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    Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament, soldier killed

    Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament, soldier killed

    Posted 12:34 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    OTTAWA (AP) - A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others.

    People fled Parliament (More)

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    Columbia Post Office hosts job fair to fill new positions

    Posted 11:04 AM 10/22/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Post Office hosted a job fair on Wednesday to fill temporary holiday positions as well as city and rural assistant carrier positions.

    The Post Master General said the jobs all start as part-time positions but could lead to full-time jobs.

    "We're hoping (More)

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    Police arrest suspect in Boonville Break Time robbery

    Police arrest suspect in Boonville Break Time robbery

    Posted 10:27 AM 10/22/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONVILLE - Police said Wednesday they have arrested one of the two suspects they believe were involved in the robbery of a Boonville Break Time May 17.

    Citizen information and help from the Columbia Police Department led Boonville police to arrest 24-year-old Joshua Harrington of Columbia (More)

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    Royals fans optimistic after season's first playoff loss

    Posted 9:21 AM 10/22/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Even after a loss in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, Royals fans are not hanging their heads.

    The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-1. The Giants jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.

    Chris Burford, a (More)

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    Poverty in plain sight: Transportation issues create stress

    Posted 7:25 AM 10/22/2014 by Megan Judy, KOMU 8 Anchor

    COLUMBIA - One of the poor's greatest stresses is transportation.

    Around 450 Boone County residents are enrolled in the Missouri Work Assistance Program, which is an offshoot from a federal program.

    If the enrollees put in the appropriate amount of state-mandated hours in class (More)

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    Columbia sees increase in commercial business developments

    Posted 7:21 AM 10/22/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - After the emergence of more than five new commercial business in Columbia, including Moe's Southwest Grill on Oct. 23, the city recognizes an increase in business developments within the past 10 years. 

    Uber, H&M, Charming Charlie's, Wendy's and Moe's are a few of the (More)

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    Election forum attracts large Columbia crowd

    Posted 10:46 PM 10/21/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter & Kaileen Gaul, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public Library "Friends Room" was anything but quiet as a panel of state representative candidates debated and discussed concerns there Wednesday evening.

    Rep. Caleb Rowden (R-Mo.), Rep. John Wright (D-Mo.) and candidates Tom Pauley and Chuck Basye sat on a panel to (More)

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    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Posted 10:45 PM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.

    A day after saying he hadn't been sure until this year that the Royals played in Missouri rather than Kansas, Pence jolted Kauffman Stadium with a two-run, first-inning homer that quieted the crowd and sparked the San (More)

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    Negro Leagues Baseball Museum could shine during World Series

    Posted 9:17 PM 10/21/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Starting Tuesday, the national spotlight will shine on Kansas City baseball for the first time in nearly three decades.

    What could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the coverage is the city's deep Negro Leagues heritage.

    "Kansas City is the birthplace of the Negro (More)

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    Uninsured struggle to find healthcare options

    Posted 8:28 PM 10/21/2014 by Brittany Pieper, KOMU 8 Anchor

    COLUMBIA - Natia Dennis works hard to take care of her family at home and the elderly at the nursing home where she works as a full time Certified Nursing Assistant. Insurance is offered through her job, but she says supporting a family of four on about $1,200 a month means she can't afford (More)

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    Businesses compare preparation for Royals v. Cardinal games

    Posted 7:32 PM 10/21/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Business managers say they know how to prepare for big games involving the St. Louis Cardinals but are unsure what preparation should like for Kansas City Royals games, as the World Series kicks off Tuesday. 

    One business owner said during the regular season he was able to (More)

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    Jefferson City officials reviewing need in city departments

    Posted 7:05 PM 10/21/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City administrator is reviewing staffing levels in different city departments to decide where specific money included in the 2015 budget will be spent. The Jefferson City Council passed the budget Monday night and included about $232,000 for department staffing and (More)

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    Royals hope World Series adds to city's history

    Posted 6:42 PM 10/21/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Royals have called Kansas City home since 1969, but before the Royals, there was Municipal Stadium. 

    Built in 1923 Municipal Stadium, originally named Muehlebach Field, hosted all of Kansas City's sports teams. The Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League were first (More)

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