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    Ameren Missouri plans $135M in energy efficiency

    Ameren Missouri plans $135M in energy efficiency

    Posted 9:42 PM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's largest electric company says it plans to invest $135 million in energy efficiency programs for customers over a three-year period.

    Ameren Missouri filed information about its energy efficiency efforts Monday with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The (More)

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    Alternative to standard insulin pump could help Type 1 diabetics

    Posted 6:52 PM 12/22/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Diabetic Julian Douglas was recuperating after a night out with his friends, but as they day dragged on, he continued to feel miserable. 

    After the second day of feeling delusional, Douglas passed out at a pizza restaurant and was (More)

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    Columbia Fire Dept. talks about getting rid of landlines

    Posted 6:50 PM 12/22/2014 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Representatives from the Columbia Fire Department gave a presentation at the Building Construction Codes Commission meeting Monday afternoon. They discussed the possibility of getting rid of telephone landlines in the future.

    Assistant Fire Marshal Brian Davison said there would (More)

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    Police: Officer killed dog after pack attacked

    Police: Officer killed dog after pack attacked

    Posted 6:43 PM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KENNETT (AP) - Police in the southeast Missouri town of Kennett say a pack of dogs attacked a police officer, forcing him to kill one and injure another.

    KFVS-TV reports that several people called police Sunday afternoon, saying several dogs were chasing or attacking them. Officers were (More)

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    Police arrest suspects in Jefferson City shooting

    Police arrest suspects in Jefferson City shooting

    Posted 6:42 PM 12/22/2014 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police have arrested six suspects connected to a confirmed drive-by shooting that happened Monday.

    Police arrested the following:

    Tavion Jones, age 18

    D'anglo Harris, age 18

    Rasheem Wallace-Jackson, age 18

    Lashone Gates, age (More)

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    Family searching for answers after homicide

    Posted 6:30 PM 12/22/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Several weeks after 40-year old Rickie Dunn was shot and killed on Thanksgiving weekend, his family is still trying to figure out what happened.

    "I wish I could tell you that," Rickie's sister Pamela Dunn-Williams said. "If I knew that, I wish I could tell you that, but I don't (More)

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    Child advocacy group urges Nixon to fund cyber crimes units

    Child advocacy group urges Nixon to fund cyber crimes units

    Posted 4:12 PM 12/22/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Jefferson City-based child advocacy group is urging Gov. Jay Nixon to release money for the state's Internet crimes task forces.

    According to Missouri KidsFirst, this is the first year the governor has withheld the $1.5 million funding that used to support cyber (More)

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    Missouri's A+ program funding improves

    Missouri's A+ program funding improves

    Posted 3:54 PM 12/22/2014 by Haley Reed, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Student participants in the Missouri's A+ Scholarship Program will be reimbursed tuition for all but one credit hour in spring semester, the Department of Higher Education announced.

    State community colleges were informed in August that tuition reimbursements might decrease up (More)

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    Police investigate Columbia bank robbery

    Police investigate Columbia bank robbery

    Posted 2:41 PM 12/22/2014 by Kimaya Davis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Police were investigating an unarmed bank robbery Monday afternoon. Police said it happened at the Regions Bank at 2114 Paris Road. Officers were dispatched to the robbery at 12:11 p.m. 

    Police said the suspect entered the bank and demanded money from the teller.

    The (More)

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    St. Louis police SUV flips in accident

    St. Louis police SUV flips in accident

    Posted 1:03 PM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man who allegedly ran a red light is blamed for an accident that caused a police SUV to flip over in downtown St. Louis.

    The accident happened about 2 a.m. Monday at Locust and Tucker. A 30-year-old man has been arrested.

    Police say the man was driving a 2007 Infiniti G35 when it struck the 2014 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 46-year-old police sergeant. The officer was treated and released at a hospital.

     

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    CPD reports several reports of vandalism Sunday evening

    CPD reports several reports of vandalism Sunday evening

    Posted 12:42 PM 12/22/2014 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA- The Columbia Police Department received several reports of vandalism Sunday evening.  They say the suspect or suspects broke car windows around town but nothing was taken. 

    Police responded to 11 vandalism calls in all with two being in the Cascades neighborhood within (More)

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    Fake signatures suspected on early voting petition

    Fake signatures suspected on early voting petition

    Posted 12:20 PM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri secretary of state's office says it referred several cases of potential fraud to local prosecutors this year involving an initiative petition drive about early voting.

    A report from Secretary of State Jason Kander says the names of some deceased people (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: Say "no" to holiday stress

    Weekly Wellness: Say "no" to holiday stress

    Posted 11:29 AM 12/22/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - It was so much easier when we were kids, right? The holidays were so simple! All we had to do was make it through classes until it was time for holiday break!

    As we have gotten older, our holiday "to do" lists get bigger and longer and more extensive and more stressful. These (More)

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