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    A Labor Day tradition in Columbia delayed due to weather

    Posted 7:27 AM 9/1/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Labor Day holiday isn't just a day off for many business owners and government officials, it also marks a Columbia tradition.

    Runners got up early Monday morning to participate in the 55th annual Heart of America (HOA) Marathon. There were a few weather-related issues (More)

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    Folk festival allows visitors to step back into pioneer days

    Folk festival allows visitors to step back into pioneer days

    Posted 6:23 AM 9/1/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HOWARD COUNTY - The Boonslick Folk Festival will take place today to celebrate the rich history of the Boonslick area.

    Despite its importance, this rich history is little known to many of the residents who live in the area surrounding the (More)

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    Ferguson shooting could shift county exec election

    Ferguson shooting could shift county exec election

    Posted 4:32 AM 9/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson could alter the political dynamics of the upcoming election for St. Louis County executive.

    The November election pits Republican state Representative Rick Stream of Kirkwood against Democratic Councilman Steve Stenger (More)

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    Kansas City airport gives all-clear after false bomb threat

    Kansas City airport gives all-clear after false bomb threat

    Posted 8:54 PM 8/31/2014 by Kellan Marvin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - Terminal B at Kansas City International Airport was evacuated around 6:45 p.m. due to a false bomb threat.Airport spokesperson Joe McBride said a man approached an airport employee about a bomb in a car parked at the curb. The man is now in custody.Passengers were moved (More)

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    Rams move forward without Bradford

    Rams move forward without Bradford

    Posted 8:00 PM 8/31/2014 by Corey Miller, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS - Sam Bradford was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the first overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft. The former Heisman Trophy winning University of Oklahoma quarterback then proceeded to win the 2010 Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, and lead the Rams to within a win of a playoff (More)

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    Joplin football stadium named after legendary coach

    Posted 7:38 PM 8/31/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    JOPLIN - On August 22, 2014, a coach and a stadium became one.

    The home of Joplin High School, Junge Field, was renamed the Dewey Combs Athletic Complex at Junge Field. Combs coached in Joplin for 19 years of his 29-year coaching career at Parkwood High School, one of the two schools (More)

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    Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

    Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

    Posted 7:23 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. (More)

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    Local kids hook in holiday weekend

    Posted 6:29 PM 8/31/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Local kiddos celebrated the holiday weekend with fishing poles and face painting Sunday afternoon.

    A.J. Roberts is six years old and said he liked fishing, especially catching minnows. A.J. said that while he hadn't caught a fish yet, he's had a few nibbles.

    "He ate my (More)

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    Plea hearing set in Mamtek case

    Plea hearing set in Mamtek case

    Posted 5:22 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A plea hearing is set for this week for a former Mamtek CEO accused of committing fraud in a failed effort to build an artificial sweetener plant in central Missouri.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Bruce Cole is charged with one (More)

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    County adds $240K to defend Ferguson lawsuit

    County adds $240K to defend Ferguson lawsuit

    Posted 5:10 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Boone County could spend nearly $450,000 by the end of the year to defend itself and county employees in a lawsuit filed by a man whose murder conviction was vacated.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that county commissioners are set to (More)

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    Labor Day is still a regular workday for many

    Labor Day is still a regular workday for many

    Posted 4:08 PM 8/31/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Labor Day is often seen as a day to relax, but many don't get this opportunity.

    A number of people will still have to work on Monday. 

    "There are still fires, even on holidays," Kyle Fansler, Batallion Chief of the Columbia Fire Department, said.

    Emergency (More)

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    Clean up efforts are still going on at Memorial Stadium

    Posted 3:07 PM 8/31/2014 by John Zupon Jr., KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Efforts to clean up Memorial Stadium are still going on over 24 hours after kick-off. A group effort of around 250 people help clean the stadium, and they work around the clock to make it look like 75,000 fans were not even there. 

    Coleen Lamond is the director of game (More)

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    Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police

    Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police

    Posted 2:29 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with officers.

    The shooting happened early Sunday after officers received a report about a suspicious person armed with a gun in the northeast part of the city. Police said in a news release (More)

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