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    Petition to reinvestigate drowning reaches 100,000 signatures

    Posted 6:16 PM 10/17/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - An online petition calling for authorities to reinvestigate the death of 20-year-old student Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks in May while in police custody, has reached more than 100,000 signatures.

    According to Change.org, the online (More)

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    Two in custody after ATF shooting in Ferguson

    Two in custody after ATF shooting in Ferguson

    Posted 5:43 PM 10/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON - Federal authorities took two men into custody Friday after ATF agents investigating a gun crime fired several shots at the suspects in a Ferguson apartment complex.

    Spokesman John Ham said the agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives followed a car (More)

  • 8 Goes Green

    Columbia leads the way in reducing greenhouse gas emission

    Posted 5:25 PM 10/17/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Organic practices are being researched as means to counteract the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Missouri have increased substantially due to population growth, while GHG emissions in Columbia have declined, according to data from the the (More)

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    Stolen property recovered from church burglary

    Stolen property recovered from church burglary

    Posted 5:01 PM 10/17/2014 by Christina Santiago and Haley Reed, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Police in Columbia said they have recovered all of the stolen property in connection to a burglary at the Community United Methodist Church early Friday morning.

    Police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said, "All of the recovered property has been put into our evidence. It's up to the (More)

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    Researcher uses neuroimaging technology to reveal signs of autism

    Posted 4:15 PM 10/17/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri held a discussion today on neuroimaging technology that could lead to advancements in determining early signs of autism. The event was held in the Christopher S. Bond Life Sciences Center on MU's campus.

    Dr. David G. Amaral from the University of (More)

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    Hiker found dead near central Missouri creek

    Hiker found dead near central Missouri creek

    Posted 3:52 PM 10/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    FULTON, Mo. (AP) - A hiker who was found dead several hours after calling 911 saying he was injured has been identified as a 53-year-old Columbia man.

    The search for Randall Fennewald ended just before 7 p.m. Thursday after a Highway Patrol helicopter crew spotted his body at Cedar Creek (More)

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    Several injured after school bus collides with SUV

    Several injured after school bus collides with SUV

    Posted 3:46 PM 10/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Friday afternoon collision between an SUV and a school bus on Interstate 64 in St. Louis left several students from an Okawville, Illinois elementary school with injuries.

    City police and fire officials say the accident happened when the eastbound bus collided with the (More)

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    UPDATE: Preliminary autopsy on missing hiker completed

    Posted 3:20 PM 10/17/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - KOMU 8 has learned new information regarding the deceased Columbia hiker whose body was found Thursday evening. 

    Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said a preliminary autopsy was completed on 53-year-old Randall L. Fennewald indicating he hit his head and died (More)

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    Woman who died in Rangeline crash was murder case witness

    Woman who died in Rangeline crash was murder case witness

    Posted 1:54 PM 10/17/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - On Friday, the Boone County Prosecutor's Office confirmed the woman who was hit and killed by a car while walking along on Rangeline Monday was a witness in a murder case.

    Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Brouck Jacobs said the victim in the accident, 44-year-old Dianna (More)

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    Missouri vs. Florida: preview and predictions

    Poll results are no longer available.

    Posted 12:57 PM 10/17/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports

    COLUMBIA - This year, I'm hosting a weekly Mizzou football webcast to get you ready for gameday. Every week, I'll breakdown three things you need to know about the upcoming matchup. This week, Mizzou travels to Florida to take on the Gators on Saturday, October 17 at 6 p.m. CT

    Note: To (More)

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    Governor Nixon addresses Ebola, public health concerns

    Posted 12:48 PM 10/17/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon named the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory as an Ebola first response lab.

    Nixon addressed Ebola and health concerns for the state on Friday afternoon. He announced the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory will serve as part of the Center (More)

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    Police arrest two men suspected of burglarizing Columbia church

    Police arrest two men suspected of burglarizing Columbia church

    Posted 10:35 AM 10/17/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Officers arrested two Columbia men early Friday morning in connection to a burglary at the Community Methodist Church at 3301 West Broadway overnight.

    A Columbia Police Department report said officers responded to an alarm at the church just after midnight Friday. Officers (More)

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    Police: Missouri woman gave up her baby to heroin user

    Police: Missouri woman gave up her baby to heroin user

    Posted 9:47 AM 10/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - St. Charles police have arrested a woman who they said gave away her baby to a heroin user and then filed a fake kidnapping report.

    Desiree Cozzoni, 18, was released from jail Tuesday after posting $2,500 bond on misdemeanor charges of making a false report, endangering (More)

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