Columbia Police Mourn the loss of a K-9 Dog

Oct 10, 2014
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The hearts of those at the Columbia Police Department are heavy today after losing a special member of their family Thursday morning.

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The Faculty Council is taking a look at the future of faculty at MU. 

Citizens share views on tobacco proposal

Oct 10, 2014

Members of the public shared their views on the Columbia City Council’s proposals to change certain tobacco ordinances Thursday.

Walmart helps Missouri food banks fight hunger

Oct 10, 2014
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The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri won a $60,000 grant through an online voting challenge.

Glasgow to celebrate anniversary of Civil War battle

Oct 10, 2014
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Glasgow is celebrating the 150th anniversary of their town's civil war battle with a weekend long reenactment. 

Truman State University opens a new planetarium

Oct 10, 2014
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Truman State University will host a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, October 11, to celebrate the opening of a new Planetarium.

Last year Assistant Chief John Gordon of the Columbia Police Department assembled a panel of officers. Their aim was to research cameras that could be worn by all of the officers in the department.

The panel "ranged in years of experience, obviously we had males and females on the panel and then we also had different heights," Gordon said.

"When you wear a body worn camera you wouldn't think about it but height has an element to it because of the way the lens works on the camera,” he added.

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  The Assistance League of Mid-Missouri announced that it will award $99,624 to Columbia Public Schools teachers through its Links to Learning program. The money will be distributed to 195 teachers to help fund equipment, trips or projects the district isn’t able to support with its own budget. This year’s donation is the largest the league has ever been able to award, and pushes it over the million-dollar mark in total donations to CPS educators in the 22-year history of the program. Phyllis Stoecklein is responsible for philanthropic programs at the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri.

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  A southeast Missouri lawmaker says he has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and been sentenced to probation.

Democratic Representative Steve Hodges, of East Prairie, said he pleaded guilty Thursday in Cole County Circuit Court to two charges stemming from incidents earlier this year.