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Protesters March to Boone County Courthouse

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Brady Finn

         “This isn’t a moment, this is a movement”          Those were the words spoken by several speakers Tuesday night who led protesters in a march from Secondary Missionary Baptist Church to the court house in downtown Columbia. The protest was organized by several groups, including the Columbia branch of the NAACP. 
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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Clergy and others who blocked morning traffic in the St. Louis suburb where the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced have ended their protest without any apparent arrests being made.

 

About 100 demonstrators assembled in downtown Clayton, Missouri, shortly after sunrise Tuesday and spent several hours blocking intersections, singing spirituals and chanting. They also observed a 4½-minute moment of silence to mark the 4½ hours that Brown's body remained on the Ferguson street before it was removed.

 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating after a man's body was found inside a car in Ferguson, but it isn't immediately clear if the death is related to the unrest that followed the grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

 

Police were called at 9 a.m. to a residential area, where a man was found dead inside a parked car. The victim's name has not been released.

Authorities are calling the death "suspicious," but have not determined if there is any connection to the violence that broke out last night.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to Springfield's nondiscrimination ordinance will go before voters in April.

 

The Springfield City Council voted Monday to table one proposal that would have repealed the ordinance and another that would have placed it on the ballot. Under the city charter, tabling the proposal for 30 days automatically places it on the April municipal election ballot.
 

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hospitals report having treated at least 18 people who were injured during the unrest that followed the announcement a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown.

 

Several Ferguson businesses were damaged or destroyed by fires and others were looted during the protests that erupted after the Monday night announcement.

 

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The state has issued a permit for a large hog-breeding farm in central Missouri that had been strongly opposed by neighbors.

 

The permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will allow Callaway Farrowing to build a farm raising 10,000 hogs on 20 acres in western Callaway County near Kingdom City.

 

Neighbors held meetings in opposition of the farm and submitted a petition with 1,400 signatures asking the state to reject it.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered additional members of the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson, where violent protests broke out following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

 

Today Paul Pepper introduces us to the Dean of the School of Performing Arts at Stephens College, DR. GAIL HUMPHRIES MARDIROSIAN. November 25, 2014

More than 50 people gathered at the Secondary Missionary Baptist Church Monday night in Columbia to learn Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the August 9th killing of Michael Brown.

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  A group of students is asking the University of Missouri to strengthen its policy to ensure that professors accommodate students who have to miss class for a religious holiday.

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The Associated Press has covered the news out of Ferguson, Missouri from a number of angles in the less than 12 hours since St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced a Grand Jury did not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. We decided to display all of the coverage here:

No charges in Ferguson case; chaos fills streets

  A Missouri lawmaker is continuing to push for a prescription medication database despite several previous failed attempts.

  After a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to press charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch followed through on his promise to release a wide variety of testimony the grand jury used to make its decision.

Today Paul Pepper visits with first-time guest, author PETER NYE. Peter has written, "The Fast Times of Albert Champion," and he tells us what went into writing about the famous French cyclist and automotive pioneer. November 24, 2014

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  A grand jury indictment alleges that a central Missouri prosecutor was under the influence of alcohol last month when he crashed into a popular downtown Columbia restaurant.

  Missouri lawmakers say they're reviving a failed agricultural bill that could help dairy, cattle and crop farmers. 

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  Boone County commissioners want the ability to impose standards on rental properties outside the Columbia city limits. 

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  Karl Stefanovic, the anchor of Australia’s Today Show, wanted to see if anyone would notice if he wore the same blue suit for a year. No one noticed! Meanwhile, if his co-host wore the same outfit more than once a week, she got critical emails and calls from viewers. Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

Radio play: "The Ice Cream Man Cometh," by Jeff Moran

Nov 22, 2014

  In this episode of Maplewood Barn Radio Theatre, we've got a special treat for you: a piece from local author and playwright Jeff Moran called "The Ice Cream Man Cometh." 

Hop on the ice cream truck with us, and experience your first day as an ice cream salesman as you listen to this piece. But one word of warning: It gets a bit chilly, especially when you're trying to sell on a snowy day.

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RESPOND program to educate on mental health

Nov 21, 2014

The University of Missouri announced the launch RESPOND, a program focused on educating students and faculty to aid others on campus with mental health issues. The program was launched on November 6 at a launch and reception event in the MU Student Center.

Boonville plant to close in 2015

Nov 21, 2014

250 jobs will be eliminated at the NORDYNE Plant in Boonville, Missouri in the beginning of 2015.

Missouri is attracting to foreign students

Nov 21, 2014

Foreign students are finding their way to Missouri and attending the state’s universities.

Leadership battle in Missouri Republican party

Nov 21, 2014
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A battle is brewing over the leadership of the Missouri Republican Party as it looks toward a 2016 election in which nearly all of the state's offices will be on the ballot.

A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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After a New York Time’s article published in late October revealed Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from lawyers of companies his office investigated, he announced he’ll be implementing “new transparency measures intended to address perceptions regarding political contributions.”

Trucks Stopping Downtown: All your questions answered

Nov 21, 2014
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We've all been there. Driving downtown during a high traffic time. Maybe on 9th Street. Listening to KBIA. 

And then--Stopped. There's a semi truck stopped in the lane up ahead. 


Mike Lee

Mike Lee steers his plane over the Missouri-Arkansas state line, checking out a checkerboard of green and brown fields of rice, cotton, corn and soybeans. Lee is the owner of Earl’s Flying Service, a crop dusting business in Steele, Mo., and he’s scouting some farm fields that his pilots will treat later in the day.

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