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    Movers enjoy high temperatures for winter move-in

    Posted 3:47 PM 1/19/2015 by Jasmine Dell, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Warm weather was appreciated by University of Missouri parents who were moving their children back into dorms Monday. 

    University of Missouri starts class Tuesday and students were getting their rooms ready before the start of the spring semester of 2015.

    Alumni Rick (More)

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    NAACP Hosts MLK Celebration in Columbia

    Posted 1:38 PM 1/19/2015 by Arianna Poindexter, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Unit of the NAACP hosted a Martin Luther King Celebration Monday.

    Members of the community met at the Martin Luther King Memorial at Battle Garden for an opening service. Community leaders began the ceremony singing in unison, "Glory Hallelujah."

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    MU organization protests for Martin Luther King Day

    Posted 1:11 PM 1/19/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The MU Black Law Students Association (BLSA) held a protest Monday on the university's campus. A multi-racial group of students walked into MU's Student Center and staged a "die-in" inside the bookstore. 

    One student held a megaphone, leading the group in chants such as (More)

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    Washington University boosts aid to low-income students

    Washington University boosts aid to low-income students

    Posted 12:09 PM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - One of the country's top universities is increasing its annual financial commitment to low-income undergraduate students by $25 million in hopes of eliminating a dubious distinction.

    Washington University in St. Louis plans to increase its proportion of students eligible to (More)

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    Bridgeton police identify bicyclist hit, killed by pickup truck

    Bridgeton police identify bicyclist hit, killed by pickup truck

    Posted 11:40 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    BRIDGETON - Police in north St. Louis County have identified a bicyclist struck and killed in a weekend collision with a pickup truck.

    Bridgeton police said 44-year-old Duane Johnson was hit by a truck on Gallatin Lane about 5 p.m. Friday. Capt. Steve James told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

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    Pitt and Jolie contribute to $5.5 million Joplin donation

    Pitt and Jolie contribute to $5.5 million Joplin donation

    Posted 10:16 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN - A foundation has distributed more than $5.5 million in donations that poured into Joplin after a May 2011 tornado.

    The Joplin Tornado Fund administered by the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri received just over $6 million in donations from sources as diverse as (More)

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    Springfield bishop objects to hospital's same-sex benefits

    Springfield bishop objects to hospital's same-sex benefits

    Posted 10:08 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD - The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau says he is "deeply concerned" about a decision from a Catholic-based hospital group to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees.

    The Mercy Health System, which has about 9,000 employees in (More)

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    Kansas City police say rape suspect surrenders

    Kansas City police say rape suspect surrenders

    Posted 10:02 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City police say a man who is suspected of raping his neighbor surrendered peacefully after a standoff that lasted nearly six hours.

    Police Officer Darin Snapp said in a statement that officers responding around 9:30 p.m. Sunday to a reported rape encountered a woman (More)

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    Mid-Missouri celebrates Martin Luther King Day

    Posted 8:08 AM 1/19/2015 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - City offices across mid-Missouri will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King's 86th birthday.

    While Dr. King's actual birthday is January 15, some local (More)

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    Man killed in shooting outside movie theater

    Man killed in shooting outside movie theater

    Posted 5:12 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    CREVE COEUR - Police in the St. Louis area say a man is dead after a shooting outside a movie theater.

    Police from across St. Louis County continue to investigate the fatal Sunday night shooting.

    Creve Coeur police spokesman Lt. Jon Romas told The Associated Press the shooting (More)

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    Missouri hunters kill 8,000 more deer in 2014 season

    Missouri hunters kill 8,000 more deer in 2014 season

    Posted 4:20 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Hunters in Missouri killed 8,000 more deer during the 2014-15 season than the previous season.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation says 260,552 deer were killed in the season that ended Thursday, outpacing last season's totals.

    Hunters killed 51,755 deer (More)

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    Free St. Louis computer coding class targets the unemployed

    Free St. Louis computer coding class targets the unemployed

    Posted 4:14 AM 1/19/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new training class for would-be computer coders in St. Louis is aimed not at burgeoning techies but instead as a reboot for the jobless.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the program called reBootU is offered by (More)

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    Residential structure fire destroys two trailers in Boone County

    Posted 10:33 PM 1/18/2015 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    BOONE COUNTY - Two trailers were destroyed in a residential structure fire Sunday night.

    Authorities responded around 8:43 p.m. to the fire at the 7700 block of Dusty Rhodes Lane.

    Battalion Chief Bruce Cutter said no one was hurt or injured in the fire.

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