 percent, climbing to 4,095.52, and the S&P 500 (More)

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    St. Louis Priest Accused of Abuse Released on Bond

    St. Louis Priest Accused of Abuse Released on Bond

    Posted 4:05 PM 4/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 31-year-old St. Louis priest accused of sexually abusing a grade school student has been released on bail.

    The Rev. Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang is charged with two counts of first-degree statutory sodomy involving a boy younger than 14. He's accused of sexually abusing a male (More)

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    Vandalism Spikes in Downtown Columbia

    Posted 3:46 PM 4/20/2014 by Nicole Neidenberg, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Coffee Zone on Ninth Street in Columbia was vandalized early Sunday morning. This is the second time Coffee Zone has been vandalized in a week.

    Coffee Zone Owner Osama Yanis said he's had enough. 

    "If we can't be safe on Ninth Street, they [Columbia Police] need (More)

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    Man Killed in St. Charles County Mobile Home Fire

    Man Killed in St. Charles County Mobile Home Fire

    Posted 3:45 PM 4/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - Authorities say a 63-year-old man has died in a mobile home fire in rural St. Charles County.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Gerald Dorlac died in the fire early Saturday.

    The sheriff's department says a deputy who (More)

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    Businesses Say Customers are Reason for Being Open on Easter

    Posted 3:33 PM 4/20/2014 by Devon Fasbinder, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Several downtown businesses posted "closed" signs on their doors Sunday because of the Easter holiday. But other businesses said they have important reasons for staying open.

    "We're open on Easter to cater to the church crowds," said Pickleman's Shift Manager Clayton Bunkley. (More)

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    Ozarks Survivor of Pearl Harbor Dies

    Ozarks Survivor of Pearl Harbor Dies

    Posted 2:50 PM 4/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The last known Pearl Harbor survivor living in the Ozarks has died.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports William Martin died last week at age 90. His family said Martin died in the Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon.

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    Pepsi MidAmerica Bringing Jobs to Missouri

    Pepsi MidAmerica Bringing Jobs to Missouri

    Posted 2:01 PM 4/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Pepsi MidAmerica is expected to bring about 74 jobs to southeast Missouri when it becomes the first tenant in a Cape Girardeau business park.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that a $3.1 million customer service center will be built (More)

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