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    Missouri Selected for Competency-Based Program

    Posted 6:54 PM 4/18/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri college students will soon be able to reduce the time required to earn their degree. 

    The Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Missouri Community College Association were selected on Friday by the Council of Adult Experiential Learning to start a (More)

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    Historic Kemper Administration Building Sparking Debate

    Posted 6:09 PM 4/18/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - Danny Hammack was just twelve years old the first time he walked into the Kemper Administration Building.

    He says the military academy changed his life. 

    "It helped mold me into a successful young man," he said. "It taught me to work, care, and focus on other (More)

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    Downtown Leadership Council to Suggest Infrastructure Analysis

    Posted 5:28 PM 4/18/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko , KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council will propose an independent analysis of downtown infrastructure to a Columbia City Council Monday.

    The group said it is a good idea to have an independent firm look at the infrastructure situation so the city knows exactly what needs to (More)

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    Scott Boulevard Construction Delay Displeases Trailgoers

    Posted 5:19 PM 4/18/2014 by Brynne Whittaker, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works postponed the closure of the Bellview Drive and Scott Boulevard intersection Friday.  The intersection closure was planned for April 21 through April 25 to be a part of phase II of the Scott Boulevard improvement project. 

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    Future Uncertain for Man Who Avoided Prison on Clerical Error

    Future Uncertain for Man Who Avoided Prison on Clerical Error

    Posted 4:30 PM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.

    Meanwhile, the Missouri attorney general signaled that he would (More)

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    Pepsi Franchise to Open Center in Cape Girardeau

    Pepsi Franchise to Open Center in Cape Girardeau

    Posted 4:20 PM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development said Friday that Pepsi MidAmerica would complete the $3.1 million project. The state is offering (More)

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    Local Landlords Host Annual Neighborhood Cleanup

    Local Landlords Host Annual Neighborhood Cleanup

    Posted 4:19 PM 4/18/2014 by Mary Kate Burgess, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -Rick and Shawna Neuner, the landlords behind Columbia Home Rental, are having their annual clean up the neighborhood even this Satudray. 

    Shawna got the idea behind the event when she was an 4H fundraiser last year.  

    "One of the 4H clubs was auctioning their (More)

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    Michaels Confirms Credit Card Security Breach

    Posted 3:41 PM 4/18/2014 by Doug Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Michaels Stores, Inc. said about 2.6 million credit cards may have been affected in a security breach. 

    These details emerged after Michaels revealed in January it was working with federal law enforcement to investigate a possible breach.

    Michaels is the biggest arts (More)

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    Bill Would Exempt Food-Selling Business from Paying Some Taxes

    Posted 3:38 PM 4/18/2014 by Colleen Menadier, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A bill in the Missouri Senate that would exempt business from paying sales tax on their electric bills is awaiting approval, but left one Columbia restaurant manager concerned about the loopholes.

    The big change in the bill would exempt food-selling businesses from having (More)

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    Court Documents Reveal New Details in KC Highway Shooting

    Court Documents Reveal New Details in KC Highway Shooting

    Posted 3:38 PM 4/18/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - Jackson County prosecutors released new information Friday regarding charges against a Grandview man in connection to a series of shootings along I-70 in Kansas City.

    Mike Mansur with the Jackson County Prosecutor's office said Mohammed P. Whitaker, 27, faces 18 felony counts (More)

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    Mother and Aunt of Missing Girl Charged with Kidnapping

    Mother and Aunt of Missing Girl Charged with Kidnapping

    Posted 3:26 PM 4/18/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Staff

    JEFFERSON CITY - Prosecutors have charged the mother and aunt of an 8-year-old girl with kidnapping. 8-year-old Eboni Coney-King went missing Thursday night and was found safe in the St. Louis area Friday.

    Mother, Britney Coney and aunt Na'Diya Curtis are accused of taking the third grader (More)

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    American Campus Communities Tables Columbia Development

    Posted 3:11 PM 4/18/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko , KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - American Campus Communities (ACC) announced it will not move forward with development until water and electric infrastructure is adequate.

    ACC was planning to build housing between Turner and Conley Avenue on MU's campus. The developers decided to wait a year to (More)

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    New Report Says 1 in 10 Missouri Kids at Risk Due to Toxins

    Posted 2:52 PM 4/18/2014 by Elaina O'Connell, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One in ten Missouri kids spend several hours each day near potentially dangerous chemical facilities, according to a new report conducted by the Center for Effective Government.

    The center analyzed data on chemical facilities from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) (More)

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