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    "Dog Days" draws crowds despite report of declining tax revenue

    "Dog Days" draws crowds despite report of declining tax revenue

    Posted 4:38 PM 7/25/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Despite reports that sales tax revenue is on the declines in Columbia, the Dog Days Sidewalk Sale drew people downtown Saturday. 

    The Dog Days Sidewalk Sale is an annual event in which downtown Columbia store owners showcase items to encourage local spending.

    In the (More)

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    Columbia Farmers Market makes an America's best list

    Posted 1:45 PM 7/25/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Eager buyers filled the Columbia Farmers Market Saturday, a market ranked as one of the country's best by a national magazine.

    Clean Eating magazine listed Columbia's market in its Summer Special Edition 2015.

    Market manager Corrina Smith said Culinary Travel Writer Peter (More)

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    Boone County Fair ends with uncertain future

    Posted 4:01 PM 7/25/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fair ended Saturday, which could mark the last time the fair will be held at the Central Missouri Events Center.

    The uncertainty comes after the Boone County Commission voted to close the (More)

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    Sedalia police investigate teenager's shooting death

    Sedalia police investigate teenager's shooting death

    Posted 3:54 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    SEDALIA (AP) - Sedalia police are investigating the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.

    Police said in a news release that Andrew Meyers died Friday after being found outside a Sedalia home suffering from a gunshot wound.

    The Sedalia Democrat reported investigators said they found (More)

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    St. Joseph girl dies days after being pulled from lake

    St. Joseph girl dies days after being pulled from lake

    Posted 3:32 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 5-year-old St. Joseph girl who was pulled from a lake on Thursday died.

    The patrol said Nevah M. Boston died early Saturday at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.

    She wandered away from her family at the lake in Watkins Mill State Park and was later found under water.

     

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    2 drown in southwest Missouri creek

    2 drown in southwest Missouri creek

    Posted 2:48 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    NEOSHO (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said two men drowned in a southwest Missouri creek when one man tried to save the other.

    The Neosho Daily News reported the men died Friday in Shoal Creek north of Neosho at a dam near the river access.

    The patrol identified the (More)

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    Bass Pro lays off employees in Springfield, Nixa

    Bass Pro lays off employees in Springfield, Nixa

    Posted 2:42 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Bass Pro Shops laid off "fewer than 60" employees at its corporate headquarters in Springfield and at a woodworking shop in Nixa.

    Paul Shore, Bass Pro Shops vice president of human resources, said Friday the company also laid off an average of six employees at most of (More)

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    Missouri mansion searched after assault allegations

    Missouri mansion searched after assault allegations

    Posted 2:37 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Authorities searched a large southwest Missouri home after women claimed they were sexually assaulted and drugged there.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Office searched the 200,000 square-foot home in Bois D'Arc last week after the assault allegations were raised.

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    Smoking ban exemption's end could doom cigar business

    Smoking ban exemption's end could doom cigar business

    Posted 2:29 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The smoking ban that went into force in St. Louis in 2011 included a five-year exemption for the Charles P. Stanley Cigar Company and Lounge. With the exemption expiring at the end of the year, Stanley worries that his business won't survive.

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    Festival brings international attention to MU's music school

    Posted 2:28 PM 7/25/2015 by Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mizzou International Composers Festival brought international attention to the MU School of Music.

    The internationally recognized ensemble, Alarm Will Sound, will end the festival Saturday by performing pieces from (More)

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    New terminal could come to Columbia Regional Airport

    Posted 2:24 PM 7/25/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Columbia Regional Airport could be getting a new terminal within the next five years.

    City Manager Mike Matthes' 2016 budget proposal released Friday suggests the city could start setting aside money to fund a new terminal.

    The budget proposes to set aside $500,000 of (More)

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    Silver alert issued for elderly Kansas City man

    Silver alert issued for elderly Kansas City man

    Posted 2:02 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police are searching for an 86-year-old Kansas City man who hasn't been seen since July 11.

    Police issued a Silver Alert Friday evening for Ronald Lee Freeman. He left his home in northern Kansas City without medication or a cane he needs to walk. He also is (More)

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    Former southeast Missouri music venue becoming state park

    Former southeast Missouri music venue becoming state park

    Posted 1:59 PM 7/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    SALEM (AP) - A former backwoods music venue in southeast Missouri whose past owner was jailed after a 2010 raid is being turned into a state park.

    Plans for the 330-acre park in Shannon County include a 20-room lodge, a restaurant and store, cabins, campsites and other amenities.

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