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    Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Posted 2:05 PM 9/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.Public education groups are gearing up for a big battle with prominent political donor Rex Sinquefield over a proposed constitutional amendment changing teacher (More)

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    Breaks sought for proposed biotech office park

    Breaks sought for proposed biotech office park

    Posted 12:40 PM 9/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Backers of a proposed biotech office park in south Kansas City are preparing to seek tax breaks for the 350-acre project.

    Called Oxford on the Blue, the office park would be bigger than Sprint's headquarters or Corporate Woods in Overland Park, Kansas.

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    Entrepreneur happy to be in St. Louis

    Entrepreneur happy to be in St. Louis

    Posted 12:31 PM 9/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A young entrepreneur's removal from Canada turns out to be fortuitous both for him and St. Louis.

    Marshall Haas intended to work in British Columbia for the company that bought his startup software firm, but when it was apparent he wouldn't get a work visa, a "very stern" (More)

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    Fewer shoppers out despite labor day sales

    Posted 12:28 PM 9/1/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Few shoppers were out on what many stores consider a big day for sales. With several businesses closed on Labor Day, it gives many people a chance to shop on their day off.

    In order to take advantage of that, several stores had special sales Monday, but few shoppers were taking (More)

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    Suspects accused of breaking into Jefferson City snack shop

    Posted 10:25 AM 9/1/2014 by John Zupon Jr., KOMU 8 Reporter and Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Deputies responded to a burglary involving three male subjects Monday morning at Bee Line Snack Shop in Jefferson City.

    Deputies said a store clerk was taking a break in her car at 5:30 a.m. when she heard someone trying to break into the driver's side window. They said a (More)

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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

    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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