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    Autopsy points to natural causes in MU student's death

    Autopsy points to natural causes in MU student's death

    Posted 10:49 AM 10/21/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - After completing the autopsy, the Medical Examiner's office said Tuesday morning they believe the death of 20-year-old MU student Christopher Nicklow on Sunday was due to natural causes.

    Police found Nicklow unresponsive in the bathroom of a home he was visiting Sunday (More)

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    Authorities say Cole County Ebola "hoax" was unintentional

    Authorities say Cole County Ebola "hoax" was unintentional

    Posted 10:35 AM 10/21/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY - Jefferson City police said Tuesday morning the person who made the Ebola report Thursday actually believed the person they were calling about had Ebola-like symptoms. Police said since the caller did not commit a crime and will not face any charges stemming from the incident, they (More)

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    Marijuana decriminalization in Columbia fails 4-3

    Posted 9:11 AM 10/21/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council just shot down a controversial marijuana proposal.

    A city council vote of 4 to 3 against the decriminalization of marijuana means that possession of 35 grams of marijuana, along with cultivation of marijuana plants, will still result in jail time. (More)

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    Lifelong Royals fan prepares for her first World Series game

    Posted 9:11 AM 10/21/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Tuesday is game one of the World Series. It's the first time in nearly 30 years that the Royals will be there, bringing back fond memories for many Kansas City fans.

    Alison Schenkelberg is an MU Law student originally from Kansas City. She said she grew up going to games with (More)

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    Nixon and local leaders to announce new effort in Ferguson

    Nixon and local leaders to announce new effort in Ferguson

    Posted 8:27 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will be in Ferguson Tuesday to announce an effort that seeks to address issues raised in the wake of the death of Michael Brown.

    The Democratic governor and local elected officials, police, civil rights leaders and others will reveal the plan during (More)

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    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

    Posted 8:25 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

    Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching Monday's workout.

    "I (More)

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    Third person to be charged in death of 15-year-old girl

    Third person to be charged in death of 15-year-old girl

    Posted 8:05 AM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) - One of three people charged in the death of a 15-year-old southwest Missouri girl will be sentenced in December for his role in her case.

    Dallas County authorities say 40-year-old Larry Warner of Springfield pleaded guilty last Friday to endangerment and conspiracy in (More)

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    CPS Superintendent speaks in Common Ground Lecture Series

    Posted 7:17 AM 10/21/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Peter Stiepleman, will speak at the Imago Gallery and Cultural Center Tuesday night.

    Dr. Stiepleman will address the role families play in education of grade-school children.

    He will speak about issues such as how families (More)

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    Listeners have difficulty finding Royals on radio

    Listeners have difficulty finding Royals on radio

    Posted 8:04 PM 10/20/2014 by Morgan Uber, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - The Kansas City Royals have made it farther than the St. Louis Cardinals in post-season baseball for the first time in 29 years, but this won't make it any easier to find the Royals on the dial for the 2014 World Series.

    There are only two Royals affiliate radio stations in (More)

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    Taxi services demand city level playing field with Uber

    Posted 6:17 PM 10/20/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Local taxi companies met with the Columbia City Council Monday, urging members to level the playing field for their newest competitor: a ride-sharing service.

    Uber allows people to reserve rides using a smartphone application. Its crossbreed (More)

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    Murphy and Ray receive all-SEC weekly honors

    Murphy and Ray receive all-SEC weekly honors

    Posted 6:08 PM 10/20/2014 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou tailback Marcus Murphy hauled in another award from the SEC and defensive end Shane Ray tallied his third honor from the conference this year.

    The SEC named Murphy as the All-SEC Special Team's Player of the Week, and it named Ray Defensive Lineman of the Week after a (More)

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    MU Greek community reacts to student death

    Posted 5:20 PM 10/20/2014 by Nick Komisar, Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Police found Christopher Nicklow unresponsive in the bathroom of a home he was visiting on Sunday evening. They were dispatched to the 300 block of North William Street for a medical emergency. 

    He was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said no (More)

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    St. Louis teen still has clear visions of future

    St. Louis teen still has clear visions of future

    Posted 4:56 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 14-year-old St. Louis girl who lost an eye in a shooting isn't letting that deter her from her dreams.

    In September, Latasha Williams was inside of a corner store buying chips and candy with reward money for good grades when bullets struck the building. Williams was hit (More)

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