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    Missouri extends aid to Ferguson businesses

    Missouri extends aid to Ferguson businesses

    Posted 3:36 PM 11/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The state of Missouri is extending a program to offer no-interest loans to small businesses in and near Ferguson damaged by recent violent protests.

    The office of Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday outlined a $625,000 pool of loan money for businesses damaged by looting in Ferguson (More)

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    Dellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots

    Dellwood mayor seeks aid to rebuild after riots

    Posted 3:04 PM 11/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    DELLWOOD (AP) - The mayor of a town neighboring Ferguson is calling on state and federal officials to help rebuild following an outbreak of violent protests that destroyed businesses.

    Dellwood Mayor Reggie Jones said Friday that while much attention has focused on Ferguson, most of the (More)

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    Battle High football team heads to state championship

    Battle High football team heads to state championship

    Posted 2:45 PM 11/28/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Only two years after its founding, Battle High School's football team traveled to St. Louis Friday for the Class 5 State Championship.

    Dozens of parents scrambled to make 95 sandwiches in 15 minutes as their sons scarfed down lunch in the high school cafeteria. Members of the (More)

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    Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

    Rice wins appeal, 'suspension vacated'

    Posted 2:21 PM 11/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been "vacated immediately," the players' union said Friday.

    The appeal was heard earlier this month by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones. She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped (More)

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    Ferguson protests disrupt St. Louis-area malls

    Ferguson protests disrupt St. Louis-area malls

    Posted 2:17 PM 11/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Demonstrators have disrupted business at a pair of large suburban St. Louis shopping malls to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.

    At least 200 protesters gathered on one of the busiest shopping (More)

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    Timeline traces Ferguson events as Michael Brown's legacy evolves

    Posted 1:17 PM 11/28/2014 by David Crary, The Associated Press and Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA (AP) - For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of young black men killed by police officers.

    In one version, Brown was a gentle giant. In another, a defiant (More)

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    Columbia considering partial ban on plastic bags

    Columbia considering partial ban on plastic bags

    Posted 12:45 PM 11/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Columbia is looking into a partial ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reported a commission that advises the city council on environmental issues was asked last month to review a proposal partially banning plastic bags.

    The main focus (More)

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    Two men no longer face charges in Cray disappearance

    Two men no longer face charges in Cray disappearance

    Posted 12:30 PM 11/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Two men no longer faces charges connected to the disappearance of Jefferson City man Christopher Cray.

    The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported that prosecutors have dropped a tampering with a witness charge against Richard Love and a tampering with physical evidence (More)

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    Missouri vs. Arkansas: news, scores and stats

    Missouri vs. Arkansas: news, scores and stats

    Posted 12:29 PM 11/28/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter and Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou can win back-to-back SEC East championships with a win against Arkansas today. But it won't be easy. Arkansas is the 1st team ever to win back-to-back shutouts against ranked opponents. 

    Follow us here on our live blog for news, stats, scores and much more. Updates (More)

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    Shoppers hit Columbia Mall for Black Friday sales

    Shoppers hit Columbia Mall for Black Friday sales

    Posted 12:01 PM 11/28/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One of the busiest shopping days of the year lived up to its reputation as shoppers swarmed the Columbia Mall for Black Friday sales. 

    Rusty Strodtman, Senior General Manager, said mall staff spent months preparing for Black Friday.

    "We spend months with advertising (More)

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    Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Ferguson protests move to retail stores

    Posted 11:30 AM 11/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    MANCHESTER (AP) - Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retailers around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

    The protests began Thanksgiving night and continued early Friday. (More)

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    Suspect accused of stabbing man repeatedly during argument

    Suspect accused of stabbing man repeatedly during argument

    Posted 11:03 AM 11/28/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Friday they've arrested a suspect in connection to a stabbing incident on Wilkes Boulevard early Friday morning. 

    Officers arrested 66-year-old Samuel Monroe after an investigation into a call in the 500 block of Wilkes Boulevard just after 2:00 a.m. Friday. (More)

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    Columbia Police arrest suspect in Eagle Stop armed robbery

    Columbia Police arrest suspect in Eagle Stop armed robbery

    Posted 10:02 AM 11/28/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police have arrested a suspect they said robbed the Eagle Stop convenience store at 1704 North Providence Road Monday.

    Police said officers arrived at the store and an employee reported the suspect, now identified as Jajuan Antrell Williams, 30, of Columbia, was armed (More)

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