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    Body found in fountain at Kansas City airport

    Body found in fountain at Kansas City airport

    Posted 8:20 AM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Police are investigating how an adult's body ended up in a pond near the Kansas City International Airport.

    The body was found Monday afternoon during a routine check by airport security. Police did not release an approximate age, race, or gender.

    The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office determined the person had died recently. Authorities are asking anyone who saw someone walking in the area Monday to call authorities.

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    Clark Lane reopens after week-long closure

    Posted 7:18 AM 7/22/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -Clark Lane will reopen Tuesday after the Columbia Public Works department shut down a portion of the road between Robert Ray Drive and the Ballenger Place roundabout. The road has been closed since July 15.

    Crews have expanded the shoulders on both sides during the closure to (More)

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    Beating the heat with temperatures on the rise

    Posted 6:59 AM 7/22/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Temperatures are said to be on the rise across mid-Missouri Tuesday. 

    With warmer temperatures, experts say it's easier to become dehydrated. 

    To beat the heat, drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated is important. If you're outside, be sure to wear light (More)

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    Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    Posted 5:22 AM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a May bank robbery.

    The Southeast Missourian reports 31-year-old Alexander Trotter of St. Louis pleaded guilty in Cape Girardeau Monday to a federal bank robbery charge. He was (More)

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    Missouri man sentenced to life in prison for 2012 shooting

    Missouri man sentenced to life in prison for 2012 shooting

    Posted 5:18 AM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting another man in a dispute over their mutual love interest.

    The Southeast Missourian reports 37-year-old Steven Williams of Cape (More)

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    Search widens for missing Ste. Genevieve Co. woman

    Search widens for missing Ste. Genevieve Co. woman

    Posted 5:13 AM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    STE. GENEVIEVE (AP) - Authorities are widening the search for an eastern Missouri woman who has been missing since early July.

    The Missouri Highway Patrol says 52-year-old Lynn Marie Messer walked away from a family farm near Bloomsdale in Ste. Genevieve County July 8. The patrol issued an (More)

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    Survey: Share Your Opinions on KOMU Social Media

    Survey: Share Your Opinions on KOMU Social Media

    Posted 4:35 AM 7/22/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News is seeking your input regarding our social media presence with an online survey.

    It is very important to the team here at KOMU 8 News that we are effectively serving our viewers with all the tools at our disposal. This is your chance to voice your opinion regarding (More)

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    City Council approves sewer projects, runway reconstruction funding

    Posted 11:49 PM 7/21/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council voted to approve funding for sewer relief in downtown Columbia during Monday night's meeting, specifically the Flat Branch main sewer line.

    The council voted 4-3 on this issue, with Mayor McDavid and council members Skala, Thomas and Hoppe in (More)

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    Summer projects increase likelihood of scams

    Summer projects increase likelihood of scams

    Posted 11:04 PM 7/21/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- As the weather continues to get warmer, many residents take advantage of the summer days to get housework done.

    However, simple home improvement projects could be risky this time of year. 

    "This is the time, spring and summer, where we see handymen scams coming around (More)

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    Unique substance recovery house comes to mid-Missouri

    Posted 9:34 PM 7/21/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    RANDOLPH COUNTY - A drug and alcohol recovery program for women has found a new place to call home in mid-Missouri.

    Teen Challenge, a program that started in 1958 in New York that now has 12,000 houses globally, is not just for teens but for all (More)

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    Ashland residents learn about sewage bond issue

    Posted 8:01 PM 7/21/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ASHLAND - Ashland residents learned details about a bond issue that will be on next month's ballot Monday.

    The bond issue, worth seven million dollars, will go toward a new water treatment plant. The city currently uses an enhance lagoon system, but needs to upgrade to a mechanical (More)

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    Suspect arrested in connection to three armed robberies

    Suspect arrested in connection to three armed robberies

    Posted 6:19 PM 7/21/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested 36-year-old Deshawn Smith Monday morning in connection with three armed robberies over the past three days.

    Police said Smith is accused of robbing the Super 8 Motel on Clark Lane Saturday night. Smith allegedly went into the motel, waved a handgun and (More)

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    Osage Beach Police officer rescues man from a lake

    Posted 3:50 PM 7/21/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    OSAGE BEACH - A man who nearly drowned in Osage Beach is still being treated for a broken vertebrate and bleeding brain Monday evening.

    Osage Beach Police Officer Ken Pesce told KOMU 8 News Monday he saw Roger Farrow floating on his stomach near the edge of the water on Saturday, about 6 (More)

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