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    Missouri Tigers ranked No. 24 in preseason AP Poll

    Missouri Tigers ranked No. 24 in preseason AP Poll

    Posted 2:19 PM 8/17/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The AP released its preseason top-25 football poll on Sunday, with the Missouri Tigers beginning the season at No. 24 in the country.

    The Tigers are one of a record eight SEC teams that made the preseason top-25. (More)

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    Report: Utility payments at payday lenders OK

    Report: Utility payments at payday lenders OK

    Posted 1:33 PM 8/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Efforts to bar Missouri payday lenders from accepting payments for utility bills have been dealt a setback.

    Opponents of the practice said utility customers who pay their bills at payday lending stores are vulnerable to taking out high-interest loans at the same (More)

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    Mobile shelter will house pets after disasters

    Mobile shelter will house pets after disasters

    Posted 1:15 PM 8/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Boone County has become the first in Missouri to have a special trailer to house pets displaced by disasters.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the American Kennel Club Pet Disaster Relief trailer was delivered recently to Boone County's Office of Emergency Management. The (More)

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    Timeline of standoff between police and protesters in Ferguson

    Timeline of standoff between police and protesters in Ferguson

    Posted 12:04 PM 8/17/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FERGUSON - A shooting and multiple arrests marked an overnight protest in Ferguson, as a state-issued curfew drew nearer close to the scene of the Michael Brown shooting.

    Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson was there urging protesters to return home peacefully before the (More)

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    Holder asks for federal autopsy on Michael Brown

    Holder asks for federal autopsy on Michael Brown

    Posted 11:31 AM 8/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has asked for the Justice Department to arrange an autopsy on the body of Michael Brown by a federal medical examiner.

    Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in a news release on Sunday that Holder asked for the additional autopsy (More)

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    Nixon says FBI, locals must get investigation right

    Nixon says FBI, locals must get investigation right

    Posted 9:57 AM 8/17/2014 by The Associated Press and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he didn't know the surveillance video from a convenience store was going to be released.

    Nixon appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said the release of the footage "put the community, and quite frankly, the nation on alert again."

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    Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

    Police deploy tear gas to impose Ferguson curfew

    Posted 9:11 AM 8/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Authorities say one person was shot and critically wounded and seven people were arrested as police used smoke and tear gas to impose a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was shot.

    Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said his department's strong (More)

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    Former police chief: people don't understand Ferguson police tactics

    Posted 1:52 AM 8/17/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Dr. Joel Shults, a former Colorado police chief, will speak on Aug. 29 to Missouri police about how to reduce the use of force.

    "I think there is an intentional, deliberate effort by police hate groups to tell a twisted narrative about policing. Right now some things that are (More)

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    As Ferguson curfew arrives, most protesters disperse

    As Ferguson curfew arrives, most protesters disperse

    Posted 11:55 PM 8/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A couple hundred defiant protesters remained in Ferguson after a midnight curfew took effect in a St. Louis suburb where a black teen had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street.

    Hundreds of other protesters left peacefully before the midnight to 5 (More)

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    Ex-refugee becomes minister 1 year after reuniting with family

    Posted 10:42 PM 8/16/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Pastor Nene Peter was ordained as a minister at the First Baptist Church Saturday.

    Pastor Nene came to the U.S. from Kenya as a refugee in 2008. He was forced to flee his home country of Congo when a rival tribe attacked his village in 2002.

    Pastor Nene became separated (More)

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    Eldon woman dead, one seriously injured in Miller Co. crash

    Eldon woman dead, one seriously injured in Miller Co. crash

    Posted 10:39 PM 8/16/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MILLER COUNTY - An Eldon woman is dead and another is injured after a crash on Highway 54 in Miller County Friday afternoon.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol report said driver Camilla Wilson, 70, veered across the center median crossover into the path of another vehicle.

    A Miller (More)

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    Columbia residents oppose proposed parking fee hike

    Columbia residents oppose proposed parking fee hike

    Posted 4:44 PM 8/16/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Columbia residents said Saturday they aren't happy about a proposed parking fee increase.

    The proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes price hikes to various parking fees and fines.

    Surface parking passes and fines from parking meter tickets would both increase (More)

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    Gov. Nixon announces state of emergency, curfew in Ferguson

    Posted 4:10 PM 8/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where black teenager Michael Brown was allegedly shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson a week ago.

    Nixon said that though many protesters were making (More)

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