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    Group seeking to recall Ferguson mayor to present petition

    Group seeking to recall Ferguson mayor to present petition

    Posted 12:59 PM 5/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A group seeking to recall the mayor of Ferguson said it planned to present a petition to the city council at an upcoming meeting.

    The petition was a response to the August shooting death of Michael Brown and to city practices cited in a federal report.

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    Golden Knights take flight for Salute to Veterans parade

    Posted 12:49 PM 5/25/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The U.S. Army's Gold Demonstration Parachute Team jumped, from almost a mile high, onto Broadway for the Salute to Veterans parade Monday.

    Early Monday morning, the parachute team met at Columbia Regional Airport to prepare the plane for the parade jump.

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    Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing

    Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing

    Posted 11:57 AM 5/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    MOUNT IDA, Ark. (AP) - Scientists say knowledge of the world's plants is disappearing as fewer students choose to study botany.

    The number of research universities offering botany degrees has decreased by half since 1988.

    Botanists said with fewer students able to communicate about (More)

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    Downtown Columbia celebrates Memorial Day with parade

    Posted 11:54 AM 5/25/2015 by Luke Slabaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The annual Salute to Veterans Parade took place Monday afternoon in celebration of Memorial Day.

    Salute.org says the parade's purpose is to "honor and remember those who served and those currently serving in our armed forces (More)

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    Kansas City not putting minimum wage hike on August ballot

    Kansas City not putting minimum wage hike on August ballot

    Posted 11:46 AM 5/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City leaders decided not to put a measure on the August ballot that would have asked voters if the city should raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

    Mayor Sly James said the City Council will begin discussions immediately with a variety of groups in an attempt to (More)

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    Destructive ash borer beetle advancing in St. Louis area

    Destructive ash borer beetle advancing in St. Louis area

    Posted 11:28 AM 5/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A green beetle blamed for destroying tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states is advancing in the St. Louis area.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the emerald ash borer has turned up in the city of St. Louis. It was found last year in trees at a St. Charles County (More)

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    Lincoln University speaker cites authors without attribution

    Lincoln University speaker cites authors without attribution

    Posted 10:51 AM 5/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A newspaper reports parts of a Lincoln University commencement speaker's speech were without attribution.

    The Jefferson City News Tribune reports Atlanta-based motivational speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud quoted or paraphrased at least eight others during the May 16 (More)

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    Weekly Wellness: Picnic the healthy way for the holiday

    Weekly Wellness: Picnic the healthy way for the holiday

    Posted 9:03 AM 5/25/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - Happy Memorial Day! Today can be a day filled with family and outdoor fun and picnics! Which also means picnic foods. If you're trying to watch your waistline and your overall general health, there are some choices that you can make to help make those picnics a bit less daunting. (More)

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    Four wounded in St. Louis shooting

    Four wounded in St. Louis shooting

    Posted 4:24 AM 5/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities said four people were shot and critically wounded in an attack in St. Louis on Sunday night.

    Police said the attack happened along the 2700 block of Dayton Street. The two men and two women who were shot were taken to an area hospital.

    A police official who declined to give her name but said she had read the report of the shooting said she had no further information, including any information about the assailant or assailants.

     

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    Bear loose near Fulton homes

    Posted 1:54 AM 5/25/2015 by Andrea Stoll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A small black bear is on the loose near Fulton. It was originally found in a backyard there.

    The Fulton Police Department and Callaway County Sheriff's Office searched the area.

    They found the bear in a tree outside a house on East Sixth Street. Officers tried to get the (More)

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    Safety concern prompts parade route change

    Posted 1:47 AM 5/25/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police asked Salute to Veteran Memorial Day parade organizers to change the parade route for safety reasons. 

    The route will no longer go past the large parking garage on Walnut across from the post office, instead it will go to Fourth Street and then turn north. (More)

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    Carl Edwards wins the Coca-Cola 600

    Carl Edwards wins the Coca-Cola 600

    Posted 9:50 PM 5/24/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU Sports Digital Producer

    CONCORD, North Carolina - Carl Edwards snapped a 31-race winless streak with a win in Charlotte in the Coca-Cola 600.

    "This does not feel like one of 24 wins. This one feels pretty big to me," Edwards told the Associated Press. "I just cannot thank Joe Gibbs and everyone at Joe Gibbs (More)

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    Columbia Regional Airport wraps up Salute to Veterans Air Show

    Posted 4:08 PM 5/24/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Bad weather caused the Salute to Veterans Air Show to wrap up the last day of the event early Sunday.

    Although air show workers cancelled the last event, people still had the opportunity to watch pilots showoff their skills earlier in the day.

    Bert Tompkins is a major in (More)

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