• Missouri House pushes back against 'revenge porn' Posted on 20 February 2018 at 7:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn."

  • Viewers share their pets on National Love Your Pet Day Posted on 20 February 2018 at 6:04pm

    KOMU-8 viewers shared their favorite pictures of their pets for National Love Your Pet Day Tuesday.

    Show your pets some love and share your pictures of them.

  • Tigers look to complete season sweep against Rebels Posted on 20 February 2018 at 5:28pm

    COLUMBIA - After suffering a tough loss to LSU on the road last Saturday, 64-63, the Missouri Tigers, who sit in fourth place in SEC play, look to rebound Tuesday against Ole Miss.

  • Attorney General announces plan to fight harassment in state government Posted on 20 February 2018 at 5:14pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he is taking a stance against harassment and discrimination in the state government.

    Hawley’s office will be partnering with the Women’s Foundation to fight problems, specifically sexual harassment, that are seen in the Capitol and across the state.   

  • Fulton man sentenced on child porn charges Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:23pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A judge sentenced Anthony Quin Hodges of Fulton on Tuesday for receiving and distributing child pornography.

    According to a news release, Hodges was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole. He pleaded guilty on May 9, 2017, admitting he had been viewing and distributing child pornography for two to three years.

  • Southern Boone Superintendent explains heightened police presence in schools Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:15pm

    ASHLAND - The Southern Boone County District superintendent said police presence in the district's schools is just a part of an ongoing effort to ensure safety.

    In a facebook post, the Ashland Police Department announced on Friday it would "be placing an officer in school buildings at various times during school hours."

  • Greitens visits veterans homes after state investigates conditions Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:10pm

    MEXICO - Gov. Eric Greitens visited the Veterans Home in Mexico on Tuesday, after releasing investigation results from an assessment of all Veterans Homes across the state.

    “The government has failed our veterans,” said Greitens as he addressed the media.

  • Advocacy group rallies against proposed gun bill Posted on 20 February 2018 at 3:23pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Tuesday morning, a group of more than 300 advocates for gun control filled the state Capitol to rally against a House bill that seeks to lessen the number of gun-free zones.

    Several Missouri chapters of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America traveled from across the state to talk to legislators about the bill. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, would allow people with concealed carry permits to have their firearms in more places. It would also make it easier for people to bring concealed firearms into private businesses and onto public university campuses.

  • Residents share opinions on new community policing resolution Posted on 20 February 2018 at 12:28pm

    COLUMBIA - City council approved a community policing resolution on Monday night. This came after City Manager Mike Matthes selected Sgt. Robert Fox to lead the community policing effort Saturday.

    The council unanimously voted to pass the resolution, which directs Matthes to design a community-oriented policing program and transition plan for the Columbia Police Department. Stakeholders like community members will be involved in the planning.

  • MU research team targets genetic causes of autism Posted on 20 February 2018 at 6:00pm

    COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri team of researchers created a massive new area of research.