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    Second arrest made in connection with the shooting on Worley

    Second arrest made in connection with the shooting on Worley

    Posted 9:05 AM 7/28/2014 by Desmon Turner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    The Columbia Police Department arrested Tavion Jones, 18, who is accused of two counts of first degree assault in connection with a July 5 shooting.

    Police report Jones was arrested during a traffic stop around 1 a.m. Monday, after they recognized the vehicle he was in. Officers said they (More)

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    Sen. Blunt hopes for religious ambassador in the Middle East

    Sen. Blunt hopes for religious ambassador in the Middle East

    Posted 7:55 AM 7/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is touting passage of legislation that authorizes the appointment of a special ambassador to the Middle East focused on religious freedom.

    The Missouri Republican says his legislation received unanimous approval from the U.S. House on Friday. It (More)

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    Health Expo offers free screenings

    Posted 2:02 AM 7/28/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hepatitis C Alliance is hosting the Mid-Missouri Health Expo Monday morning.

    The event will take place from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. at Parkade Plaza.

    A variety of free health screenings is available including cholesterol, blood glucose, triglycerides, HDL, LDL, blood pressure (More)

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    Miller County man dies after being thrown from water craft

    Miller County man dies after being thrown from water craft

    Posted 11:12 PM 7/27/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CAMDEN COUNTY - A man died Saturday after hitting a walkway with his seadoo and being ejected on the Niangua River.

    A report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol said 29-year-old Gene Grumbois of Kaiser was thrown from his seadoo after he struck a walkway connecting a dock to the land just before 10 p.m. Saturday.

    The report says Grumbois was not wearing a life jacket.

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    Man charged for pointing a gun and threatening people on ATVs

    Man charged for pointing a gun and threatening people on ATVs

    Posted 10:54 PM 7/27/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a Columbia man Sunday after he allegedly pointed a gun and made threats to people riding ATVs.

    Sgt. James Perkins said deputies arrested 63-year-old David Baker around 7:45 p.m. Sunday after (More)

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    Slain Civil War soldiers memorialized in ceremony

    Posted 5:10 PM 7/27/2014 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALWOOD - Soldiers killed in the Battle of Moore's Mill received recognition Sunday more than a hundred years after their death.

    The Elijah Gates Camp of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans unveiled a granite memorial to honor the 16 Union and eight Confederate soldiers who died in the (More)

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    St. Joe man killed in tractor-vehicle crash

    St. Joe man killed in tractor-vehicle crash

    Posted 3:37 PM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - A 84-year-old St. Joseph man died after a motorist struck his farm tractor in northwest Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred Saturday afternoon as a tractor driven by Ora Brooke of St. Joseph traveled north on U.S. 71 outside St. (More)

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    Proposed Columbia crosswalk causes concern among residents

    Posted 3:17 PM 7/27/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new sidewalk planned along Manor Drive has caused concern among residents, specifically the location of a mid-block crossing at what residents call a "blind corner."

    "We have a broad street, people feel it's wide open," Manor Drive resident Melissa Tague said. "Crossing where (More)

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    Korean War veteran reflects on time served

    Posted 2:24 PM 7/27/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - 62 years after the armistice was signed, Governor Jay Nixon proclaimed July 27 Korean War Veterans Day in Missouri. While a statue was passed in 1989 to memorialize the date, the state had yet to enact it as an actual holiday. 

    Kenneth Stephens, is one of the 50,000 living (More)

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    American Red Cross assists residents after apartment fire

    American Red Cross assists residents after apartment fire

    Posted 1:10 PM 7/27/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter said it is assisting victims of an early Saturday morning apartment fire.

    The group said it responded to the fire on Cherry Street to assist residents with immediate financial needs. It said it assisted one couple, their (More)

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    No smoke detectors found after Jefferson City apartment fire

    No smoke detectors found after Jefferson City apartment fire

    Posted 12:53 PM 7/27/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Fire Department said Sunday it found no sign of any smoke detectors inside an apartment where an early morning fire occured Saturday.

    Captain Kurt Williams said firefighters were dispatched at 2:21 a.m. Saturday to 210 Cherry Street for an apartment (More)

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    Despite cases of rabid bats, rabies down in Missouri

    Despite cases of rabid bats, rabies down in Missouri

    Posted 11:54 AM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    LEE'S SUMMIT (AP) - State health officials said although three rabid bats have been found this summer in a Kansas City suburb, the statewide number of rabies cases is down.

    One person was bitten by one of the rabid bats found in Lee's Summit since June 1 and has been treated for the (More)

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    One killed after University City alumni picnic

    One killed after University City alumni picnic

    Posted 11:14 AM 7/27/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis area police say a 20-year-old man was shot and killed after an annual University City alumni picnic.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two people were shot Saturday night in Heman Park after the annual University City alumni picnic was scheduled to end. (More)

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