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    Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students

    Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students

    Posted 11:26 AM 2/1/2015 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A new center that hopes to eventually provide resources for science and engineering students throughout the Kansas City region is now open.

    The KC Engineering Zone workspace for students was dedicated this week. It's a 4,200-square-foot room on the University of (More)

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    Safety mandate raises passenger rail concerns in Missouri

    Safety mandate raises passenger rail concerns in Missouri

    Posted 5:02 PM 1/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A long-sought federal safety mandate could threaten passenger rail across Missouri.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the issue is a dispute over who should bear the cost of installing train collision avoidance (More)

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    Missouri falls to Ole Miss and drops its seventh straight game

    Missouri falls to Ole Miss and drops its seventh straight game

    Posted 4:14 PM 1/31/2015 by Tyler Murry KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri has lost seven straight games for the first time since 1993 after the 67-47 defeat at the hands of Ole Miss.

    With the loss, Missouri falls to 1-7 in the SEC and 7-14 on the season.

    Five-star football recruit Terry Beckner Jr. made his official visit to Missouri (More)

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    Local film festival looks to start conversation about global issues

    Posted 4:12 PM 1/31/2015 by Hannah Shaw, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A recent New York Times poll shows that the majority of Americans support the government in its efforts to fight climate change.

    Here in mid-Missouri, one local event is working to get people talking about hot-button issues, like global warming.

    "That's the ultimate goal (More)

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    Local Scores: Saturday January 31

    Local Scores: Saturday January 31

    Posted 4:04 PM 1/31/2015 by Tyler Murry KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    MID-Missouri - Here are your local scores for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

    Men's College Basketball:

    Ole Miss: 67

    Missouri: 47

    Westminster University: 51

    Greenville College: (More)

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    Auditors find UMKC business school submitted false data

    Auditors find UMKC business school submitted false data

    Posted 3:47 PM 1/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A newly released report finds that the University of Missouri-Kansas City's business school knowingly submitted false data when applying for rankings and awards from national organizations.

    The Kansas City Star (More)

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    Obesity rates in the US climb, but health stores remain busy

    Obesity rates in the US climb, but health stores remain busy

    Posted 3:19 PM 1/31/2015 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Despite the wet weather, Lucky's Market in Columbia was steadily buzzing with customers on Saturday.

    Lucky's Market promotes healthy eating by providing fresh and organic food from local farmers. Many people in the store today said they appreciate the options Lucky's (More)

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    CoMo Energy Challenge focuses on family education

    CoMo Energy Challenge focuses on family education

    Posted 2:15 PM 1/31/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The CoMo Energy Challenge kicked off this weekend, and Saturday's focus was family education.

    Barbara Buffaloe, Sustainability Manager for the City of Columbia, said they were seeing more people coming through the store picking up home performance information and learning home (More)

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    Mid-Missouri farmer with icy concerns says rainfall welcome

    Posted 2:05 PM 1/31/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The rain Saturday will help keep northern Missouri out of a drought, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, or NDMC.

    The NDMC classified large portions of (More)

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    Missouri Medicaid Coalition raises Medicaid gap awareness

    Posted 1:59 PM 1/31/2015 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Volunteers and members of the Missouri Medicaid Coalition canvassed neighborhoods Saturday in an effort to raise awareness about Medicaid expansion and closing the Medicaid gap in Missouri.

    Participants left pamphlets at houses across Columbia explaining the Medicaid gap and how (More)

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    MSHSAA sees teaching opportunities in Deflategate

    MSHSAA sees teaching opportunities in Deflategate

    Posted 1:23 PM 1/31/2015 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One of the bigger storylines leading up to Super Bowl 49 has been the cheating controversy surrounding the New England Patriots. The cheating accusations deal with whether or not they deflated footballs to their advantage during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis (More)

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    St. Louis prosecutor seeks recordings from City Hall melee

    St. Louis prosecutor seeks recordings from City Hall melee

    Posted 12:30 PM 1/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis news organization has received a subpoena from the city's prosecutor for audio and video footage from a City Hall melee over a proposed police oversight board.

    KWMU-FM reports that Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce told the public radio station she wants its help (More)

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    Despite success, no place like home for Cape-born violinist

    Despite success, no place like home for Cape-born violinist

    Posted 12:25 PM 1/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Liesl Schoenberger Doty started playing the violin at age 2 and quickly established a reputation as Cape Girardeau's musical wunderkind. She's now in a Grammy-nominated Boston orchestra, but still relishes her Midwestern roots.

    Schoenberger told the Southeast (More)

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