• UPDATE: Police say third Kansas City, Missouri, officer shot during search for suspect, who is barricaded inside house Posted on 15 July 2018 at 2:34pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police say third Kansas City, Missouri, officer shot during search for suspect, who is barricaded inside house.

    Police spokesman Jacob Becchina said Sunday that the officers' conditions aren't available.

  • Chicago police: Video shows fatal officer involved shooting Posted on 15 July 2018 at 12:07pm

    CHICAGO (AP) — Footage from body cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appears to be a handgun, a department spokesman said Sunday.

    The shooting Saturday evening in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city's South Side sparked a clash between angry residents and baton-wielding officers. Four protesters were arrested and some police officers suffered minor injuries from thrown rock and bottles, some of which were filled with urine. Two squad cars were also damaged.

  • Missouri groups clash over proposed redistricting plan Posted on 15 July 2018 at 11:46am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A proposed ballot initiative aims to replace Missouri's system for drawing state legislative districts with a model designed to have the number of seats won by each party more closely reflect its statewide vote.

    If election officials validate enough signatures collected by Clean Missouri, the group sponsoring the proposal, voters will have the final say Nov. 6.

  • Water levels increased in Missouri River Posted on 15 July 2018 at 11:27am

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will likely remain above normal throughout the summer and fall to reduce the amount of water held in reservoirs along the river.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased the amount of water being released from Gavins Point Dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border in late June because more spring rain and more snow fell in the mountains.

  • 37-year-old Tennessee man drowns in Lick Branch Cove Posted on 15 July 2018 at 10:53am

    MORGAN COUNTY - 37-year-old Brett Davidson of Clarksville, Tennessee was pronounced dead after drowning in the Lake of the Ozarks, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

    Davidson was last seen on a dock before reported as missing on Friday.

  • McCaskill and Hawley promote campaigns in Columbia Posted on 14 July 2018 at 11:43pm

    COLUMBIA- Senator Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley both met with supporters and volunteers Saturday at each of their individual field offices in Columbia.

    Both candidates encouraged volunteers to go door knocking and tell local community members why the should vote for each candidate. 

  • Microsoft wants regulation of facial recognition technology to limit 'abuse' Posted on 14 July 2018 at 4:22pm

       (CNN Money) -- Microsoft has helped innovate facial recognition software. Now it's urging the US government to enact regulation to control the use of the technology.

    In a blog post, Microsoft President Brad Smith said new laws are necessary given the technology's "broad societal ramifications and potential for abuse."

  • US official: No signs Russia targeting elections like 2016 Posted on 14 July 2018 at 3:20pm

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.

    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spoke at a convention of state secretaries of state, an event that's usually a low-key affair highlighting voter registration, balloting devices and election security issues that don't get much public attention. But coming amid fresh allegations into Russia's attempts to sway the 2016 election, the sessions on election security have a higher level of urgency and interest.

  • Protester paraglides over Trump, gets away Posted on 14 July 2018 at 2:38pm

        (CNN) -- A paragliding protester hovered within surprising proximity of President Donald Trump on Friday night as the president admired the view from Trump Turnberry, his golf resort in Scotland.

    As he floated by, the Greenpeace activist held a banner that read "TRUMP, WELL BELOW PAR #RESIST."

  • UPDATE: Multiple counties search for 74-year-old man Posted on 14 July 2018 at 2:09pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - KOMU 8 News was in contact with the Callaway County Sheriff at 1 p.m. They said that the search is ongoing and there is no new information at this time. 

    A 74-year-old man was missing Saturday morning near Little Dixie Lake.