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    Graffiti taggers strike again in downtown Columbia

    Posted 3:12 PM 3/3/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Graffiti is a problem again in downtown Columbia. Taggers have spray painted at least two buildings, in the area of 7th and 8th and Locust Streets.

    The building manager for some the businesses affected said that buildings downtown are tagged periodically, but the new graffiti is (More)

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    New tornado shelter exposes need for improved safety

    Posted 3:11 PM 3/3/2015 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 News

    ELDON - A statewide tornado drill Tuesday afternoon tested sirens and provided a time for schools across Missouri to discuss safety plans.

    Safety plans for the Eldon School District will soon change after the completion of a new tornado safe room.

    The new Early Learning Center and (More)

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    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Mid-Missouri sporting event cancellations

    Posted 2:22 PM 3/3/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Due to inclement weather, the following sporting events involving mid-Missouri teams have been either rescheduled or canceled.

    Mizzou baseball: the midweek series against Central Arkansas, originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday (March 3-4) at Taylor (More)

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    Columbia joins national Mayor's Challenge for pedestrian safety

    Posted 2:05 PM 3/3/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation's Mayor's Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

    Columbia is one of 121 cities across the (More)

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    Search in Holts Summit indicates a marijuana lab

    Search in Holts Summit indicates a marijuana lab

    Posted 1:44 PM 3/3/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HOLTS SUMMIT - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force conducted a narcotics related search at Summit View Drive Monday. 

    The search resulted in the seizure of several items associated with the manufacturing of marijuana. Thirty eight marijuana plants were (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: March into wellness

    Posted 1:37 PM 3/3/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - Wellness is a very broad term. Wikipedia suggests that "Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of (More)

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    Audit of Joplin School District traces issues to tornado

    Audit of Joplin School District traces issues to tornado

    Posted 12:18 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - An audit on the Joplin School District has traced its declining financial condition to the 2011 tornado that devastated the Joplin area.

    The Joplin Globe reports that the audit revealed post-tornado efforts to build five (More)

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    Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

    Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

    Posted 12:15 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The state budget director said increases in Missouri's revenues are holding steady at close to a 5 percent growth from last year.

    Budget Director Linda Luebbering on Tuesday reported 4.9 percent growth in general revenue this fiscal year, close to Gov. Jay Nixon's (More)

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    Missouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich

    Missouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich

    Posted 10:56 AM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Many of Missouri's top officials are planning to join mourners at a memorial service for Auditor Tom Schweich.

    The Tuesday morning service is to be held at an Episcopal church that Schweich attended, not far from his home in the St. Louis suburban of Clayton.

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    Businesses Showcase Helps Local Companies Network

    Posted 10:44 AM 3/3/2015 by Phil Bergman, KOMU8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More than 1500 people attended the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. 

    The event, which is geared toward local businesses from around the mid-Missouri area, gives companies the chance to showcase their business (More)

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    Man awarded $883,000 for bedsore at hospital

    Man awarded $883,000 for bedsore at hospital

    Posted 8:31 AM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A Jefferson County man has been awarded nearly $900,000 after developing a bedsore while being treated at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis County.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that a judge on Friday awarded $883,000 to (More)

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    Expected high turnout prompts recycling, trash forum changes

    Posted 7:55 AM 3/3/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Members of the Columbia community are making their presence felt when it comes to looking at ways to improve the future of residential recycling and trash pick up. So much so, the city had to change the location of its public forum on the issue Tuesday evening to make enough room for (More)

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    Trail of cash leads police to bank robbery suspect

    Trail of cash leads police to bank robbery suspect

    Posted 7:45 AM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) - A bank robbery suspect is in jail in suburban St. Louis after a trail of bills led police to him.

    The robbery occurred Monday at the Commerce Bank in University City. KMOV-TV reported that 40-year-old Cameron Boddie is accused of (More)

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