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Eldon community rallies around family of injured football player
ELDON - The people of Eldon are rallying around a family whose son suffered a spinal injury during football practice on Wednesday.Junior Hunter Bushnell went to practice as usual Wednesday and found himself in emergency surgery later that night, paralyzed from the chest down. Doctors say it’s too early to tell what the permanent damage is.
Sep 22, 2017 7:31PM - KOMU Local News
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Local gym hits weights to raise money for autism awareness
COLUMBIA – A local gym held a fundraiser Friday night, and all it asked for was five minutes.But it came with burning lungs and a whole lot of sweat.CrossFit Fringe held "Lift Up Autism: Give 5," where people participated in five-minute workout circuits to raise money for autism awareness.
Sep 22, 2017 7:03PM - KOMU Local News
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JCPS superintendent and community take action after racial post
COLUMBIA - Jefferson City Public Schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum released a letter addressing the three students who posted a picture posing behind a dirty car with swastikas and a racial slur.Linthacum said he wants the school system and community to come together to avoid similar incidents from happening in the future."We're just trying to, one, access how we are teaching acceptance and understanding," Linthacum said.
Sep 22, 2017 4:05PM - KOMU Local News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is now offering a free sports clinic called Friday Night Lights.Sports physicians are leaving their office lights on to offer late-night clinics for surrounding high school athletes who get injured during Friday's games. The clinic offers services like X-rays, physical exams, and early diagnosis' of sports injuries.
Sep 22, 2017 3:15PM - KOMU Local News
JEFFERSON CITY - Twenty-four clinics across the state were selected to receive a federal grant to fund programs that treat opioid addiction and mental health problems. Two of the clinics were here in Mid-Missouri.Sen.
Sep 22, 2017 2:50PM - KOMU Local News
COLUMBIA -  Week 6 of Friday Night Fever sees a match-up of two mid-Missouri powers. The Jefferson City Jays head to Columbia to take on the Rock Bridge Bruins at Sells Family Field.Also in Columbia, the Battle Spartans host the Hickman Kewpies at Spartan Stadium.
Sep 22, 2017 1:24PM - KOMU Local News
COLUMBIA - The UM System hired a large public relations firm to help "craft its message and avoid perception crisis," according to a report by the Columbia Missourian.According to documents obtained by the Missourian, the university paid Edelman PR out of Chicago between $250,000 and $350,000 from June 2016 to July 2017. Edelman has also been contracted to work with the university through June 2018 for an additional estimated $123,600.
Sep 22, 2017 1:21PM - KOMU Local News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County outlet mall is being targeted by protesters one week after a judge acquitted a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man.
Sep 22, 2017 11:48AM - KOMU Local News
COLE COUNTY – A boil water advisory is affecting around 1,000 customers in the small town of Wardsville.The advisory was issued after water system pressures dropped below a certain level. The press release stressed the advisory is precautionary, and there is no evidence of contamination in the water.
Sep 22, 2017 10:10AM - KOMU Local News
CAMDEN COUNTY - A Camden County deputy looking for a runaway teenager said he encountered a man who at one point fired a gun at him Wednesday night.The deputy responded to a home on Red Barn Road in Osage Beach because a 13-year-old girl had run into the woods. The deputy said he walked around looking for her, while calling her name and identifying himself as a deputy, according to a press release.
Sep 22, 2017 9:50AM - KOMU Local News