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    CDC: New flu strain makes this year's flu shot less effective

    Posted 12:42 PM 12/4/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The CDC says this year's flu shot is not as effective against the current, most common influenza strain.

    In samples collected from Oct. 1 to Nov. 22, the CDC found 52 percent of flu cases were caused by a (More)

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    Police investigate St. Louis County beating death

    Police investigate St. Louis County beating death

    Posted 12:30 PM 12/4/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County police are investigating a deadly baseball bat attack.

    A police spokesman says the unidentified victim was found about 10 a.m. Thursday in a parking lot in the 7500 block of South Lindbergh Boulevard in south St. Louis County.

    Authorities have taken one person is in custody but are not yet releasing further details.

     

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    St. Louis County pays extra $3.4M after protests

    St. Louis County pays extra $3.4M after protests

    Posted 12:25 PM 12/4/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County elected leaders have transferred $3.4 million from an emergency fund to cover police overtime and other expenses after the Ferguson shooting protests.

    KWMU-FM reports that the County Council unanimously endorsed the emergency spending measure Wednesday. (More)

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    Police oversight proposal submitted in St. Louis

    Police oversight proposal submitted in St. Louis

    Posted 12:21 PM 12/4/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Elected officials in St. Louis will soon consider a proposal to create a civilian police oversight board.

    Mayor Francis Slay and the city's police unions opposed the most recent attempt at civilian oversight in 2006.

    But with the renewed focus on law enforcement use (More)

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    Stephens College establishes Academy of Health Sciences

    Stephens College establishes Academy of Health Sciences

    Posted 11:50 AM 12/4/2014 by Stephanie Sierra, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Stephens College has established their very own Academy of Health Sciences to promote interest in sciences and connect students with more opportunities to work in the healthcare industry.

    Stephens has a history of science education and has recently expanded their (More)

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    Worker injury leads to new Boone County building precautions

    Worker injury leads to new Boone County building precautions

    Posted 11:27 AM 12/4/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Courthouse facility manager has decided to decommission the flag on top of the dome until further notice. 

    This comes two months after a maintenance worker slipped and fell inside the dome while trying to lower the flag to half-staff. Firefighters rescued (More)

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    1 dead, 5 hurt in St. Louis bar shooting

    1 dead, 5 hurt in St. Louis bar shooting

    Posted 11:24 AM 12/4/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former St. Louis police officer who shot a robber at a bar six years ago did so again this week, during an armed robbery in which five people were injured and a 63-year-old woman died.

    Police say three men on Tuesday attempted to rob Pooh's Corner, a popular cop hangout. (More)

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    2015 Roots N Blues N BBQ festival ticket sales information

    2015 Roots N Blues N BBQ festival ticket sales information

    Posted 11:17 AM 12/4/2014 by Stephanie Sierra, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Thumper Entertainment announced Thursday the 2015 Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival dates.

    The festival is scheduled to be between September 25, 26, and 27, 2015 at Stephens Lake Park. Tickets will go on sale with a discounted price on December 8, 2014 at 10 a.m.

    There will (More)

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    Ferguson protesters opposed in rural Missouri

    Ferguson protesters opposed in rural Missouri

    Posted 10:46 AM 12/4/2014 by Associated Press

    ROSEBUD (AP) - Demonstrators marching from Ferguson to Missouri's capital to protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown were met with opposition as they passed through a rural town.

    The Columbia Missourian reports that at least one person displayed a Confederate flag, and the back (More)

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    Missouri election results final; 35 percent vote

    Missouri election results final; 35 percent vote

    Posted 6:35 AM 12/4/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The results are official for Missouri's general election, and there are no last moment surprises.

    Secretary of State Jason Kander on Wednesday officially certified the results of the Nov. 4 election. Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich and all eight of Missouri's incumbent (More)

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    Nixon explains decision on National Guard deployment

    Posted 1:05 AM 12/4/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CAPE GIRARDEAU - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon responded Wednesday night to remarks from Republican lawmakers about his decision in deploying additional National Guardsman to Ferguson. According to (More)

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    Chokehold decision reignites St. Louis protests

    Chokehold decision reignites St. Louis protests

    Posted 11:22 PM 12/3/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The decision to clear a New York police officer for a fatal chokehold has fueled protests in the St. Louis area, just over a week after a grand jury there decided not to charge an officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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    New app lets users send photos to the future

    Posted 8:16 PM 12/3/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Imagine an infant is taking her first steps and her dad wants to take a video and surprise her with it on her 16th birthday when it pops up on her phone. 

    That's exactly what a new app called Incubate is all about. The app allows users to send photos and videos up to 25 (More)

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