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Hot playground equipment can cause second degree burns

Playground safety in a heat advisory

Children can get second degree burns from the plastic materials on a playground that has been exposed to direct sunlight for several hours, not just the metal materials, according to Battalion Chief John Metz of the Columbia Fire Department.

Lake Shootout brings extra water traffic

The annual Lake of the Ozarks shootout series starts this weekend, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars to Lake Area charities.

Extreme temperatures inside vehicles

Extreme heat inside vehicles

The temperature inside a parked car is much hotter than it is outside. In fact, it can be like an oven. 

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MU Chancellor responds to ESPN "Outside the Lines" report

University of Missouri Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin today responded to an ESPN Outside the Lines report pointing out instances when MU should have taken action in campus assaults.

Missouri congressman voices his concerns about Ferguson situation

Missouri Congressman voices his concerns about Ferguson situation

Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer spoke about several issues to a crowd of about 50 people at the Rotary Club in Moberly on Thursday.

Two arrested for having and selling meth in Maries Co.

Two people were arrested in Maries county for selling and having methamphetamine.

Construction to interchanges on Hwy. 54 and Stadium starting soon

It's  a project that has been in the works for ten years now.

Michael Brown, Missouri teen shot by police

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Kinder wants legislative panel on police shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's lieutenant governor wants lawmakers to look into events related to the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer.

Students briefly evacuated from Columbia elementary school

Students were briefly evacuated from a Columbia elementary school Thursday after a wall heater at Two Mile Prairie Elementary was turned on by accident.

Missouri medical school receives $2.4 million gift

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received a $2.4 million gift to create an endowed chair in oncology.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

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ISIS: What it will take to beat terror group

Until the sudden capture of Mosul in June, ISIS was of concern to Western governments but not a pressing priority.

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