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    NAACP marches in Columbia to protest Ferguson decision

    Posted 7:49 PM 11/25/2014 by Jack Korte & Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia chapter of the NAACP and other organizations marched from Second Missionary Baptist Church in downtown Columbia to the Boone County Courthouse amphitheatre Tuesday evening to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Michael (More)

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    Columbia daycare center crumbles after employees leave

    Columbia daycare center crumbles after employees leave

    Posted 7:40 PM 11/25/2014 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Child care owners were left scrambling Tuesday after employees at a daycare said they weren't planning on returning to work.

    Employees at The Playground in Columbia said they have not been receiving their salary, and starting Wednesday, Nov. 26, they won't return to work. The (More)

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    Inside Infertility: Same sex couples choosing fertility treatments

    Inside Infertility: Same sex couples choosing fertility treatments

    Posted 7:04 PM 11/25/2014 by Brittany Pieper, KOMU 8 Anchor

    MARSHALL- One group increasingly looking for both reproductive and adoption services is same sex couples. While the issue of same sex marriage and families is controversial, this article will look at how one couple grew their family without exploring the religious or political views surrounding (More)

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    Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson: "I know I did my job right"

    Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson: "I know I did my job right"

    Posted 6:12 PM 11/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson said he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.

    Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News' George (More)

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    Obama: No excuse for destructive acts in Ferguson

    Obama: No excuse for destructive acts in Ferguson

    Posted 5:55 PM 11/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said there's "no excuse" for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying property in response to the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Obama said such "destructive" actions are criminal and those who are responsible should be (More)

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    Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

    Grand jury focused on key fatal Ferguson 'tussle'

    Posted 5:27 PM 11/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Some witnesses called it a tussle. Others described it as a tug-of-war. Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson testified that they were fighting over his handgun.

    None of the witnesses who testified, other than Wilson, could say exactly what was happening inside his police car, but (More)

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    Inside Infertility: Couple adopts to grow family

    Posted 4:40 PM 11/25/2014 by Brittany Pieper, KOMU 8 Anchor

    COLUMBIA- November is National Adoption Month. While lots of families choose to adopt who do not face infertility, it is also another way for a couple who can not have a child to grow their family.

    "Having kids has always been something that's been exciting," Allison Bartkoski said. "I've (More)

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    Gov. Nixon: More National Guard to deploy in Ferguson

    Gov. Nixon: More National Guard to deploy in Ferguson

    Posted 4:24 PM 11/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said more than 2,200 National Guardsmen will be in place in the region near Ferguson on Tuesday night in the event of more violence.

    He said Tuesday that hundreds more will be deployed to Ferguson, where fires and looting erupted Monday night after (More)

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    Neighbors react to permit for controversial hog farm

    Posted 3:40 PM 11/25/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Neighbors of a central Missouri hog farm are disappointed after the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued it a permit.

    "We're kind of shocked, very frustrated," neighbor Jeff Jones said.

    This comes after the DNR issued a permit which will allow (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: Tips for avoiding weight gain over Thanksgiving

    Posted 1:44 PM 11/25/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that is automatically associated with food and eating and eating and food. And don't forget the drink.

    According to an article from (More)

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    Critics question timing of Ferguson announcement

    Critics question timing of Ferguson announcement

    Posted 1:32 PM 11/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - An aide to St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is defending the timing of the grand jury announcement in the Ferguson case, even as some question whether the nighttime announcement fed the unrest.

    McCulloch held a news conference at 8 p.m. Monday to disclose that the (More)

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    CPD: Man threatened to burn police station, bomb sheriff's dept.

    CPD: Man threatened to burn police station, bomb sheriff's dept.

    Posted 12:18 PM 11/25/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney charged a 21-year-old Columbia man Tuesday with making a terroristic threat.

    The Columbia Police Department said officers arrested Matthew Crain Monday on two outstanding warrants including a violation of loitering and a non-moving traffic (More)

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    Brown's attorneys criticize grand jury, prosecutor

    Brown's attorneys criticize grand jury, prosecutor

    Posted 12:08 PM 11/25/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Attorneys for Michael Brown's family say the process that led to a white officer not being indicted in the fatal shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old was unfair and broken.

    Attorney Benjamin Crump said at a news conference Tuesday they objected to St. Louis County (More)

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