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Month: February 2013

Mid-MO School Safety Questioned

The district uses ALICE training, standing for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Escape. Students at Lange Middle School even put together a video to teach other students what to do if a shooter is in the building.”The ALICE training was very eye-opening in a very different way of thinking about things,” said Lempke. “Kids throwing things

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2/1: Cold Start to February

We’ll have the coldest morning yet this season Friday as temperatures start off in the single digits with wind chills as low as 8 below zero. Temperatures will only touch near 30 in the afternoon as clouds increase. Winds will be light during the afternoon, shifting to the southwest. Friday night won’t be as cold

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Crews Respond to Lab Fire

***UPDATE FRIDAY 7:37 P.M.***Fire crews say old experiments may have caused the fire at Lafferre Hall. The fire started in a trash can inside a locked classroom. Firefighters also responded to Lafferre Hall in 2011 for a chemical spill scare, and another fire in 2009***ORIGINAL STORY***Columbia fire crews responded to reports of a structure fire

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Child abuse suspect caught

***UPDATE TUESDAY 6:00 A.M.*** Columbia police officers arrested Devin Benke Monday night, but didn’t give details about how they found him. He was booked into the Boone County jail and was still there as of Tuesday morning. ***ORIGINAL STORY*** A Jefferson City man charged with child abuse in on the run from police Sunday night.

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MU announces major gift

Cottrell and Kay Fox donated over $5 million to MU’s College of Veterinary Medicine Monday. The Fox’s gift supports a companion animal program called “perpetual pet care,” which provides comfortable homes to pets whose owners can no longer take care of them or have passed away. Donations will also fund studies in comparative oncology on

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