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    Centralia honors service members for Memorial Day

    Posted 7:42 PM 5/22/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CENTRALIA- At the City of Centralia Cemetery, flag after flag lines the roads to honor those who served in the military.

    In all, volunteers planted or strung up more than 1,000 flags for Memorial Day Weekend.

    Every flag represents a deceased veteran, with tags denoting the name (More)

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    CPS dedicates Eliot Battle Elementary School

    Posted 7:07 PM 5/22/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools teachers and administrators gathered Friday evening to honor a longtime teacher, and to admire the city's 20th elementary school.

    The new school, Eliot Battle Elementary, is named for (More)

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    Memorial Day commuters should expect delays and traffic stops

    Posted 4:55 PM 5/22/2015 by Andria Kirkland & Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Memorial Day brings baseball, barbecues and loads of traffic. State agencies are reminding drivers to be safe and smart over the holiday weekend.

    Travelers in a hurry might run into some obstacles. Construction on westbound I- 70 has limited the roadway to one lane. The Missouri (More)

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    Group reaching to change the lives of rescued dogs

    Posted 4:40 PM 5/22/2015 by Nadia Alawadi, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - For rescued dogs like Gator, a recently adopted three-year-old pit-bull/boxer and border collie mix, finding a forever home can be a bit of a challenge.

    Gator lived his early years isolated outside on a short chain with only a box covered in plastic for shelter.

    After he (More)

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    Missouri man serving life for marijuana offenses gets relief

    Missouri man serving life for marijuana offenses gets relief

    Posted 4:18 PM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    Photo courtesy of Aaron Malin, shown with Jeff Mizanskey, right.

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses could be released after a decision by Gov. Jay Nixon.

    Nixon on Friday commuted the sentence of Jeff (More)

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    Memorial Day airshow celebrates wartime pilots

    Posted 3:59 PM 5/22/2015 by Dani Sureck, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Military aircrafts twisted and turned through the sky in preparation for the Salute to Veterans Memorial Day Celebration Airshow Friday afternoon.

    The 27th annual airshow allows residents and veterans to come together to remember veterans that have lost their lives serving the (More)

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    App creates new controversy around drunk driving

    Posted 3:35 PM 5/22/2015

    COLUMBIA - A new app has raised questions regarding traffic stops when alcohol is involved.  

    The app, called "Duey Dialer," is intended to help protect an individual's rights during a DUI traffic stop. Critics have raised concerns that the app will be used to keep drunk drivers out (More)

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    Kansas City art collection gets $2.32M at Chicago auction

    Kansas City art collection gets $2.32M at Chicago auction

    Posted 2:29 PM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - More than 30 American paintings collected by a Kansas City couple was sold this week for more than $2 million at an auction in Chicago.

    One painting called "Discussion," depicting a laborer and a union representative, by Thomas Hart Benton was bought Wednesday for over (More)

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    Suspected shoplifter accused of using stun gun on guard

    Suspected shoplifter accused of using stun gun on guard

    Posted 1:25 PM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. PETERS (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman is charged with robbery after police say she used a stun gun to zap a security guard who tried to detain her as a suspected shoplifter.

    KMOV-TV reports that authorities say surveillance (More)

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    Murder charge filed in death of Springfield woman

    Murder charge filed in death of Springfield woman

    Posted 1:20 PM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    MARSHFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old Springfield woman.

    The Webster County Prosecuting Attorney on Friday charged Kevin Newman in the death of Ashley Onescu. She was last seen June 30, 2014, in Springfield getting into (More)

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    Missouri man sentenced to 55 years for dog expert's slaying

    Missouri man sentenced to 55 years for dog expert's slaying

    Posted 12:56 PM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - A 52-year-old Missouri man is sentenced to more than 55 years for bludgeoning to death a well-known Kansas dog breeder whose body was found several days after he was killed.

    Darrell Lee Broxton of Kansas City, Missouri, was sentenced in Wyandotte County District Court on (More)

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    Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near Sedalia

    Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near Sedalia

    Posted 11:41 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    SEDALIA (AP) - Police are focusing on the hometown of a man being sought in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her son, weeks after he was (More)

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    USDA files complaint over treatment of circus elephants

    USDA files complaint over treatment of circus elephants

    Posted 10:37 AM 5/22/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A company hired by Moolah Shriners to stage a circus in suburban St. Louis is accused in a federal complaint of mishandling elephants during two shows in Missouri and Pennsylvania.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture alleges in the April 28 complaint that during a March (More)

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