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    MU student's family struggling to survive in Nepal

    Posted 7:04 PM 5/1/2015 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Students gathered Friday night to offer prayers and donations to the Missouri University Nepalise Student Association (MUNSA) after a 8.7 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing thousands. 

    President of MUNSA Saroj Dhital was here in Columbia when the earthquake hit, but (More)

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    Your View: Shedding Negative Light

    Posted 6:22 PM 5/1/2015 by Kyle Jacoby and Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - When it comes to the news, fact checking and providing context is pivotal, especially when it might shed light on an organization.

    KOMU asked you when it's fair to shed bad light on a person or organization?

    One (More)

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    Joplin man gives MU $6 million to permanently fund program

    Joplin man gives MU $6 million to permanently fund program

    Posted 6:18 PM 5/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Joplin man gave $6 million to the University of Missouri Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business Friday to perpetually fund the Cornell Leadership Program, or CLP.

    Harry Cornell, of Joplin, has now given the university more than $13 million. The CLP is a nationally (More)

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    Annual ceremony held for fallen law enforcement officers

    Posted 6:17 PM 5/1/2015 by Nadia Alawadi, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Two officers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014  will be honored this weekend.

    A candlelight vigil was held Friday night for the fallen law enforcement officers on the grounds of the State Capitol. 

    On Satuday, the names of Alton Police (More)

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    Changes announced for MU tradition

    Posted 6:08 PM 5/1/2015 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - UM officials announced Friday seniors will no longer be given alcohol at Senior Send-off.

    "This is a very short-lived (More)

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    Missouri utility regulator updates increase for Ameren users

    Missouri utility regulator updates increase for Ameren users

    Posted 5:30 PM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The largest electric utility company in Missouri will be able to charge an additional $121.5 million to its customers starting May 12.

    The Missouri Public Service Commission Thursday released an updated estimate of the amount Ameren Missouri can charge customers (More)

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    Man involved in accident before being struck, killed on I-270

    Man involved in accident before being struck, killed on I-270

    Posted 5:22 PM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CREVE COEUR (AP) - The 31-year-old who died after being struck on Interstate 270 Friday morning had apparently just exited the car he had crashed moments earlier.

    The accident happened around midnight Friday in Creve Coeur, forcing closure of northbound lanes.

    The victim's name had (More)

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    Man charged after Osage Beach police officer hit by car

    Man charged after Osage Beach police officer hit by car

    Posted 5:14 PM 5/1/2015 by The Associated Press and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OSAGE BEACH (AP) - A man is facing charges after a police officer was hit by a pickup truck during a traffic stop in southwest Missouri.

    Camden County authorities said Friday 58-year-old Robert Watkins of Linn Creek was charged with two counts of vehicular assault on a law enforcement (More)

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    Skin cancer awareness in full effect for the month of May

    Posted 5:12 PM 5/1/2015 by Patrick McGovern, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Doctors tell more than 1 million Americans each year that they have skin cancer.

    This makes skin cancer the most common cancer.  The month of May is designated to create awareness about skin cancer and find ways to avoid and spread the word on the dangers of this (More)

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    House passes expansion of "Castle Doctrine" to include guests

    Posted 4:23 PM 5/1/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri House passed a bill Thursday expanding the scope of the Castle Doctrine, which allows homeowners to shoot intruders without retreating. If signed into law, the bill expands this right to guests invited to someone's home. 

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    Accident causes delays on westbound I-70

    Posted 4:22 PM 5/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Traffic on westbound I-70 was down to one lane for at least 45 minutes Friday after an accident near Stadium Boulevard.

    At least four vehicles were involved in the accident. The collision had traffic nearly stopped on I-70 westbound and backed up for about 1.5 miles from the (More)

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    Mike Parson enters race for Missouri Governor

    Mike Parson enters race for Missouri Governor

    Posted 3:32 PM 5/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY -Missouri State Senator Mike Parson announced his candidacy for the Governor's office Thursday. Parson made the announcement in his hometown of Bolivar. 

    Parson represents the state's 28th District including Pettis County. Before former State Auditor Tom Schweich's (More)

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    Sheriff says suspect in Sedalia kidnapping a sex offender

    Sheriff says suspect in Sedalia kidnapping a sex offender

    Posted 3:04 PM 5/1/2015 by Colleen Menadier, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - James B. Horn Jr., the suspect of kidnapping and holding his girlfriend in a wooden box for four months, is a registered sex offender.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol sex offender registry, Horn Jr. was convicted of a sex crime when he was 24 years old.

    The (More)

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