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    Possible stabbing incident now ruled a homicide

    Posted 10:18 PM 10/6/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The man found with possible stab wounds on Washington Avenue earlier Monday afternoon has been pronounced dead at University Hospital in what police are now calling an act of homicide.

    Walter Lige, age 59, was found in the back yard of a home on Washington Avenue near Hickman (More)

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    Week seven Friday Night Fever plays of the week

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    Posted 9:13 PM 10/6/2014 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your Friday Night Fever plays of the week from week seven! Voting ends Friday afternoon at 3. Make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at 10 on Fridays for all of your mid-Missouri football coverage!

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    Airport makes long-term expansion plans as passenger numbers rise

    Posted 7:25 PM 10/6/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Regional Airport is seeing more passengers coming in and out than it has in many years.

    Airport Manager Don Elliott the airport is on track for about 50,000 passengers coming and going this year. (More)

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    AT&T and MU announce wireless upgrade at football field

    Posted 7:08 PM 10/6/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Seven Saturdays a year, Memorial Stadium normally fills with more than 70,000 rowdy fans. 

    However, on Monday, the stadium was quiet and peaceful as AT&T and Mizzou officials led a tour to showcase a new wireless system. 

    The system is a multi-million dollar (More)

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    Columbia Police: Deer left dead near synagogue deemed 'accident'

    Posted 7:06 PM 10/6/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Police say a dead deer attached to a power line cable on synagogue grounds during one of the Jewish holidays this weekend is an "accident."

    A member of the synagogue called police Saturday night after finding the deer. A Columbia police officer investigated the grounds and did (More)

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    Veterans Court calling for more volunteers to mentor other vets

    Posted 7:03 PM 10/6/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The 13th Judicial Circuit Veterans Treatment Court is looking for more veterans to volunteer to become mentors to veterans in the county rehabilitation program in Boone and Callaway counties.

    The Veterans Court was established in July 2013 as an alternative to traditional (More)

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    Missouri celebrates career of retired MissouriNet news director

    Missouri celebrates career of retired MissouriNet news director

    Posted 6:57 PM 10/6/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - In a crowded hallway, bustling with servers carrying hors d'oeuvres, you can't really make out what people are saying, except one constant that continues to rise above the din: The continuous cries of "Oh, hey Bob!" and "Great to see you, Bob!"

    Clearly, Bob is the man of the (More)

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    Police searching for three suspects after shots fired

    Police searching for three suspects after shots fired

    Posted 6:44 PM 10/6/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police are looking for three suspects after a report of shots fired on Boyd Lane around 4:45 p.m. on Monday.

    Columbia Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said a witness saw a dark colored vehicle with two men and a woman driving through the area when the witness heard a (More)

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    Women's recovery home coming to Jefferson City

    Posted 5:50 PM 10/6/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - One area neighborhood will see its first ever women's recovery home open this spring.  

    "The Healing House and New Beginnings" is a faith-based recovery home for substance abusers, recovering addicts and convicted criminals. Owner Heather Gieck said the house will (More)

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    Man sentenced to 10 years for assault in Tre'veon Marshall murder

    Man sentenced to 10 years for assault in Tre'veon Marshall murder

    Posted 5:31 PM 10/6/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A man originally charged with murder was sentenced to 10 years in jail today for assault.

    Joshua Murray was one of three charged in connection to the 2013 murder of Tre'veon Marshall. Nicholas Thomas was found guilty of first-degree murder in June and is serving a life (More)

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    Laverne Cox takes the stage at the Missouri Theatre

    Posted 5:25 PM 10/6/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Activist, Netflix original series star, and Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox shared an evening with supporters and fans at the Missouri Theatre Monday.The Alabama native is more than just an actress, she is a graduate of Manhattan and Marimont college, and a recipient of several (More)

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    Landmark Branson theater has new owner

    Landmark Branson theater has new owner

    Posted 4:50 PM 10/6/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRANSON (AP) - A landmark Branson theater that has been vacant since 2008 is once again under new ownership.

    KYTV reports Los Angeles-based Kuvera Partners bought the Grand Palace Theater last week for $2.7 million. The seller was the (More)

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    Autism specialists teach new treatment techniques

    Posted 3:58 PM 10/6/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 News

    JEFFERSON CITY - Autism specialists from Columbia are training medical professionals and educators from around the country in best practices for autism treatment.

    "Thanks to the media and campaigns like Autism Speaks, more people have been coming to us to find out if their loved ones fall (More)

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