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A man faces charges of kidnapping and assault after a woman described a horrific ordeal for her and her children. 
Police said Terrence Hartmann was arrested after holding a women and her two children captive for several days.
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Community members in Fulton are coming together to send donations to people affected by the flooding in Louisiana. The Fulton Sun’s office will be accepting donations this week Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The office is located at 115 East Fifth Street in Fulton.
Mid-Missouri is no stranger to flooding, and the donation pile is growing before it is sent down to Louisiana.
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Despite unrest, the University of Missouri's Law Enforcement Training Institute will welcome an extra-large class of trainees on Monday. Read our story to find out why the police academy's assistant director thinks enrollment is trending upward.
MU's Law Enforcement Training Institute welcomes a large police academy class.
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UPDATE: J'den Cox has won a bronze medal in the 86 kilogram weight class. He defeated World No. 3 Reineris Salas Perez of Cuba 3-1. Read our story for a full recap of Cox's day wrestling in the Rio Olympics. 
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Here's a full recap of J'den Cox's day so far wrestling in the Rio Olympics. Cox will compete for a bronze medal later today. Visit our website for continuing updates throughout the day.
Recap of mid-Missouri's J'den Cox wrestling in the olympics.
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The Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri State Highway Patrol will start using new technology in helicopters to track drivers as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign. What do you think about the campaign?
MODOT and Highway Patrol created a campaign to bring awareness to driving under the influence.
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A man was arrested Monday when authorities found 67 marijuana plants in and around his home. 
A joint task force said they arrested Roger Morgan Monday afternoon for manufacturing marijuana and maintaining a public nuisance.
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The University of Missouri will enroll fewer students this semester than in recent years, according to preliminary totals released Monday. However, school administrators may still have cause for optimism. Read our story to find out why.
The University of Missouri released preliminary enrollment statistics on Monday, showing a decrease in student numbers.
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School supplies can be pricey. One mid-Missouri school district is lending a hand by offering free materials for students.
A program at the High Point R-III School District provides free school supplies for students.
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Jessica Aschoff and Michael E. Miller, suspects in the armed robbery in Pike County, were arrested in Columbia Saturday morning. Miller was taken to a local hospital for injuries not related to his arrest. 
Aschoff and Miller had been on the run since Wednesday when they allegedly stole a lawnmower from a resident in Pike County.
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Want to watch J'den Cox wrestle in Rio? Visit our website to find out where to watch him take on the competition on Saturday.
Eleven of J'den Cox's family members will be in Rio de Janeiro watching him and you can catch the action on air and online.
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KOMU 8's Friday Night Fever Game of the Week features Centralia taking on Highland. Check out our story on the Panthers' unusual defensive formation, and tune in for coverage on all the games happening around Mid-Missouri on KOMU 8 News at 10.
Centralia's football team uses a rare formation to anchor its defense.
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